Trend: Hanging Beds

Trends & Events

Dear blog readers, we aim to bring you even the most absurd trends, whenever we see them, so that you may weigh for yourself the pros and cons of said trend and decide if it’s worth incorporating into your own home. Did we say absurd? Maybe the thought of having a bed that’s hanging isn’t absurd to you, but boy if it’s not giving us the willies.

We’ve never liked hammocks. Seriously, who feels secure in those things? Blame it on our clutz-ness, but we just could never get into those things (pun intended). That’s why the trend of hanging beds, as first spotted on the cool blog Material Girls, is certainly an eye-opener for us. We have to admit these photos of hanging beds do look quite attractive, but would that make us sleep better at night? Doubtful. The scary news? Material Girls first spotted this trend back in late 2009. That’s over a year for this trend to have become even more–trendier. Your turn, 2Modern readers:

What do you think about hanging beds? Would you have some in your own house? Do you have them in your house now? Let us know in the comments!

Images: My Home Ideas via Material Girls and Ohdeedoh via Material Girls.
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  1. Rhan Vintage

    Mar 8, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Hmmm, very interesting. I can’t figure out if I like it or not. Kinda cool I think but I would not feel secure.

    • Adrienne Breaux

      Mar 8, 2011 at 7:54 am

      I know I would not feel secure! Maybe the ones that butt up against one wall…but then ones just hanging from the ceiling! Yikes.

  2. aris

    Mar 8, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Very pirate ship like. Though they unclutter the volume under them, the ropes outline a new volume making eye-level space seem busy and occupied. They look like fun though!

    • Adrienne Breaux

      Mar 8, 2011 at 10:32 am

      That’s a good point about the ropes adding to a cluttered look. I had a feeling similar to that but couldn’t quite articulate it as well as you did!

      • alatariel

        Mar 13, 2011 at 10:06 am

        I made one of these ages ago for my lanai from a pattern available from Coastal Living mag in 2000. It’s wonderful – for a lanai daybed. Most popular piece of funiture out there. I the house? Not so much.

  3. Jill Seidner | Interior Design

    Apr 24, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Thanks SO much for the link back to my post on the Material Girls Blog! Those beds do seem a bit risky, huh? They look fun but I am not sure I could sleep through a whole night in one of those beds…well, maybe if it were the oneclose to the floor. :-)

    • Adrienne Breaux

      Apr 25, 2011 at 7:15 am

      You bet! And I know! I would be terrified. You’d have to clip me in to one of those things or something!

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