16 Outdoor Swings and Hanging Chairs: Designer Picks

Having ample seating options in your outdoor living space is crucial if you want to enjoy the area to the fullest. Outdoor swings and hanging chairs are both fun and functional, and we love using them in our designs.

If you’re considering adding an outdoor swing or hanging chair to your porch, deck, or other outdoor area, keep reading to see our designers’ top picks. From casual pieces to more elegant options, our roundup has something for everyone.

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One of brick&batten's favorite outdoor swings

#1 // Go Porch Swing

Inspired by a club-style chair, this porch swing was designed with comfort in mind. It comes in several classic colors like black, white, and navy (pictured above). But if you prefer something more fun, it’s also available in vibrant hues such as Sky Blue and Sunset Orange. Its simple design and range of color options mean it will work well with a variety of house styles. We also love that it’s made from 100 percent recycled materials and is waterproof and fade-resistant.

One of brick&batten's favorite outdoor swings

#2 // Kya Porch Swing

This contemporary-style swing has a teardrop shape and wicker weave design our designers love. The frame is made from rattan, and the weather-resistant cushions and headrest pillow are extra thick, offering plenty of support and comfort. A hanging chair like this one is a smart buy if your outdoor living space is on the smaller side. Hang it in a corner, and you’ve got a cozy nook to relax in all day long.

One of brick&batten's favorite outdoor swings

#3 // Zion Solid Wood Porch Swing

The ornate design of this neoclassical-influenced swing makes it a statement piece that will add a touch of elegance to any outdoor environment. Made from solid teak wood, this swing has tropical vibes and would look lovely hanging from a pergola at a beach house. This piece doesn’t come with cushions, so you might want to consider decorating it with some colorful outdoor pillows or a throw blanket.

One of brick&batten's favorite outdoor swings in a colorful hue

#4 // The Riverside Collection 2 Person Porch Swing

Want to add a pop of color to your outdoor living area? We recommend this bench-seat-style swing in Seaglass Blue for a playful take on a traditional porch swing. If you’re not a fan of blue, don’t worry. This piece comes in several other colors, from Citrus Orange to Boathouse Red to Sunbeam Yellow, to match almost any setting.

One of brick&batten's favorite outdoor swings

#5 // Highland Creek 2 Person Porch Swing

With a beautiful fleur-de-lis design on the back, this metal porch swing is a sophisticated choice that brings a bit of drama. We imagine this upscale piece of outdoor furniture hanging in a zen garden near a water feature or on the porch of a French colonial home. 

One of brick&batten's favorite outdoor swings

#6 // Juno Swing Chair

This swing chair comes with its own stand, so you can place it just about anywhere you want. We also love the retractable canopy that allows you to relax in the shade or soak up the sun. Plush cushions make this swing chair extra comfortable, and the rattan weave frame adds a luxe touch.

One of brick&batten's favorite outdoor swings

#7 // Vineyard 60″ Porch Swing

There’s room for the whole family on this porch swing. Its classic design will work well in a variety of settings and won’t clash with the rest of your outdoor furniture or decor. This swing would look right at home on a wrap-around porch.

A wood daybed with white cushion

#8 // Dexter Mahogany Solid Wood Porch Swing

Turn your porch or patio into a peaceful sanctuary with this swing daybed carefully crafted from mahogany wood. The curves of the backrest design and armrests add a soft touch, as does the thick cushion. Create a comfy outdoor living room by laying an outdoor rug under the swing and placing a small table for drinks and snacks nearby.

One of brick&batten's favorite outdoor swings

#9 // Hammock Chair

This suspended seat is perfect for a small side porch or an unused corner that’s too tiny for larger furniture. Its basket shape is reminiscent of a cozy cocoon, and the plush, water-resistant cushions are available in two colors — dark gray (pictured) and beige. The sturdy metal frame is wrapped with wicker in a beautiful weave design. This hammock chair would make a great addition to a transitional-style home.

A rattan porch swing

#10 // American Swing, Natural

This hanging chair is inspired by 1960s Scandinavian design and is ideal for anyone who prefers a minimalist design approach. With its simplicity, clean lines, and natural elements, this swing would fit right in at a Japandi-style house with wood accents.

A hanging rattan bench

#11 // Hanging Rattan Bench

Like the chair above, this love seat lounger is also inspired by 1960s Scandinavian design. This scooped-seat bench features room for two and can be accessorized with pretty pillows to add softness.

One of brick&batten's favorite outdoor swings

#12 // Outdoor Hanging Chair

This beachy beauty features a sculptural frame and scooped seat. It’s made from weather-friendly materials and available in light dune (pictured) or white. Use bright pillows to add a pop of color, or opt for something neutral to keep it simple.

One of brick&batten's favorite outdoor swings

#13 // Lakeview Paradise Key 4-Foot Porch Swing

We love this Adirondack-style swing for lake houses and coastal homes. It’s made in the U.S. from faux wood material that looks like the real deal but doesn’t require any of the maintenance. There are several different finish options, including Weathered Acorn (pictured), Rustic Red, Coastal Teak, and Whitewash.

A outdoor hanging chair with stand

#14 // Modway Abate Outdoor Weather Resistant Swing Chair

This swing chair also has a teardrop shape like #2 on our list. But this version features its own stand and a more contemporary look. We especially love the organic woven design and natural curves. This chic chair is a statement piece that will elevate a variety of spaces.

A black wood outdoor swing

#15 // Slatted Wood Porch Swing

Ensure your front porch feels welcoming and inviting with this classic slatted wood swing. Its timeless design means it’ll never go out of style and will play well with the other aspects of your exterior. We also like that it’s made from FSC-certified Eucalyptus, so it’s eco-friendly and durable.

One of brick&batten's favorite outdoor swings in black

#16 // Trex® Outdoor Furniture™ Yacht Club 60″ Swing

Last but not least, we have this low-maintenance, made-in-the-U.S. swing that’s an impressive 60″ wide. It’s made from HDPE recycled lumber that looks like real wood but won’t crack, rot, or splinter. Additionally, it comes in several different colors, making it easy to coordinate with the rest of your outdoor decor.

A collection of outdoor swings and hanging chairs

Our favorite outdoor swings and hanging chairs

Outdoor swings and hanging chairs provide a place to relax after a long day or enjoy a cocktail with friends. They’re an excellent addition to most outdoor spaces and something you’ll use again and again. We hope this post has offered you plenty of inspiration and maybe even encouraged you to add one of our picks to your shopping cart.

Products like outdoor swings can help spruce up your outdoor space, though they won’t totally transform your curb appeal. But we can! When you partner with brick&batten, we render a fresh look for your home’s exterior and provide a shoppable list of everything featured in the design. Start your exterior design project today.