I have fond memories of visiting my grandparents house and relaxing on their hammock as a little girl. When we purchased this home, I swore to myself that I would get a hammock for our yard so I could do the same with the kids! There’s something about a hammock that transports you to a tropical place, am I right? Which is why I wanted to create a little tropical-inspired hammock retreat right in my own backyard.
With the help of World Market’s Outdoor Collection, my hammock dreams recently became a reality! We are hosting a tropical themed Memorial Day party in a few weeks (some family members of mine just vacationed on a tropical island), so it felt fitting to set up our hammock as a place for them to lounge!
I love the bright colors of World Market’s Havana collection because they transport me to a tropical place. Adding the pineapple and flamingo outdoor pillows really brought it all together. Having this wooden tea cart nearby makes it easy to stay relaxed with your feet up because all of your drinks and snacks are right there 😉
I strung some colorful lights in the background for some mood lighting when the sun goes down, and added an outdoor blanket for extra warmth. And speaking of mood lighting, I’m a huge fan of candles and outdoor lanterns and feel you can never have too many, which is why I added a variety along the base of the hammock and on the tea cart. Most of them are citronella, so they’re functional as well.
The watermelon ice bucket and fun stemless glasses add a fun touch. Plus, how cute are those flamingo straws!! But the pineapple drink dispenser is icing on the cake for me. I love anything pineapple, and I thought that was a cute twist on beverage dispenser!
This space is hanging out on our deck for now, but we plan on moving it over into our yard near our newly built fire pit. Eventually I plan to have my husband build a sweet little pergola for the hammock to hang from. But for now, our family will enjoy it here!
Here are some outdoor decor tips from one of my favorite designers, Sabrina Soto! I love her idea of using a timer for the outdoor string lights…I might have to do that for our hammock area!
All of the items you see above can be found below: