Ever since I spotted these hanging hammocks during my trips to Mexico (Puerto Vallarta and Mexico City), I really wanted one but the problem was, “where do I hang it?” I don’t have a backyard or outdoor patio space so my only option was indoors. However, there is literally no resources online on how to hang a hammock indoors. Thus, I hired a guy off of TaskRabbit, made a couple of trips to Home Depot, and two hours later, we finally hung up the hammock in my bedroom!
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Read on how to hang a hammock indoors!
Here’s where I fell in love with the hammocks at the La Ciudadela Market in Mexico City. I did get my hammock from Mexico City but here are ones that you can buy online.
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WHAT YOU NEED
- Screw eye (I used 3/8 in x 4-7/8 inch, holds 325 lbs)
- Spring link carabiner (I used 7/16 in x 4-3/4 in, holds 530 lbs), optional
- Hammock chair
1. Using a stud finder, find the joists in your ceiling. Mark with a pencil.
2. Drill a hole through the drywall into the ceiling joist. Screw in the screw eye.
3. Thread the rope through the ring on the hammock and make a figure 8 knot with the rope. We used a kitchen torch and burned the ends of the rope to prevent fraying.
4. Clip on the carabiner to the rope and then to the screw eye in the ceiling. You’re done!
I love this new boho wall of my home and Basil loves napping in the swinging hammock! Let me know in the comments below if you hang up a hammock.