How to Find, Choose, and Hang a Hammock

In this article, we offer some advice on what type of hammock to pick, places you can hang them, as well as some recommendations on how to hang them for a fantastic and luxurious lifestyle.

You can hang a hammock anywhere in your house and enjoy it all year long, regardless of the season. There is nothing better than using a hammock to relax, read a book, enjoy a nap, or watch a movie. A hammock can play the role of a bed, a chair, or a sofa. A hammock is all these things in one element while taking up little space. No matter where you use your hammock, this simple piece of furniture seems to be the ideal key to guarantee relaxation, whether in a paradisiacal setting or in the privacy of your own home.

The first thing to determine is your purpose for your hammock. Do you want to use it for reading, watching TV, resting after exercising, camping, or simply to relax after a stressful day? Your intended use of the hammock should govern where it will be placed.

In addition, a hammock can be a fashionable, decorative element in any room of your home, but it will depend on the design of the room and if it matches the colors of the hammock fabric. Therefore, it is important before buying your hammock that you also think about the color, type of hammock, material, and where the hammock will be hung.

The hanging hammock market is full of options. What many people do not know, however, is that there are three main types of hammockshammocks with spreader bars; classic hammocks, which are hammocks without bars; and hammock chairs. The way they are hung is one aspect that determines their distinctions. 

Hammocks are manufactured and used throughout Latin America. Hammocks are similar in shape across almost all regions, but the material they are made of is different depending on the region. The most popular hammocks are made of cotton, but we should not overlook modern ones made of polyester or polypropylene fibers. Some hammocks are also created with a combination of cotton and polyester. Lastly, there are those made with soft, tightly woven polyester ropes.

We have some beautiful hammocks available at our websitewhich can be used for a variety purposes and spaces, including outdoor and indoor spaces. Each type has a different aesthetic and different levels of comfort and resistance. The key is to choose a hammock that will fit well with the look of the room, balcony, terrace, backyard, or wherever you will hang the hammock.

Classic Hammock

Girl laying in a classic hammock


The classic hammock is light and resistant. It is available in different sizes depending on the number of people who wish to use it. This type of hammock is a mobile option because it is very easy to pack and carry for times like camping. They can also be stored after use. They are particularly useful for people with small balconies and are ideal for people who have a house by the beach or in the country. The classic hammock is also perfect for camping and outdoor activities. 

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Double Spreader Bar

Man sleeping in a hammock with spreader bars


Specially weaved in a way that every string can stand the same weight, this type of hammock is especially strong. The spreader can come in different materials, but the most common is wood. It is a real invitation to take some time to rest. It establishes itself as a real alternative to a bed. Adds charm to any garden, yard, patio, deck or any outdoor or indoor area. Great addition to the home, bedroom, living room, patio, swimming pool, beach and more.

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Hammock Chair

A man and woman happily sitting in a hammock chair together


The hammock chair can be hung from the ceiling of a living room or bedroom or near a balcony door or window to feel the connection with space outside. It can also be hung anywhere outside where you see fit. Plus, it is easy to install.

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Once you have purchased a hammock that fits your needs, the next step is to install it. Below are some recommendations and tips on how to do so.

Recommendations on how to hang a hammock, whether Indoors or Outdoors

There are both indoor and outdoor options, but independently of which option you go with, you will need to ensure that you have the right conditions for installation (Minimum installation space, height above the ground, etc.)

If you take the time to choose a safe place and the right tools, creating a hammock hangout can be easy and worth the effort.

Hanging a Classic Hammock Between Two Walls or Columns

Before installing the hammock inside the house, be sure your hammock is between two walls' beams/studs, two solid wood posts, or two ceiling joists. It's especially important to be sure that they can support heavy loads. 

There are several factors that must be taken into consideration to arrive at the a comfortable result:

Minimum installation space: The most advisable distance between the two ends of the hammock is between 9.8 feet and 13 feet. It is important to position the hammock to achieve a proper arc. If the hammock is too loose or too tight, you will not be able to enjoy its full potential. For spaces that are several feet longer than your hammock, you can compensate that space with extra rope or chains between the hooks and the hammock.

Height of attachment where the rope, straps, or anchors are placed: The ideal height of attachment to the wall is 5.9 feet to 7.54 feet.

Height above the ground: At its lowest point, the hammock should be between 0.98 feet and 1.94 feet.

Diagram illustrating the dimensions of the space a hammock should have, which was explained in the paragraph before

Hanging a Hammock Chair

A hammock chair does not need more space than a traditional chair. If it is not needed, it can be taken down in a few minutes. 

Hanging a hammock chair requires only one point of attachment which can be located on the wood wall studs or the wood joists in a ceiling. Make sure that the ceiling is not suspended and that the beam is solid. Regardless of the space you choose to hang the hammock, the recommended distance from the ground is 1.31 feet to 1.64 feet.

Diagram illustrating the dimensions of the space a hammock chair should have, which was explained in the paragraph before

Hanging a Hammock Between Two Trees

A couple enjoying a hammock hung between two trees


The advantage of hanging a hammock between two trees is that it will have natural shade in hot, sunny weather. A particularly important aspect is to make sure that the tree is thick enough to support the weight as a thick tree will not suffer much to support a hammock.

Generally, you will look for two trees that approximately have a distance of 9.8 feet or 13 feet between them, which would allow for proper hammock extension. In this case, you should try to hang the hammock at a height of 5.0-6.5 feet (about as high as our hands can reach to install the hammock comfortably).


There are hardware kits available to make the process of hanging a hammock simple and easy.

Swing-Mate Hanging Chair Kit

Image demonstrating the Swing-Mate Hanging Chair Spring Kit


It is compatible with all of our hammock chairs. It features a unique, uniform suspension system, so you can enjoy hours of quiet movement with safe, smooth swinging pleasure. It is the perfect kit for ceiling mounting. The total weight capacity of the kit is 400 lbs.

Safe, smooth, and easy to install: Just follow the easy installation instructions and enjoy its quiet, smooth rocking. There are no hooks, no squeaks, no chafing. Plus, the spring mechanism is designed to allow the same elasticity for an adult as it does for a child.


For installation, you will need to:

- Pre-drill a 1/8” pilot hole in the overhead support for the screw.

- Screw the lag bolt in the rest of the way.

- Attach the spring onto the eye of the swivel.

- Attach the chair onto the spring and you are good to go! 


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Tree Hugger Hammock Straps

Tree Hugger Hammock Strap demonstrative image


This kit makes hanging a hammock more mobile and eco-friendlier. It is weather resistant and has D-rings that prevent slippage and increase safety. It has a 400lb capacity per strap. To safely use the kit, you must first locate two vertical trees of suitable diameter, adequate strength, and with enough space to allow proper hammock extension.


For installation:

Instructions illustrating the steps on how to setup the tree hugger strap


Position the “ring” end of strap against tree, approximately 5 feet above ground, with the single “O” ring facing out and the double “O” rings to the right. The single “O” ring should be facing the other tree that will be used for hammock suspension. See Figure 1.

- Wrap the loose end in a clockwise direction around the tree and through the double “O” rings. If tree size permits, go through the single “O” ring, around the tree and through the double “O” rings again. Pull the strap taut to remove any slack. See Figure 2.

- Feed the loose end of the strap back over the first of the double “O” rings closest to the single "O" ring facing the other tree, under the second “O” ring, and pull tight. As an added safety measure, loop the strap surrounding the tree under itself, feed the end through open loop, and pull tight. See Figure 3.

- Repeat this process on the other tree to be used.

- Use the hammock manufacturer’s supplied hardware to attach each hammock end to the single "O" rings.

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We hope that you use our recommendations related to the different hammock options available on the market to find the perfect hammock that fits your lifestyle, as well as our tips on how to install your hammock safely and properly! Get ready to create your own relaxation oasis at home!

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