How to Hang a Hammock

How to Hang Hammocks and Hammock Chairs - Latin's Hand

In this article, we offer some ideas of types of hammocks, places where 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 the house and enjoy it all year long, regardless of the season.  There is nothing better than 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. All these things in one element while taking up little space. However, no matter where you want to use your hammock, this simple piece seems to be the ideal key to guarantee relaxation, whether in a paradisiacal setting or in the privacy of your own home.

Today we offer some ideas of types of hammocks, places where you can hang them, as well as some recommendations on how to hang them. 

The first thing to determine is your purpose for the 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. This will depend on the design of the room and the way it matches the colors of the hammock fabric. Therefore, it is important that before buying your hammock you also think about the color, type of hammock, and material.

The hanging hammock market is full of options. What many people do not know, however, is that there are three main types of hammocks:  hammocks with spreader bars, classic hammocks or hammocks without bars, and hammock chairs. The way they are hung determines this distinction. 

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

Here are some of the hammocks that we have available at our site which can be used for different 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 type of hammock that fits well with the design of the room, balcony, terrace, backyard etc.


Classic Hammock

Classic Hammock - Latin's Hand

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


Double Spreader Bar

Double Spreader Bar - Latin's Hand


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

The spreader can come in different materials, but the most common is wood. Visit our site for more info.



Hammock Chair

Hammock Chair - Latin's Hand

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

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


Recommendations on how to hang a hammock. Indoors and 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.


Hang a classic hammock tied between two walls or columns

Before installing the hammock inside the house, be sure your hammock is between two wall’s beams/studs, two solid wood posts or two ceiling joists. Be sure that they can support heavy loads. 

There are several factors that must be taken into consideration to arrive at the 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 potential. For spaces that are several feet longer that your hammock, you can compensate that space with extra rope or chain 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 1.64 feet.

Height above the ground - Latin's Hand


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 bean 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.

Hanging a hammock chair - Latin's Hand


Hanging a hammock between two trees

Hanging a hammock between two trees - Latin's Hand

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

Generally, you will look for two trees that are at approximately at a distance of 9.8 feet or 13 feet (space to allow proper hammock extension). In this case, you will 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).



We have hardware kits available to make the process of hanging a hammock simple and easy.


Swing-Mate Hanging Chair Kit

Swing-Mate Hanging Chair Kit - Latin's Hand

It is compatible with all our hammock chairs.  It features a unique, uniform suspension system so you can enjoy hours of quiet movement with safe, smooth swinging pleasure. Perfect 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 require:

- 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! 


Tree Hugger Hammock Straps

Tree Hugger Hammock Straps - Latin's Hand

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

For installation:

Hammock Installation Guide - Latin's Hand
  • Position the “ring” end of strap against tree, approximately 5 feet above ground, with single “O” ring facing out and the double “O” rings to the right. The single “O” ring should be facing the other tree which 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 strap taught to remove slack. See figure 2.
  • Feed the loose end of the strap back over the “O” ring closest to the “a” ring, under the other “O” ring, and pull tight. As an added safety measure, loop the strap surrounding the tree, feed end through open loop, and pull tight See figure 3.
  • Repeat this process on the other tree to be used for hammock support.
  • Use the hammock manufacturer’s supplied hardware to attach each hammock end to a single”O” ring.

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