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Easy DIY Hanging Bed

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Guys I’m LOVING this fun outdoor DIY project!  It was an easy DIY (which makes everything better) and it’s ready just in time for summer!  Let me show you our Outdoor Easy DIY Hanging Bed.

Take Your Bed Outside cozy with beautiful pillows

Easy DIY Hanging Bed

We purchased a bunk bed for our 2 oldest kiddos over 10 years ago.  It’s gone through different kids throughout the years.  Most recently it was in our youngest daughter’s bedroom but at 10 she was ready to get rid of one bed and just wanted a single in her room.  So why not turn that extra twin bed into a hanging bed?

Easy DIY Hanging Bed

I decided to leave the legs on in case we want to use it as a bed again.  It’s hanging from one of our pergolas about 6 inches off the ground.

Here’s how we did it!

Supplies used to turn a Twin Bed into a Hanging Bed:  {affiliate links included for your convenience}

Start by drilling a pilot hole in the tops of your twin bedframe.  Make sure the drill bit is smaller than your hooks – so it can grip and hold strong.

Twisting in Hooks to hang an Outdoor Bed

Twist in the lag thread screw hooks until the threading is all inside the wood.

We drilled pilot holes onto the tops of our pergola posts.  Then we twisted in the eye bolt screws into those holes.  Then attach the hook/hook turnbuckles to the eye bolt screws in the tops of the pergola.

Adding hooks and chain to make an outdoor hanging bed

Then take the 8′ chains and connect everything.

Creating an Outdoor Hanging Bed is easier than you think

I got some fun summer pillows with navy and aqua blues (I’m loving that combo).

Beautiful Coastal Pillow on a DIY Hanging Outdoor Bed

Such a fun spot to enjoy!  My youngest laid out on the bed last night as she did her reading homework.  I can see many hours in the next months spent here.


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DIY Outdoor Hanging Bed an easy project to make this fun hanging bed for your patio - a great place to hang out this summer


  1. The best place to see stars at night. And it’s very romantic too. Really appreciate your creative idea. If you have ideas about creating garden decoration stuff please make an article for it.

  2. Never in a million years would I have thought to do this, but it’s an ingenious idea! If I had a front porch big enough to do this, I’m be hounding my husband to make me one of these.

    Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you again when we open our doors at 12 AM EST on Friday.

  3. What a fun project. I actually have a twin bed frame in my garage and this has given me some ideas on putting it to use. Thanks for sharing this on Merry Monday.

  4. wow! what a fun project Maryann! I didn’t expect it to really be “easy”. Super fun project for the kiddos to enjoy all summer long!


    1. Thanks Mindi… Yes – I scored those pillows at Marshalls – I’ve been tempted to put them on our sectional in the family room.

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