Lately I’ve been into the idea of putting up a backyard hammock. My parents had a big rope hammock when I was growing up (actually, they still have it), which they used to hang up between two old trees every summer. Then my three siblings and I would take turns holding on for dear life while the others tried to flip us off. Sometimes for fun, sometimes because there was only one hammock, and multiple people had laid claim to it. It’s a wonder none of us broke any bones, but the ground was pretty forgiving in that part of the yard.
While I enjoyed my childhood hammock, I don’t foresee any dangerous hammock hijinks in my backyard. Having broken more than a few bones, I’m definitely much less blasé about putting myself in physical danger, so I’ll stick to outdoor naps and relaxation in my hammock. The only question now is: Buy or DIY? There are some beautiful hammocks for sale, but the DIY versions would save you a bunch of cash and give you the satisfaction of making it yourself.
Clockwise from top: Kinfolk, DesignSponge , Martha Stewart, Design Milk, Camille Styles
Clockwise from top left: Anthropologie, Anthropologie, Hamanica, Urban Outfitters
What do you think, buy or DIY? Would you try to make your own hammock?
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