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One way to really enhance a room and to increase the function of the room
is to use a hammocks. The hammock is a perpetual symbol in decorating
circles of rest, relaxation, and ease. By adding a hammock to a room, a
decorater can instantly transform the aura of a room into a room of
relaxation and tranquility. This article is designed to provide a brief
overview of hammocks along with their uses and decorating tips.
In general, hammocks come in several different types based on the material
out of which the hammock is made. This material can be either rope, fabric,
or string. the following sections provide a brief overview of each hammock
Rope hammocks are made of either cotton or a cotton /polypropylene mix. These
hammocks have the standard classic rope hammock look and can be hung between
two trees or using a stand. These hammocks are more durable than other types
of hammocks and consequently are used outdoors more often.
Fabric Hammocks were popularized by the military toward the end of the 18th
century. Fabric hammocks are quite comfortable as they conform to a person's
body and can stretch a lot more than rope hammocks. Fabric hammocks do not
offer as much venilation as rope hammocks, but a definately a good dedree
more comfortable. They also come in a wide variety of colors and generally
do not take up as much space as rope hammocks.
String hammocks are often called Mayan hammocks after their use by the
Mayans. These hammocks are know for their bright colors and comfort.
Even today, the skilled artisans of Mexico andCentral America still weave
these types of hammocks. These hammocks are great for a room that gets a
lot of sun or a bright or colorful area on the porch. These hammocks make
excellent complements to for a deck as well.
Many of the standard rope hammocks are white or tan colored. These hammocks
are popular and are designed to match any decor, particularly earth tones and
whites inside of houses. The fabric and Mayan hammocks are usually more varied
in their color schemes - the hammock color needs to be selected carefully to go
with your decorating scheme. However, done right, these items make a perfect
Another key decision is where to hang the hammock once you have selected the
color and style that you like. You can go for a subtle look but hanging the
hammock in the corner of a room. However, what most people opt for is to
place their hammock in an area where they will have the best view. This is
generally near a window. If you are hanging your hammock on a porch or
outside, the view rule will definately apply as well. the only exception
will be if you seek to hang the hammock in a secluded place. This makes the
hammock area a perfect place to relax or to escape.
One you have selected all of these items, the next thing to look at is how
you want to hang the hammock. There are two basic ways to set up a hammock:
using a stand or using hooks / poles. Generally use a stand when you do not
have an area to hang the hammock on or if the hammock is in an open area.
You can use hooks or poles when you have a location to hang the hammock on.
Generally the classic hammock look can only be acheived by hanging the
hammock somewhere, rather than using the stand. One stand that does look
particularly elegant is the Roman arc stand. This stand is a great addition
to a family room and looks great.
To obtain additional information on hammocks, you may want to view additional information on the web.