Welcome to The Cool Down, Hunker's definitive guide for staying cool, calm, and collected all summer long.
When the weather gets hotter, we all tend to think of ways to bring those breezy summer vibes indoors. And that's especially true when we're actually stuck at home with few chances to escape to a tropical vacay paradise. That's where indoor hammocks come in. While many of them can actually be installed outside, they have the unique ability to transform any indoor space, too. Mount one with extra strength hanging hardware, and you're on your way to ultimate relaxation without ever having to step foot out of your living room. Intrigued? Here are a few of our favorite indoor hammocks from Etsy to help you get swinging.
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If you've got stunning bay windows (or even just a small one with a stellar view), this hammock from All Nahlo is for you. Plus, it's the perfect size for a solo swing.
Want that classic, bohemian look that's cozy and perfectly on-trend? This beautifully fringed hammock from Artsano will help you out. It's oversize, which means two folks can lounge at once. And it'll be perfectly at home among a plethora of plants and vibrant throw pillows.
Even if you can't add hanging hardware to your ceilings or walls, you can still enjoy a relaxing session in a hammock thanks to this option that can be mounted on a sturdy stand. It's especially perfect for renters who want to get their deposits back.
Talk about sunny. This ochre hammock from Hamanica can comfortably hold two people, and the vibrant color is perfect for bringing the summer sun inside.
If you're going for a more nautical or coastal look, the Colonial Macrame Hammock will complete your home. The navy and cream colors work perfectly together. And the knitted tassels are just a little whimsical.
More of a hanging chair than a hammock, a macrame piece like this will work best in smaller spaces where a long hammock might take up too much square footage. This one's definitely sweet and boho, but you can edge it up with dark pillows and throw blankets.
For those who like to step out of the box when it comes to color, a multi-hued hammock like this one will create all the shade variety necessary. The mix of cool and warm tones are a little muted, but that's what makes them work.
If you're a fan of earthy desert living, you need the STOREREDESBRAZIL Cotton Couple Hammock for your summer cool down. The dusty terracotta color on this one is as relaxing as a secluded wilderness hideout. And any popsicle stains will blend right in.
A little rustic and just a tad modern, this hammock chair could be mounted in a bedroom for quick naps and reading sessions. We especially like that you can get in a bit of swinging while the padded seat cushions make you feel super luxe.
Sure, you can hang this fair trade hammock from two trees, but it also works on a porch or in a large living room with exposed support beams. It'll make you feel like you've been transported to the most idyllic Hawaiian beach.
Yes, this is a hammock for cats (or small dogs!). But they deserve a mini summer spot, too. Mount this super cute macrame accessory right next to yours, and get ready for some pet bonding.
This classic hammock is perfect for solo lounging when you want to catch a summer breeze. Install it right in front of a window, and you're good to go. Plus, the light wood spacer bar adds the perfect Scandi touch.