A hammock chair is a great addition to any home as it provides you with a comfortable place to read, take a nap, or enjoy a conversation with friends. Before you buy a hammock chair, it’s a good idea to consider your needs.
Price can vary widely, but the simple fact is that there will be many different kinds to choose from. You should make a purchase based on the comfort you’re seeking. Just like electronics, a good price can be found by doing a little homework beforehand.
Swing chairs can be a great addition to any space, but only if it’s the right one. Here, we explore some of the styles and materials choices available for getting the perfect outdoor or indoor piece.
Types of hanging chairs
Rope hammock chair
Ahhh, this style is so sweet and casual. It’s perfect for keeping indoors or outdoors! You can place them on a porch or patio during the summer to add some colour and charm.
These hammock chairs are typically made of cotton ropes that are woven together to create a chair that can be stretched and used. Once someone is sitting in the chair, it will shape to their body so they feel comfortable.
What kind of rope is best for your hammocks? You can choose cotton, which is soft and easy to handle. However, it is not very durable and takes longer to dry when wet. Many manufacturers also use soft-spun polyester, which is more durable and faster drying. Polyester ropes are also more resistant to mould and mildew.
Hanging chairs are traditionally made of natural or synthetic rattan. Natural rattan is more suitable for indoor use, while the synthetic variety is better for outdoor areas.
Rattan is a beautiful material, but it’s also easy to clean. This makes it more expensive than other types of material, like plastic and metal. Swing chairs are a good alternative if you don’t want to suspend your chair from the ceiling beams.
Bubble chairs are perfect for a retro-inspired space. They are so simple and yet, so classy. A hanging chair often made of acrylic or polycarbonate with PVC cushions, this style can be used in both inside and outside spaces.
Ways to hang the chair
There are two ways to hang your chair. The first is to use two strings, which allow it to rock back and forth. The second is to use the pivot style, which lets you rotate the swing 360 degrees.
Instructions for installation
In general, follow the instructions in your swinging chair manual. When installing, you’ll need to measure the distance between eye bolts or hooks. You’ll want to ensure there’s enough clearance beneath and around your chair for it to swing.
Getting ready to buy
Don’t go shopping just yet. It’s important to assess your ceiling first and find out where you want to hang your chair. You’ll have to locate the floor joist (horizontal support beams) in your room or balcony.
A chair is a relatively light piece of furniture. One might think that any old beam will work. However, the joist needs to be strong enough to bear the weight of a person in the chair. If there is any worry about the joist, always call on a professional to inspect the joist before installing the chair.
When you hang a chair from a tree branch or beam, make sure you wrap the rope around the branch or beam enough times and tie it off with a tight bowline knot. Then attach your rope to the eye in the hanging chair or hammock.