From its humble beginnings over 1000 years ago by the Mayan Indians of Central America, the hammock has changed very little. Today there are different varieties and colors but the basic principal is the same, snoozing beside the pool, resting under a shade tree in the back yard, or maybe relaxing in the den, there is no better way to unwind than in a hammock. Don't forget the camping trips either. A hammock makes a great place to relax on your weekend getaway. Especially upon returning from your early morning fishing excursion or water sports activities.
A hammock makes a great addition to any home decor. There are many designs available today all offering that same serene, feeling of weightlessness as you hang effortlessly in the air. The woven rope style hammock with spreader bars is a very popular design. This type allows air to circulate around your body, keeping you much cooler as you relax in comfort. Another very popular hammock style is that of all cotton construction, providing you with a soft comfortable place to relax, especially in somewhat cooler climates. This style hammock is also much better suited for families with small children, as it doesn't have any small gaps, or openings for the little ones to become tangled in.
Poolside and ocean side hammocks can be found in a weather resistant material to help them maintain their form and function for many years in their harsh environments.
There are even hammocks available that are designed for two people, and work great for a back yard snooze together on a breezy afternoon. But please be sure to always check the support system is strong enough to handle the additional weight
Today, hammocks also come in a variety of colors, from solids to pastels, and everything in between. You can even find hammocks with Mexican, Brazilian, and Nicaraguan designs, to add a touch of cultural tradition to your hammock.
Just about all hammocks can be hung from trees, decks, hooks in the ceiling, or from stands that can be purchased just for that purpose. Most hammocks will come with the required hardware for installation, but at times you will need to purchase the hardware hanging chains, hooks, and etc. for your type of application. Be sure to carefully read what is included with your hammock before purchasing. All are readily available online are any store that carries hammocks, such as Hatteras Hammocks, or Nag Head Hammocks.
If you have limited space, such as in an apartment, hammock chairs might be an option. Most of the available styles of hammocks are also so available in hammock chair form. These hammock chairs allow the same relaxing comfort as their traditional counterpart, without the need for a hanging mechanism, or the room required for hanging.
You will find your own hammock to be a peaceful place to get away from the rush of everyday life and unwind in peaceful serenity. Once you decide to add a hammock to your home I think you will agree it was a great investment that you will enjoy for many years to come.