A unique and cozy, budget-friendly under deck space featuring hammock chairs. This space is set under our second floor small deck and is designed for friends and families to enjoy on our warm summer nights and sunny days here in Massachusetts!
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Several years back, we had installed the pavers on the floor under our second story deck. For years we used this space for trash barrels and the kids bikes – it was in pretty bad shape. Here’s the before with just the string lights up.
I saw this space as having so much potential! So in an effort to increase our outdoor entertaining spaces we decided this was the perfect place to create a cozy boho style sitting area.
We first installed these cafe lights to the eaves under our deck floor using these clips. This space is dark without any lighting so we used 5 strands of 25′ lights to maximize lighting. Adding these lights changed the entire space! Isn’t that always true with all lights? I love how they look on the raw aged wood, it really gives the feel of lights in an old barn and was the perfect way to brighten this whole space!
The Hammock Chairs
I started planning this space by researching new patio furniture and everything I found was way out of our budget. Man-o-man good outdoor furniture is expensive! I was also hesitant to spend a lot of money on outdoor furniture because, as of right now, this space is not weather tight.
My original plan included a porch swing however, I have always loved the look of dreamy hammock style hanging chairs but worried about the comfort. I mean can you sink in one and hold a Margarita at the same time? These are important questions! lol! I wanted to find a comfortable chair with back support so I set out looking for a chair that gave the look of an outdoor macrame style hammock chair while providing a little more structure. I found these hammock chairs on Amazon, they are perfect for what I was looking for and became the focal point of this seating area.
Their frame provides both comfort and structure and doesn’t have you sinking in a slouchy position and they come ready to hang. They don’t require any bulky hammock stands and can be hung from a ceiling, tree or floor joists. Each hanging chair come with a thick neutral seat cushion and back pillow in a beige cotton fabric. These hammock chairs are great for both indoor and outdoor use. Perfect, I’ll take 4!
Hanging the Hammock Chairs
I originally hung these hammock chairs with thick matching cotton string. That was until my husband informed me that they really needed a stronger set up to support not only sitting but the swinging that was inevitably going to occur. I hadn’t thought of that! We purchased four of these Hammock hanging kit and hung them from the decks flooring joist. (similar is linked)
Choosing the Rug
For the rug I found this beautiful 7’10” x 10′ Asquith Area Rug outdoor rug from Boutique Rugs and knew it would brighten the space, work well with the chairs and be the perfect addition to tie this space together.
DIY Star and Tassel Garland:
Under the string lights I strung a DIY garland made from paper star lanterns and some DIY Tassels. I used simple kitchen twine that matched the cotton rope hammock and alternated between the stars and the tasseIs. Common thumb tacks were used to hang them off the floor joist. I was concerned how well the paper stars would stand up, remember this space isn’t weather tight with rain often dropping through the cracks of the deck flooring above. They actually did really well and held up all season. This fun garland bumped up the dreaminess for this outdoor living area! (visit here to make tassels)
We have some oil pipes on this back wall so I’m always looking for something I can put over them. I found this great 79″ x 59″ wildflower tapestry on Amazon – it was the deal of the century at only $17.51. I hung this with the same thumb tacks as the garland. This tapestry worked well and held up well through the summer months. The perfect backdrop for our outdoor oasis!
The Decor for this Cozy Under Deck Space featuring Hammock Chairs
Then for all the fun stuff, my favorite things! This wicker ottoman (used as a coffee table), poufs, throw pillows, tray, planters and baskets are all from Homegoods. I’ll link similar. These candle sticks are from The Nested Fig. I’ll link similar below as these are currently not available.
Photo Gallery of this Space
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Here are some photos taken at night.
Hope you love our cozy under deck space featuring hammock chairs as much as we do! It’s a small space but its packed with personality. We have enjoyed entertaining in this fun take on an outdoor living room or find it to be the perfect spot for just snuggling up with a good book. For a fun little outdoor twinkly project be sure to check out my lightning bug lanterns featuring succulents, they would be perfect for this space. For some indoor summer styling be sure to see my Peony kissing balls. Thanks for visiting the blog today – I love it when you do!!