MACRAME. You’ve probably seen or heard this word somewhere before, whether it was over 50 years ago (my mother tells me it was a very popular fad back in the 1970s) or in the last few years or so. to tell me that everything that was cool “back in her day” is becoming cool again today. While I wouldn’t necessarily say “everything”, this is definitely true in the case of macramé.
What is Macramé?
The French word “macramé” roughly translates to mean “hand knotted.” So when people talk about macramé, they’re referring to a textile, typically made of cotton yarns or cord, produced using an intricate array of knots and knotting techniques. Authentic macramé pieces are made by hand, so no two are ever exactly alike.
Sometimes you can find macramé elements present in furniture, such as hammocks, and hanging chairs. While a cushion is a bit more subtle, furniture with macramé detailing really promotes a laidback and chilled out feeling.
A Macrame hammock can be made from the simplest of ingredients: two poles for the ends, cord for the middle and two eyebolts or some extra rope with which to hang the finished work of art. It’s draped with long-hanging, metallic fringe and beaded detail, leaving you in an island mindset. Finished with braided loops for hanging, it’s the perfect addition to your living room or patio.
Macrame Hanging Chair
These gorgeous macrame hanging chairs add color and vibrancy to your outdoor space, whether your flowers are in bloom or not. Hang from your porch rafters or tree branches and take in the gentle summer breezes. Air conditioning not necessary. With so many to choose from, We’d love to know which are your favorites.
One of the best parts of a front porch is having a front porch swing. However, most modern homes do not have a front porch or they don’t have one big enough to support a porch swing. Fortunately, garden swing seats provide the same relaxing motion as a front porch swing and usually with a better view.
One of the biggest advantages to a garden swing seat is that they can be easily placed anywhere you want. It can also be set up on a deck or patio. If you want a change of scenery during the year, you can relatively easily move it around. For example, you may want to move your garden swing seat to take full advantage of the rising or setting sun as it migrates through the sky during different seasons. You may also want to turn your garden swing seat to get a better view of your blooming flowers in the spring and the fall foliage during autumn.
If you get a garden swing seat, you don’t need to deal with hanging them as you would with a front porch swing. This is a huge advantage because hanging front porch swings can be challenging to do in a safe way. However, with a garden swing seat, you can just set them up as a free standing unit and be completely confident they are safe for you, your loved ones, and your guests.
There is a lot of versatility in the design of garden swing seats so it is easy to cater to your personal style and taste. If you get one with a wood frame, you can leave the wood natural and just treat it to withstand the weather elements. You can also paint it to match the other decor in your garden. You can dress up your garden swing seat with cushions of various designs. Some people also like to have a retractable canopy so they can block the direct sunlight when it is particularly harsh or move it aside so they can capture vitamin D from the sun.
Garden swing seats come in a variety of shapes and sizes too. You can get one-seaters, two-seaters, three-seaters, and four-seaters. You can also get a seat of various depths and the curvature of the back and the sides can be tailor made to suit your personal comfort needs. Some families carve their initials into the wood or place family crests or other personal decorations on their swing seats.
Garden swing-seats help ease lower back pain after swinging for only ten minutes. Furthermore, they do not put tension on your buttocks and hips in the same way a normal chair does. Garden swing seats also provide a fun and excellent way to increase the circulation in your legs and feet and can work wonders for arthritic joints, especially the knees. Swinging just a little each day has been show to dramatically lower blood pressure and help lower blood sugar as well.
Great with children that has special needs
If you have children with ADD, ADHD, Asperger’s, Autism, or with sleeping difficulties, a garden swing seat can be the perfect way to reduce their anxiety and engage them in an activity that calms their mind. Kids dearly love these swing seats and will think of them almost as fancy playground equipment.
Awesome to Outdoor enthusiasts
Coupled with an outdoor setting where you can listen to the birds sing, hear the wind blow through the branches of the nearby trees, and soak in the scenery of the garden, a garden swing seat can be fully therapeutic for the whole family. It is a joy that keeps on giving year after year as these swing seats can last for decades. It’s a great place to have a cup of tea or coffee and unwind after a busy day at work or school. It’s also a great place to meditate or practice yoga. Finally, a garden swing seat will make your whole yard more inviting for you, your family, and your guests. Enjoy and invite your friends and neighbours!
A welcome addition to any new home, hammocks help transform your outdoor space into a relaxation retreat, even if just for a ten minute nap. The only trouble might be sharing the hammock with all the members of your household!
hammocks are not just for relaxing after a long day camping or being outside. We’ll show you how to bring the comforts of a hammock without having to step outside. We love how the hammock function and how they can be used in almost any terrain – whether it be in thick forest, the beach, an icy mountainside or even.. indoors!
We’ve all noticed that indoor hammocks are getting popular. Everywhere you look, you’ll find a hammock set up somewhere. But why limit this comfort to just the outdoors? Why not take it home? Not only are hammocks a great place to relax indoors, but it adds character to your home. They add a unique and bold style to your space. Call your interior designer and spice up your space with a dash of hammock.
With indoor hammocks, you’ll be protected from all the elements. No need to set up a hammock tarp or bug net (unless you live somewhere really tropical!). Get all the benefits of the hammock without worrying about the forces of nature.
Share your enjoyment with others! When you have guests, they won’t need to sleep on the couch or floor anymore. Siesta Hammocks are compact and space saving. Your guests will have a comfortable option to sleep in without you having to have an extra room or buy extra beds.
Indoor hammocks can be just as enjoyable and useful as outdoor hammocks. So go ahead and hang it – I bet you won’t regret it. Chat with our friendly live agent 24/7 or call us from 9am to 3pm AEST and we’re happy to assist you!
Sleeping in a hammockis becoming ever more popular. Many people are removing their beds in favor of a hammock. Only campers and hippies formerly shouted from the rooftops, I had the “best sleep ever!” More and more non-campers and non-hippies are enthusiastically touting the benefits of hammock sleep. But, what does the scientific and medical community say about hammocks as a bed?
Research, neglected for decades, has only recently been done to examine the truths about sleeping in a hammock. To date, scientific and medical research confirms what ancient societies already knew.
Central American anthropologists have discovered that ancient societies favored hammocks from a minimum of 700 years ago. Even famous explorer Christopher Columbus, after he found the Bahamas, loved “sleeping in nets between trees.”
Historians note that the first hammock probably was invented by the Greeks around 450 B.C., which is many, many years before Columbus sailed to the Bahamas. The legendary Maya people called their hammocks, “the gift of the Gods.” Most people, even scientists, previously assumed ancient civilizations chose hammocks because they were off the ground, away from dangerous spiders and snakes, or pesky stinging ants. These uneducated civilizations may have embraced other reasons, however.
Studies Found Health Benefits with Hammock Sleep
Since scientific studies have now discovered long-touted benefits of hammock sleeping, other people are taking hammocks more seriously. As always, there is (has never been) no perfect product, so hammocks deliver many benefits with only one major potential downside.
You will fall asleep faster;
You will enjoy the health benefits of deeper sleep;
You’ll have better ability to focus the next day after a restful hammock sleep;
You will improve your reading skills;
Generally, you’ll increase your learning skills;
You may find your back pain disappears;
The gentle rocking motion has proven to make you “sleep like a baby;” and
You’ll not need to contend with the dust mites common to mattresses. Con (only one catalogued downside)
Hammocks may hurt your romantic life, as hammocks shine when you’re sleeping “solo.” Even if you and your partner are “cuddly” types, few people enjoy sleeping when “joined at the hip.” Even two person hammocks may push the envelope when your partner is a light sleeper.
They Make You Fall Asleep Faster
According to a study,hammock bed as a sleeping tool makes you fall asleep faster than you would sleeping in a bed.
The study’s authors monitored 12 adult men as they took two afternoon nap: once in a stationary bed and once in a swaying bed (mimicking the motion of a hammock). Conclusion: “We observed a faster transition to sleep in each and every subject in the swaying condition,” said co-author Michel Muhlethaler in an NPR interview.
They’re Just Really Comfortable
If you sleep on the ground, then pressure is put on the various parts of your body that connect to the ground. This subtle pressure is uncomfortable, leading you to turn over in your sleep a lot in attempts to find comfort.
Expensive mattresses improve matters by cushioning your body at these pressure point — but it doesn’t fix the problem. The pressure on your body while sleeping on a mattress still produces discomfort, which can potentially disrupt your sleep cycles.
The good thing about hammocks is that they eliminate this problem. You’re suspended in air with no point of pressure.
Need help choosing a wooden hammock stand, they all look the same?!
Nowadays there’s a lot of hammock stand anywhere in the retail online business from cheap wooden material to the highest quality that’s very expensive enough for our wallets. We’re here to guide you on how you can select the suitable wooden hammock stand for you and your family:
1.) Check Materials
All of our Wooden Hammock Stands are made using the finest wood and German engineering. They are built to last and can withstand being left out all year around. They really do make a great addition to your garden and look amazing.
The difference between our stands comes down to two things – size and material. On each stand it shows the range of hammocks in can accept, in cm, so if it says 270-320 it means it can take hammocks between 270cm to 320cm. Most of our stands are made from Spurce Wood (same wood used for Wright Brothers plane) but our most expensive stands are made from Larch Wood, which is slower growing, stronger and looks more beautiful. You’ll often find this wood being used for the decks on multi-million pound yachts or visit our detailed blog about hammock stand and frame 101 for more in depth guide in choosing a stand.
2.)Check if the seller is legit
This is especially true if you are buying your items online. There are tons of online sellers to choose from, so it is important to choose wisely. You can ask the seller questions like: where they source their items, or perhaps check if they’re registered. Get their ABN to get details about the seller online.
3.) Check for reviews
Since most of us are buying online, there is no chance for us to hold or look at it personally right? So the next thing that you can count on are customer’s reviews. Product reviews are great! Aside from the reviews from the product itself, you can see if the seller ships the parcel on time or if you have to wait a few days more than what is the guaranteed delivery time frame.
4.) Check if the hammock stand is compatible with your hammock
Although it is recommended to buy your hammock stand ahead of time, always keep in mind that selecting the right stand should be suitable to your hammock. Our Wooden hammock stand regardless of the size are compatible with it from Single to Deluxe hammock! Even resort style hammocks are also a perfect fit for it too!
There you have it! Hopefully all our bullet points can guide you on selecting your first wooden stand hammock! Still not convince? We’re here to help from 9am to 3pm AEST and visit our live chat or call us on our number nominated on the website!
Everyone needs a hammock especially after a long and tiring week. Aside from relaxation, what arethe other benefits or an outdoor hammock?
1. Health Benefits of an Outdoor Hammock
The rocking motion promotes relaxation and lulls you to sleep which is the main reason why you would love a hammock. In addition, placing it outside makes you stay away from Television and other gadgets that are harmful with prolonged use. Instead, you can meditate, read a book, or just simply enjoy the cool breeze outside.
2. Hammocks adds beauty on Gardens or Patios .
Colourful and vibrant hammocks especially during Summer are common furniture found on every homes in Australia. There are different colours and sizes to choose from that will fit your or your family’s needs. Some hammocks are especially made from countries like Brazil and Equador.
These hammocks are definitely vibrant and has ethnic feel to it. While hammocks from Mexico and Guatamela has some kind of tropical feel into it. Depending on your preferences because of it’s authenticity and vibrant colours combinations, hammocks are definitely one furniture that everyone should have.
3.Hammocks are great furniture to entertain visitors.
Hammocks are one of the inexpensive outdoor furniture that you can get your hands to. This is
perfect when inviting your close friends over for an afternoon barbecue or for a family gathering during the weekends. Sofa hammock chairs are perfect for entertaining guests.
These sofa hammock chairs comes with a cushion already which are awesome for long sitting. Also, it is made with 100% cotton which means that they’re breathable. You can hang these hammock chairs from a beam, tree, or buy a hammock stand if those two were not available.
Lets not kid ourselves there are many types of hammocks out there, all with their own unique features. But don’t worry we are going to take a look at all the options and yes we love them all! What better way to relax, unwind and get off the hectic roundabout of daily life even if it’s just for a short while.
The 5 Main Types of Hammock Swing to consider:
So the most common question I get asked is, what hammock should I get? Well, that depends on what you’re looking to do. Here is a guide to various styles of hammocks, allowing you to explore and learn all the options out there and help you answer that most elementary question:
The variety of hammock swing options out there mean the opportunities to enjoy a relaxing moment on your own or with friends and family is endless. From designing your very own personal oasis in the outdoors, to wild camping, backpacking and exploring nature. The innovation of hammocks over the past 10 years means there are now specialised hammock swing that can be used in almost any environment; which is truly a changing phase. They transform the outdoor and indoor experience by simply getting you off the ground giving you a completely different aspect on your surroundings in a more comfortable and safe environment, allowing a feeling of freedom, far detached from the conventional solid style furniture we subject our bodies too.
Our Hammock Swing guide is a good starting point to familiarise you with the different styles of hammocks and their various qualities. Keep in mind how you want to use your hammock as you read through this guide. Consider how many people are going to use the hammock at a time, remembering there are single, double, even jumbo size hammocks available with weight capacity varying from 100 to 500 kgs. So, pick out the style of hammock that grabs your interest and let’s dig deeper into their features and benefits.
Most styles of hammocks that we see are derived from two basic types.
The original Brazilian hammock swing, dating back over 1000 years, uses a 2-point hanging system called in-line which envelopes you in a cocoon-like pod and conforms to your body weight and shape. Also, referred to as a Tropical or Jungle hammock.
The other common style of hammock, is the spreader hammock, a re-design which was developed and used much later in history. Also, known as the North American Hammock or Spreader Bar Hammock. The introduction of the spreader bar with its pre-drilled holes allows the cords to be threaded through the bar opening the hammock in a lay-on-top style. This system was developed by the pioneering Americans making dismounting easier.
Enough of looking back let’s now consider the different hammock styles available today.
Brazilian Hammocks are known for their robustness and comfort a good choice for colder climates because the thicker weave means cold air is blocked creating added warmth. Brazilian hammocks are usually found without spreader-bars, and therefore designed as an in-line hanging system, however, there are Brazilian designs incorporating spreader-bars which also incorporate the traditional thick cotton weave.
Bold vibrant colours associated with Brazil are also a common feature of Brazilian hammocks, along with their trade mark 100% cotton fabric, constructed in a very tight and durable weave. Brazilian craftsmen are also known for their beautiful fringe embellishments adding to the design and feel of the hammock.
However, being made of natural cotton can create problems from exposure to the outside elements and can lead to mould and mildew issues, if proper cleaning and protection is not carried out. For those considering a full time sleeping option instead of the conventional bed the Brazilian hammock is a Good choice and an ideal space saving solution.
Resort Style Hammock Swing
Resort Style Hammocks feature rope stitching design between spreader-bars. These are the classic hammocks that most people associate with lounging under palm trees. Spreader bars keep the lounge bed open for easy dismount, and the rope stitching offers both support and flexibility. The open airy hammock patterns offer excellent air flow however, the rope can create waffle-like pressure points on the user’s skin. Ideal for stealing that moment of relaxation and reflection at the end of a busy day.
Still a very popular choice for outside relaxation, tie on a tree straps can be added for extra comfort. These styles of hammocks are not generally used for nightly sleeping and caution should be taken when getting on due to the instability of balance from the spreader-bar design, increasing the possibility of flipping over.
Cotton Rope Hammock Swing
Cotton Rope hammock swing are normally either cotton or polyester, and each has its advantages. Cotton hammocks are more flexible than polyester, but polyester is less susceptible to mould.
Taking into consideration the environment in which you will be using this style of hammock, treated fabrics are popular. There are also hammock stands that have been treated with a waterproof coating, able to withstand splashing from poolside and salt water spray from the sea. Remember, treated polyester fabric may will last longer than cotton and have less maintenance issues but will not be as soft as 100% cotton.
Wild Camping, Backpacking, Hiking, Jungle
Camping, backpacking, hiking and exploring the great outdoors is not new or revolutionary. However, hanging in a hammock style tent, providing you with all the conventional features of a tent, and so much more is. The ultra-light travel hammock now offers insect protection with added treated mosquito nets, walls, roof and can accommodate up to twelve people. Suspended above the ground offering great views of the wild surroundings, animals above and below. No need to look for that perfect pitch, just two trees are what’s needed. Made from a strong nylon these unique tent-like hammocks are robust and ultra-portable.
The ultra-light weight, compact, and easy to carry travel hammock can also be used with a tarp which hangs overhead and protects you against the rain. For those colder conditions, special quilts or pads can be fitted beneath you for warmth. Both are quick and easy to set up. Straps are used (not rope) to loop around trees to create attachment points. Two sturdy trees approximately 4-6 meters apart are ideal when setting up your sleeping area. Offering good comfortable sleeping, off the ground with the added advantage of protection from bugs, and insects.
One of the largest growing areas within the hammock market with innovation being the key word and the great outdoors becoming more accessible.
There are many hammock styles available today, from one person in-line to multi person hammocks with wider sleeping areas. Contact our live chat agent and see what he recommend the hammock swing that suits your lifestyle or call us between 9am to 3pm AEST and we’ll be there to assist you 7 days a week!
From single to family sized hammocks, there are tons of available hammocks to choose from online.However, aside from the usual hammocks that we often see, there are especially made hammocks just for your little ones.
Why should you get your kids a hammock?
According to an occupational therapist, A. Jean Ayres, Ph.D.,OTR, swinging can help children develop their sensory integration which is an important factor in enhancing their complex learning and also their behavior. Swinging helps children develop sensations from the body and into their environment. As well as other activities such as jumping, tumbling, running, climbing, and spinning gives children pleasurable experience that helps in the development of their brains.
Aside from this, hammocks are great for children especially during winter season, they can enjoy playing in their hammocks indoors or on the porch.
In addition hammock promotes better sleep and relaxation, two things which are vital for your child’s growth and development. Learn more about it on how the benefits of a hammock.
What types of kids hammocks are available?
Kids Hammocks are available and used for outdoors and as well as indoors. Materials used can range from Polyester to 100% raw cotton.
These mini swings can be hung directly from the ceiling or even on trees. If those were not available,you can always get a hammock stand for more stability and for safety.
Most Kid hammocks has a “No Flip” feature that ensures your kids’ safety. Although, children below 3 years should be supervised by an adult at all times.
Swing chairs are quickly becoming the part of our home furniture.
Lots of people have started to equip their home with this beautiful
furniture. Swing chair for bedroom is the best companion of the
balcony too. In addition to providing artistic taste of
elegance at your home,have many health benefits as well.
Let’s rundown 5 great benefits of a swing chair:
Ease Back and Neck Pain. Swing Chairs can reduce a person’s physical
stress and the benefits are amassed. Hammock Chair and Swing Chairs are just
what you might need to relieve pain in your lower back or neck pain
you’ve been having for such a long time. Lying in a hammock
perpendicularly can help relieve some of the pressure off your
Decrease Stress Level. It’s helpful in reducing the stress level
which is what we experience on a daily basis. It supports your body
and relieves the pressure on your back. It will calm and relax you;
it will wake you up energized and refresh. If you are looking for a
physical state of muscle relaxation, you definitely need a swing chair.
Easy to setup anywhere you want. Many people are there who choose the hammock chair or a swing chair because it provides the comfort and ease. Because of how lightweight they are and how they roll up to a small size, you can easily store them away when they’re needed like our Mexican Cotton Hammock swing chair, and hook them into a hook in the ceiling when you need some temporary seating outside, in your living room, or on your porch.
Enhance your focus drive. If you have trouble with concentration, a hanging seat can help you with that. The gentle movement of hammock chair motivates the region in the mind that controls concentration and helps ease minds different directions. Studies have been carried out with this theory, and also have evidence that people that read publications whilst resting in a swing chair have a tendency to understand the materials better than would they sitting in a seat or even at a table.
Choose your hanging chair today,and do something good for your health,your body will thank you!
The couple that stays together, hammocks together!
Freestanding hammock are great for couples!
Free standing hammock is used it refers to being able to support a hammock without a support structure like a pergola or trees.
If you are the type of person that likes to share with your partner and enjoy leisure time in a hammock.
Then your first item of consideration should be a freestanding hammocks or often referred to has a hammock & stand combo.
Especially if you do not have trees properly spaced or other support structure strong enough for two people.
These structures have to be spaced far enough apart so the hammock can be properly adjusted.
What are your options?
There are two types of hammock stands, one being some type of wood(commonly spruce or cypress) and the other type would be made of metal (powder coated steel frame)
It would be advantageous to have the metal powder coated for longevity against the elements.
Another option that may be important is that the hammock stand should be adjustable, an adjustable stand will work for almost any hammock that you may have in the future. Check out our in depth guide for the comparison of each hammock stand on our website!
The support factor!
Regardless which type you select the most important factor is selecting a freestanding hammock that will support the weight of 2 people, which should also be matched by the hammock you will be using.
It is useless to have a hammock that will support 300 kgs and then select a hammock stand that will only support 200 kgs.
Making all the adjustments!
Another important consideration is making sure that the freestanding hammock is adjustable, unless you are investing in a hammock and stand combination which is by far your best value.
Another option you have is to invest in a suspension system for the hammock that is easily adjusted making it much easier to hang the hammock from a variety of different support options.
2 person free standing hammocks are ideal because they can be used in any backyard or patio situation as long as there is enough room for the entire unit.
If you’ve got questions, the quickest way to get you answers is via chat. Our team has mastered the art of laid-back customer service delivered from hammocks and stands, and we promise that at least one of us will be awake and at the ready 24/7 Click the chat tab on our website or call us within 9am-3pm AEST and we’ll attend to your queries right away!