ISSUE 34  |  Best of Summer

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

August 26, 2015 1:00 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

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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. 

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

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.

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

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.

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

Above: A hanging bed spotted on Ouno.

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

Above: A key element in creating a sleeping porch on the side of blogger Pamela Berger’s house in Atlanta is her hanging bed. Photograph 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.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on June 20, 2013, as part of our Summerhouse issue.