20 Best Porch Swings for Every Style and Budget
Take a load off this summer with these top-rated porch swings.
I think we can all agree that porch swings are pretty charming. With their generous backrests and plush cushions, porch swings add instant curb appeal to a home and invite us to curl up with a book, chat with a friend or simply close our eyes and sway the afternoon away. (Read: They quite literally sweep us off our feet.)
So, 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 as well.
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
Elevate your outdoor space and enjoy all the sunny afternoons to come with this effortlessly elegant cross-back porch swing. The frame is crafted from mixed wood in a soft gray finish and features X-slats along the back for added visual interest. Meanwhile, the white all-weather cushion is just as comfortable as it looks and easy to clean, too.
Best Porch Swings Under $500
Create one stylish spot for sipping and socializing with this wicker porch swing. The two-person bench is built from weather-resistant steel — so it will last for years — and boasts a wide backrest topped with thick olefin cushions. And if that's not enough? The striped lumbar pillows are included, so you'll linger even longer.
Best Porch Swings Under $1,000
If you're looking for something more traditional-meets-farmhouse, try this solid teak porch swing by Dave & Jenny Marrs for Walmart. With its supportive X-frame back and appealing design, this three-person bench is perfect for reading, bird watching or simply basking in the sun. And, thanks to the strong nylon ropes and included cushions, you can adjust the height and seat respectively.
Best Porch Swings Under $4,000
It doesn't get more luxurious than this. Bring a taste of paradise to your porch with this plump rattan hanging daybed. The frame is crafted from aluminum and features a generous, weatherproof Sunbrella mattress, so you can sit back or stretch out. Pile the bed with outdoor throw pillows and prepare to feel like you're on a permanent vacation.
Porch Swings You Don't Have to Install
We have good news: Thanks to this freestanding porch swing, you can officially relax without drilling holes into your ceiling. The sturdy wood frame and steel chains can support up to 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.