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Home Install a Patio Swing and Move Beyond Birdbaths and Gazing Balls
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To add a personal touch to your home’s exterior, you can install a patio swing.

In addition to adding a bit of you to the outside of your home, a patio swing provides an alternative to some of the more traditional patio seating that is available at most home improvement and furniture stores.

Many people consider patio swings a part of your landscaping design, but they are truly so much more than just a landscaping element. They are a functional, yet relaxing part of your home.

More Than a Yard Ornament

A patio swing creates both a place to sit on your porch and a relaxing arena for you to lose the cares of the day. Imagine sitting back and engaging in a bit of mediation about the events of the day in your new patio swing.

Patio Swing Design

You can create a space for a patio swing on you deck, patio or porch or even in your garden making a great place for you and your family to unwind after a rough day.

A patio swing provides you a place to read, nap, observe nature, or just watch people go by. It is a grand place for you to use your down time and recharge.

In addition, your patio swing will add a homey feel to your landscape design because there are a wide variety of patio swing styles available. You can find patio swing styles known as the Nantucket, cottage, Adirondack, classic, and even western.


Finding the patio swing that is right for you will be easy with so many options. Following, are some things to consider:
  • The general design of the swing. You might want something that offers contoured seats. If this is the case, perhaps you should choose an Adirondack style swing. Maybe you want something that has a particular type of wood. For example, pine might give you the original look you want with the function and comfort you desire. Thinking about all of the features you want in the design of your swing is an essential step.
  • Color. There are upwards of 30 patio swing colors available, and if you wouldn’t mind painting it yourself, the options become limitless. Take a look at the colors in your landscaping plan and the color scheme of the exterior of you house, then decide which color of patio swing will best compliment your look.
  • Height. How high do you want to hang your patio swing? You want it to be visible, but you certainly don’t want to lose the functionality. After all, this is going to be the place where you kick back with a glass of iced tea or lemonade to let the worries in your life slide out and leave you in a state of swinging relaxation. So try out a few heights and also try standing back from your home to see how your patio swing looks from a distance.
With patio swings, you have a lot of options. Remember to keep in mind that you not only want a patio swing that is comfortable and functional, but also that will stay in line with the look and feel you are seeking from your landscape and home exterior design.

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