How To Hang A Hammock Indoors

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How To Hang A Hammock Indoors

January 04, 2019

How To Hang A Hammock Indoors

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!

 

Mercado Ciudadela

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.

 

Hammock

Tropical wallpaper from Wild Habitat – use promo code KOKO for 20% off!

WHAT YOU NEED

 

1. Using a stud finder, find the joists in your ceiling. Mark with a pencil.

 

Screw Eye

2. Drill a hole through the drywall into the ceiling joist. Screw in the screw eye.

 

Figure 8 knot

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.

 

carabiner

4. Clip on the carabiner to the rope and then to the screw eye in the ceiling. You’re done!

 

How To Hang A Hammock Indoors

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.

WRITTEN BY:

Jane Ko is the Austin blogger behind A Taste of Koko, Austin's top food and travel blog featuring the hottest restaurants and weekend getaways. Jane has been a speaker at South by Southwest (SXSW), Texas Conference for Women, BlogHer, and more on entrepreneurship and social media. She lives in Austin Texas with her dog and cat.

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