The 7 Best Porch Swings

Make your porch or patio feel a little homier with these swings

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Swanley Porch Swing with Chain at Wayfair

"Comes in 26 colors, and has a weatherproof coating that lets you swing all year long."

Best Budget: Jack Post Wood Porch Swing at Walmart

"You'll love the rustic style of this two-seater almost as much as you love the affordable price."

Best Wooden: Marisela Day Bed Porch Swing at Wayfair

"Combine comfort and elegant design with this gorgeous day bed-style porch swing, available in 11 colors."

Best With Canopy: Sunnydaze Deluxe Outdoor Patio Swing at Walmart

"Perfect for anyone looking to add a freestanding swing to a patio or backyard."

Best Comfort: Mainstays Belden Park Outdoor Porch Swing at Amazon

"A cozy swing for two that turns your porch into your new favorite place to relax."

Best Trendy: Christopher Knight Home Wicker Tear Drop Hanging Chair at Amazon

"Evoke the boho era with this single-seater porch swing."

Best Glider: LL Bean All-Weather Glider at L.L Bean

"Enjoy the spirit of swinging and the look of a traditional bench with this all-weather glider from LL Bean."

Best Overall: Swanley Porch Swing with Chain

Swanley Porch Swing with Chain

 Courtesy of Wayfair

If you’re looking for a great all-around porch swing that fits nearly any budget and any style, the Swanley Porch Swing is an excellent choice. This traditional swing is made from ash hardwood and comes in a whopping 26 different stains and colors, so you can pick the perfect shade for your porch.

This swing measures 25 x 48 x 26 inches. It can be installed either using porch joists or as a backyard swing set or stand and comes with rust-resistant chains to hang it. The wood is weatherproof, so you can keep it outside all year long.  

The porch is sturdy enough to hold up to 350 pounds, so you'll be able to fit a couple of adults or a few kids on it, as long as it is secured properly.

Best Budget: Jack Post High Back Wood Porch Swing with Chain

Jack Post High Back Wood Porch Swing with Chain

Courtesy of Walmart

If cost is a concern, the Jack Post Porch Swing is a well made, attractive swing that’s perfect for any front porch or backyard—all for an affordable price. Made from hardwood and steel, this swing measures 27 x 52 x 24.8 inches and should have at least two feet of clearance for optimal swinging. It can hold up to 500 pounds of weight and is ideal for two people.

It comes with the hardware needed to hang it from your porch, but will also work on a stand. It comes in a country-style, rich wood stain that is neutral enough to blend in, no matter what your decorating style is.

This Jack Post swing does require assembly, but reviewers say it’s simple enough for one or two people to handle. Owners love that despite its low cost, this swing looks great and feels much more expensive than it is. Though it’s not weatherproof (you'll need to cover it or take it to a shed for the cold months), it's a classic option for the summer months.

Best Wooden: Marisela Day Bed Porch Swing

Marisela Day Bed Porch Swing

 Courtesy of Wayfair

The Marisela Day Bed Porch Swing is a perfect choice for anyone who wants a beautifully designed porch swing that will last for years to come. This oversized swing measures 25.5 x 85 x 42.5 inches and weighs 128 pounds—and it's built to last. It can hold up to 400 pounds of weight and is made entirely from solid wood. It comes in 11 wood finishes and features a traditional, slatted look will make your porch the envy of the neighborhood

Owners say the Marisela Day Bed is the perfect blend of comfort and beauty. Add a twin mattress (not included) to the swing for an extra comfortable outdoor day bed that's perfect for reading or taking a quick cat nap.

Best With Canopy: Sunnydaze 3-Seat Deluxe Outdoor Patio Swing

If your porch swing needs to be more of a patio swing, this canopied three-seater is the pick for you. Unlike the other swings on this list, this option stands on its own and provides its own shade. The canopy can be tilted backward or forward, depending on where the sun is coming from as you swing.

The swing measures 90 x 44 x 74 inches and has a weight capacity of 600 pounds, which offers plenty of space for three people to swing—or for one person to stretch out and relax. Each side of the swing has a fold-out side table with indents to keep drinks steady, even as you swing.

The swing comes with striped brown seat and back cushions. The bench itself is brown wicker, with a solid steel frame that will withstand years of use. To keep your swing in top shape, consider getting a cover for rainy days and the winter months.

Best Comfort: Mainstays Belden Park Outdoor Porch Swing

The Mainstays Belden Park Outdoor Porch Swing is a cozy swing for two that turns your porch into your new favorite place to relax. This wooden swing is covered with an oversized navy cushion that's super-pillowy, so you'll feel like you're swinging in the clouds.

You won't be able to lie down and stretch out on this swing—it's a little on the short side at 48 x 28 x 20 inches—but the plush cushioning more than makes up for that, especially since it covers every inch of the wooden seat. This swing can comfortably hold up to two adults and withstand weight up to 500 pounds.

The swing comes with chains so you can hang this cushioned swing from the ceiling of your porch. The cushion material is UV protected, fade-resistant, and dries quickly, so you won't need to worry if the cushions aren't brought inside every time it rains.

Best Trendy: Christopher Knight Home Wicker Tear Drop Hanging Chair

Boho decor is incredibly trendy right now, and the Christopher Knight Home Wicker Tear Drop Hanging Chair is the perfect piece to give you that ‘60s vibe on your front porch. Made from steel covered in wicker, this egg-shaped hanging chair can be used indoors or out and is just as comfortable as it is attractive.

This swing seats one person and can be hooked to a stand if you worry about damaging your porch ceiling. It measures 38 x 23.5 x 48 inches and comes in a beautiful brown finish. Although it comes with cushions, you can add your own colorful throw and boho-inspired pillow to complete the look. 

Owners say this chair is super comfortable and an instant statement piece for any porch area. It requires assembly but can be done in under an hour.

Best Glider: LL Bean All-Weather Glider

LL Bean All-Weather Glider

 Courtesy of LL Bean

If you’d rather glide than swing your Sunday afternoon away, you’ll love the LL Bean All-Weather Glider. This two-seater glider can be placed on any porch or patio and gently glides back and forth. It’s made from rust-resistant steel and high-density polyethylene, and won’t fade, even when left outside for years.

The glider comes in green, gray, or white, and measures 35 x 47.5 x 24.5 inches. Best of all, it comes with LL Bean’s popular warranty program that will protect the piece for its lifetime if it ever warps, fades, or breaks.

Reviewers say they use this glider on a daily basis—and it holds up year after year, even with all of that use. It does take a little bit of time and effort to put together, but once you've gotten everything in place, you'll be glad you invested in it.

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