As we continue to spend a lot more time at home, it’s more important than ever to create a stylish sanctuary you can truly relax in.
With summer arriving any day now, it’s the perfect time to turn your outdoor space into the ultimate serene retreat; a place where you can kick off your shoes and fall into a good book in style.
The best outdoor hammocks are the ideal place to start - after all, they’re specifically designed for the art of lounging. And don’t think for a second that a small garden or lack of trees rules you out. There are plenty of outdoor hammocks that come complete with stands which can be easily stored when not in use.
Design-wise, there’s a style to suit every taste. Want to create a laidback, bohoâ space? The likes of La Redoute, Amara and Maisons du Monde have got sandy hues, fringing, and macrame covered; head off to exotic, far-flung destinations whose tropical prints and rich colours have got us reaching for the cocktails. Over at Wayfair, Argos and Amazon, there’s striped coastal chic in spades.
We’ve rounded up our favourite outdoor hammocks below so you can get lost in a lazy daze all summer long.
See our favourites below
VonHaus Hammock with Stand
Lazy summer days have never looked so good - or affordable - thanks to this brilliant budget-chic hammock. The 100 per cent cotton blue and white stripes are nautical (but very nice), and the steel powder coated stand is easy to assemble and to move.
Happy Zen Ecru Handwoven Outdoor Hammock
Conveying easy going boho beach vibes, this is a hammock that knows it’s a looker. Featuring an ecru coloured base and matching fringing detail, it promises to update your outdoor decor, where coastal chic meets tropical climes. Get that holiday feeling every time you step outside for a well-deserved break.
Double Cotton Hammock With Steel Standâ
One of the top rated options on Amazon, this double hammock serves up room for two, or extra space for one, on a stylishly striped canvas fabric. The set comes with everything you need for a quick and easy assembly on your terrace or in your garden, creating beautiful spot to soak up some rays. Rock on.
Available in multiple colours. Quick delivery available.
Jonny's Sister Personalised Hammock With Stand
A personalised hammock is the perfect gift for the gardener in your life (or anyone who loves spending time in their private oasis). Handmade in Somerset, this is made from soft, heavy cotton and comes with a wooden spreader at both ends to keep the hammock taut and open and a metal stand so there's no need to worry if there aren't any trees. Just add a colour-burst velvet or linen cushion, and that’s summer sorted.
Argos Metal Hammock
Need a frame with a stand but don’t want to break the bank? This is the perfect option. Easy on your purse but not light on style, it boasts a chic, striped hammock with a robust, weather-resistant frame. It’s simple to assemble and put away, and the fabric can be removed for washing or storing in winter. Sold.
La Redoute Bregnac Hammock
Transport yourself to LA without leaving your own garden with this Palm Springs-worthy outdoor hammock. The chic dark shade, the fringed tassels and the woven style ooze and easy breezy Bohemian chic. Grab a copy of ES Mag, whip up a martini, hop on, feet up, and you’ll be California Dreamin’ in no time…
MADE Rocoto Botanical Hammock, Multi
Club Tropicana drinks are free… and the hammocks are ultra-vibrant and the place to be. You garden will be the ultimate uplifting sanctuary with this bright and beautiful botanical-print lazing spot. Not just a pretty face, it’s crafted with a thick cotton canvas that can be easily wiped clean, making it functional as well as funky. Kick off your shoes and climb on.
Tortola Wooden Hammock with Stand
No mature trees to hang your hammock on? Worry not, as there’s a host of options that come equipped with their very own handy stand. This stylish number from Amazon is an elegant piece crafted with honey-hued larch wood and a cream canvas to stretch out on. It manages to be elegant while also being extra-strong, so it’s the perfect place to hang out à deux if that tickles your fancy.
Anthropologie Juana Woven Hammock
Rest, relax, read and revive and soak up the blue skies in this super-stylish woven hammock perfect for balmy summer afternoons. Crafted with high-performance materials with plenty of fringing, it’s a durable lounging station you can rely on.
IKEA GÅRÖ / FREDÖN Hammock with Stand
If you’re looking for a hammock that ticks all the boxes, this is it. Stylish (neutral colours will sit seamlessly in any space); easy to move (hello, handy frame wheel); versatile (you can use the stand or hang it between trees with hooks included); and handy (you can store glasses, books or magazines in the small side pouch). It’s a veritable superhero hammock, to be sure.
Amara Amazonas Palacio Hammock
Up your garden’s glamour stakes with this pretty-as-a-picture lounger. Hand-finished with macramé, it’s perfectly pretty and large enough to to fit the whole family on. Spreader bars at each end ensure the hammock doesn’t lose its shape, while the billowing cotton makes an ultra-chic cocooning spot. Switch off the TV and turn on the Kindle, this is an outdoor reading nook like no other. Need a stand? No problem, it’s available to buy separately. Stop the world, I want to get in…
Ella James Balear Hammock
Lay back and pretend you're a million miles away in this Ella James hammock which is full of vacay vibes. If you don't have trees to loop it between, a hammock stand will be a worthy alternative.
Versatility, ease of use and a design-led look all combine to make VonHaus’s coastal-chic hammock a brilliant all-rounder. But If it’s wonderful whimsy and a fairytale feel you’re looking for, you can’t beat the super-sized boho beauty from Amara with its pretty macramé - and it’s roomy enough for everyone to enjoy.