By simply adding to the depth of the porch swing seat, a swing bed was born. Many have the same look as regular porch swing with a backrest and armrests, offer a deeper seat for a more lounge-worthy experience. Others feature no sides at all and are really more like a hanging porch bed, and some are even big enough for you to enjoy while lying down.
In addition to the added depth, a swing bed has a thick cushion like a mattress to encourage fully horizontal lounging. Many also offer toss pillows and bolster pillows for softness from any angle or you can pick out your own for a custom look.
Things to Keep in Mind About Swing Beds
Keep in mind that not all hanging beds or swing beds will swing the same way a traditional porch swing will. A porch swing has two points of contact with the ceiling of your porch or the stand it's supported by. Some swing beds feature the same Y-shaped hanging chain system with two points of installation. These will swing. But others – like those of the hanging bed variety - often hang by four points. This means the swing bed will definitely sway but you won't experience a generous swinging motion.
Where to Hang a Swing Bed
Swing beds are great on the porch or in a sun room. Most models will need a ceiling from which to hang but there are some in standalone frames that could go in the middle of your lawn. You may find you enjoy your outdoor swing bed so much, you want one in your bedroom. And that won't be a problem when you see the stylish options that are available.
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