It’s time to take a vacation from work. Let the stress slip away and the lazy days begin. Find a quiet spot by the lake or in the trees to attain the ultimate holiday experience: the nap. All you need is one of these amazing hammocks to get you started.
This is an amazing idea for avid gardeners everywhere. When you’re finished planting and weeding, relax above the flowers, listening to the gentle sound of your backyard koi pond. To stay out of the sun all you need are some crawling vines growing across the top.
The lily pad
This hammock can be enjoyed anywhere—no strings attached! You won’t need the help of two perfectly placed trees, since this hammock supports itself. Perfect for one or two people looking to relax down by the lake or even at the beach.
The hippie hanger
When the weather turns, you don’t have to put your relaxation on hold. Find a nook and attach some hooks to turn any room into a peaceful retreat. If you want to feel like you’re outdoors, just position yourself in front of some open windows.
The fishnet floater
This DIY hammock makes you feel like you’re floating on the lake without ever getting wet. Add a few pillows for extra comfort and spend the whole day reading and watching the boats go by. If you don’t have a dock, a hammock like this could also be built off of a deck or patio.
The paddle pad
This is perfect for adventurers who need to be on the go, but also appreciate that summer is a time for relaxation. The roof keeps the sun off your face and after you let the water drift you away, you can just paddle back. Think of it as a kayak with the potential for nap breaks.
The bouncy castle
This unique hammock is made from a repurposed trampoline. While the kids may have outgrown bouncing, they’ll never outgrow lounging. The teepee tent provides a spot for shaded naps or pull it back to bask in the sun. With a waterproof canvas, this could even function as another bedroom on warm summer nights.
The rocking chair
This hammock can be hung anywhere. All you need is one sturdy tree branch or an overhead hook. It has the appearance of a swing but the comfort of a hammock. It’s a great spot for reading on your own, but if you’re feeling a little more social, hang several in a circle.
The day bed
Another great DIY hammock, this is the bed dreams are made of. It cradles your body perfectly, and the added pillows create a comfortable and snug place to nap the afternoon away. Hang it under some giant trees or in your garden and you’ll never want to get up again.
This sleek design is the hammock of the future. It doesn’t need to be hung up and can be enjoyed by three people at one time. A small table added in the middle of the hammocks would be the perfect place for your books and beachside beverages.