Learning how to hang a hammock indoors can be tricky the first time you try it out, but it doesn’t have to be. Let’s walk through six easy steps to help you hang your hammock indoors, so you can enjoy it all year long.
Step 1: Find a Hammock and Supplies
Everyone at Juniper in our Appleton location would love to help you find the perfect hammock for your home. There are many stylish options available for indoors or outdoors. You can come in and browse our incredible selection to find the perfect one for you. After you have the hammock, stop by the hardware store to grab a drill, heavy duty eye hooks, and a stud finder.
Step 2: Find a Friend and Test out Positioning
Once you have the indoor hammock you love and your supplies, find a friend and head back to your house. Think about a good spot in the room where you will have enough space to hang your hammock. (This is where your friend comes in.) You can try out a few spots around your room and play around with how high you might want it hung up or how far apart you need to drill the holes. A pencil is useful for lightly marking your drill holes, too.
Remember, you’ll need to hang your hammock high enough that it is still suspended when someone is laying in it. You don’t want the hammock to sink to the floor. You can also purchase a freestanding hammock frame to move your hammock around indoors whenever you want.
Step 3: Find a Stud
When you have the perfect spot located in your room, use a stud finder to help you locate the studs in your wall. Once you have found the studs, you can make little marks for exactly where the edge of each stud is. Your marks should be 1.5″ long. Find the center in between the marks and drill the holes. The marks from playing around with your hammock earlier can help you to remember how high up you wanted to drill as well. If you prefer more exact measurements, there are several calculators and applications available online with a quick Google search.
Step 4: Drill Holes
Once you are sure of your markings and positioning, you are ready to drill the holes into the wall. You want to use a drill bit that is a little smaller than the hooks you are using to hang the hammock on. If your drill suddenly goes in easily at any point, you have missed the stud and need to try drilling again. (This is super important! We don’t want you ending up on the ground.)
Step 5: Place the Hooks and Hang a Hammock Indoors
You can now place the hooks into the drilled holes. You can use a screwdriver for extra leverage if you are having a difficult time getting them in place. They should fit snugly to be sure to hold an adult who is lounging. Once they are secure, you are ready to hang the hammock indoors.
Step 6: ENJOY!
Now all that is left to do is enjoy the oasis you have created in your home year-round. Your indoor hammock will be a great spot to nap, read, sleep, or even watch TV in the comfort of your home. And with a Pawleys Island hammock from Juniper, you’ll have the perfect space to lounge the day away. Come see us today!