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Garden hammock and outdoor hanging chair

Garden hammock or hanging chair? - Make the right choice

A hammock is a nice and cosy outdoor alternative to your typical outdoor seating such as garden chairs, garden benches, and lounge sofas. With added comfort from cushions and throws, sit down and enjoy a cold drink and your favourite book or podcast. It won’t take long before your hammock or outdoor hanging chair has become your new best friend for the outdoor season. 

However, there are many different types of hammocks, hanging chairs, and other similar comfy seating options so which one should you choose? Let us guide you. 

The classic hammock for a garden with trees or poles 

If you have a garden with trees or poles for suspension, then a classic rope hammock-like BERGFINK is a great option for you. This type of classic hammock has stood the test of time. 

Placement and suspension

If you plan on using the hammock yourself, it is a good idea to place it in a quiet corner of the garden where you can enjoy a peaceful afternoon in sun or shade. If your children are the main users of the hammock, place it centrally where you can keep an eye on them. 

Use these guidelines for suspending the hammock: 

Distance: The distance between your suspension points (trees or poles) is ideally 4-4,5 meters. 

Suspension points: You can hang the hammock between two trees, two poles or one of each. Make sure that the trees are strong and healthy and can support your weight. Also, make sure not to damage your trees by using straps that won’t harm the bark. 

Height: The lower part of the hammock should be between your knee and your hip when the hammock is empty. When you lie down in the hammock it will slack another 10-20 cm towards the ground. 

The hammock should be low enough for you to get out of without losing your balance. At the same time, it should be high enough for you not to touch the ground with your back when lying in the hammock. 

Enjoying the outdoors in a hanging chair

If you don’t have a garden with trees or other suspension possibilities, you don’t have to give up. A hammock with a stand is a great match for both smaller and larger outdoor areas. 

One of the benefits of a hammock with a stand is that you don’t have to drill any holes to suspend it. It will add a fun element to your outdoor space, and help you relax from the get-go. 

With the GJERN hanging chair, you can lean back while listening to your favourite music or podcast or reading your favourite book. The GJERN hanging chair comes in two colours: A bright and natural, and a black minimalistic classic. 

Once you have had your first experience with a hanging chair, you will find it hard to get up and leave it again. GUNGERNE hanging chair is available in a stylish grey that seamlessly complements your other outdoor furniture. To increase comfort even further, add an extra cushion and bring out a soft throw. 

Be sure to check that you have the required space for the hanging chair. Some are rather tall, so ensure there is enough height space. Both GJERN and GUNGERNE are above 180 cm high and that can be a little challenging if you are assembling them in a narrow space. 

If you prefer more stable seating and enjoy a cave-like experience, cuddle up in a large lounge chair with ears. HALVREBENE lounge chair even has a small canopy to create an extra intimate feel. 

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