How to Choose a Porch Swing
Carter Oosterhouse gets some input from none other than Eric Stromer as Carter shares his trade secrets for choosing the perfect porch swing for your home. It's all about the arms! Whether you choose classic white-painted wood, antique Victorian slats or a colorful, contemporary woven style, you can accent your swing with coordinating pillows to really customize the look.
And once you've chosen the perfect piece, Eric shows you how to safely install a porch swing.
Step 1: Arms and Back
The arms and back of a porch swing are really what defines it. Make sure and choose one that complements your home.
Step 2: Traditional
Straight slats in back and square arm this swing will fit nicely with most homes
Step 3: Funky Swinger
There are no hard fast rules, if your tastes are eclectic your swing should be too—from woven chairs to repurposed furniture if it swings it works.
Step 4: Pillow Talk
Be sure to accessorize with colorful pillows and blankets they not only add contrast they add comfort.
Items You'll Need
- One Porch (house optional)
- One Porch Swing
- Pillows and Blankets