20 Outdoor Hammock Ideas We're Loving

Get your sway on with our easy-breezy hammock ideas.

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April 17, 2019

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Black + White Delight

Chic, black-and-white cabana stripes pair with classic, bohemian crochet texture to create one high-style hammock design. Snag something like this stunner to give your outdoor space a fashion-forward edge, without steering too far from the traditional hammock look. Personalize with inky accent pillows and a pretty, all-weather throw blanket to enjoy year-round.

Stylish Solo Swing

Tight on space? Take note from this breezy, bohemian hammock swing to create space-saving, chic seating for one in your backyard or outdoor living space. Crochet, fringe and scallop details come together to create an elevated, texture-rich design. Be sure to add one or two vibrant, patterned toss pillows to your swing for maximum comfort and style

Funky Fringe

It’s easy to imagine sneaking away to enjoy a midday siesta on this sweet, cream hammock, right? The dreamy design features a crisp canvas seat and a free-spirited, macramé and fringe trim. Use a similar bohemian-style hammock to create the ultimate afternoon escape in your backyard or patio.

Trendy DIY

Give your outdoor space a fashionable facelift and replace your pollen-clad patio seats with this trendy, (DIY!) mudcloth hammock swing. You’ll create your base from a durable canvas fabric and a white paint pen to draw a custom mudcloth pattern throughout. The best part? The pattern doesn’t need to be perfect to be pretty. Find all our step-by-step instructions to recreate this hip hammock, below.

Lounge in Style With This DIY Mudcloth Hammock Chair

Dreamy Details

Crochet, scallops and wooden beads — oh my! Delight is in the details of this light, woven hammock design. The airy, ivory fabric appears warm and welcoming against the bright-white exterior of its home. To recreate this effortless appeal on your porch or patio, forgo accent pillows and accessorize, instead, with vibrant, potted palm.

Less is More

We have a distinct feeling that the breathtaking mountain views seen from this contemporary home are somehow even more breathtaking when enjoyed from the sleek, white hammock fastened to its deck. The unfussy, unembellished hammock is ideal for this space because it eliminates any visual clutter and allows one to focus their attention on their exceptional surroundings. Turn to a similar, minimalist hammock designs to take in the waterfront views from your beach home or lake house retreat.

Hammock Hideaway

Allow your lush landscape to shine by strategically selecting a hammock hue that mirrors the tones and textures of the trees nearby. This grassy grove features an understated, brown rope hideaway hammock that blends seamlessly into the surrounding, spotted tree trunks.

Prime Patio Seating

Take advantage of vertical space in your outdoor living room by suspending hammock chairs from rafters and joists. These add an element of fun to the area and are just as cheerful for kids as they are adults.

Frame the View

A classic, white canvas hammock suspends at the center of this transitional boat dock to offer unmatched, lakefront views. The minimalist hammock is brought to life with a plush turquoise throw blanket and a preppy, navy toss pillow. We adore the way the placement of the simple swing draws the eyes to the sparkling horizon and creates a sense of balance in the space.

Space Savvy + Stylish

Never let scarce square-footage stand in the way of you achieving the outdoor living space of your dreams, friends. This petite patio is nothing short of dreamy, sporting a geometric rug, designer-quality drapes and a stylish hammock swing, fit for two. This wicker hammock is ideal for tight spaces because of its easy mobility, but because it’s designed with a tapered back that caters to narrow corners or pathways.

Plush Patio

Take full advantage of your outdoor living space and unwind with a comfortable, cushioned hammock. We’re smitten with the handsome wood base and serene blue cushions featured on the hammock, above. Pro tip: Use your interior color palette as your guide to select the perfect hues to use for your cushioned hammock, and other outdoor accessories. This approach will result in a cohesive aesthetic and produce a seamless, indoor-outdoor transition for your home.

Boho Baby Swing

You’re cordially invited to join us in audibly squealing over this bohemian baby hammock swing. The adorable design was crafted especially with tiny tots in mind, and features tassels, wooden bead details and a fun, fringed skirt. We can’t think of a sweeter way to bring your babe outdoors to enjoy the spring breeze.

Hip Hammock

Music festival fashion pairs with tropical foliage and materials to create this eclectic outdoor design. The space showcases an earthy, woven hammock swing, suspended from a hand-crafted bamboo base. Steps ahead, a simple wooden chair wears a ruby-red, patterned pillow and infuses the deck with bohemian flair. Whimsical, quilted poufs offer pops of color and provide additional seating for guests.

Twice as Nice

Forget what you’ve heard, friends. This stately stone terrace proves that you don’t need mature trees to enjoy a breezy swing. Twin hammocks dangle from a sturdy, wooden pergola to flank the fireplace of this sophisticated patio. Get your sway on at home by securing hammock swings from a secure structure like a pergola or the roof of a second story deck.

Lounge by the Lake

Swoon much? This timeless rope hammock is nestled between two trees within this lush, lakefront garden. Just steps from the water, this hammock serves as a soothing spot to let the sun dry you off after a long day, swimming in the lake.

Fresh + Breezy

Let this fresh, monochromatic white porch serve as your ultimate coastal design inspiration. The ivory macramé hammock features a flirty tassel trim and offers unmatched views of the French Polynesia. The airy hammock blends seamlessly with the white, painted wood floors and creamy lounge chair cushions

Sweet Simplicity

Simple is best, friends. An inviting rope hammock with aqua outdoor pillows placed between two of the property’s trees, offers a pretty place to catch-up on reading or simply enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.

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Resort Ready

Bring posh resort style to your pool with a luxe, four-post poolside hammock. The four posts create a base for the crisp, white cushion hammock. Matching snowy drapes create shade overhead and gather at each post to create a polished effect. Accessorize your hammock with a pile of black-and-white, cabana stripe pillows.

Modern Luxury

Own a pool? Consider this your green light to elevate your outdoor space and invest in a more permanent hammock fixture by the pool. This ultra-modern and luxurious hammock features plush white padding that fits the curvature of the seat and a futuristic arch overhead to provide shade and statement-making style.

Lasting Style

Contemporary and cozy, this woven hammock love seat offers enough room for two to snuggle, or one to lounge. If you anticipate your hammock withstanding a lot of action from kids or pets, consider selecting a design crafted from more durable materials, such as wicker or rattan. This are more likely to hold up against sprightly pups and tenacious tots, alike.

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