You can find swing beds in a wide variety of materials but recommend you opt for cedar, cypress, or other wood that is better suited for outdoor use.
You will find many beds in pine or poplar and those will work fine if they are maintained properly (either painted or stained and sealed) to prevent moisture issues.
Swing Bed Sizes
Porch swing beds usually come in traditional sizes like twin or queen. However, depending on the manufacturer, you
may be able to customize the swing to the size you need.
Here are some typical swing bed sizes; however, they do vary based on the manufacturer:
Twin - 48W x 86D x 35H in.
Full - 63W x 86D x 35H in.
Queen - 69W x 96D x 35H in.
You can also get swing beds in extra long sizes like the beautiful Marlboro style shown below.
Although traditionally used on porches, swing beds are ideal for screen porches, lanais, and even in the interior of your home.
No matter where you choose to use your swing bed, it is guaranteed to be a wonderful spot to hang out (pun intended).
(photo courtesy of Cia_B) A most inviting swing bed
Porch Swing Bed Considerations
Because of their size, you may need extra space on your porch as it is larger than a typical porch swing.
Almost all swing beds are perfect as beds but most are not as comfortable when using them as porch swings.
The back support (if it has one) is usually just too far back to rest comfortably when swinging without having lots of pillows.
However, we know an innovative company who makes a swing bed that easily turns into a really comfortable porch swing and one we have seen firsthand and enjoy.
Our Favorite Porch Bed Swings
Of all the swing beds we've researched, we think you'll love these from The Porch Company, one of our awesome sponsors.
Not only for their beautiful craftsmanship, but also because they are adjustable for both comfortable seating as well as for napping.
That was always one of our hang-ups about bed swings - they weren't so comfortable for sitting.
But with an adjustable bed swing, where you can move the back forward for comfortable seating, that makes all the difference.
See several styles below.
After many different designs, prototypes, tweaks and input from different people with different skills, The Porch Company has developed a great product.
Here's what makes their swing beds innovative and more functional:
They are made with wooden arms and backs and a powder coated metal frame so they are not only incredibly strong, but lightweight.
The backs of their swing beds are adjustable, so you can leave them in the furthest
back position to enjoy it as a bed, move them forward for more comfortable seating, or remove it completely.
Back positioned forward for sitting
Back removed for ultimate comfort
Watch This Video to See the Difference
Adjustable back makes it comfortable for both a bed AND a swing
And they are easy to assemble, shipping right to your door in a box containing only a few components with easy to follow instructions.
Easy to assemble!
Not only are the swing beds easy to assemble but they also offer customers attractive mattress and pillow covers to complete the look.
They recommend twin-sized air mattresses for your swing bed due to the mildew issue.
They even have a small opening in the covers that allow you to re-inflate your mattress without having to remove the cover.
How clever is that!
Mary and I recommend you see what The Porch Company has to offer and to learn more about their amazing swing beds today!
We are also very pleased they are one of our sponsors.
Porches were made for swings. So make your porch happy and go all out with a porch swing bed.