A Quiet Place: Hanging Hammocks Indoors

As these unique spaces show, hammocks needn't be reserved for outdoor use. If you pick the right color and silhouette, you can use one to create a well-designed, laid-back space (that doesn't look like an ill-conceived college dorm room).

The key seems to be leaving the rest of the room relatively sparse. That way, the hammock becomes an eye-catching focal point, rather than claustrophobia-inducing clutter.

1. The vibrant hammock in this Stockholm loft looks like an ideal reading spot. Via Freshome.
2. A grass green hammock looks soothing against wood walls in architect Craig Steely's Hawaiian house. Via Dwell.
3. A bare-boned leather version designed by Jim Zivic looks sculptural against floor-to-ceiling windows.
4. A plush, cozy La Beanock hammock chair hangs in a modern loft.
5. A hammock creates a pretty, cream-colored accent in this room in the Nu Hotel.

Images: 1. Eklund Stockholm New York via Freshome 2. Linny Morris Cunningham for Dwell 3. Jim Zivic Designs 4.La Beanock 5. Hotel Chatter

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Kathleen is a freelance editor who lives in Chicago. She loves eclectic rooms, traveling with her family, and feeding anyone who steps foot in her house. She theoretically hates clutter, but can’t stop buying books and craft supplies.