If you haven’t noticed already, swings are all the new rage! Of late, people are opening up and accepting swings as indoor furniture. This is a nice break from the whole staunch “outdoors” tag that was unfortunately attached to swings for decades. In a way, it makes sense. Previously, swings were mounted on trees with massive ropes, which made it near next to impossible to have one inside your home (unless you had a tree growing inside your house or unless you lived on a tree, both are unlikely). New-gen interior-designers have found ways to suspend chairs from mobile pedestals making it possible to have a nice comfy swing indoors and we’re all thankful for that!
But First, Types.
Before we discuss where we can use swings, let’s address how many different types of swings we have these days. They are, obviously, very similar in terms of structure – A seat, suspended either from a hook or a pedestal. They come in a myriad of colors and can often be customized to meet your needs.
Liven Up Your Living Room
Swings in the living room! Why not? The living room is one part of your house where you entertain guests and unwind at the end of a long day. So it would be nice to have a piece of furniture that can swing you while you relax. Or even rock you to sleep. Put it this way, swings are just baby cribs for grown-ups. We mean, why should kids have all the cute furniture stuff?
Getting back to the point, swings in a living room are a wonderful way to incorporate a nice vacation vibe to the whole room. They can be brightened up with some throws, cushions, and any other accessory that goes with your decor theme. Swings not only allow comfortable seating, but they also break free from the monotony of sofas and couches and conventional furniture that’s seen in homes.
Swing Your Way To Sleep
Bedrooms! A little unconventional, but yeah, swings are great in bedrooms, especially if there’s a corner overlooking a nice view to the outside. And if you may be so bold, you can use a swing as your bed. Yes, you read that right. This too is like an adult-sized version of something we put babies to sleep on. They are very popular and swing-beds have been known to help people fall asleep faster and sleep longer due to the rocking motion that they provide.
Balconies & Sit-Outs
These are probably the most common places you’d spot a swing in. However, we’re bound by our common sense to warn you against the risks of installing a swing on your balcony. Especially, if you have little kids and you live in an apartment that’s on the upper floors. We would also like to take this opportunity to remind you that you should never let children swing unattended.
With that said, balconies are often the spots with the best views. It would be nice to sit here and swing while you sip on your favorite beverage ( kindly note – swing too hard, you’ll spill your drink). Swings found in balconies are the wicker kinds that are hung on a single hook and not two, like the indoor ones like bed-swings and sofa-swings. These afford less movement, which is ideal when swinging on the edge of the balcony.
Here’s a bonus image on how NOT to swing.
Yes, Guarented’s Got Swings!
We’re Guarented, we have swings and most other types of furniture. In fact, we’ll probably one of the only ones offering customized swings based on the dimensions, designs, and themes of your choice. Just drop us an email and we can make a bed, a sofa, or a chair swing in a color/material of your choice! We’re really passionate about furniture, you see.