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27 Absolutely fabulous outdoor swing beds for summertime enjoyment

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Hanging swing beds are super trendy right now, adding visual style and plenty of comfort to your backyard, porch, screened-in porch or veranda. There are various shapes and sizes, whether you have one custom made to fit your space, purchase from a retailer or DIY your swing bed, it can make a huge impact in your outdoor space. They would be a perfect addition to your home, as they are a great source of relaxation. Just pile on some pillows to keep you warm and cozy.

Have a look below to get some fabulous tips and inspiration from the collection that we have put together for you. If you are looking for more ideas, have a look at some past feature articles: 21 Inspirational examples of outdoor summer lounging spaces and 31 Heavenly outdoor hammock ideas making the most of summer. Readers, don’t forget to let us know which of the outdoor swing beds is your favorite and why!

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1. This hanging swing chair was custom designed by Erin Martin Design, based in St. Helena, California. The swing has a steel body with a leather or fur cushion. You can find for sale on 1st Dibs. To see a full home tour, have a look here: Breathtaking modern ranch house overlooking Sonoma wine country. (via Ken Linsteadt Architects)

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2. This lovely swing was sourced from Southern Komfort Swings, and complimented by Sunbrella fabric covered pillows. The stone flooring is BlueStone. (via Designstorms)

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3. The swing structure was custom made by the landscape architect, modeled after a Tori Gate. The bench part of the swing was purchased from Barlow Twyer. The posts are 6×6, consisting of rough hewn redwood. (via Richard Kramer)

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4. A suspended swing offers a tranquil oasis, surrounded by lounge areas, a tiki hut and views of the ocean in Miami, Florida. (via Straticon)

5. The swing bed was custom designed for this beach cottage in Miami, Florida. However, Original Charleston Bedswing makes ones that are similar for purchase online. The shutters were sourced from New Horizon Shutters and painted in French Quarter Green by Sherwin Williams. (via Historical Concepts)

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6. This lovely swing bench features an interior aluminum frame covered with fabric and bolted to a mahogany base. The swing is cleverly suspended by ropes to the roof of this verandah. Outdoor curtains helps to shade the space from the elements. (via Terracotta Design Build)

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7. The swing set on a covered outdoor porch in Atlanta, Georgia was sourced from Vintage Porch Swings. The cushions and pillows were custom fabricated from fabric the designer selected. The hardware and heavy ropes also came from the swing company. The drapery curtains are Perennials linen. (via The Consulting House)

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8. How cool are these hanging chair swings? Definately a unique way to sit in front of the fire pit in the garden and enjoy the ambiance on a cool summer evening. By the way, the chairs are the Eero Aarnio Bubble Chair… just add your own outdoor pillows to add a personal statement! (via Dean Herald-Rolling Stone Landscapes)

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9. This attractive home on Lake Keowee, South Carolina features a porch pavilion that captures views of the lake and distant mountains. It was the ideal location to suspend a bed swing. The finish and cushions were selected to blend seamlessly with the forested setting.

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10. The wicker hanging swing chair was sourced from Two’s Company, suspended from a large tree and hovering over a walkway consisting of large pieces of slate. (via Pal + Smith)

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11. The perfect swing for both adults and kids, the Egg Swing Chair offers plenty of fun on your outdoor patio. The manufacturer for the swing is no longer in business, but you can find one similar from the company Kettal. FYI, the potted plants are Echeveria Subrigida, which can grow year-round if you live in a frost free zone! (via Grounded – Modern Landscape Architecture)

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12. This covered porch with a cozy fireplace and swing showcases expansive views of the North Carolina mountains. The swing was placed in an idyllic spot for sunset watching, while a cable railing offers unobstructed views. The fireplace surround consists of locally sourced stone. The flooring appears to be wood planks but is actually ceramic tile! Source: (via ACM Design)

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13. The porch swing was custom designed by the builder, while comfortable pillows and cushions completes the aesthetic. The ceiling material is tongue-n-groove cedar with a clear coat finish. While the decking material was sourced from Trex in their Transcend decking collection, in a light brown color called Tiki Torch. (via Romanelli & Hughes Custom Home Builders)

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14. A beautiful swing bed graces the front porch of a Napa Valley, California farmhouse. The pillows are the Rizzy Home Black Forest 22″ x 22″ Decorative Outdoor Pillow. The angled roof offers protection from the elements, while the comfortable lounger offers views over the pool and pool house. Perfect spot to relax after a long day of work! (via Moller Architecture)

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15. A mid-century styled home in Charleston, South Carolina features this cozy front porch with a hanging bed swing. In fact, it looks so comfortable, your guests may wish to spend the night enjoying some fresh outdoor air! This particular model can be found at Vintage Porch Swings, it is the Eliza. (via Cortney Bishop Design)

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16. This fun chair swing set underneath a front porch in Santa Fe, New Mexico was sourced from from Kettal. Prices range anywhere from $4,000 – $6,000. The chair was sourced from Dallas modern furnishings retailer Smink. See the full home tour here: Refreshing adobe residence in New Mexico. (via R Brant Design)

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17. This beautiful daybed swing was custom designed, while Bradley Ornamental Iron in Orange, California fabricated the ensemble. (via Michael Kelley Photography)

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18. This screened-in porch in Charleston, South Carolina features a custom designed swing that is the size of a standard twin mattress. The ceiling is stained cypress, tongue and groove. (via Cameron Custom Builder)

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19. This blogger has created her very own DIY pallet tree swing overlooking her farmhouse’s gorgeous countryside of Sydney, Australia. (via RedAgape Blog)

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20. A screened-in porch in Maryland features a fire table lit with a gel surrounded by comfortable seating and a swing chair with comfortable cushions/pillows. The deck features 2×10 pressure treated wood. (via Jeffco Development)

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21. This grotto-like outdoor living space in Dana Point, California offers tranquil ocean views. A spacious hot tub in front of a fireplace is the ultimate… and after stepping out of the tub, relax on the hanging swing.(via Jeri Koegel Photography)

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22. A home in Nantucket, Massachusetts features a beautiful porch swing locally purchased from Arrowhead Nursery. The distance from the back wall to the swing is 24″. The deck flooring consists of Ipe wood. (via Shelter 7)

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23. This coastal chic covered porch features a swing suspended by a chain and adorned by rope, adding to the aesthetics. The indoor/outdoor rug was designed by Ralph Lauren Home sourced from Horchow. (via Laura Engen Interior Design)

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24. A beautiful farmhouse style home in Salt Lake City, Utah features a fire pit with a variety of seating options. This includes comfortable armchairs, a love seat, sofa and dual porch swings. Situated right outside the main living area, this is an inviting spot to entertain guests. (via Jackson and LeRoy)

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25. A dreamy back porch in Atlanta, Georgia features an inviting swing bed custom designed by the designer (this is her family home). She had a contractor hang it from the studs for proper support and safety. The chairs were sourced from Ballard Designs. While the long console table is an impressive DIY! It consists of two headboards repurposed from an old bed-and-breakfast and topped with marble. The outdoor rug adds texture and pattern, grounding the space; sourced from West Elm. (via Lindsey Hene Interiors)

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26. A traditional front porch in Charleston, South Carolina with a cozy swing bed. (via Allison Ramsey Architect)

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27. The 2012 Southern Living Idea House in Senoia, Georgia features a beautiful farmhouse porch with a swing provided by the Original Charleston Bedswing Company. The porch is roughly 10′ deep. Flanking the swing are vintage chairs painted in Sherwin Williams “Quietude”: SW 6212. The shutters were painted in Greenblack (SW6994) from Sherwin Williams. See the full home tour we featured here: Southern Living Idea House in Georgia: Farmhouse Renovation. (via Historical Concepts)

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