Whether it’s a simple tree swing dangling from an old oak or a bench hanging on a shaded porch, few things celebrate the easy living of summer better than a garden swing. What better place to soak in the season than overlooking your gardens from a swaying swing with an iced lemonade or cocktail in hand? Best of all, there are many options for your home. As the following Utah homes show, there are many inspiring ways to integrate the charm and style of a garden swing into your yard. Perhaps you’d like a simple tree or tire swing roped to an old tree out back. Maybe you prefer a traditional bench-style swing suspended from an upper deck or porch ceiling. Of course, you may dream about a large daybed dangling from a custom frame or a stylish pergola. The choices are many as are the styles, sizes and hanging options available. Hey, we all love a good garden bench, but sometime you want something a little less, well, grounded. Ready to swing into summer?

Garden Swings
Photo by Lindsay Salazar. Design by Ashley Amman.

Each the size of a twin mattress, two cushioned Magnolia porch swings hang from the upper deck of a ranch-style home in Kamas. Heavy rope, large knots and simple wood frames foster the swings’ rustic charm.

Acrylic bubble chairs hang below the upper deck of a contemporary home in St. George. Boldly colored cushions and outdoor accents foster the patio’s lively modern vibe.

Garden Swings
Photo by Doug Burke.

In Park City, swings hang from a home’s large deck overlooking mountain views. “Wings make everyone smile and require little skill—my perfect sport,” says homeowner and designer Stephanie Hunt of Flairhunter.

Overlooking a breathtaking landscape in Holladay, three garden swings hang with heavy rope from a uniquely curved arbor imagined by Northland Design. Gas lanterns illuminate the rounded structure and oval lawn area.

Garden Swings
Photo by Scot Zimmerman.

Designer Kristin Rocke hung a lounge-worthy Dedon daybed from the deck of a home in Park City’s Promontory community. She added large custom pillows to elevate the daybed’s comfort and style.

Tom and Cara Fox chose a classic white daybed to furnish their back porch overlooking formal gardens and a large pool behind their classically styled, shingle-sided home in Holladay.

Garden Swings
Photo by Joshua Caldwell. Design by Northland Design.

An eye-catching Dedon daybed hangs from a graciously arced post among lush lawns and fragrant gardens of an Alpine home’s hillside landscape.

Crafted from rustic timber and plain boards, an understated daybed offers a relaxed spot to take in the mountain setting of a Midway farmhouse-style home built by Lane Mayers Construction.

Garden Swings
Photo by Joshua Caldwell.

Simple swings crafted from wood planks and heavy, knotted rope hang from a custom metal support in a Holladay garden created by Northland Design.

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Brad Mee
Brad Mee is the Editor-in-Chief of Utah Style & Design Magazine.