Think hammocks are nothing but net? From organizational hacks to kiddie hangouts, we’ve gathered up 6 ideas that give the good ol’ hammock a super cool upgrade. Scroll through our picks below for a few easy ways to make your home a sweet, swinging spot.

photo: Little Bit Funky

Under-the-Table Hammock
You can take the classic table fort to a whole new level with some old bedsheets or baby wrap. It’s easy to pull off and a great way to keep a kiddo entertained under the kitchen table while you’re prepping a meal. Get a helpful hammock guide over at Fun with Kids.

photo: Made It Mommy

Stuffed Animal Hammock
Who says hammocks are just for humans? We like how this idea from Made It Mommy gets toys in on the hammock fun–and helps corral the kids’ stuffed animal collection, too. Best of all, it’s a no-sew idea! Get all the details here.

photo: Thom Patterson via

Loft Bed Hammock
Who wants a boring bottom bunk when you can have a built-in hang out spot? Simply take advantage of a loft bed frame and secure your own swing. Just beware: Once there’s a hammock option, you may have a hard time getting the kids to sleep in their actual bed. Get inspired here.

photo: Settle Down Slinki

Cat Hammock
How cute is this kitty hammock from Settle Down Slinki? We’re willing to bet that the kids will get a kick out of this relaxation spot–but not as much as your cat will. It’s actually pretty easy to make (no sewing needed!) and may just lead to hours of feline entertainment. Get the how-to here.

photo: Lee Schellenberger via Brit + Co

Hanging Hammock Planters
These awesome macrame planters from Brit + Co are basically the flora version of a relaxing place to hang. They’re an easy DIY craft that even littles can help make—and there’s no better way to nurture your indoor plants. Check out the instructions here.

photo: Swoon Interiors

Basketball Net Hammock  
You say “basketball net,” we say “sports gear storage”. This idea is the perfect way to decorate a pint-sized point guard’s bedroom and keep track of all those basketballs, too. Though Pottery Barn Kids is no longer selling this sweet net, you can try a DIY version thanks to She’s Crafty.

Which hammock would your kids love having in the house?

—Abigail Matsumoto

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