31 Heavenly outdoor hammock ideas making the most of summer

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There is nothing like swaying on an outdoor hammock on a lazy day, it is something everyone should have in their backyard to really enjoy the summer. You will find hammocks in full use at resorts, they are very trendy in tropical climates. But they can be hung anywhere, in your backyard or even on your porch. With summer upon us, it is the perfect time to buy or DIY your own hammock! You will be able to enjoy fresh air while being comfortable and relaxed.

There are many different types of hammocks to choose from, including the classic rope version, for the perfect backyard getaway. You can choose hammock swings, hammock beds, or free-standing hammocks. Finding the perfect place for your hammock is key. Whether between trees, on a DIY hammock stand, or even in a small side yard, it’s where you can unwind from a long day or spend leisure time with a good book or a refreshing drink. If you’re working with a small space, don’t worry. A compact hammock swing is a great option and can fit almost anywhere, turning even the smallest area into a cozy little space in your own outdoor retreat. If you have some extra space, consider adding hanging plants, twinkle lights, or a water fountain to add to your peaceful backyard getaway. Whether it’s an old favorite or a new addition to your outdoor decor, there’s something calming about being wrapped in a hammock. 

Here are 30 of our favorite backyard hammock setups to inspire you to put one in your own backyard.

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More Outdoor Inspiration: 21 Inspirational examples of outdoor summer lounging spaces and 50 Amazing outdoor spaces you will never want to leave.

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1. A suspended Le Beanock Hammock graces this eclectically styled outdoor lounge space. Adding to the aesthetic are elegantly draped curtains, that helps protect against the elements. (via The Cousins)

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2. The triangular arbor supporting the hammock features cedar posts constructed at 8 feet tall and placed 8 feet apart. They are formed in a perfect triangle with a pergola top. The the white woven rope hammock was sourced from Adeco Trading. (via Gib-San Pools)

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3. A farmhouse in Santa Ynez Valley, California features this lovely outdoor space with wisteria draped over a backyard arbor. Suspended hammocks encourage relaxation for you and your guests. (via Going Home To Roost)

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4. This bright orange hued hammock adds a punch of color in the leafy green garden. Large trees in your backyard can be put to good use, creating a relaxing oasis for you to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon. (via B. Jane Gardens)

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5. The Urban Balance Wave adds a unique spin on the traditional style hammock. It is form fitting wicker that is perfect for a modern backyard retreat! You can find this product at Outdoor Rec Warehouse. (via EPT DESIGN)

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6. The Infinity Hammock will become the focal point of your backyard. Build for relaxation, this three person lounger also serves as a sculptural conversation piece. (via Trinity Hammocks)

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7. This free-standing classic rope hammock attached to a pergola is set on the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay in Ontario, Canada. (via The Landmark Group)

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8. This cozy outdoor living space has everything you need, fireplace, pizza oven, grill, lounging areas… and a relaxing hammock. An evergreen tree offers shade for the hammock. The dual-sided gas fireplace is an EcoSmart Fire Firebox 1000DB Indoor/Outdoor Fireplace. (via Paradise Restored Landscaping)

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9. An outdoor oasis in Venice Beach, California features a shabby chic hammock filled with pillows for relaxing in the garden. (via Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture)

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10. A meditation garden in Austin, Texas becomes an outdoor sanctuary with the addition of a freestanding hammock. You can find something similar from: Hatteras Hammocks wooden stand with a rope hammock. (via B. Jane Gardens)

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11. A craftsman style beach house offers this cozy, covered outdoor space. A visually similar hammock is the Brazilian Organic Family Hammock in BOSSANOVA champagne. Do not miss seeing the full home tour here: Coastal cottage home with a modern twist in British Columbia. (via Sunshine Coast Home Design)

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12. The hammock in the trees provides a cool space for rest and relaxation in this heavenly outdoor space in Vermont. (via Smith & Vansant Architects)

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13. This tropical outdoor space offers lounging all around the swimming pool in hanging hammock chairs sourced from the Key West Hammock Store. The decking is Ipe, a tropical hardwood that can handle the elements of this area. (via Craig Reynolds Landscape Architecture)

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14. A mediterranean style backyard in San Francisco is illuminated in the evening by hanging tree lanterns. That same large tree is used to suspend a hammock, which also provides shade from the sun. (via Black Bear Builders)

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15. A beachfront home on the Virgin Islands features the cozy covered porch with a hammock… we can imagine those fresh ocean breezes would feel pretty spectacular! (via Springline Architects)

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16. A Balinese style courtyard with a water lily pond and a pagoda hammock suspended from a large pergola. (via Asset.Soup)

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17. These cradle hammocks are the perfect spot to lounge when in St. John’s, Antigua. This relaxing beachfront patio is at the Allamanda at Jumby Bay. (via MCM Design)

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18. A rooftop garden in NoHo, New York features a curved wood rope hammock by Sunnydaze Decor. Sourced from here. (via Todd Haiman Landscape Design)

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19. There is nothing more relaxing than a backyard hammock hung between two leafy green trees. Add some globe string lights (you can easily find these at Target) and you have a wonderful ambiance. It is simple to copy this look by clicking on the link we have provided for you… (via By Stephanie Lynn)

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20. Add some comfortable cushions to your hammock to get a little extra padding. Don’t forget some pillows, a little extra comfort for an afternoon siesta! (via How to Decorate)

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21. A comfortable black and white striped hammock chair on a shaded veranda. (via Nord No. 27)

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22. A backyard hammock suspended from two trees and surrounded by lush greenery. (Uploaded by User via Pinterest)

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23. A Brooklyn, New York garden makeover with a mirrored trellis. This is a fantastic demonstration of how much you can do in a small backyard space! Be sure to see the before and after pics by clicking on the link… (via Megan Pflug Designs)

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24. Enjoy fun in the sun with the Chesapeake 4-Pole Hammock. If the dog comes with this hammock, we are all in! (via Pottery Barn)

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25. The Fredön hammock from Ikea can grace your backyard. It is simple to hang up and includes hooks, so no need to tie knots. (via Livet Hemma Ikea)

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26. A Boho style hammock surrounded by a tropical setting in Bali, Indonesia. (via Airbnb)

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27. A DIY hammock to enjoy a lazy summer afternoon… next to a creek. The designer of this hammock states that it only takes a few hours to make and is totally worth it! Have a look at the step-by-step tutorial by clicking on the link… (via The Merrythought)

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28. This unique bright pink hammock called the “Panama Banana” is an award winning design. Designed for relaxation on the beach or garden, it’s curved shape is reminiscent of a surf board or ship. Without the traditional supports, you can rock independently in place. It also plays double duty as a soccer goal, if you flip it on its side. (via Agota Rimsaite)

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29. Handmade by two Swedish artisans, this self-suspended hammock is called the “The Petiole Hammock.” It is the recipient of Les Découvertes award for innovation at the prestigious Maison & Objet design show. (via Hammacher Schlemmer)

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30. This Moroccan house in Venice, California was created by Philip Dixon. A relaxing hammock over the swimming pool is just one of the tantalizing features of this home. Have a look at the full tour here: Indiana Jones inspired house. (via Laure Joliet)

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31. A suspended chair hammock is set on a cozy deck with string globe lights for ambiance when the sun goes down. Loving the forest behind the deck! (via Skona Hem)

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