How to Hang a Hammock Chair Swing Indoors DIY Tips

How to Hang a Hammock Chair Swing Indoors DIY Tips

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It’s time to relax and kick back! Are you wondering how to hang a hammock chair swing indoors? If this is the case, then this is easy tutorial is perfect for you.

A hammock swing chair is extremely versatile because it can be hung in lots of different ways. Some prefer to use a traditional hammock chair stand or a tree branch, however one of the beauties of a hammock chair is that it can be hung from any ceiling. 

Do not be afraid, hanging a hammock chair indoors, it is a very simple process and we will guide you from start to finish. Most hammock swing chairs have a spreader bar that distributes weight evenly, and will only need 1 anchor point for support.


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💡 Once you find your spot at home, make sure that there is enough space for you and your swing to move freely. Make sure you measure the distance to the surrounding walls. It is important to allow the corners of the hammock chair's wood spreader to be at least 2 ft. away from the surrounding walls.     

hanging a hammock chair from the ceiling
You can hang a hammock chair from a concrete ceiling or from a strong wooden beam or joist. Please keep in mind safety and the right hardware is essential when setting up you hammock swing chair.

You can purchase the hardware at your local store or, for more convenience,  you can order one of our pre-packaged kits online CLICK HERE. 


  • Drill & drill bits (wood OR concrete bit)
  • Socket wrench or screwdriver for tightening screws
  • Stud finder
  • 1 S hook
  • 1 stainless steel ceiling mount (round or diamond shape that can support 250-300 lbs)
  • 2 spring snap hooks (approx. 3"- 4.5 ")
  • 4 expansion bolts (concrete) OR 4 lag screws (wood)
  • Stainless steel chain (#2 machine chain, straight link 325 lb) or manila rope that can support up to 300 lbs.
  • 1 hammock swing chair (with wood spreader or one suspension point).

 hammock chair ceiling indoor mount


    STEP 1:  
    Find a sturdy beam or joist on the ceiling by using a stud finder. Make sure you use a pencil to mark both sides. It is extremely important that you drill directly into the middle of the joist or beam.

    (Skip this step for concrete ceiling)

    stud finder used to hang a hammock chair swing indoors from the ceiling


    STEP 2:
    Draw the mount's holes location on the ceiling. 

    making pilot holes to hang a hammock chair swing indoors


    STEP 3:

    Drill 4 pilot holes on the dry wall/beam or concrete. 

    drilling holes on the ceiling to hang a hammock chair swing indoors


    STEP 4:
    Install the ceiling mount using the 4 bolts or screws, depending on the surface. (You might need a socket ratchet wrench for bolts.)

    💡 : We strongly recommend a ceiling mount vs. a eye hook because it will provide a stronger anchor point. 


    hanging hammock chair kit  limbo imports indoor ceiling spring



    STEP 5:
    Attach 1 spring hook to the ceiling mount and hang the chain. Adjust chain (or rope) to the desired height.
     hammock chair tool swing indoor ceiling
    STEP 6:
    Attach 1 spring hook and/or an S hook to the other end of the chain and then hang your hammock chair. 

    Note: Your Limbo Imports hammock swing has a reinforced steel eye that will give it extra security and stability. 


    indoor hammock swing chair hanging from the ceiling



    STEP 7: Test your installation. Gradually, shift your weight into the chair. If it holds you, it means you have installed it correctly. Your hammock swing chair should be at least 3 feet away from the floor.  Do not leave small children unattended.


    SHOP "HANGING KIT": You can purchase the hardware at your local store or, for more convenience, you can order one of our pre-packaged hanging kits online CLICK HERE view Kit 



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