Suspended In Style – 40 Rooms That Showcase Hanging Beds

Hanging beds are part of a list of things everyone would love to have in their home, whether they admit it or not. What’s not to like about a hanging bed? They’re comfortable, fun, visually-interesting and they can make any room look inviting. They’re also very versatile and you can use them both indoors and outdoors.

Whether you’re buying a hanging bed or whether you’re making one yourself, the criteria on which to base the design are pretty much the same. The bed needs to have the right dimensions so think about how you’ll be using it. It has to be sturdy and secure but not too heavy and it also needs to look good. You can find hanging beds in a variety of styles, from rustic to contemporary.

Simple swing bed for the garden

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It’s definitely fun to have a hammock in the garden or in the backyard but imagine how awesome it would be to have a swing bed. To build one you need some wooden pallets, lumber, a drill, screws, a saw and rope. The platform has to be sturdy and you need to make sure you it’s safe and secure when you’re adding the rope. Once the bed is all done, add a comfy mattress, some pillows and a blanket and jump in.{found on themerrythought}.

Simple DIY daybed

This is a similar project, just as simple. It requires wooden boards, wood screws, lag screws, nylon rope or chain and some wood filler. The dimension of the platform should fit the mattress you’re planning to use with around 4” of space around it. Cut the lumber and start building the frame.

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Attach the deck boards, the lag screws and fill the holes with wood filler. Sand the whole surface and after that you can paint it if you want. When you’re hanging the bed, use rope or chain to set it at the desired height.{found on hgtv}.

DIY indoor hanging bed

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But why reserve all that fun and comfort for the outdoors when you can also have a hanging bed inside the house? This one is intended for open rafter ceilings. You need to secure the braces to the ceiling joists and drill a vertical hole in each brace for the eye bolts. Push the bolts through the holes and place a fender washer on the threaded end of each one.

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Then comes the hard part: assembling the bed frame. Once it’s all done and painted, attach the bed frame eye bolts to the holes you drilled in it. Use S hooks to attach each eye bolt on the bed to the end of each chain. Lift the bed and hook the chain to the ceiling support.{found on homedepot}.

Hanging out in the bedroom

A lot of people are intrigued by the idea of having a hanging bed in their bedroom but they just can’t take this step without being certain they’re going to love it. Well, there’s nothing to be afraid about. A hanging bed is pretty much just like any other kind of bed except for the fact that it lets you swing gently and actually fall asleep a lot easier.

You can make a hanging bed yourself using wooden pallets and rope
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Use a spare bed frame to hang a regular bed from the ceiling
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For slanted ceilings, measure everything twice
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A minimalist -industrial look for a barnwood hanging bed
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Depending on the style you prefer, you can either use rope or chain
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This nest read is the perfect reading nook, private and cozy
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If you have exposed ceiling beams, hanging the bed just got a lot easier
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If the bed has a bigger frame, you can also have a built-in side table
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Give the hanging beds some industrial flair by using pipes instead of rope[found on infarrantlycreative]
A hanging bed can be placed at any desired height, making it easier to customize the room
For a more dramatic look, use thick rope with decorative appeal
This canopy hanging bed is definitely the focal point of the bedroom
You can mount the bed on the wall on one side and hang it with rope on the other
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Hanging beds make any room feel extra cozy and casual
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Hang the bed with wrought iron rods for a more elegant look
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The bed looks right at home in this rustic attic bedroom
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You don’t necessarily need a platform bed. Any type would do
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Rope beds give the room a breezy, beach-style feel

Hanging out with the kids

Kids would definitely jump at the idea of having hanging beds in their rooms. They associate the beds with swings which they all love and for good reason. So why not let them have hanging beds in their rooms? They’re just as safe as any other bed if installed correctly and they even let you save space. Here are a few examples of how you can use them in the design.

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Bunk beds are still an option. You can hang them with chain
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Hanging beds give you more freedom when choosing their location
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For attic bedrooms you only need to hang one side of the bed from the ceiling
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Instead of a bed, you could have a hanging window bench
A hanging bed is actually very useful in the nursery

Screened porch designs

The screened porch is the best seat in the house. Sunrooms are basically the same thing as a screened porch: a cozy room with large windows, sometimes with a glass roof, where you get to relax and admire the views no matter how cold or ugly the weather is outside. Now you can see why swing beds are excellent for these spaces.

Get some hanging beds out on the sleeping porch
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Place the swing bed near the window so you can admire the views
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For the sake of symmetry and natural beauty, install two hanging beds
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Don’t forget the comfy cushions in case you want to take a nap
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Nobody wants to be left out so get a bed as big as you can find
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A hanging sofa could work too if you feel a bed would be too casual

Take the fun outside.

Let’s not forget the patios and pergolas. They basically invite you to hang your bed out here. You get to relax, feel the breezy wind going through your hair, the sun touching your skin and all the other great things that you can only experience outdoors make things even better.

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Kids would sure love to have a huge swing bed out on the deck
You can also envision the hanging bed as an oversized hammock
A hanging daybed on the porch is a nice alternative to regular seating
Make the bed the focal point of the porch and the ideal spot for admiring the views
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Hang a small bed on the porch, add a floor lamp and you have a relaxing reading nook
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In the case of round beds, the strategy is a little different
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Build your own platform and make it as big as you need
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Relax outside and enjoy the breeze. A hanging bed on the beach
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The bed can either be part of a casual sitting area or a separate feature
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Pergolas are excellent for hanging beds thanks to their design
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Get a daybed for you so you don’t have to take turns

Although they may seem a bit odd and unusual, hanging beds are not that complicated. In fact, you could make one yourself. That would definitely an interesting DIY project for the weekend. You can build a hanging bed out of wooden pallets or you can use wooden boards. And since you’re basically making it from scratch, you can decide the size, shape and design.