For a season, it seemed porch and patio swings were a thing of the past. If you did happen upon the occasional one, it likely looked like it was hanging around from days gone by. However, patio swings have made a comeback in many modern ways.
Outdoor spaces everywhere are taking on a look that is, decidedly, relaxed and playful. And the popular furniture piece that incorporates both comfort and fun is the patio swing.
Today’s patio swings are unique in look, shape, and size. Some look so relaxed they are sure to remind you of your favorite beach vacation, while others take on a more minimalist style and easily complement an urban setting.
The singular hammock swing (pictured above) looks like it’s just waiting for you to sink into, as you relax to the sound of a soft summer breeze. If you don’t have a lot of space or you want to keep to a very light and airy feel on your patio this type of swing works great.
Image: Coastal Living
The shape of this patio swing makes a statement and is perfectly modern. But don’t feel stuck going entirely modern if that’s not your thing. Mixing straight lines with other relaxed pieces always adds interest. I like how the swing is a darker shade than the patio furniture. It adds contrast and the swing takes center stage.
Image: Jen Langston Interiors
Another fun interpretation of the patio swing is a swinging day bed. This variation has become widely popular. Clearly, this swing style is all about getting cozy and taking some serious time to relax.
Don’t be afraid to think big when it comes to this style. My favorite is this nap swing, as it is affectionately called. While plush, it still has a very modern look due to the same colored cushions, the suspension in the middle of the patio, and the lack of other furniture surrounding. This swing is just begging for naps and getting lost in long summer novels.
Image: The Animal Print Shop
Personally, I’m a huge fan of the rattan swing, which has made a comeback. What makes this swing so fabulous is that it also works great indoors. If you live in a four-season climate, like me, then this is a great option to ensure you get the most for your money. Take it outside in the warmer months and bring it inside when things turn cold. It’s the perfect excuse to relax year round.
If you’re ready to swing your summer away, here are 3 more patio swings I am a fan of that work inside or outside.
Do you have a patio swing at your home?