12 Best Porch Swings for Every Style and Budget
Take a load off this summer and snag the perfect seat for your outdoor space.
I think we can all agree that porch swings are pretty magical. Not only do they add instant charm and curb appeal to a home, but they also invite long conversations and lazy afternoons getting lost in a book. (Not to mention that they quite literally sweep us off our feet.)
If you're looking for a special place to perch this spring and summer, a porch swing might be exactly what you need. Keep scrolling to see our top picks for every style and budget. We've even included a few no-drills-necessary options.
What to Consider When Buying a Porch Swing
SIZE: Most porch swings are about four to five feet long and can support anywhere from 400 to 800 pounds. (Note: The weight capacity is usually listed under Product Details.) To find the right size for your space, simply consider how many people will use the porch swing at the same time. If the answer is one to two adults, then you should be fine with a standard model. But if it's three or more adults, then you'll want to upgrade to a larger porch swing or even a hanging day bed.
MATERIAL: Naturally, porch swings are exposed to the elements. So it's important to choose materials that can withstand moisture and UV rays. (Like teak or acacia wood, wicker and coated metal.) Look for phrases like "water-resistant" and "rust-resistant" in the item description, too.
INSTALLATION: For safety and stability, standard porch swings should be hung from ceiling beams or joists. If your space lacks joists or you'd rather not drill holes, though, you can easily opt for a freestanding porch swing or a glider. We've included several below.
ACCESSORIES: Most porch swings come with hanging kits, which include chains and hardware. Cushions and canopies are usually sold separately.
Best Porch Swings Under $250
Bring country charm to your outdoor space with this double-crossback porch swing. The natural wood finish is perfect for more rustic settings and allows the grains and knots to shine through. (Swoon.) Best of all? The porch swing includes individual backrests, built-in lumbar support and a curved seat, so it's cute and comfortable.
If you're lucky enough to live somewhere with palm trees and ocean views, then you need this tropical porch swing. The bench is crafted from weather-resistant acacia wood and features wide slats along the back, so it dries quickly after scattered showers. Just add a couple of floral pillows and a ceramic stool for your latest beach read.
Best Porch Swings Under $500
You can't go wrong with a wicker porch swing. Create one cozy spot for drinking coffee and watching the birds with this cushioned loveseat. The frame is crafted from steel and covered in wicker, so it's both sturdy and weather-resistant. Meanwhile, a gently scalloped back and fade-resistant cushions offer timeless style.
Put the finishing touches on your modern farmhouse with this crossback porch swing. The bench is available in two sizes and comes handcrafted from solid pine wood. (So it will beautifully complement the land around your home.) Meanwhile, sturdy ropes and rust-resistant hardware ensure that the porch swing will look picture-perfect for years to come.
Elevate your exterior (and become the envy of all your neighbors) with this chic black porch swing. The statement-making piece includes subtle embellishments, open slats and a gently curved seat for the best of style and comfort. Best of all? The porch swing is actually made from marine-grade lumber, so it looks like natural wood but it's easier to care for.
Best Porch Swings Under $1,000
Lean into a more contemporary look with this cushioned porch swing. The outer shell is crafted from weather-resistant wicker, while the inner shell features pillows all around. The rope is completely adjustable, too, so you can get the perfect height for your space.
Turn your outdoor space into a true bohemian retreat, courtesy of this rattan porch swing. The scooped seat is ideal for two people and can be cozied up with faux-fur throws or tasseled pillows. Meanwhile, lengths of rope replace the usual metal chains and help soften the look.
Best Porch Swings Under $2,000
Ease into summer with this effortlessly elegant, faux-rattan porch swing. The woven frame and matte black cushions capture the look of poolside lounge chairs and promise to keep you just as comfortable. At the same time, black ropes lift the seat off the ground and provide a gentle sway.
Treat yourself to a lazy afternoon of reading or snoozing in the sun with this transitional porch swing. The classic slat-rail design is hand-crafted from 100-percent FSC eucalyptus, so it's naturally moisture and insect-resistant. The deep seat cushion and back pillow are included.
Porch Swings You Don't Have to Install
To paraphrase a hit song from the '60s, it's your porch and you can glide if you want to. Make the most of your outdoor space (and avoid a heavy-duty installation) with this acacia wood glider. The bench is ideal for two people and uses curved feet to mimic a swinging motion. If it were up to us, we'd customize it with a patterned cushion.
We have good news: Thanks to this freestanding porch swing, you can finally relax without drilling any holes into your ceiling. The sturdy wood frame and steel chains can support about 400 pounds, while the slatted back keeps you in a comfortable, upright position. Best of all? You can set this porch swing up anywhere outside.
The only thing better than a freestanding swing? A freestanding swing with a sun canopy. Sit back and relax on the hottest days with this shady loveseat. The arched frame is crafted from durable, powder-coated steel and the canopy and cushions are UV-resistant. In turn, you can enjoy it without breaking a sweat.