It’s no secret that resting in a hanging day bed swing is one of life’s simple - and well guarded - treasures. Slip into your bed swing for some relaxation and enjoy an experience that has no equal.
But a day bed swing does not simply have to serve as a fixture of function. It can also be decorated and accessorized to lend inestimable decorative class to your home or front porch.
Here are some of our top creative tips and suggestions for decorating your day bed swing!
1.The power of natural cordage
We ship our day bed swings assembled and with a 1-inch manila rope to hang them. The rope’s there for hanging, to be sure, but don’t miss out on this opportunity for creative decoration.
Many schools of design, including rustic farmhouse design and coastal living, use hemp and manila rope as decorative features. Wrap some hemp around the legs of a table; trim the edge of a frame; get creative with some bits of cordage and a glue gun - the vision is yours!
2.Drape a genuine fur throw over it
Plain textile throws are one thing, but if you really want to elevate the setting with a touch of the regal, consider a genuine fur or woolen throw. They’re not cheap, but they’re softer and warmer than anything else you can buy.
Not to mention, if they vibe with the setting, there’s no substitute for genuine furs. Get one in a color that matches the rest of your design or with a pattern that creates harmony with your other decorative elements.
Yes, you’ll want lighting for your little nook so you can read or simply see your company - but we’re suggesting you great creative with it.
Hang a candle lantern in the vicinity of the day bed swing, or better yet, install some wall sconces along the nearest wall. If you’re really feeling creative, get some LED strands and spiral these around the ropes suspending your bed swing!
4.Get creative with decorative pillows
You can do a lot more than just decorating your day bed swing with cushions or a heavy-duty mattress cover that matches the frame of the bed swing and the color scheme of your interior or exterior design. Consider jazzing things up with some colorful throw pillows with patterns or elements that make everything pop - and don’t forget the power of complementary colors. We even have pillows here that are weather-resistant and easy to clean.
5.Create a living arrangement around your swing bed
Planting flowers and ornamentals in the vicinity is good enough, but if you’re feeling creative you can hang potted plants over or alongside the daybed. With a little work, you can even train plants like ivy and morning glories to grow up the ropes!
6.End tables or coffee tables that match the setting’s vibe
You can customize the color of your bed swing here, but some of our wooden swings also come with bare, exposed reclaimed wood. They present a great opportunity to mix and match with coffee tables and end tables. A little bit of exposed wood that meshes with the design of the bed swing will really make a nice impression!
7.Exposed wood furniture, carvings, and other decorations
You can also make it a point to set up the immediate vicinity with graven wood decorations that match with the bed swing or with the overall aesthetic. This is a great time to choose decorative elements and curios that match with your design school, whether its country, rustic, coastal, mid-century modern, industrial, French Country, bohemian or something else!
8.Set up a large wall or floor mirror opposite the day bed swing
Looking for a creative way to deliver the illusion of additional space? Hang a large wall mirror opposite the day bed swing or at the side of it. It will “expand” the space and open things up - at least it will feel that way. Mirrors are also great tools to draw attention to and highlight items of interest and decorations.
9.Create a hidden sanctuary with beads or linens
Another really creative way to decorate a hanging day bed swing is with hanging beads, linens, or curtains. If you’re looking to make the setting a little more intimate, simply drape the bed swing with some decorative sheets or linens to create a little cozy sanctuary.
10.Don’t skimp on seating if it’s a common space
Unless you specifically want to create a private, cozy corner, you should, apparel the area with additional seating - and you don’t need to be typical with sofas and chairs. Show your colors with bean bags, pillows, stools, and other colorful seating arrangements - add another rope swing if it makes sense!
11.Match the theme of the setting with hangings
You can also decorate the walls of the enclosure with hangings that match the color and character of the bed swing itself. Tapestries, metal wall art, paintings, mosaics, and sculptures that support and reinforce the impression of the bed swing and the setting are all great choices.
12.Location is everything: install a woodburning stove in your cozy corner
Here’s one more expert tip, which may not be suitable or possible in some settings but will make a great effect where it can be installed: set up a wood-burning stove in the same area as your hanging bed swing.
This will make the corner so much cozier in the colder months, especially if you live in an area with cold, dark winters.
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