How To Hang A Baby Swing Indoors?
Step 1: Locate the Ceiling Joists
For a secure installation of an indoor swing, you’ll need solid ceiling joists. The first and most important concern should be whether or not your joists can hold the weight of a hanging swing. You don’t want to get your heart set on a spot before making sure it’s safe.
The only support structure that can securely carry the weight of a hanging baby swing indoors that people can sit on is a robust ceiling joist. A joist is a huge wood beam that supports the house’s weight. A joist is essentially the ceiling equivalent of a stud on a wall. Any weight-bearing object, in essence, must be suspended from a joist.
Step 2: Choose a Location with Adequate Space
After discovering ceiling joisting, the next most important element in installing a hanging chair indoors is location.
Of course, if you want to use your swing for entertaining, you’ll want to position it in an area where it can get the most usage, such as a den or other communal living room. However, for it to be practical, you’ll need enough space to ensure that the swing fits and moves freely without colliding with its surroundings.
“Select a location with at least three feet of clearance behind the swing and at least 14 inches on either side to avoid striking a wall,” Chenin said.
Step 3: Installation
Before making any DIY home renovation cuts or holes, it’s a good idea to measure twice. To calculate the correct distance between the location hanging hooks, start by measuring your swing. Mark the locations where the hanging hooks will be attached to the ceiling using a pencil.
You’ll need to hang a bench-style indoor swing from two places that are at least 64 inches apart. Hayneedle advises placing the first hanging hook against the ceiling, centered on your initial mark and aligned with the joist.
Then, somewhat smaller in diameter than the wood screws, drill pilot holes. Use two screws to secure the hanging hook, then hang a comfort spring from it. Then hang the chains, cable, or rope from the ceiling hooks on either side of the swing, such that the seat is between 18 and 24 inches from the ground.
Step 4: Test Before You Rest
Is it safe to use indoor swings? It’s a typical query. Indoor hanging swings, like any other household device or gadget, can cause damage if used incorrectly, but experts say they are just as safe as their outdoor counterparts.
With the aid of a partner, test the steadiness of your swing to ensure that it hangs evenly and swings smoothly. To check that the swing is securely in place, lay a few sturdy inert things on it before sitting on it.
All that’s left to do now is relax and enjoy!
Types of Indoor Swings
Indoor swings are a relatively new addition to mainstream interior design, but their rapid popularity has resulted in a wide range of design alternatives to suit any aesthetic. The most popular indoor swings include bench-style swings, hanging chairs, hammock-style swings, and no-mount swings. Here is a short rundown of the most popular options available.
- Bench-Style Swing
- Hanging Chair
- Hammock-Style Swings
- No-Mount Indoor Swings