When we think of hammocks, we immediately conjure up images of relaxing resort holidays, lush greenery and lazy afternoons. And who says you can’t enjoy these leisurely sensations in the comfort of your home? The best part is, you don’t need to have an outdoor garden to incorporate hammocks in your interior design!
Hammocks, while at first thought, may seem rather extravagant, can be practical pieces of furniture that add a touch of fun to your interiors at the same time. For example, hammocks are a great alternative to beds for your guest bedroom if you need extra sleeping space, but do not have the luxury of spacious rooms. You can also consider installing hammocks at under-utilised common areas (e.g. balconies) or dead spaces (e.g. under staircases) in your home – not only does this increase the efficiency of your space usage, it also creates an element of surprise at unexpected corners of your house.
Pictures (from top): Adorable Home, Very Sarie
While traditional hammocks are commonly made from braided rope, we can now find an abundance of stylish options that are made from a variety of materials such as leather and cloth; there is something to complement every interior design style! Couple that with cushions or blankets in beautiful prints, and there you have it – your very own relaxation corner without needing to step out of your door.
Picture: Cate St Hill
While our usual impression of leopard prints is that of being very in-your-face, this leopard-print cloth hammock blends in seamlessly with the minimalist interiors decorated in a white and neutral palette.
Picture: Zenden Interior
Hammocks and bohemian homes are a match in heaven, and a beautiful collision of colour and prints.
Feel free to play with textures and materials when you are purchasing cushions and blankets to complement your hammock – this unconventional choice of fur grabs one’s attention in a good way. (And it’s comfy too!)
Product: Yang Hua
If you are not ready to go full hammock, there are other options such as this suspended wicker chair which you can find at the
BIG Furniture Show, held at Singapore Expo hall 7 from 5 to 13 November.