20 Fab Hammocks and Hanging Chair Styles for a Summer Siesta

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Hammocks are hot right now. It’s partially because the boho-chic trend is so popular (and a hammock chair is a great boho accessory). And what better time to enjoy some gentle swinging or a siesta in a hanging chair?

There are endless styles on the market so we’ll focus on ones that are comfortable and incredibly stylish. Here are our favorite hammocks right now:

Swing chair with stand styles

If you don’t have space to hang a hammock, a modern swing chair with a stand is a great option. Place it in a corner or near a window and add some pillows to make the swing chair inviting and comfortable.

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Hammocks

The classic hammock is normally hung between two trees or posts. Or you can buy one that comes with a hammock stand. Many styles are lightweight and portable, making it possible to have a siesta nearly anywhere.

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Modern hanging chair styles

Hanging basket chairs or hammock chairs are one of the most popular hammock styles because they work in small spaces.

swing chairs, hammocks and hanging chair styles
swing chairs, hammocks and hanging chair styles
swing chairs, hammocks and hanging chair styles
swing chairs, hammocks and hanging chair styles




You can hang most of these hammocks and hanging chair styles indoors or outdoors. Find a favorite spot, set one up and enjoy the relaxing summer ahead!

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The Most Searched for Furniture Item in Each State

We’ve already talked about how Google can give us some pretty cool data when it comes to interior design, but the monster search engine is proving itself yet again. This time, Next Day Blinds analyzed Google shopping data for over a year to figure out what is the most searched for furniture item in each of the 50 states.

What did your state choose? Scroll down to find out.

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What’s the most searched for furniture item in your state? Image: Next Day Blinds

A breakdown of the results

A sectional was one of the two most searched for items, topping the list in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

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Big or small, sectionals bring a feeling of warmth and comfort into a living or family room. Image: Niche Interiors

The TV stand also came in first in seven states, including Illinois, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania,  Texas and Wisconsin.

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The TV stand is a staple element of any modern living space. Image: J.Fisher Interiors

A distant second, the hutch is favored in Delaware, Kansas and Nebraska.

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A hutch is a classic piece that will never go out of style in your kitchen or dining space. Image: LIV Design Collective

Sofa tables were also favored in three states: Colorado, Maryland and Missouri.

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If you need more storage, consider using a sofa table in the room. Try stylizing the surface with some decor pieces to make it even more visually interesting. Image: JS Interiors LLC

Bar stools are popular in Idaho and Iowa.

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Bar stools don’t have to be for a bar. They’re great for finishing off a kitchen island. Image: Seattle Staged to Sell and Design LLC

Dining benches took the title in California and New Jersey.

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Looking for a way to make your formal dining room less formal? Try a dining bench in place of a few of your chairs. Image: Grand Floridian Builders, Inc.

Arizona and Florida prefer entertainment centers.

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An entertainment center makes the perfect focal point for any living space. It provides function and organization all in one. Image: Scheinholtz Associates

Jewelry armoires are favored in Louisiana and Mississippi.

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Those who love to dress to the nines should consider a jewelry armoire to put your prized pieces on display. Image: Jae Joo

Recliners took the prize in Oklahoma and West Virginia.

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There’s nothing comfier than a recliner. Round out the look by adding a sofa for balance. Image: Christy B.

TV cabinets were the item of choice in New Mexico and Oregon.

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TV cabinets are great if you want to be able to hide the TV away when guests arrive. Image: Stiff and Trevillion

Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wyoming all voted for individual items. See them below:

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Find your state on this list. Image: Next Day Blinds

Key takeaways from the study

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According to the results the living area is the most important space in the whole house. Image: BATC-Housing First Minnesota

Based on these results, we can gather a few key insights from the study.

  • Sectionals and TV stand are the #1 most searched home furniture item in 7 states each, tying for the highest number of any item included in the study.

  • 27 states chose an item specific to the living room, highlighting the importance of the room in the home.

  • The dining room, however, was the least searched room. Only 2 states searched for any accompanying furniture.
  • 5 of 14 states in the Midwest are searching for a TV stand the most, while 5 of 16 states in the South are searching for a sectional. However, states in the Northeast and West tend to all be searching for different items.

What do you think of these results? Will you be searching for your state’s top pick?

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Interior Designer Inspiration for Styling Your Coffee Table

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Styling your coffee table sets the vibe for your entire living room. Image: Pottery Barn

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We love the look of a styled coffee table to give your living room a pulled-together feel. When you think of your coffee table as more than just a surface for setting drinks and a book or two, you can create a stylish addition to your decor. When styling your coffee table, you’ll want to keep functionality in mind. A beautiful display of books and accessories is wonderful, but be sure you leave room for the essentials (like coasters and space for snacks and drinks). Once you have assessed how you actually use your coffee table, get inspired by these clever styling ideas from top interior designers:

Coffee Table Styling Made Simple

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Flowers and a glass lantern brighten up a simple coffee table. Image: Hoskings Interiors

Jill Hoskings-Cartland of Hoskings Interiors finds several opportunities to transform a simple coffee table into a focal point. Using her tips, styling a coffee table that is both attractive and functional is easy.

  • Glass instantly adds sophistication to a vignette. A glass cloche, or a collection of this traditional bell-shaped jar in varying heights, can feature everything from greens and florals to sculptures and collectibles. Display them on a tray to present them as a curated grouping.   
  • Coffee tables should be functional, so as you plan out your centerpiece or vignette, incorporate enough room for your guests to put down a drink when you’re entertaining. Use 1/3 of the overall length/diameter of the table as the approximate space you’ll need to style a centerpiece.
  • It’s the successful mix of color, texture and various heights that take a coffee table centerpiece to the next level. Books, vases, greens and metal elements carefully styled in one cohesive arrangement can create a perfectly balanced, magazine-worthy vignette.
  • Repeat your wall color, couch color or a color in nearby artwork on your coffee table. This makes that all-important aesthetic connection and creates a repetition of color.
  • Change your coffee table vignette seasonally. It will keep you from getting bored and help you celebrate the season without having to wait for the December holidays. Since fall is approaching, think silver pumpkins and a fall floral arrangement in a silver vase as an alternative to the standard “basket of pinecones.”

Be Open to New Ideas

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An eclectic group of small tables offers flexibility in a comfortable beach home. Image: Mark Cutler Design

Mark Cutler is a dynamic LA-based interior designer. Mark’s approach is to rethink the traditional idea of what a coffee table can be. Customizing the configuration of your furniture and accessories can create a totally unique look when styling your coffee table.

Mark asks, “Why just one table? Depending on the situation, a cluster of small tables may be the best solution. In the featured photo, it was a large room so a cluster of tables allowed the grouping to expand and contract as needed, whether you need a place to put a cocktail or somewhere to put your feet up. Also, since it was a beach house, we were trying to tell a story about location and I thought that the group told a cool story about flotsam and jetsam that may wash up on the beach.” 

“I like to use a variety of objects on a table. Boxes are great for holding a collection of remotes, books add a bit of flavor and tell the story of your interests and even a few pieces of art glass or sculpture add some variety of color and scale that can capture the eye.  My general rule of thumb is to use collections in odd numbers so you will often see in my work groupings of 3, 5 or 7. This always seems more harmonious.”

Keep Your Coffee Table Style Simple

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A glass and metal coffee table highlights simple accessories. Image: Wayfair

Alice Chiu of Miss Alice Designs shares her inspiration for creating a relaxing and organized coffee table design. “I like to keep the coffee table very simple without a lot of clutter, so I usually just style with one or two books (in different sizes and stacked) and flowers, or a pile of design magazines and small decorative objects on top.  I also like to vary the scale of each item to add visual interest to the table. Organizing a few items in a larger tray keeps the coffee table simple and tidy.”

Style Your Coffee Table With Meaning

A coffee table styled with favorite accessories is a stylish accent for this comfortable space. Image: Chad James Group

Interior designer Chad James shared his favorite (and simple) tips for styling your coffee table with special items you may already have at home. “I love to arrange items as if they’re in a museum. Consider them as collected special items.” Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Choose a beautiful, unique box to hold items that aren’t so pretty, like remotes, matches or lighters for candles, a set of coasters, etc.
  • Choose eight to ten of your all-time favorite, most beautiful largescale hardback coffee table books.
  • Add your favorite scented candle in a glass hurricane vase.
  • Display something that’s alive, like simple flowers or a hearty spot of green foliage.
  • When arranging these items on the table, make sure to consider size and scale. For example, stack the largest books on the bottom towering to the smallest on top.

“Finally, make sure to add something that tells your story.  Something that’s collected or something that holds great meaning to you… like a bowl of rocks that you and your grandfather collected on walks in the country or a small pewter cup that has feathers that you’ve found on your outdoor journey.”

Think Outside the Box When Styling Your Coffee Table

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Natural elements fill this warm and inviting living room. Image: Catherine Macfee Interior Design

Mother and daughter Catherine & Justine Macfee are the creative force behind Catherine Macfee Interior Design. Their collaboration gives them a unique perspective on creating beautiful and fresh interior spaces.

Creative Director Justine Macfee suggests making your coffee table just as unique as your accessories. “As the centerpiece for any living room or entertainment space, the coffee table can always be a special anchor to set the tone for the environment. We like to use coffee tables that are unique and represent the strength of the entire home. We have created custom tables using steel, wood or glass to create these versatile and usable tables. In addition to the traditional ‘coffee table book,’ we always try to bring in something unique.”

To bring a natural style to your coffee table, Justine brings inspiration from the outside. ”One of my favorite things to do is bring a piece from the outdoors,” she says. “For example, for a beach house, we like to bring in polished driftwood and set it on a small stand. For a city home, we like to bring a piece of modern sculpture in miniature. In a casual mountain retreat or a home in a wine region, we always try to find that unique piece of art that is representative of its outdoor surroundings and culture.”

These tips should make styling your coffee table much less of a mystery. Let us know how you style yours in the comments!

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