It’s been a busy week as I am adding a new line of hammocks and other items to my website. The process is just getting started but I’m quite excited to have these new products to add. One of the items that I really like is the Globo chair, which brings me to the subject of this weeks post.
Why Hammock Chairs vs. Hammocks?
When I first began planning for my website my focus was on hammock chairs – hence the name “Hammock Chair Haven.” As I started adding these to my website, I realized that I needed to offer both hammocks and hammock chairs to provide a variety of relaxation opportunities to meet the needs of everyone.
So what is the advantage of hammock chairs over hammocks? I admit that my first draw to them was simply a demand vs. supply issue. However, I’ve always liked the looks of hammock chairs. I think that they create a private haven for anyone who uses them. I’m one who very much enjoys “alone” time with a book to read, handwork to complete, or simply to just hang out and contemplate nature or my life. Hammock chairs provide this for me.
Another feature of the hammock chair that appeals to me is the small footprint: they take up much less space than hammocks. Not everyone has a big backyard, a large patio, or even two trees to hang a hammock from. Hammock chairs can be easily placed on a balcony, hung on a porch, or you might just have one tree in the backyard. A hammock chair can provide a haven for you even if you don’t have a lot of space.
A few years ago we were on vacation in Panama and the resort had a few metal hammock chairs. At the time they didn’t have any cushions on them – it was the rainy season – and, even though they weren’t overly comfortable, I enjoyed them for the relaxing swinging motion. I think we can all relate to being a kid on a swing and the joy derived from that experience. Although we can’t see how high we can go like we did back then, there is still a calming influence that comes from this swinging motion. It’s a different feeling than the swaying/rocking motion of a hammock because you are upright rather than lying down. I guess that for some people who get motion sick, this would be a really great advantage to a hammock chair.
There are a lot of different styles of hanging chairs not like hammocks which are basically two styles – either with or without spreader bars. Check out the variety by following this link: www.hammockchairhaven.com/chairs