Call it a porch swing, call it a daybed swing, you can call it whatever you like to call it, just don’t limit the splendor of such a design to only one room in your home. People all around the country have been putting this unique new style to work for them in many different rooms in their homes and reaping a suite of benefits. Call it a porch swing, but it isn’t just for your porch. Call it a daybed swing, but it isn’t just for the bedroom. And no, it isn’t just for the day, either. As you are about to find out, you can actually make the ‘dedicated’ bed in your bedroom a swing bed and it may do much more for your overall well being than just ‘look nice.’
The unbelievable versatility of the different styles of swing beds that we offer here at Four Oak Bed Swings should not be understated. Whether you are interested in one for its unique design aesthetic or because you may have heard that such a design can help you get better sleep, we can help you out.
Interestingly, it isn’t just for the design aesthetic that these types of beds can benefit you. They can make a real mark in any room in your home, as you will shortly see, but they might even be able to help you get better sleep, and maybe even to destress in your waking hours.
Some have stated that hammocks can help you get better sleep because the hammock cradles the body like a fetus. Others yet have said that the gentle oscillations of a hammock can synchronize with your brain waves in order to help you get deeper, longer, more restful sleep. Some of these accounts represent anecdotal evidence, and we recognize that. We also recognize that a swing bed will not cradle you in the same way that a hammock can. But a swing bed will provide for gentle oscillation, and if the latter whispers are true, then a swing bed may be able to get you better actual sleep.
Even if not, if you are one of those people who likes to be rocked to sleep, then forget about the fact that the evidence is anecdotal. A swing bed of any nature is going to gently rock whether you are trying to sleep in it or just unwinding after a long day, and if you like the feeling then that’s reason enough to look for one. If you like the feeling that you get from being gently lulled by waves on a boat or from being suspended in a hammock, then a swing bed may be just for you. That aside, the best virtue of a swing bed is in the visual aesthetics, because over the lifestyle benefits, those are guaranteed.
The thing is evident from its face value. There are just not that many houses that capitalize on the novel style of swing beds, making them instantaneously eye-catching. Think about it - have you ever seen one in person or do you know them only from home improvement shows and magazines.
If you have seen one or had the pleasure of getting to lay in one in person, that’s great too, but if not it’s also understandable. They have been increasing in popularity, as we said, but they still haven’t become mainstream to the point that everyone out there has gotten to interact with one.
And wherever you do see one, your eye is likely to be drawn to it. Something as arresting as a swing bed is likely to catch your eye even if it lacks the aesthetic details of the swing beds we produce at Four Oak Bed Swings.
With no further ado, here are several of the rooms in your house that you could pleasantly grace with the addition of a daybed swing and how each environment could be generally improved by the inclusion.
The Living Room
If this isn’t obvious we don’t know what is, because it’s the room in your home that generally gets the most attention and company, but nonetheless, you can add a bed swing to your living room to spice up your design. Can you add a bed swing to any design, though? The answer lies in how creative you are with the solution.
You’ll need the room and the ceiling beams to be configured in a certain manner so that you can hang it, but if you have these things out of the way then from there the sky's the limit. After you’ve checked off these basic preliminary boxes, you can have at it when it comes to design.
The design of your living room will work alongside a swing bed at the same time that it is impressed and affected by it. You’ll want to take into consideration all of the fine points in the design that went into the making of the whole picture.
What are the dominant color schemes and tones that define your living room? Does the room have a close, intimate feel full of decorative items or is it an open-concept space with minimal furnishings and light, almost neutral colors?
There are as many design schemes out there are different personalities, and interestingly enough a swing bed will mesh perfectly with many of them. Take the two specific examples above to illustrate the point.
The first one painted a picture of a living room that was not too large or open and was well furnished with items of interest and had a close, intimate feel. A swing bed can easily accent this type of setting because it is a personal, intimate piece of furniture. Unlike a set of chairs, which are separated and can even encourage some measure of distancing, a bed, like a couch, invites interpersonal communication and intimacy. It does this even better than a couch or a sofa because a bed is a highly personal piece of furniture - it is even private, in a way. Build it into a close design and the room will come out the better for it.
Even on the opposite end of the spectrum where you might be working with a minimalist or open concept design, a bed swing could bring a lot to the table. For one thing, it could soften the aloof overtones of the setting to make visitors feel more welcome and included. In addition, it would provide a more communal space that might have been lacking. In a sense, it could serve as a compromise between openness and closeness.
As you can see, a swing bed would shine in any of these scenarios but there’s something even bigger at work here. That’s the fact that a swing bed is simply novel. If you’ve never built one into a design before, just the fact that you’re including it is going to give a fresh look to a place. Without even wanting to change anything about a setting a swing bed can offer a lot in terms of freshness. That’s all just for a living room - what about the other rooms in your home?
Naturally, we can’t get away without working in a portion about how a swing bed could make a fitting match to change up the design in your bedroom. And, in the bedroom, the effect it can lend is not only aesthetic but functional.
For one, a bed swing can offer the same visual modification or enhancement to your bedroom, if that is what you are hoping to go for. Bedrooms are a relatively private portion of the home and so they don’t tend to see many visitors, so if you make the addition, make it for yourself. Just as a swing bed can turn heads in a living room, a swing bed in the bedroom is bound to give you a fresh sense of style and personality.
The chief benefit of including a swing bed in the bedroom may not be visual, however. In addition to giving your bedroom a makeover, you can give yourself a new experience with a bed swing as well.
We’ve spoken in past posts about how the unique nature of a bed swing might be able to confer the benefits of better sleep. We’re not here to make any unfounded medical claims, but taking a well-deserved rest in a bed swing will certainly give you a new experience unlike any other. Well, it might be like some others, but if you enjoy those you will certainly enjoy the sensation of being in a bed swing.
Resting in a swing bed is a little like being in a rigid hammock, and also a little bit like being on a boat. It’s also sort of like hanging from a tree swing, in a way. Some people don’t like the sensation of rocking back and forth, but others can’t get enough of it. If you enjoy it, it relaxes you and it can promote better sleep, then there’s all the evidence you should need to consider a bed swing.
Plus, as we stated with the makeover it can give to a living room, a bed swing can makeover your bedroom as well. If you are in need of a change or seeking things that can’t be easily found elsewhere, a bed swing might be for you.
The Porch and Vestibule
We thought originally of subdividing these into two separate sections but thought better of it because some homes make a vestibule out of their porch or have the porch enclosed to form a separate extension of the front or back of the home. Regardless, the key takeaway that we hope you get from this is that a swing bed is great for the porch or the vestibule of your home just the same. You don’t need to feel like you’re limited to a porch swing. If you have the space for a bed, it might be an even better addition to the room.
We already covered some of the aesthetics of the sensation you can experience from a swing bed when you replace your bed inside with one, and the same thing carries over to the porch. Here, as opposed to the bedroom, the chief virtue is in the visual appeal.
Think to yourself. How many porches or entryways have you personally seen that make use of a swing bed or even some other form of a porch swing? If the answer is ‘not many’ or ‘none’ then there are probably plenty of other people - whom you know - that feel exactly the same way.
As we stated at the outset of this article, it’s just a rare thing to see one included in a design firsthand. They might be making waves when it comes to the trend of the movement, but in practice they are rare.
Add a swing bed to your home’s porch or vestibule and you will be giving it a shade of a color that few have ever seen before. It will be sure to impress the memory, and it will also throw all of the other elements of design into relief against it. As people are bombarded constantly with sensory input, a lot gets filtered out. Give them something new to key in on and they won’t forget it. Moreover, they might actually slow down and actually see what’s in front of them.
From an unforgettably pleasant experience to better sleep to the fact that a swing bed just gives you something really unique and original to add to your design, there are many ways that you can elevate your interior decorating and furnishing with one. They can confer these benefits to many different areas of your home, and you can gather a bunch of them from just one example.
We welcome you to look through our website and get more familiar with some of the swing beds we offer here at Four Oak Bed Swings. Each one is carefully designed and crafted, and we put uncommon care and devotion into our craft. To learn more about our products and how we make them, give us a call at 334-202-2870.