There are two basic styles of hammock swings and which one is the right choice for you depend on what you want to do, weight capacity and number of people you want the hammock to hold.
The two styles are the traditional lay in the hammock to laze and relax while enjoying nature, the other is the hammock swing chair.
Traditional Macramé Hammock Style
The traditional macramé hammock style is for laying down and relaxing outside, but they can also be hung indoors as well to provide relaxation and an extra bed when needed.
We can spend hours of stress free relaxation in one of these that is hung in partial sun partial shade. They make a great place to sunbathe, snooze, and even do some light reading.
The Macramé Hammock Chair Style
The macramé hammock chair is able to be placed in many different areas, patios, balconies, inside and outside of the home. This is the type of hammock chair that is best used to relax with friends and chat, read a book, eat with friends, well you get the idea. The possibilities are endless. Depending on which one of these you buy you can even have a foot rest and partially lean back to take an afternoon nap.
These can be hung from hammock swing frames or from ceiling beams. They generally have a weight capacity of 300 to 350 pounds and are a one person hammock swing. There are a few made for two similar to a love seat or wooden porch swing.
Which One is Right For You?
So in order to determine which one is right for you, you need to decide what you wish to do while in it, how much room you have to hang it, will it be used indoors or outdoors or even both. Do you have a place such as a ceiling beam to hang it properly, or a corner of a garage and a large tree in which to place your installation hardware?
Once you determine those things, then you can choose which style best suits your needs. If you can’t make up your mind and can afford to purchase both as well as have enough room to hang both you can always purchase both the lie in and sit up styles of hammocks.
No matter which one is your style you can be assure of hours and years of relaxation with a hammock.