15 Hammocks & Porch Swings For Lazy Summer Afternoons
Is there anything better than lounging outside on a warm summer day? We don’t think so — especially if we’re curling up in a hammock or swaying away on a porch swing. Click though this gallery to see some of our favorite hammocks, hanging chairs and porch swings that are perfect for stretching out and making the most of a lazy summer afternoon.
Overlooking Lake Rosseau in Muskoka, Ontario, this elegant wicker porch swing is an inviting place to watch the sun set over the water.
With a compact design that’s suited to smaller porches or screened-in rooms, a hanging outdoor chair is the perfect spot to curl up and lounge in the shade.
Instead of filling her porch with bright blooms, homeowner Lisa Rogers opted for a swing in a deep red hue and patterned pillows and cushions to bring color and personality to her front porch.
Homeowner and designer Laurence Martocq took advantage of her cottage’s impressive lakeside views by placing a hammock near the shoreline.
A simple white hammock hung between two trees offers a quiet spot for reading.
A crisp white trim gives this scooped rattan chair wow factor, while pillows and a throw blanket add a pop of color.
Textile designer Katie Kime’s pillow prints and graphic rug bring fun motifs to this otherwise simple porch swing.
Use a hammock to add color to an outdoor space; this sky-blue version pops against the verdant trees.
Designer April Tidey used ship sails to create a shady spot to relax at her beachfront cabin in Savary Island, British Columbia.
At designer Colette van den Thillart’s Barbados beach house, a hammock hung on the principal bedroom balcony makes for a private spot to kick back and look at the ocean.
Heavy-duty rope makes a stylish statement on this porch swing in Inlet Beach, Florida.
For country superstar Johnny Reid, a porch swing suspended by rope is a favorite spot to play a tune or two.
Secluded beneath a canopy of trees, an extra-wide hammock makes for a cool spot for kids to hang out. Boost comfort by adding a few pillows.
The homeowners of this Muskoka cottage added visual interest to the area around their hammock by hanging vibrant prayer flags.
“I knew our sweet little front porch would be perfect for relaxing, but it’s also turned out to be an amazing place to take work calls and zone into my laptop,” says Camille Styles of her studio.