English garden hammock, £60, Hen and Hammock (www.henandhammock.co.uk)

With its deckchair-style stripes and coat-like wooden frame, this 100% cotton hammock will bring a touch of the beach to a Sunday afternoon at home. Just add ice cream.

Luxury Enamorada hammock, £157.50, The Conran Shop (www.conranshop.co.uk)

The pretty fringing on this Brazilian-designed hammock lends itself particularly well to a cottage garden.

Tobago hammock, £44.99, Lazy Hammocks (www.lazyhammocks.co.uk)

The classic cotton hammockperfect for slinging between two trees in a quite corner. Can also be used indoors.

Globo Natura single hammock chair and stand set, £745, Best Hammocks (www.besthammocks.co.uk)

Children will love snuggling up in this cosy contraption, which is made from weatherproofed spruce. The stand in the picture can be ordered separately.

Lisbeth Dahl summer stripe single hammock, £19.99, Mollie & Fred (www.mollieandfred.co.uk)

This colourful little number comes with a matching drawstring bag, so you can pack it away easily at the end of the summer.

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