There is nothing like relaxing on your porch when the weather is nice, and a porch swing is a great way to create a peaceful outdoor space.
Choose the Right Material
You will find wooden swings that come in a range of sizes, styles and finishes. A maple or mahogany model will add charm to your home’s exterior. They are available in a natural finish or in a painted solid color. Choose an unfinished wooden swing if you want to match your existing woodwork.
A wicker swing has a casual and inviting look. Many are tough and durable, made from all-weather resin over rust-resistant metal frames. For comfort, today’s wicker swings are typically paired with oversized seat cushions.
Focus on Function
The traditional hanging porch swing design has evolved. One type can serve as an outdoor daybed if you have the space for it. A porch swing bed will typically fit a standard twin-size mattress. Smaller options are available as well.
If your porch is unable to support a hanging swing, a porch swing frame lets you set up your seat anywhere you would like.
Once you have chosen an outdoor porch swing, you can focus on filling in the rest of the space with patio chairs and hammocks.