HAMMOCKS – A SYMBOL OF HOLIDAYS AND RELAXATION
The hammock has become a symbol of holidays and relaxation. There is something special about taking the time to lie down and unwind in a hammock. If you hang your hammock between two strong trees in your garden, you can create an idyllic summer retreat where you can lie down and read, scroll through mobile or just take it easy and rest in. If you don’t have any suitable trees in your garden, it’s possible to hang up a hammock using appropriate fixings on a patio or veranda.
There is something bohemian about hammocks. They bring you closer to nature and sooth you as you’re rocked gently from side to side by the wind. Unlike a lounger, a hammock gives you a floating feeling making it easier to let go and relax. The floating and rocking sensation has an incredible calming effect which can help even the very stressed to let go of the trials and tribulations of everyday life.
It’s wonderful to have a hammock to lie down in on hot spring and summer days. It’s a great feeling to be outdoors, protected from the sun's hottest rays by the shade of the trees and listening to the birds chirping and singing all around you. It could be considered a garden essential for fine summer days if you plan on spending a lot of time at home.
AN AFTERNOON NAP IS MORE LUXURIOUS IN A HAMMOCK
Sometimes after a hard day at work you need to chill out and take a break before doing anything else and a hammock can add a touch of luxury to your rest. Everyone deserves time to relax and in the hammock you can read, do crossword puzzles, rest or even drop off for a bit! Maybe that puzzle you’re struggling with will come to you when you’ve let your troubles drift away?
Hammocks are appreciated by people of all ages but for children a hammock can often be a little more fun. Everyone loves a hammock! Kids love to come home from school with a friend and hang out in a hammock. Sitting and talking together while the hammock gently rocks a back and forth can feel cosy and soothing. Of course, children also need unwind, so sometimes it can be nice for them to lie down in the hammock and rest. They might even be able to do a little homework while they’re in there.
CREATE A COSY MEETING PLACE IN YOUR GARDEN
With a hammock you can easily make a cosy corner in your garden. Hang your hammock somewhere suitable, set up a little side table and add some additional garden chairs or other types of seating in a little group. It will be so nice spending time together with family and friends and one thing’s for certain - no matter how comfortable all the other seats are, everyone will be waiting for their turn in the hammock.
HAMMOCKS WORK JUST AS WELL INSIDE YOUR HOUSE AS THEY DO OUTSIDE
Hammocks are so stylish that they work perfectly as a design detail. You can also add comfortable cushions and a nice blanket to create a cosy and calm atmosphere. And you don’t necessarily have to hang your hammock outside. It can work brilliantly indoors as well. Wouldn’t it make a fun and unique detail in a room? It certainly isn’t a common feature in a room but what an exciting and enjoyable surprise it could be! Why not bring that close to nature feeling inside and enjoy the same opportunities for relaxation all year round.
THE RIGHT WAY TO LOOK AFTER YOUR HAMMOCK
It is important to check what care instructions apply to your hammock and how you can best look after it. Some hammocks are more durable whilst others cope less well with being left outdoors. If rain is forecast, it would therefore be advisable to pack up your hammock so it doesn’t get damaged. Should your hammock get wet, it’s important to allow it to dry properly. Some hammocks can be machine washed whilst others can only be spot cleaned. Always check what applies specifically to your hammock to ensure it lasts as long as possible.
A HAMMOCK CAN BE VERY BENEFICIAL
In many places around the world, hammocks are simply a place to sleep. Hammocks originally come from South and Central America. The English word comes from the Spanish “hamaca” taken from the language of the Native Americans who first used them. It is believed that they first made their hammocks using the bark from trees. The hammock came to Europe in the late 15th century when it was adopted by European sailors who found it much more comfortable than sleeping on hard floors during nights at sea.
The fact that hammocks were originally a place to sleep says something about just how comfortable they are. It could be said that a hammock is more relaxing than sprawling on the sofa in front of the TV or even an actual bed. Some people fall asleep faster in a hammock than they do in their own beds. If you’re the sort of person that moves a lot in your sleep, be careful. It might not be so relaxing to wake up because you’ve fallen out! It takes a bit of balance to stay in a hammock so, if you’re prone to tossing and turning, it might be best to stay awake while you’re relaxing.
PRIORITISE TIME FOR YOURSELF
For many people, summer holidays mean lots of activities and outings. Of course, it’s good to keep busy and create all those memories but it’s also important to take time for yourself and recharge during the holidays. When you get a quiet moment, we would heartily recommend that you read a book whilst relaxing in a comfortable hammock. We promise – it’ll be a revelation.