Nothing says relaxation like lounging in a hammock. But what if you didn’t have to wait for the summer months to hang out? A new trend is hitting Europe that I might need to bring into my own home – hammock floors! This innovative design idea utilizes unused space for a convenient and comfortable place to read and recline.
A hammock stretched over the stairs is a clever way to use up dead space in a small home: you can use the stretchy mesh for lounging instead of filling your rooms with sofas. Webbed hammock floors allow the light to shine through, and when not in use they’re almost invisible from below. Turn empty space in a creative seating area for reading, sketching, or listening to music.
These floors are particularly popular in tiny homes, which must find a use for every (limited) square foot. It’s a great place for kids to hang out and parents to enjoy as well. They are found in larger homes as well when homeowners are looking for something unique and whimsical.
A slightly different version of these hammocks are popping up in luxury resorts throughout the world, and they might inspire you to install your own! Think about adding a hammock over your swimming pool, off a low balcony, or over along a deck. These are the new lounge chairs! Bloomberg has a whole roundup featuring picturesque hammocks that could cause you go book a flight to an island.
This company in France has everything you need to put a hammock floor in your house! Strong enough for several adults and easy to set up and take it down, it might be worth a try!
Maybe it will help you feel like you’re on an old sailing ship, or like you’re on a tropical vacation. Either way, an indoor hammock is a unique way to set your home apart. Would you put one of these fun features in your home?