The Top Benefits of a Porch Hanging Swing
Who would have thought that a porch hanging swing could have brought along with it so many diverse benefits for your home, health, mind, and lifestyle? Well, we could have, and we did, so here they are. We’ve compiled some of the top benefits of the hanging swings and daybeds that you can find here in our store at Four Oak Bed Swings and put them all in one convenient place for you - right here!
Check out this interesting compilation of some of the best reasons to set up your home’s design with a porch hanging swing, and if you have any questions, check our blog for more information or get in touch with us!
One of the main things that a porch swing can do for you bring along with it a number of potential health benefits. This is not a complete investigation of the full suite of benefits that a swing bed may be able to offer you, but this is a good place to start.
Keep in mind that you won’t know how one personally impacts you until you try it and that many of these reports are anecdotal. Nonetheless, here are some of the potential benefits that a swing bed or a porch swing can bring you insomuch as they may improve your quality of life.
It Can Help You Manage Stress!
Stress is a killer, and stress is something that all people around the world experience in their own way, day in and day out. Not only is stress ubiquitous, but it is also implicated in a vast number of complications. People who suffer from higher than average levels of stress may be at higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, depression, gastrointestinal problems, and much more.
Does this article propound that a porch swing is a potential aversion to these diseases? Not at all. Does it suggest that a porch swing may help you relax, which may in turn have a positive effect on your overall health? Absolutely!
If you’ve ever been in a swing of the sort before, then you know firsthand what the gentle swaying motion feels like and why it can be so beneficial. If you like the way it feels, then you might benefit from a porch swing chair or a patio swing. At the very least, it will give you a place to relax.
Physical Activity May Help Improve Circulation
Depending on the type of outdoor porch swing that attracts your attention, it might even give you an outlet for additional physical activity, and like reducing stress, improved physical activity is also implicated in holistic wellness and health.
Some front porch swings and hanging chairs give you the ability to reach the ground with your feet, which means you can “power” the swing accordingly. If you appreciate the sensation, you may be able to kill two birds with one stone here.
Impart a gentle rocking motion to the swing that can help relax you. It will also increase your heart rate and your circulation as well as a result. That’s good for your overall health and it can give you a nearly passive ability to include more activity in your life, as paradoxical as that might sound.
You Might Even Get Better Sleep
These reports are largely anecdotal, but there are enough of them that they garner a lot of clout. Many people have reported that they sleep better in hammocks or while suspended than they do while they are sitting on a bed that lays on the floor.
Explanations range for this experience. Some believe that the gentle swaying motion of a hammock is synchronized with your brain waves, helping to induce deeper and thus more restful sleep. Others believe that the feeling of being cradled or suspended brings your memory back to the womb and gives you the sleep of a newborn baby.
Whatever the case, there are those that swear by it. We don’t mean to suggest that you replace your bed with a wooden swing - although you could if you wanted to!. We do, however, mean to suggest that this is simply one more benefit that a porch hanging swing may have for you, even if you only periodically nap in your outdoor furniture. You might get better sleep!
You’ll Definitely Be Spending More Time Outside
Then there is one simple, incontestable fact to throw into the mix before we move onto the next category of benefits. With an outdoor porch swing, you will have an avenue for additional outdoor living and recreation. Whether you use it or not will be up to you, but you’ll certainly have the ability.
Being in the outdoors more often is linked to lower feelings of stress and higher incidences of natural euphoria. No one is exactly sure why, but being in the outdoors tends to have a net positive effect on the mind and body. A healthy level of exposure to nature is good for your health in more ways than we have time to explore here, and a porch swing can help get you out there more often.
Guess what - when you decide to renew your home’s design with an outdoor swing - or an indoor one, for that matter - you won’t just reap the potential benefits to your health that we mentioned above.
In addition to the benefits mentioned above, you may find yourself noticing some of the following improvements to your lifestyle and to your quality of life.
You might also notice that there’s some degree of crossover here, and there is, no doubt. Benefits of living are indeed holistic, so you’ll find some interchangeability between them. Just keep these potential boosters in mind when you are looking for possibilities in porch swings.
Can Improve Your Mental Focus
On the same wavelength as our observation above that suggests that some believe the gentle rocking motion of a swing bed or porch swing can synchronize with your brain waves to improve sleep, there are those who suggest it helps mental focus. In the same vein, some believe that simple repetitive tasks or motions can help with impulse control and improve focus as well.
This is not to suggest a treatment for any disorder, however, just that you may find that a swing bed can help you clear your mind and improve the focus of your mental clarity. Speaking of clearing your mind and improving your focus and concentration, consider our following point.
Can Help You Relax
This argument is nearly incontrovertible unless you happen to know as a fact and from experience that the gentle motion of a swing unnerves you. Like the rhythmic swells of a moving tide, a porch swing or a bed swing can help to lull you into a state of relaxation and concentration.
As mentioned above, you may find that the motion helps you to clear your mind as well. When your mind is clear and unfettered, your mental health improves and so does your state of well being. A swing may be an attainable way to provide that benefit for yourself, whether for the interior of your home or for the outdoors.
We also mentioned there would be some crossover between lifestyle and health, and that is perhaps most evident here. Guess what happens when you experience a deep state of relaxation? Your stress levels decline!
Gives You an Outlet for More Time with Friends and Loved Ones
You can make your own decisions about the value of spending more time with the special people in your life, but a porch swing will give you an additional outlet to do so, on top of some extra space.
Adding a hanging swing to your porch ceiling gives you so much more than additional creativity for decorating and design. It gives you another space for intimacy and the enjoyment of the company. Like a couch or a loveseat, it is a place that welcomes the familiarity of attention.
We won’t even expound on the value that you can reap by spending more time with friends, family, and loved ones. That much is self-evident, as far as we are concerned.
Benefits for the Home
It just keeps getting better with a porch hanging swing because the benefits just keep pouring in. Yes, a swing like one of ours may help to be able to relax more and it can improve your quality of life, even give you more time with friends and family.
But these things cannot really be quantified, whereas some of the benefits that one can have for your home definitely can be. If you’re looking for some concrete reasons to invest in a porch swing, only consider some of these.
Gives You an Outlet for Creativity
First and foremost, a hanging swing like one of ours will give you an outlet for creativity. You can switch up your exterior furnishings and decorations throughout the seasons so as to make a fitting presentation for passersby, or you can decorate your porch according to the design scheme of your home.
This is something we’ve discussed at length in the past in our blog. Take a look at some of the great design ideas we’ve come up with that you can use along with a porch swing to really make your home pop and give it some heightened curb appeal. Make sure while you’re reading that you don’t miss a chance to check out our blog on some popular design trends and how they can be made compatible with our porch swings.
An Easy Home Improvement
One of the other ways, and certainly one that can be quantified, in which a porch swing can benefit your home is that it is a relatively easy home improvement project to make. Hanging a porch swing is not as tough as you think, and we even have instructions on our website on how to do it - just see below. But what matters here is that you can add a porch swing to your design and get back a lot more than you gave.
Hang up a porch swing and you will be surprised how much curb appeal it lends to your home, and how much it distinguishes it. If you didn’t notice that few homes capitalize on this wonderful design aesthetic, you will as soon as you see how much your home is accented by it.
A Diverse Selection
There you have some of our top benefits that a porch swing can offer to you if you make the choice to add one to your home. While you’re here, don’t miss a chance to get inspired by our collection of swing beds and other hanging swings, or by our accent pieces, including custom made tables!
Only the Best Materials
All of our bed swings and other swings are made from the highest quality materials and use only the best techniques to ensure their comfort and longevity. From the fact that they are made from Southern Yellow Pine to the fact that they are meticulously finished with at least three coats of varnish, our bed swings are built to last. Learn more about them - discover the difference here!
Learn How to Hang It
If you’re serious about outfitting your home with one, check out our collection and make sure you read our informative post on just how to hang your swing. They come already assembled and include standard 1-inch diameter manila hanging ropes, but make sure you follow our instructions carefully and call us if you have questions.
Get in Touch with Us
As you can see, we are serious about swings and outdoor improvements, and we have a long history of satisfying customers across the country. If you want to learn more about how we do what we do, get in touch with us today! You can reach us by phone at 303-202-2870 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reach out today, we’re always glad to hear from our customers!