The Winter Design Trick Worth Trying at Home

Banish winter blues with outdoor-inspired decor.

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In Cambridge, the residents of an Inman Square apartment have a smart idea for warding off the effects of a chilly New England winter: A bright, cabana-style hammock, positioned near a sunny window—perfect for much-needed rejuvenation and your daily dose of Vitamin D. In the otherwise simple space, the colorful fabric and relaxed seating is a welcome, playful addition.

To hang a hammock indoors, use a stud finder and drill two large metal eye hooks into a ceiling or wall beam. Use a rope or carabiner to link each hook with the eyes of the hammock. Based on the hammock you choose, a local hardware store will be able to advise on specific measurements and materials. Next, add some indoor plants and wait for longer days ahead.