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Objection: I don't know how to hang a hammock.
Reality: Hammocks are simple in design and require only two things to work properly: strong supports 10 to 20 feet apart. To approximate the space you will need, measure the hammock and add 1 or 2 feet for the total length between posts.
The traditional hammock is hung between two trees or from posts in a courtyard, but you can use any support you might have. In this example, a strong tree and a hook attached to the home are used. Notice that the length of this hammock creates the appropriate sag in the middle.
When a traditional hammock is not in use, it can be hung on one post tucked out of the way or simply allowed to hang freely. The cotton weave collapses and stretches easily to save space.
Objection: A hammock doesn't work with my pretty decor.
Reality: Want a place to relax, but don't want to give up your intricate laces and frilly decor? No worries — this beautifully designed hammock has the best of both worlds for you.
Give a nod to the floral designs on the pillow prints by attaching the hammock to a vine-covered post. Clematis is a great choice, with a wide range of pinks, purples and whites to choose from and a graceful twining habit. Other vines might take over your hammock, but clematis will grow peacefully and stay in its place.
Objection: I hate lying down while reading or chatting.
Reality: Dual-seat hammocks and cradle hammocks are available. Face the hammocks in opposite directions to talk freely with the person sitting next to you without craning your neck.
Objection: I don't have any trees.
Reality: Freestanding hammocks work just as well. Make sure to plan for shade with an awning or a roof edge to keep from baking in the summer sun.