These 9 Peaceful Porch Swings Will Inspire You to Sit a Spell

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Elegant Black Porch Swing
Laurey W. Glenn

They host girlfriends on late summer nights and neighbors on a sunny afternoon, quite moments alone in the mornings and family time when the sun starts to fade. They offer shelter from the elements–rain, shine, and anything else life throws at you–and invite peace into our busy lives. There are many reasons the porch is a favorite place among Southerners, but above all is its ability to transform from a place of respite to the ultimate spot to entertain in a snap.

No single patio piece does that better than a porch swing. Ideal for solo reads, chatty coffee dates, or well-deserved afternoon naps, a well-styled swing can make even the grandest of porches feel cozier. Layer them with outdoor cushions and pillows, and you just may find yourself perched on the porch admiring your hydrangeas all summer long.

Ready to give your porch the Southern treatment? Get inspired by these breezy and beautiful porch swing that are sure to take our al fresco comfort to new heights.

Rustic Porch Swing

Highland Dunes Swanley 2 Person Solid Wood Porch Swing

Swanley 2 Person Solid Wood Porch Swing


An extra-large bed swing invites lounging on this lower terrace porch. Vintage salvage items add character to the space.

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Relaxing Patterned Blue Swing

Rosecliff Heights Brannan 2 Person Solid Wood Porch Swing

Brannan 2 Person Solid Wood Porch Swing


Mixed patterns and lots of pillows suit this porch's relaxed vibe. Bolster pillows round out each side, blending the fabric well with weathered wood arms.

Tour the full Austin Idea House.

Bungalow Porch Swing

Hampton Bay Cane Patio Outdoor Patio Swing with Square Back Cushions

Cane Patio Outdoor Patio Swing with Square Back Cushions

Home Depot

An extra-long porch swing anchors this porch space and, at 7 feet long, invites stretching out for long afternoon naps. The swing is hung the swing by ropes to give it a more natural look. A brightly patterned outdoor rug pops against neutral tones.

Tour this vintage style bungalow.

Classic White Porch Swing

Highwood Lehigh 5-foot Eco-friendly Synthetic Wood Porch Swing

Classic White Porch Swing
Laurey W. Glenn

A traditional wooden porch swing is cozied up with blue-and-white cotton pillows. A rustic bench serves as a side table.

Back Porch Retreat

Ebern Designs Concow Solid Wood Porch Swing

Back Porch Retreat
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn

This back porch is outfitted with coral-patterned pillows and a swinging daybed to make a comfy retreat.

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Bright Blue Porch Swing

Studio 350 Turquoise Metal Eclectic Outdoor Bench

600 Square Foot Cottage Porch with Teal Furniture
Joseph de Leo; Styling: Liz Strong

Busting with vibrant vacation vibes, this powder-coated aluminum swing is just one element of a covered porch that rocks.

Tour this 600-square-foot beach cottage.

White Winged Back Swing

YardCraft 2 Person Porch Swing

2 Person Porch Swing


Neutral tones let the shape of this swing do all the talking. All you need is an accent pillow to sit and enjoy the view.

See more of this neutral beach house.

White Slatted Style Swing

Highland Dunes Gerri Solid Wood Porch Swing

Blue and White Porch with Wicker Chairs and Swing
Melanie Acevedo

You can't go wrong with classic white paired with a haint blue ceiling. A blue and white palette keeps things breezy and gives the appearance of more space.

Family-Ready Porch Swing

Longshore Tides Cano Solid Wood Porch Swing

Cano Solid Wood Porch Swing


Deep and comfortable, a large porch swing is ready for everything from playtime to nap time.

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