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05/04/2012 02:23 pm ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Outdoor Decor: 16 Hammocks That'll Add A Relaxing Touch To Any Backyard (PHOTOS)

A hammock can be an unexpected alternative to deck chairs and adirondacks. It can serve as a quiet spot for reading a book or a relaxing afternoon nap, and depending on the style of your hammock, it can make for a charming addition to your outdoor decor. But most importantly, hanging up a hammock is a great way to create a calm and private spot in your home that's perfect for recharging after a long week.

From hammocks that are suspended on terraces with treetop views to casual ones that occupy a small corner in backyards, we've rounded up 16 ideas for hammocks that are inspiring us right now. Flip through the slideshow below to check them out. And then, let us know in comments below where you think the perfect spot for a hammock would be.

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