If you plan on making your patio a place where you can just hang back and relax, a hammock patio might be the design theme you’re looking for. In this article, we list the top 5 elements to turn your plain patio into a hammock outdoor area.
Of course, at the top of the list is the holy grail of your patio furniture—the hammock. It can be suspended from the ceiling on all its four corners making it a swing seat. Or a traditional and classic hammock hanging from two sturdy posts. You’re also not limited to just one hammock. If you’re installing the hammock from the posts of your patio or porch, you can install one per section.
Go one step further and install a hanging bed instead. Add more comfort with throw pillows and have a day bed where you can lounge for whole afternoons just soaking in the soft sunlight and watching the world go by.
If you’re a bit conscious of having neighbors or passersby, having a privacy screen is a must. In lieu of a trellis, you can opt to have potted palms or ferns to give that tropical vibe to your hammock patio. For a more wispy and magical treatment, you can go for silky or satiny curtains draped across your hammock patio.
What makes a hammock look more enticing is the presence of pillows. So, go ahead and put not just one or two but a couple more of pillows for a comfortable lounge or nap.
While not a mandatory requirement when creating a hammock patio, trees don’t only provide sturdy posts to hang your hammock onto, it also gives you the cool shade you need when lounging.
When the sun goes down and it gets darker, the right lights will make your hammock stay a bit more pleasant. You can put lights directly above the hammock, on the posts or a bit far back. It’s also best to keep the light switch near your hammock post so you can easily switch it off when you want to switch to stargazing instead.