Best Modern Porch Swings With Stand Review
Posted in Reviews on September 8, 2016
The next time you’re looking through your family album – or anyone else’s – notice how many pictures were taken on somebody’s front porch.
Porches first appeared in the Americas early in the 18th century, but not in large numbers. Perhaps because of the harshness of life at the time, or because porches had not been common in Europe, it would be another hundred years before they became popular.
During that time, in the same way that they were shaping our nation, the diverse cultures and traditions of the colonists led to a fascinating blend of architectural styles, which evolved into the front porch, as we know it.
By the Victorian era, porches were standard features on houses. Technological and industrial advances had created more leisure time, which was spent, in large part, on the front porch.
Sort of an outside family room, it was a place for discussions, stories, games, and songs. The porch also fostered a sense of community, encouraging interaction with neighbors, who would often stop to visit.
The new technology also led to improvements in the manufacturing of outdoor furniture, making it more affordable to the middle class.
Dilapidated kitchen chairs and rockers were replaced by beautiful furniture made from wicker, wood, and metal.
Among the most popular items was the porch swing. In spite of its simple, folksy appearance, it had an almost magical quality.
Whether seeking quiet contentment, meaningful conversation, or light-hearted reverie, all who succumbed to its charm seemed to walk away with rosier outlooks.
Famed in song and story, the porch swing has also gotten credit for sparking countless romances.
Fast forward to the 21st century and we’re still captivated by the porch swing, which has worked its way so deeply into the fabric of our culture that it’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t own one, or have fond memories of one.
In fact, porch swings are becoming more popular every year. It seems that, with the increasing pressures of today’s lifestyles, it’s more important than ever to have that one connection to a more innocent, carefree time.
Of course, modern life does have its advantages, as technology has once again expanded the possibilities for outdoor furniture.
Besides the classic, hand-crafted wood swings, you can find gorgeous porch swings made from polywood, and a new, synthetic “wicker” that looks authentic, but, like your memories, is virtually indestructible.
And if you don’t have a porch you can still enjoy a swing, by getting a porch swing with stand for your deck, patio, or yard.
We’re lucky enough to live in a house with a deck, overlooking a picturesque lake. My idea of winding down at the end of a long day is watching the sun set but recently I have a strange hankering to be sitting in a shady spot, on an old fashioned -porch swing. However there are three minor problems.
The deck doesn’t have a roof, which means there’s no shade or anywhere to hang it. We also don’t have any shady trees nearby the deck that can be used.
And last but not least, I don’t like traditional furniture. At all. It’s not that it’s not beautiful; it’s just not beautiful for me.
If you also prefer less tradition and a lot more trend, you’ll be happy to know that a modern porch swing does exist.
You’ll be even happier to know that you can buy a porch swing with stand, which means you don’t need to build a porch, grow a tree or move homes, in order to enjoy your very own porch swing.
LexMod Eero Aarnio Style Bubble Chair with White Pillows
I’m very aware that this Lexmod Bubble chair isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but if you’re looking for a modern porch swing you’re not going to get better than this.
Believe it or not this chair was designed 40 years ago and just as it was considered cutting edge way back then; it’s still a modern porch swing.
The bubble chair is a ‘room within a room’, creating a cosy and calm atmosphere. The design swallows the sound around you and you feel like you’re a million miles away from the day to day hustle and bustle.
If you plan on using this as an outdoor chair I do suggest a shady spot, given the clear acrylic.
This modern porch swing is a quality reproduction of the Original Eero Aarnio-designed chair at a fraction of the cost.
Amazon scores it 5 out of 5.
- Clear acrylic
- Durable steel rim
- Vinyl cushion
- Weight Capacity: 300lbs
- 8 ft. ceiling chain included
Ceri Outdoor Porch Swing with Stand
The Ceri outdoor porch swing with stand is a wonderful addition to any home, whatever the style.
Featuring brilliant black synthetic wicker and a bright white cushion, you’ll be relaxing in comfort with this modern porch swing.
Amazon scores it 4.4 out of 5.
- Synthetic wicker and rattan weaving - matte black
- Heavy Duty Spring for added comfort (Max. supported weight 250 lbs.)
- Seat size: 41"W x 29"D x 47.5"H Base size: 40"W x 40"D x 77"H
- Simple assembly required
- 77" from floor to the tip of the hanging post (Hanging post inclusive in price)
CorLiving PWC-331-S Wood Canyon Cinnamon Brown Stained Patio Swing
I love this Wood Canyon Cinnamon Brown stained porch swing with stand from CorLiving. An old classic has been given a modern twist and will suit a home in the suburbs, beachside or out in the country.
The durable 3-ply solid wooden frame is stained Cinnamon Brown and complemented by a matching wooden seat hung from a rugged chain. With only simple assembly needed upon delivery, you’ll be swinging in style in no time at all.
- High quality wooden structure
- High quality chain
- Cinnamon Brown stain
- Durable and easy to care for
- Easy to assemble
Amazon gives the modern porch swing 5 out of 5, with special mention of CorLiving’s excellent customer service.