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Interior Swings – Hot or Not?

Have you noticed that interior swings, particularly popular in loft spaces, seem to be catching on more and more? You will even spot a few swings in my book, purposely put there because I thought they were fun though admittedly quirky and unconventional. When I got a press release this morning from Svvving, I just had to show you their, “Exceptional interior swings for adults” to get your honest opinion. So here’s what I’m referring to…

Hot or not - interior swings?

From Svvving, “Ideal for large residential areas and lofts interiors spaces, this beautiful unusual object used alone or in pairs, can also find its place in the living room, the chamber, the bathroom, the office, the reception, the waiting room, the lobby of a hotel or coffee lounge, for everyday small pleasures.”

And a little swing music to get you in the mood – though an entirely different swing altogether! But fun still!

SO! Interior Swings — hot or not? You tell me!

(image: svvving)

Posted by decor8 in Trends on January 23, 2012

Your comments...

  1. cassie commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 2:38pm

    it is a not for me! we have kids and i think they would be safe if we explained it to them, but i would be too worried about friends coming over, their kids, someone accidentally hitting it, something breaking…. it would just have me on edge all the time!
    cassie´s last blog post ..My Big Announcement!

  2. pilli pilli commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 2:41pm

    Definitely WOULD!
    I’ve always loved the idea of a swing in the (otherwise very ‘quiet’) living room, and with two boys on the way now, the idea has just moved up our priority list for interior improvements again!

    Although I would prefer a version that is a little less ‘high-tech’ than the one in the picture. Maybe something made out of reclaimed wood…

    Thanks for sharing!
    & have a GREAT week!
    pilli pilli´s last blog post ..nesting

  3. Sanja commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 2:47pm

    Bookmarked! I would love this in my future home!
    Sanja´s last blog post ..:)

  4. annie commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 2:53pm

    Yuk no, sorry but they just remind me of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee or Samantha in Sex & the City! I wouldn’t want to sit on one in someone’s house!
    annie´s last blog post ..Pistes, maps, boots & labels

  5. Christiana commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 2:59pm

    It is kind of a cool idea and does work but only in public places. There was something similar in a coffee shop in Thailand and on the beach front in bars and to be honest it really did catch the eye of the tourists and drew them in ! I am all for them but not in the house and certainly not with children lol

  6. Susan @ The Kitchen Designer commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 3:15pm

    No, I’m not on board with a swing-just seems to be something one may try for a few minutes at a time. Then, you have visiting family and friends with seniors or small children or any age for that matter who will fall off and injure something or other. And, I’m normally all for FUN too! It would probably have to be quite low and move very slowly to be somewhat safe IMO.
    Susan @ The Kitchen Designer´s last blog post ..Kohler

  7. Emily K. commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 3:20pm

    I never knew I needed one, but I so do! I may be on my own on this one, but I say hot!

  8. Meg commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 3:32pm

    I say hot! I think they’re so different and definitely quirky. In the right space I would definitely go for it! I saw one in a bedroom and they used it as a bedside table!

  9. patricia commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 3:36pm

    Yes! Hot! I have no idea why but I’ve always wanted one. My one problem… I’d need a bigger house. ;)

  10. MoodKids - Maike commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 3:56pm

    I love it … for kids. My hanging egg chair is allreaydy swing enough :-)
    so not for me (aldough it could work in a very big room or great office i think)
    MoodKids – Maike´s last blog post ..DIY – speciekuipje voor kinderen

  11. Marianne commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 3:58pm

    Interesting style idea. They may not be for everyone but they could work on a Mezzanine level in your home; perhaps creating a relaxed corner of your home.
    Marianne´s last blog post ..Mezzanine floor is the next stop for model railway

  12. Andy Mathis commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 3:59pm

    in the waiting room????? that would be a lawsuit waiting to happen, hee,hee.

    I sort of like the idea if one had a big loft space with tall enough ceilings. Would be cool in a renovated factory, school, store, etc.
    Andy Mathis´s last blog post ..Opal- Shar Pei Puppy

  13. Katia Di Maglie commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 4:00pm


  14. Herma commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 4:01pm

    I love it!!
    But you need a big livingroom.. a big house ;)
    In our home (an appartement) it’s not to do.. But oké, I think it’s HOT!!
    With love, Herma

  15. Karena commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 4:04pm

    If I had the space I would love a swing inside with a wonderful cushion on it. As a child It was one of my favorite activities at the park. I felt so free when swinging!

    Art by Karena
    Karena´s last blog post ..2012 Artist Series: The Renowned Robert Quackenbush

  16. Tonya@mycozylittlefarmhouse commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 5:35pm

    If my house were big enough..ABSO-POSITIVA-LUTELY! We are empty-nesters so no worries with kids! I think it is fabulous.
    Tonya@mycozylittlefarmhouse´s last blog post ..Hummingbird Cake

  17. kalanicut commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 5:36pm

    LOL. I love a good swing but I totally think of the Sex & The City episode too.
    kalanicut´s last blog post ..Front Entryway Refresh

  18. Elena commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 6:21pm

    In this picture it looks amazing…
    But not for me.
    Elena´s last blog post ..Paris Vs. New York

  19. Elisabet commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 7:00pm

    HOT HOT HOT !!!
    YES YES YES !!!

    I’ve wanted one of those for years now… still waiting to move into the right space though as a certain height is needed for this to work visually.

    Back to childhood, calming and soothing when swinging about with a glass of wine, listening to good jazz in good company ;) YUP !! it’s HOT :)

    ps : I’ve got kids, everything is white in my home and it stays white… it’s just a matter of rules and of course good cleaning products ;) so swings would not be an issue

  20. Sandra-mesas de comedor commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 7:05pm

    For locations with high ceilings and bright, the idea is great. I like it.

  21. Jessica commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 7:21pm

    Ooo, definitely in a big space (loft)! It looks really pretty and modern in this photo.

    How about a tire swing in a really large playroom? Too much?
    Jessica´s last blog post ..Decor from the Shore: Shell

  22. Tracy A. commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 7:29pm

    Well – It depends! In my current home – no. In the home I will live in after I win the lottery – you bet!
    Tracy A.´s last blog post .."The sound of birds stops the noise in my mind." ~ Carly Simon

  23. KAAM commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 7:35pm

    At home not sure…but I would love to find it in at a bar or in the waiting room!
    KAAM´s last blog post ..d.i.y necklace organizer

  24. lebenslustiger commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 7:47pm

    HOT HOT HOT – nothing is more relaxing and fun!
    lebenslustiger´s last blog post ..Color comes!

  25. anh commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 8:01pm

    i totally would, depending ont he space. totally cool!
    anh´s last blog post ..Happy Lunar New Years!

  26. rebecca commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 8:17pm

    My favorite memories are of my grandmother and I sitting on her porch swing, so I wanted my children to have that experience. The swing has traveled with our family–on a porch, in the backyard, in a family room. Totally hot!

  27. Courtney Snowden commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 8:25pm

    I’m thinking it’s a no. As far as aesthetics go, it could be quite dreamy, especially in a child’s space. But an indoor swing might possibly give our couch lovin’/wii fanatic children another reason not to play outside. I’m just sayin… :)

  28. LusterNYC commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 8:26pm

    I say yes, yes, yes! That said, i can see this being an addition for a year or so, and then getting over it.

  29. Pam commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 8:27pm

    We have a swing in our cottage and everyone ALWAYS fights over who gets it :)

  30. rebecca commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 8:52pm

    but not hot in the adult sense–LOL!

  31. Sandra@Chic Home commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:03pm

    sexy…yes, family seating…no

  32. MichelleP commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:04pm

    I wish my studio was large enough for one of these. Just imagine all of the creative pondering you could do here!
    MichelleP´s last blog post ..Seattle woke up to piles of snow today! I’ll admit to…

  33. AJ commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:04pm

    hahaha @Annie, I was thinking the same thing (that’s a bit Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee) funny! Although that swing doesn’t look very 90’s rocker. Wouldn’t fit inside out wee house but is a querky fun idea.

  34. erin commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:05pm

    It looks cool but I don’t feel it’s all that practical. How about an indoor hammock? Fabric by Martyn Lawrence-Bullard, w/ lots of pillows. Still swings.

  35. louise commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:09pm

    I’ve been wanting one of these for years!!! If I had the room, I totally would have one by now!! But I don’t have the room, so I daydream….
    louise´s last blog post ..Weekend Whim- 7 Pretty Things on a Sunday

  36. Melissa commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 9:41pm

    definitely hot. I can’t wait until I move out of my small space so I can put one up. I’m particularly looking for one that’s more comfy… almost like a hammock but not as long. I think they had a really great one at urban outfitters. I’ve always loved them and have had a chance to try them out in a friend’s loft… great when just hanging out.
    Melissa´s last blog post hunting, newton road & the one that got away

  37. desiree - vosgesparis commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 11:35pm

    Hot for me…. but then I love weird and unexpected things in my interior ;)
    desiree – vosgesparis´s last blog post ..Monday Giveaway – Wooden Snake wardrobe –

  38. Ría commented
    January 23rd, 2012 at 11:58pm

    I will never try that at home!!

    Ría´s last blog post ..Angelina Jolie in Marie Claire January 2012

  39. Anna G. commented
    January 24th, 2012 at 12:10am

    If my home was big enough I would definitely have a swing! I saw the most fantastic swing at Formex design fair in Stockholm last week: a young designer made a swing out of a Chanel bag… I mean you have to swing in style right?! You can see it here:
    Anna G.´s last blog post ..Formex – Young Designers

  40. Artplay by Vivian Hawker commented
    January 24th, 2012 at 12:42am

    I would definitely try it. In fact after I saw it in your book, I started to try and think how I could convince my husband that we need one in our house. At some point we would like to turn our garage into a play room/2nd family room (and hopefully a designated studio to do my art). When we convert the room I’m getting my indoor swing! Love it!
    Artplay by Vivian Hawker´s last blog post ..Custom Original Graphic "XOXO" Canvas Painting

  41. Meredith commented
    January 24th, 2012 at 4:07am

    Hot, Hot, Hot!!

    In my neighbours house.
    I could just send the kids over:)
    In my house?
    Maybe if it was retractable?
    Meredith´s last blog post ..what the washi?

  42. Karen commented
    January 24th, 2012 at 5:45am

    Timeless! Who doesn’t love to sit on a swing. So relaxing, and do it in your own home? Heaven. I have always wanted one in our playroom, which is over our garage, there is room enough. I am thinking we need to get on this project. My kids will have to fight me for time on it!
    Karen´s last blog post ..Friday Link Up Party #39 and Les Preferes

  43. Jill commented
    January 24th, 2012 at 7:36am

    A swing in a big garden room might work but not in a living room.

  44. Shyamala commented
    January 24th, 2012 at 9:35am

    Dear Holly! It is a lovely idea. Did you know that traditional homes in India – especially in the south of India and in the west have swings not only sometimes in their living rooms but also on the porch.
    This post has brought some lovely memories back!
    :- )

  45. solene commented
    January 24th, 2012 at 10:20am

    J’adore l’idée – une balançoire dans un living, c’est un rêve d’enfant …
    discuter en se balançant doucement, quelle merveille !
    Ce living-room est bien joli d’ailleurs, si pur, si élégant …
    Merci pour le swing !!
    Belle journée

  46. Zoe Brewer commented
    January 24th, 2012 at 10:36am

    Hey Holly,

    I have always wanted an indoor swing! This one looks beautiful. Hope you’re well & good!


  47. Kristina commented
    January 24th, 2012 at 11:52am

    Indoor swing yes, but not just anyone. L-O-V-E this one by Softline.
    Kristina´s last blog post ..Practise makes perfect and I need your opinion once again

  48. Camille commented
    January 24th, 2012 at 11:59am

    i love this home with the swing … !!! :)

    Camille´s last blog post ..Chouette !

  49. Daniel commented
    January 24th, 2012 at 12:16pm

    Hi, why not if you have the space – it is a little bit different but also fun!! Have a great day!
    Daniel´s last blog post ..Turner Street by Threefold Architects

  50. Steph Lever commented
    January 24th, 2012 at 1:03pm

    Love the swing idea but would prefer a different seat, one with a back to it, a comfy seat to relax or read in.
    Steph Lever´s last blog post ..StephLever: Having a massive paddy at myself. :0#

  51. Ashley @ The North Carolina Cowgirl commented
    January 24th, 2012 at 3:00pm

    I would def love to have one. Maybe in a game room! I use to love swinging as a kid. :)
    Ashley @ The North Carolina Cowgirl´s last blog post ..The Greatest Pinterest Finds!

  52. Amy J. commented
    January 24th, 2012 at 5:09pm
  53. Nicola Holden commented
    January 24th, 2012 at 5:20pm

    I think it could absolutely work in the right space! Thanks for passing on the idea!!

  54. Bonnie McCarthy commented
    January 24th, 2012 at 7:34pm

    I vote hot!! Seems like a great way to relax & unwind -as long as you’ve got a nice strong support beam!
    Bonnie McCarthy´s last blog post ..National Pie Day!

  55. Alysha Hoffa commented
    January 24th, 2012 at 9:04pm

    I think it would be so fun for an older kid’s room (old enough to use swings safely and touch the ground) but not in a living room. I like the *look* of the rooms above, and I wouldn’t judge anyone who had one, but it’s not really for me in an adult setting.

  56. Trina commented
    January 24th, 2012 at 9:43pm

    Hi Holly! I love this idea… especially for kids. Ok, I love it so much that I went for it. I have 4 little ones and the winters are long in Chicago. It’s pretty much a hit with everyone that comes over! Here is a link to take a peak!–Light-and-Lovely-Home-with-a-Special-History


    (Oh, I’m even standing on it in the pic I submitted for the Decor8 Pinterest Disco party ;)
    Trina´s last blog post ..Bedtime

  57. Chrystina Noel commented
    January 25th, 2012 at 1:33am

    I’ve watched this swing video so many times and I absolutely love it. As for the interior swings… I think in a loft space, or maybe an indoor patio – they would be awesome.
    Chrystina Noel´s last blog post ..another interactive birthday card

  58. Greta commented
    January 25th, 2012 at 12:04pm

    I love the idea. It is crazy and creative enough for me, but honestly I would prefer hammock in my own flat.

  59. Katie N. commented
    January 25th, 2012 at 2:05pm

    I think this trend is great fun! Ironically, I installed two swings in my home years ago so that my little boys could swing year round (we have very long winters here). It was for purely practical purposes (though I did use wooden swings that looked nice) and I had no idea it would become a trend!

  60. annie k. commented
    January 25th, 2012 at 5:30pm

    there has been a swing in my living-room for several years.think about it:after a long night party at home,a little bit wine-dizziness,listening to your favorite music and the french doors wide open…perfect! (there were also two children in the house).TRY IT!

  61. Holly (The Apiarist) commented
    January 25th, 2012 at 6:26pm

    In a perfect world, I would love to have a home filled with flowers, plants, curiosities and even a swing or two! But…in reality I don’t think I could really make it work. I would be concerned about someone getting hurt more than I would enjoy the actually swing. A swing or hammock outdoors seems more my speed!
    Holly (The Apiarist)´s last blog post ..Battle Citrus, Round 2: Orange Kumquat Muffins

  62. mimmi commented
    January 25th, 2012 at 8:11pm

    YES! I have wanted one for quite some time in the kids’ room… It is so fun! We actually had one in our living area when I was growing up and it was wonderful!!

  63. MinaStickor commented
    January 26th, 2012 at 7:37am

    Oh I would love to have a swing indoors!

  64. Punctuation Mark commented
    January 27th, 2012 at 4:43am

    i really want one of those!!! as a kid i was always playing on one of those… so much fun!!!
    Punctuation Mark´s last blog post ..You Say Goodbye

  65. Bailie commented
    January 27th, 2012 at 8:06am

    So hot. I would have an indoor swing in a heartbeat! Either in a loft or my room. Although, having one in an area that get’s great views would be awesome.

  66. Lekud commented
    January 27th, 2012 at 10:28am

    I love the idea of an indoor swing; and if children come to visit their parents can wrap them in cotton wool so they remain ‘safe’. As for the swing video; Although the dancers were amazingly athletic, it did strike me as stereotypical; by way of all the dancers looked African American and wore ‘workers’ uniforms; ie, servants, busboys, chefs, and labourers; and then when the white folk showed up at the end of the dance they had to run away????

  67. Christina commented
    January 28th, 2012 at 3:29pm

    I will most definitely do an interior swing. What a wonderful idea. I have always loved loved loved hammocks and think it would be a great idea to put a small hammock in my living room. How whimsical!

  68. carol drummond commented
    January 29th, 2012 at 5:13pm

    love the you tube with the swing dancing…..crazy , wild….love it

  69. Alysa commented
    January 31st, 2012 at 1:46pm

    Love it. I had a swing in my living room as a kid. My brother and I spent HOURS swinging…especially during the freezing cold Michigan winters.

  70. Dukra commented
    February 1st, 2012 at 11:40am

    Definitely HOT! :) That’s an essential item for my dream house! I just love swings – it’s my favourite way of relaxing, gaining energy and clearing my mind! :)
    Dukra´s last blog post ..Buy Shoes Online

  71. Robin S. commented
    February 5th, 2012 at 5:07am

    How fun! I would love one in my home and maybe a slide too. My sister, brother, and I grew up with a little wooden swing in our kitchen. We all loved it. I still swing on swings at playgrounds some times. It is so simple and joyful. Makes me feel like a kid again.

  72. Helen commented
    February 15th, 2012 at 8:31pm

    Totally HOT! What could be more fun and oh so stylish.

  73. Laura Lee commented
    March 22nd, 2012 at 4:37am

    Luv it! So fun and cute!

  74. Alishia commented
    April 1st, 2012 at 6:03am

    I am putting one in my daughters (garden fairy) play room. Its only for decoration, with vines going up the rope. very whimsical and girly!

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