Bonjour and welcome to the Art of the Home gallery of charming porch swing ideas! We personally picked these charming porch swing photos just for you. We hope they’ll brighten up your day!
Who doesn’t remember peaceful afternoons at grandma’s swaying on the porch swing while listening to grandpa tell stories? Most of us, at some point, have a good memory tied to a swing — so allow us to reminisce with you as we show you photos of porch swings which will surely spark a memory or two. Porch swings are one of the…if not THE, most charming addition you can put on your porch (weekend DIY project for the family?). A porch swing is like an instant eye-catcher that invites family and guests to sit, slow down, enjoy the company/scenery, maybe read a good book or take a short nap. Porch swings also add personality, color, and texture to any porch naturally becoming the star of your home entrance.
The classic porch swing, typically made of wood, maybe painted white or with a natural finish. Though wood is still the main choice for porch swings, the more versatile and low maintenance wood composite material will still give you the same warmth and traditional look of real wood. Wicker or woven rope is just as charming and will imbue a languid tropical island mood, though modern design usually uses resin wicker in lieu of cane or rattan. These are durable and beautiful with an almost real wicker look. Porch swings come in all sizes and styles, and the wooden country-style ones with slatted back and side rails will probably be what usually comes to mind (also popular with country music videos). But there are porch swings built like chaise lounges too! Can you imagine being so relaxed, stretched out, and rocked by the breeze? Some porch swings are almost like hammocks…you can have it face the ocean or the trees in your backyard, and you can say hello to sweet daydreams. Porch swings can also be easily decorated to match or contrast with the porch scheme. Splashy colors (turquoise, greens, yellows) give a refreshing vibe, and neutral tones make for a calm and cool haven. You can also deck them with cushions, throw pillows, and even stuffed animals! Because children love swings more than you do (probably).
So, we hope you would you join us and look through our gallery of 7 charming porch swing idea you can install on your own or with the help of your favorite handyman. Hope you enjoy swinging with us…beautiful day to you!
1. Woodland Escape…
The Little Plus: the identical swing chairs with contoured seat — comfortable single seating with neutral throw pillows to match. Lines are blurred as natural colors on the columns, floor, railings and walls were chosen to seamlessly marry with the surrounding woodlands.
2. Macramade in Heaven…
The Little Plus: the DIY macrame single swing chair — bohemian chic flair that is comfortable as it is stylish. And notice the wrought iron heart details on the porch railing…subtle romantic touches that warm the area (and the heart!). Also, isn’t that wooden dog art piece so cute? We should all have an artwork of our beloved pooches!
3. Jungle Swing…
The Little Plus: the natural color wicker couch repurposed into a porch swing. A creative way to use old or salvaged pieces of furniture — just like what this homeowner did! The sturdy double (or maybe triple) knots on the ropes keep the swing securely in place as you swing amidst all this green. And notice the brick columns with climbing ivy…classic and rustic.
4. Porch Oasis
The Little Plus: the woven rattan porch swing and matching furniture. This organic material is lightweight but strong and the loose weaving make it easy for air to pass through. And the colorful cushions and pillows give bright splashes of personality and completes this desert porch oasis. And take a look at the tree branch railings, creatively recycled and used to border the porch…very innovative.
5. String Swing…
The Little Plus: the double porch swing made of wood and interwoven ropes…like a hammock and swing combined, very comfortable and relaxing. And how delightful are the red headrests that contrast with the wood and the white ropes. Suspend yourself blissfully, swing and enjoy your day!
6. Floating in Style
The Little Plus: the resin wicker swinging lounge chair with comfortable contoured seat. Its contemporary streamlined design is elegant and trendy. And the cables are unbelievably thin but strong enough to support your weight. Also, the white wooden railings keep the porch secluded but still allow for fresh air to stream in. With the sound of waves and an ocean view lulling you, a much deserved nap is sure to happen.
7. Suspended in a Dream…
The Little Plus: the dark stained wooden porch swing made of durable teak wood. The slatted frame makes for a breezy and relaxing nap. And with a thick white tufted cushion and colorful fluffy pillows that look so inviting, who wouldn’t!