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26 Unbelievably Fabulous Swinging Bed Ideas For Your Porch

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There is nothing more relaxing on a fresh summer evening than swaying on a porch swing and watching the sunset while sipping on your favorite beverage. These swings can be used for more than just sunset watching. You can use them for additional seating when entertaining guests, a cozy spot to curl up with a good book, or get comfortable and enjoy an afternoon siesta. Hanging a porch swing will require the assistance of an extra pair of hands, however if you are not handy, hire a professional for the task.

There are plenty of swinging beds you can purchase from stores, or you can have one custom built for you by a furniture maker, carpenter or DIY your own! Please look on ahead to see some fantastic ideas with varying types of swings. Be sure to read the information below each image to gain sources and inspiration.

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1. This DIY swing bed is hung from the ceiling with eye screws. To add comfort to this porch swing, add a twin mattress and a mattress cover. This one is the burlap mattress cover from World Market. Get the full DIY tutorial on the provided link. (via Plank + Pillow)

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2. This farmhouse chic porch swing graces a family home in Georgia, designed and built by @shabbywoodlove. (via @houseoflotsofpink)

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3. This beautiful cottage porch features a gray washed swing bed suspended by ropes from a white beadboard ceiling. A twin mattress is used for the base, while accent pillows adds plush comfort for relaxation and naps! On the floor is a composite wood. (via Leah G. Bailey Interior Design)

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4. A Mississippi farmhouse features a cozy and inviting front porch constructed with salvaged materials. A swing bed graces the porch, hanging from chunky ropes. (via Brian Woodcock for Country Living)

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5. This traditional style porch features a swing from Southern Komfort Swings, adorned with pillows covered in Sunbrella fabric. This swinging daybed offers plenty of space for two! You can curl up with a good book or settle in for an afternoon siesta under the shading of the covered porch. The flooring is bluestone. (via Designstorms LLC)

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6. A Southern home in Oxford, Mississippi features this beautiful front porch, painted in Benjamin Moore’s White Dove (OC-17). The black window sashes are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Phelps Black, DC-22. Ceiling is painted in Sherwin-Williams’ Bravo Blue, SW 6784. The Sunday Porch Swing with Cushions is from Ballard Designs. The chain is covered with rope. (via Laurey W. Glenn for Southern Living)

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7. This DIY swing bed was used to decorate a porch that needed a new styling. The homeowners designed the swing themselves, then added a twin mattress and some cushions picked up from HomeGoods and Tuesday Morning. The throw is from TJ Maxx, while the mattress cover is from World Market. String lights were added for ambiance. In front of the porch, shrubs were removed to create a stone pathway and allow additional space for swinging. (via Living with Lady)

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8. This traditionally styled porch in Georgia offers a relaxing atmosphere with a Boho vibe. A layering of textures and a neutral palette creates an inviting environment. This design of this space was inspired by a safari in South Africa. The chairs are from Ballard Designs, while the swing is a custom design. Grounding the space is an outdoor rug from West Elm. (via Lindsey Hene Interiors)

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9. A beach style porch in sunny WaterColor, Florida features white slip-covered chairs that are movable. A rope swing hangs from the ceiling, offering a cozy spot for relaxing and conversing with guests. See the full home tour here: Beach house in WaterColor offers dreamy sea-inspired accents. (via Geoff Chick & Associates)

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10. A front porch with a rope swing offers a coastal vibe in this southern style home in Georgia. Comfortable cushions creates an inviting feel, while a garden stool provides a great spot to leave your drink or a book! (via T.S. Adams Studio, Architects)

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11. A shabby chic style porch of a Florida vacation retreat offers shutters to bring in fresh breezes but can also be closed off for privacy (upper panels are fixed). These shutters came from New Horizon Shutters. The paint color is French Quarter Green Sherwin Williams. A Cape Cod style wicker rocker adds complimentary seating to the swinging bed. The bed is custom, however a similar style can be found at Original Charleston Bedswing. (via Historical Concepts)

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12. Add some ambiance to your front porch swing bed with string lights wrapped around the ropes. (via Look Linger Love)

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13. A classic southern porch of a home built in 1770, features a brilliant renovation — including the addition of this cozy swing. The bed swing was sourced from Southern Komfort Bedswings. (via Allison Ramsey Architects)

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14. This porch swing features cushions whose palette is inspired by the natural surroundings. The swing is a Classic Style in a dark grey wood stain finish, sourced from the provided link. (via Nostalgic Porch Swing Co.)

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15. A Mediterranean style porch features colorful cushions for a punch of color. An ideal spot for relaxing with a good book or watching the sunset. The swing bed was sourced from the provided link. (via Nostalgic Porch Swing Co.)

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16. A beautiful covered porch of a seaside cottage offers idyllic sweeping views over Santa Rosa Beach, in the Florida panhandle. This generous-sized porch swing is custom, however you can find similar from Vintage Porch Swings or the Porch Swing Company. See the rest of this home here: Seaside cottage with stylish details in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. (via Geoff Chick & Associates)

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17. A lovely home in Virginia offers this cozy covered porch swing that can be enjoyed all day long. Lanterns and string lights provides a magical ambiance when the sun goes down. (via Alexis Courtney Photography)

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18. This charming home on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts features a Victorian style porch with a hanging wooden bench. The swing was sourced from Arrowhead Nursery on Nantucket. The distance between the wall and the swing is 24″. The deck is composed of Ipe. Plants are climbing hydrangeas. Porch trim color is Platinum Gray PM-7 | Benjamin Moore. (via Shelter 7)

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19. An historic Beaufort home in South Carolina was beautifully restored, including a large front porch. On one side of the porch is a hanging daybed. The dimensions of this custom made swing is 7′ x 3′. (via Frederick + Frederick Architects)

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20. A Minnesota home features an expansive and welcoming covered front porch. At one end of the porch is a hanging white-painted wooden bench. Accents of blue and white pillows adds an elegant touch. Additional accents includes a beautiful blue and white planter and a white rocking chair. (via Bria hammel Interiors)

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21. Looking out onto the foothills of Carmel, California is Carmel Valley Ranch. A rustic and casual boutique retreat that offers spacious outdoor living spaces for the guest suites. A custom designed outdoor bed suspended by ropes will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. (via Laure Joliet for designer NICOLEHOLLIS)

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22. A farmhouse in Cedar Hill, Tennessee features this beautiful covered porch. A succession of rocking chairs sits on red brick pavers. At the far end of the porch is a wooden swinging bed topped with accent pillows. (via Julie Couch Interiors)

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23. A Georgian farmhouse features a mahogany swing sourced from the Original Charleston Bedswing Company. The vintage chairs have been painted in Sherwin Williams “Quietude” — SW 6212. The shutters are Greenblack (SW6994) from Sherwin Williams. This porch is roughly 10-feet deep. See the full home tour here: Southern Living Idea House in Georgia: Farmhouse Renovation. (via Historical Concepts)

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24. This covered porch is styled with beach-chic theme, featuring a hanging bed with patterned pillows and wicker furnishings. Aqua hues seem to be a dominate color scheme, with a aqua outdoor rug grounding the space. (via Artisan Signature Homes)

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25. This cheerful cottage porch features a swinging bench, a pair of yellow wicker chairs and a fresh vase of sunflowers. Exterior paint color is November Skies 2128-50 | Benjamin Moore, while the door color is Evening Dove 2128-30 | Benjamin Moore. The “white” trim color is Cotton Tail 2155-70 | Benjamin Moore. (via Sogno Design Group)

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26. A Florida beach house offers sweeping ocean views from its covered porch. The swing was custom designed by a furniture builder for $2,500. (via Crowell + Co. Interiors)

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Shell

Many of the designs show large swinging beds suspended by ropes situated near windows, glass doors, etc. Apparently the wind never blows where these lovely beds have been installed. High winds would shred most of what’s pictured here. Cute, but totally impractical.