10 Favorites: Hanging Beds (Plus a $350 DIY Project) by

Issue 77 · Summerhouse · June 20, 2013

10 Favorites: Hanging Beds (Plus a $350 DIY Project)

Issue 77 · Summerhouse · June 20, 2013

In the lazy heat of summer, nothing feels better than a gentle nap taken on a hanging bed; all the better when there's a breeze included. Here are 10 Favorites. 

Hanging bed with rustic log base, Remodelista

Above: A rustic bedframe offsets the floaty white decor. Image via VTWonen.

Hanging daybed in Charleston, Remodelista

Above: For a holiday at home, ceiling fans, an outdoor fireplace, and a daybed suspended from the ceiling all play a part in creating a holiday vibe in this poolside cabana. See Holiday at Home: Charleston Edition and take a look at the pool.

Hanging platform bed by lakeside, Remodelista

Above: Canadian architect John McMinn's children enjoy the family "nap swing." Photograph by Lorne Bridgman via Dwell.

hanging bed home depot

Above: Spotted on Home Depot's Home Improvement blog: How to Build a Hanging Bed, a detailed DIY on building your own porch bed with a downloadable, printable PDF with complete instructions and tools and materials.

Hanging bed on porch by O'Neill Rose, Remodelista

Above: Swinging bliss in Connecticut. For more on the porch, see Architect Is In: Porch Appreciation in Connecticut

modern porch swing

Above: A hanging bed spotted on Ouno.

Three hanging beds on a lakeside porch, Remodelista

Above: Three hanging beds turn a screened porch into an outdoor summer bedroom. Photograph by Quentin Bacon

Hanging bed in screened porch in Atalanta, Remodelista

Above: A key element in creating a sleeping porch on the side of blogger Pamela Berger's house in Atlanta is her hanging bed. Image via Sweet Peach.

Summer beds need summer bedding. See Summer Slumbers: Hedge House Bed Rolls Made in LA or 10 Easy Pieces: Striped Sheets for some of our favorite summer essentials.

What are your favorite Summer Essentials? You can let us know by entering our Summer Essential Contest Giveaway

Have an opinion? Care to comment? We'd love to hear what you have to say.