indoor swings (+ hammocks + daybeds) for kids and grown-ups

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We recently came across our SWINGS file that lay forgotten on our computer. There we found all manner of swings hung INSIDE the house, mostly in the living room, where they become a thing of delight for both children and grown-ups: a kinetic sculpture-of-a-seat that gives the pleasure of being rocked, of air, and somehow, of outside. Traditional swings work best in big spaces with high ceilings and room to fly…

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…we love this swing for two:

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…and this swing hung in a “pavilion consecrated to children” i.e. the kid’s room.

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… but a hammock is a kind of swing that works fine in smaller spaces. Once hooks are securely screwed into the walls, the hammock can be left up or taken down. Sally hung a hammock in her bedroom when she was a teenager, for literally hanging out, and taking dreamy naps instead of doing homework…

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Daybeds and settees can double as swings in large and small spaces. We’re crazy about this stately old settee suspended outdoors…

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…and this simple slab of plywood with a covered cushion…

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We spotted this modern hanging daybed  by Jim Zivic at Ralph Pucci

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