How do you hang a mosquito net?

9 May 2022 / Maayk

After you order one of our canopies, the question “how do you hang a mosquito net?” becomes particularly relevant. Purchasing a mosquito net is a savvy move! Not only is it a striking addition to your bedroom decor, but it’s also a travel essential for uninterrupted sleep. We’re excited to guide you through the best way to hang a mosquito net, ensuring peaceful slumber wherever you are.

How to hang a bed mosquito net

  1. Choose the right location. Find the central point above your bed where the mosquito net will hang. It should be directly above where your head would be when sleeping.
  2. Install a hook. Secure a hook into the ceiling at the chosen location. If your accommodation provides one, that’s perfect; if not, use the provided screw hooks and wall or ceiling plugs.
  3. Prepare the mosquito net. Unfold your mosquito net carefully to avoid tangling. Most nets have a single attachment point at the top.
  4. Attach the net to the hook. Tie the top of the mosquito net to the hook. If the net has a ring, simply hang the ring on the hook.
  5. Spread the net. Drape the net evenly around your bed, making sure it covers all sides and is not leaving any gaps for mosquitoes to enter.
  6. Tuck the bottom under the mattress. For added security, tuck the bottom edges of the net under the mattress to seal any potential entry points for mosquitoes.
  7. Adjust as needed. Make sure the net is evenly hung and there are no gaps. Adjust the height and spread if necessary to ensure full coverage.

Hanging your bed canopy

Doubts about room space or the availability of a hook to hang the mosquito net are frequent. But rest assured, it’s simple! Typically, mosquito nets include suspension kits, making the process straightforward. 

The kit usually comes with a cord, screw hooks, and wall or ceiling plugs. Just find a spot, like curtain rails or a window handle, and attach the cord. If your net has multiple suspension points, create a ‘spider web’ for stability. Practically every accommodation can accommodate a mosquito net, so there’s no reason to leave it at home.

mosquito net installation kit
Bambulah’s mosquito net installation kit – Included with every mosquito net we sell

The importance of a mosquito net for traveling

Considering the hassle of carrying a mosquito net on trips? We’ll make it clear: not knowing how to hang a mosquito net should never be the reason to leave it behind, especially when heading to tropical destinations. You’re already safeguarding your health with protective products and vaccinations – why not ensure restful sleep too? Including a mosquito net in your luggage is crucial, as it is an added layer of protection against those pesky bites, even in air-conditioned rooms.

Should I take a mosquito net on a camping trip?

For a worry-free camping experience, choose mosquito nets for camping that are light and compact. Securely hang your mosquito net for tents or between trees, draping it over your sleeping area to keep the pests out. Ensure it’s tucked under your camping gear to seal off any entry points for mosquitoes.

Extra tips if you’re traveling with a mosquito net!

Before leaving, consider these tips on how to hang a mosquito net.

  • Practice setting it up at home to save time at your destination. 
  • Pack some self-adhesive hooks or duct tape in case you’re not sure about potential hanging points. 
  • Ensure your mosquito net reaches the floor and encloses your bed completely, keeping those insects out.

Which mosquito net is your best option?

Many different types of mosquito nets exist. So how do you pick the most suitable mosquito net for your situation? First of all, keep in mind where you’re going to be using your mosquito net. Is it meant for your bedroom at home, or is it simply an accessory that you want to have with you on your trip?

Choosing the best mosquito net for your needs depends on several factors

  • Purpose: Determine whether the mosquito net will be used at home, for travel, or for camping. Each context might require different features, such as size, weight, and durability.
  • Size and shape: Consider the size of the area or bed you want to cover. Mosquito nets come in various shapes – box, bell, and wedge are common – and the best choice depends on the size of the sleeping area and the number of people using it.
  • Portability: If you plan to travel with your mosquito net, look for lightweight and compact options that are easy to pack and carry.
  • Installation: Check how the mosquito net is installed. Some nets are designed to be hung from a single point, whereas others may have multiple hanging points. For camping, nets that can be hung over a tent or between trees are ideal.
  • Material: The netting material should be fine enough to prevent insects from passing through but still allow for airflow. High-quality materials like polyester or polyethylene are durable and long-lasting.
  • Treated vs. untreated: Some mosquito nets are treated with insect repellent or insecticides such as permethrin for added protection. Decide whether you want a treated net based on the environment you’ll be in.
  • Closure system: Especially for tents or outdoor use, consider a net with a good closure system to prevent insects from entering while you sleep.
  • Quality and durability: Look for reinforced stitching and robust materials that can withstand wear and tear, especially if you’ll be using the net outdoors.

For example, in some hotel rooms, hanging a very large mosquito net is not an option. It means that a rectangular mosquito net is not a good idea. For that, you will benefit from a mosquito net that has a single suspension point. It’s much easier to hang! 

Discover all our mosquito nets

Bambulah offers you a great choice of mosquito nets! Our self-designed mosquito nets are about combining ultimate protection and iconic style. Do you want to find out what kind of mosquito nets we have on offer? Feel free to explore our full collection!



Maayk is the co-founder of Bambulah, a sustainable bed canopy / mosquito net brand. With a wealth of travel and expat experience, he's woven cultural richness into Bambulah. His passion drives the brand's success, and Bali is his inspiration. Within less than 3 years, Bambulah is now among the world's largest mosquito net brands, committed to sustainability.

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