For Your Consideration: Indoor Hammocks

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The world's most simple contraption for lazily reclining — the hammock — is one of the few things in life that recalls only good memories. Summer breaks spent reading The Babysitters' Club in the backyard; cheap beers and breezy beach naps; sleeping under the stars, high above ground, slung between tree limbs deep in the wilderness.

Your current abode needn't have outdoor space to enjoy the comfort, relaxation, and undeniable good vibes of a hammock year round. In fact, this adult cocoon is often easier to set up indoors — slung between two beams or posts or hung from the ceiling — and can be taken down in a jiffy. Still not convinced? Bring on the indoor hammock porn!

1. Hang your hammock near a sunny window and some plants and it'll feel like summer year-round.

Shop: Bliss Hammock in a Bag, $25.46

2. Hang your hammock high above the ground to keep it out of the way when it's not in use.

Shop: Captain's Line Brazilian Sunshine Striped Hammock, $29.99

3. Use your indoor hammock as storage for extra throw pillows!

Shop: Island Bay Brazilian Solid Hammock, $33.62

4. Live in a big open loft? Hang your hammock in between "rooms."

Shop: Byer of Maine Barbados Hammock, $84.99

5. Hanging a hammock in a corner, with the ends hooked to perpendicular walls, will make the room appear wider than it actually is.

Shop: Island Bay Navy Jacquard Hammock, $148.48

7. Make better use of long, narrow spaces by using a hammock as the perfect reading nook.

Shop: Novica Brazilian Hammock with Crochet Fringe, $104.95

8. Maximize the hammock's beachy aesthetic with the addition of ocean-inspired decor.

Shop: Yellow Leaf Vineyard Haven Seersucker Hammock, $199


I'm a freelance writer and reporter for outlets like Rolling Stone, the Village Voice, BUST, Nylon, Woolly, and the Appeal, a podcast host for Undisclosed, and once upon a time, I was the founding editor of The Frisky.

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