A hammock can be a great addition to your outdoor space as a place to relax and unwind after a day at work. I remember my mom putting my sister on our hammock when she was a baby and gently rocking her to sleep under the trees. We loved swinging on that hammock and spent many summer days dreaming under the summer sky. These days it’s my husband and kids that get the most use out of our hammock. Even our dog seems to like getting on and laying around!
Our hammock was made from a greenish-gray army type canvas. It wasn’t very pretty, but we loved it just the same. Today’s hammocks for backyard living areas come in many different types and styles. Much nicer than the ones from when I was a kid.
Brazilian Hammocks – Are made in Brazil from a tight woven cotton. These hammocks come in a variety of colors and patterns. Most have beautiful side panels that look similar to a crocheted curtain. Because they have a tight weave, they do not ventilate well and are more suitable for cooler climates.
Nicaraguan Hammocks – Are hand-woven from 100% soft-spun cotton. Can be used indoors or outdoors. These have crocheted edges and beautifully done macrame sides.