Just try not to smile on a indoor swing. "They remind me of my youth, spark creativity, and are, obviously, super comfy," says Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy's resident fashion expert, who happens to have a few in her office. She is not the least bit surprised that decorators and Instagrammers alike are now obsessed. |} Neither is designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom, that attributes the trend to a rise in the playful side of style:"It's the nervousness people get when they're decorating their houses that holds them back from becoming daring --I think people are letting go of the."
If you, too, are letting go and trying to infuse a little additional experience in your house in the kind of a indoor hanging or swing chair, here is what you need to understand. It's true, you can DIY it, however you have to understand what you are doing--take it from a pro. pro and Taskrabbit tasker, told House Beautiful about the swing-hanging procedure.|}
Step 1: Pick Your Location
Together with making sure that the swing itself may fit in your chosen place, you have to be sure there's sufficient room around it. "Pick a place that allows for three or more feet of distance behind the swing, and at least 14 inches on each side to stop hitting a wall or railing," Chenkin advises.
Step 2: Find the Ceiling Joist
It might be the second step, but it's definitely the most significant. You need to locate a solid ceiling joist to mount the swing into, and if you can't locate a solid ceiling joist in your favorite location, it's back to square one--having the right amount of space does not mean anything if it can't be safely installed .
"If you do not find a solid joist, installers danger attaching the swing bracket to a ceiling that cannot support it, or worse--it will pull the ceiling down on the person sitting in the swing," Chenkin states. "If the only place you have to get a swing can't support the load, you need to take into account another location or having a mounting plate."
And you need to be cautious, because not all of ceilings may hold the weight of a swing. Even when they look strong,"a few ceilings are strictly decorative," he explains. "Most suspended ceilings are not designed to hold any real weight."
Chenkin also adds that you might need to mount a board across the joists to"guarantee adequate support for your swing," which would require opening up the ceiling and adding additional support.
Step 3: Install (and Check!) |} the Mount
As soon as you've got your location--and a ceiling joist with appropriate support--it's time to set up the bracket. So, let's talk about weight requirements:"A single individual swing ought to have a bracket of 600 pounds capacity or more," Chenkin states, noting a double swing necessitates two mounts.
Now, for your install. First, you need to pre-drill holes and use suitable lag bolts to attach the mounting. |} Then you need to test it out--before you actually hang the swing. "Test it with your entire body weight by hanging the bracket," he explains.
Step 4: Hang the Swing|}
"After the bracket is set up, attach the swing and double-check the swing cable or ropes to make sure it's strong," Chenkin states. When you hang the swing, then you'll need to make sure it's at the proper height--normally which must be somewhere between 18 and 24 inches from the floor.