Create the perfect lazy-day backyard hammock area with these easy-to-follow and inexpensive ideas. Full product source list at the bottom of the post!
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I am so excited to be joining in on another fun challenge with Remodelaholic! If you recall, we joined in on their 2×4 challenge last summer and threw together a quick and easy farmhouse-style outdoor patio table.
This year, it was a basic outdoor challenge and we opted for creating the perfect lazy-day backyard hammock area. Since Brett was on the road, I wanted to put something together as a fun surprise – spoiler alert, he loves it! We spent some time swinging together the evening he got back! 🙂
I spent a majority of my time trying to find the perfect hammock. I knew I wanted to go with the more traditional rope-style but also didn’t want it to break the bank. I ended up finding this one at our local home improvement store but rounded up a few other options for you below.
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In the most recent landscaping plans, I planned on putting the hammock here:
After hauling the hammock out, I realized that space wasn’t big enough so decided to move it to the next tree over.
To “attach” it to each tree, I found these nifty hammock-hanging straps that even came with an ‘s’ hook!
I had to play around with the height several times. I know we’re both vertically blessed but I didn’t want to have it too high; hanging it too low resulted in severe grass burns on the butt. After undoing and re-hooking the entire contraption about seven times, I think I finally found the sweet spot – about five feet in the air. When Brett and I sat in it together, we slightly grazed the grass but not too bad.
To add a little more relaxation to the atmosphere, I picked up these solar lights (adorable, aren’t they?!) and strung them across the top, from tree to tree. Thankfully the night I put everything together was clear and beautiful and it’s as every bit as magical as I’d hoped.
To help with the mosquitoes and other bugs we seem to attract (hello #lakelife), I put out two citronella tiki torches and will probably have to bring out some more candles once summer is in full swing.
Since I have dreams of enjoying a nice glass of wine out here while getting lost in a good book, I wanted to add a “table” for drink and candle holding. We had been looking for a place to use the engraved log that held our cake at the wedding and this seemed the perfect opportunity to put it to good use.
Side note: if you ever need a good workout, try rolling a giant log UP a hill right after it’s been raining and the grass is all slippery. 🙂
To finish it all off, I picked up a few throw pillows from Target, some light throws and of course, some potted plants for added greenery.
Now off to relax!
All our best,
Recreate the style:
Hammock — Menards
Natural pillow — Target
Striped lumbar pillow — Target
Striped throw pillows – Amazon
Striped green mat — (similar style)
Green planter — (similar style)
Galvanized tub — Walmart
Striped blanket — (similar style)
Navy blanket — Target
Solar lights — Amazon
Tiki torches — (similar style)