Dump The Wing Chair, Get A Swing

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Every apartment deserves at least one very special piece of furnishing that is unexpected and fun.  Having a swing in the apartment gives the edge of thinking outside of the "decorating box."  Why not just dump the wing chair, get a swing.  

Here are some very classic styles perfect for apartment living inside and outside on the balcony.  Before we get started with a little inspiration, consider how the swing chair will be installed: 

  • If it will be hung from the ceiling, professional assistance should be sought.  

  • Know the maximum weight the swing can hold.  

  • Most importantly, how will repairs be made to the ceiling should you decide to move out of the apartment.  This style requires less floor space and offers visual "freedom."  That is, it seems to hang in the air.

  • For a swing that will hang from a floor stand, the most important consideration is how much space will it "eat up." Just be sure to carefully measure your available space and compare that to the dimensions of the stand.  This style is easy to install. It's a mobile; thus, it can be easily moved around the apartment or on the balcony.   And of course, it can be easily moved to a new apartment. 

  • Bases for most pod swings can be purchased separately. So don’t be afraid to purchase a pod swing you love.


Originally discovered on Swoon Worthy.com.UK

Originally discovered on Swoon Worthy.com.UK

In the above example, there is the pod swing hanging on a stand.  Note how the cushions offer comfort, color, and texture.  The circular stand on the bottom appears to take up little floor space.

Decor with pod swing   source

Decor with pod swing source


Pod swing on a base   source

Pod swing on a base source

Ceiling hanging pod swing   source

Ceiling hanging pod swing source

Ceiling pod swing   source

Ceiling pod swing source

Where to put a pod swing?

Just about anywhere, except perhaps the kitchen. But here are some ideas:

  • living room

  • bedroom

  • nursery room

  • porches and balconies

  • in a garden (if you are so fortunate as to have one!)

  • office space

  • television area

Hanging pod swing   source

Hanging pod swing source

 
 
Pod swing on porch   source

Pod swing on porch source

Pod swing on balcony   source

Pod swing on balcony source


Where to buy pod swings

Below are examples of just a few places from where to purchase free-standing pod swings. Many of these home decor retail stores offer several design types, as well as pod swings that seat two. Bases can often be purchased separately.

Wincott Bubble Pod Swing on   Wayfair

Wincott Bubble Pod Swing on Wayfair

Valletta swing chair on   Wayfair

Valletta swing chair on Wayfair

Indoor outdoor pod swing from   Hayneedle

Indoor outdoor pod swing from Hayneedle

Pod swing on base from   Minimal & Modern

Pod swing on base from Minimal & Modern

Green pod swing on white base from   Zuri Furniture

Green pod swing on white base from Zuri Furniture

Ceiling white pod swing from   Serena & Lily

Ceiling white pod swing from Serena & Lily

Blue pod swing from   Pier1   (also comes with a swing base)

Blue pod swing from Pier1 (also comes with a swing base)

Blue pod swing on base   Pier1

Blue pod swing on base Pier1


Just Kidding!

There are really are some very fun and unusual hanging swings. I just wanted to end the show here with one. But this one makes we want to pull out my DVD and watch JAWS for the umpteenth time!

As seed on   Architectural Digest  , swinging leather shark chair by Porky Hefer at the Design Miami booth of  Southern Guild

As seed on Architectural Digest, swinging leather shark chair by Porky Hefer at the Design Miami booth of Southern Guild


Would you put a pod swing in your decor?
Or do you already have that very special furniture piece that is unusual and fun?

You may be interested in these decor inspirations: