What to choose for basking in the sun this summer: Swing on a hammock or lie in a deck chair.
Double seat folding white, Amazon.
If you like to swing, there is nothing like a good hammock to be lazy this summer. This suspended cocoon makes me think immediately of holidays, long relaxing afternoons in the heart of nature or facing the sea, cut off from the world and time enjoying the hours flowing. Long regarded as an unusual object in the garden, the hammock has adapted to our desires in terms of comfort and trend. In its simplest apparatus or ultra-sophisticated, the hammock comes in different styles. From the folk-bohemian style hammock or completely design, exotic with a bamboo structure or seaside spirit with a blue canvas, there is always a hammock for each style for your garden, terrace or large balcony or even inside your home.
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How to choose your hammock?
Be sure to consider your weight and the weight of your hammock before choosing it. It will determine your comfort. Choose a hammock between 4’5 and 5’2 wide if your height is less than 6’0, and between 5’5 and 6’2 wide if your height is more than 6’0.
Bohemian chic hammock in living room, Pinterest.
If you want to share it with another adult or children, you will need to choose the widest possible.
Before deciding on a model, try it to make sure its stability is right for you.
Hammock on the beach, TravelOn.
The traditional hammock with strings allows to distribute the weight better than the hammock with bars. The number of ropes at each end will provide comfort and resistance to the hammock, it takes between 30 and 50 strings for a good level of quality.
Luxury hammock in white, Home Depot.
The hammock with ropes allow the weight to spread more evenly than the hammock with a bar on both sides of the hammock.
Although the hammock with bars is more decorative when it is empty, this bar makes them nonetheless more unstable and less comfortable.
Striped hammock on stand, Sears.
If you will use it outside, the easiest way is to choose an easy-care cotton canvas.
A new trend lately is bringing the hammock inside the home for a more relaxing feeling. In this case, an organic cotton is a best way to go.
Outside or inside, the hammock becomes a real object of decor. You can choose your hammock in so many different look, from pastel and natural colors to very colorful. You can add a touch of exoticism and fantasy to your decoration.
Swinging covered hammock, CanopyTax.
If you are thirsting for adventure, travel and hiking, there are nomadic models, lightweight and ultra-resistant, often made in parasailing canvas that will be perfect for this use. Choose a hammock equipped with an integrated mosquito net that has been impregnated with a repellent solution against insects (mosquitoes, spiders) and enjoy a peaceful nap swinging with the sounds of nature.
Seating hammock in the wood, Wayfair.
On a healthy note: Having your legs raised is a real bonus. It activates the circulation of the legs bringing the blood flow back to the head to boost your neurons and invigorating the heart. You will feel lighter.
Where to place your hammock?
Whether you place the hammock in your garden or on your terrace in the city, the ideal is to have some shade. It is so relaxing to lay down without suffering from the scorching heat of the summer sun. With a little breeze, this becomes a perfect location for a relaxing corner. The place chosen for the hammock will also determine its support: rope or with a base, to hang between two trees or from the ceiling, in raffia, fabrics or woven ropes.
Light purple hammock, Royal Design.
Personally, I like the hammock made of cotton fabrics. It lets the breeze go through and does not keep so much the sweat. It is softer to the touch than the one in woven ropes.
The hammock is my favorite seat for a nap after lunch in the summer. Like many French people, I love my afternoon nap, when I can do it. I always recommend 20 and 25 minutes of siesta when possible. There’s nothing like it to recharge your batteries and be more productive at work. I rather work half an hour more to make up for my nap! The gentle rocking of the hammock soothes me. It helps put my ideas in place and put my brain at rest, I escape. These are my best naps of the summer. Perfect to regain my energy to enjoy the summer evenings.
Striped outdoor hammock, PinsDaddy.
The deck chair
If swinging is not your thing, but you still enjoy a good nap and reading, the deck chair invites you to chill out, while bringing a decorative touch to your garden. From the more classic to the most colorful, the foldable deck chair becomes the essential accessory of the summer, soothing and relaxing.
Easy to fold deck chair, Skateway.
What could be better than to bask in your garden while sipping a good cocktail semi lying in this recliner?
Folding chair in blue, Wikipedia.
Just the name evokes in me a taste of sun and idleness … the deck chair is one of my favorite pieces of furniture when the warm weather is here. In the family of outdoor furniture, it is the ideal base for a relaxing moment in the garden, on a terrace or balcony. Unlike other seats, this folding chair saves space and can be used everywhere. Taken from your balcony to the trunk of your car for a picnic in the forest or a tanning session at the beach, this recliner is a chair as light as practical. With a frame in wood and a canvas to support you, the deck chair is very comfortable to glare at the waves on the beach or read a good book by the pool.
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At contrary to the hammock, it does not allow the lying position. Its price is usually very affordable. Chic and practical the deck chair is primarily used for relaxation, but it can also add a touch of décor to your exterior. Comfortable and ultra-practical, the sun bed comes in all different prints and in most fantastic colors. They give an interesting design touch to all decor. Tropical patterns or zig zag prints, turquoise blue or poppy red: the deck chair stands out from the rest because it allows all kinds of patterns or hues that we love.
Deck chairs, YouTube.
However, even if the deck chair can be very fashionable, the canvas used on it must be of high quality. It cannot be too supple nor too rigid, and it needs to last. Pay attention to the frame of your deck chair: the plastic is to be avoided because it usually ages very badly.
Red folding long chair under the tree, Houseology.
The trendy seat of the garden
Designer brands come up each summer with a large selection of prints and colors to meet new trends. Adding lounge chairs in your garden, it is the guarantee of sweet moments of idleness and the promise of a trendy and welcoming garden at the same time.
Deck chair by the pool, Pinterest.
If you find a deck chair which has all the characteristics that you wish, and that in addition, it has a small integrated cushion, and an additional leg rest, take it without hesitation! And enjoy the summer!