Time To Put Your Feet Up
Imagine catching the breeze on a beautifully sunny day, looking up at the cloudless blue sky and swinging sleepily in the most comfortable of hammocks. A hammock can be the perfect addition to any backyard – or even a balcony, if a backyard is not available. And with the invention of the handy hammock stand, putting up that hammock – and making sure it stays up – is easier than ever. Still not convinced?
Hammock stands come in all shapes and sizes, perfect for all hammock duties. A hammock stand could be a permanent fixture in the backyard, perfectly matching other outdoor furniture, such as outdoor benchess and outdoor chairs. Or, with a more portable option, it could be ideal for trips to the beach or park. It could easily work as an alternative to a sun lounger beside the pool, or it could provide the perfect spot for afternoon naps under a shady tree while camping.
Choosing a hammock stand
As there are so many hammock stands available, it’s a good idea to work out what to look for when investing in one. First up, functionality. Where will the hammock stand be placed and how will it be used? If it’s to be placed permanently in the backyard, it will need to be durable enough to stand up to the elements. Make sure the hammock stand is strong and sturdy, and that the hammock itself is weather-proofed.
If the hammock stand is to be taken out and about, it must be portable enough to travel with, and easy to put up and take down. It’s also worthwhile looking at its dimensions when packed away, especially if storage space is an issue. Next, it’s time to think about its functionality while in use. Is a single or double hammock better? How much weight can it comfortably hold? How much space does it take up when assembled? Lastly, think about looks. Choose a design that matches the outdoor space, while thinking about extras, such as matching pads and pillows.