Interior Swings – Hot or Not?

January 23, 2012

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…

Interior Swings - Hot or Not?

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)


  • Reply cassie January 23, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    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!

  • Reply pilli pilli January 23, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    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!

  • Reply Sanja January 23, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Bookmarked! I would love this in my future home!

  • Reply annie January 23, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    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!

  • Reply Christiana January 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    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

  • Reply Susan @ The Kitchen Designer January 23, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    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.

  • Reply Emily K. January 23, 2012 at 3:20 pm

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

  • Reply Meg January 23, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    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!

  • Reply patricia January 23, 2012 at 3:36 pm

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

  • Reply MoodKids - Maike January 23, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    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)

  • Reply Marianne January 23, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    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.

  • Reply Andy Mathis January 23, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    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.

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  • Reply Herma January 23, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    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

  • Reply Karena January 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    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

  • Reply Tonya@mycozylittlefarmhouse January 23, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    If my house were big enough..ABSO-POSITIVA-LUTELY! We are empty-nesters so no worries with kids! I think it is fabulous.

  • Reply kalanicut January 23, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    LOL. I love a good swing but I totally think of the Sex & The City episode too.

  • Reply Elena January 23, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    In this picture it looks amazing…
    But not for me.

  • Reply Elisabet January 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    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

  • Reply Sandra-mesas de comedor January 23, 2012 at 7:05 pm

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

  • Reply Jessica January 23, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    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?

  • Reply Tracy A. January 23, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Well – It depends! In my current home – no. In the home I will live in after I win the lottery – you bet!

  • Reply KAAM January 23, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    At home not sure…but I would love to find it in at a bar or in the waiting room!

  • Reply lebenslustiger January 23, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    HOT HOT HOT – nothing is more relaxing and fun!

  • Reply anh January 23, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    i totally would, depending ont he space. totally cool!

  • Reply rebecca January 23, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    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!

  • Reply Courtney Snowden January 23, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    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… :)

  • Reply LusterNYC January 23, 2012 at 8:26 pm

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

  • Reply Pam January 23, 2012 at 8:27 pm

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

  • Reply rebecca January 23, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    but not hot in the adult sense–LOL!

  • Reply Sandra@Chic Home January 23, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    sexy…yes, family seating…no

  • Reply MichelleP January 23, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    I wish my studio was large enough for one of these. Just imagine all of the creative pondering you could do here!

  • Reply AJ January 23, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    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.

  • Reply erin January 23, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    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.

  • Reply louise January 23, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    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….

  • Reply Melissa January 23, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    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.

  • Reply desiree - vosgesparis January 23, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Hot for me…. but then I love weird and unexpected things in my interior ;)

  • Reply Ría January 23, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    I will never try that at home!!

  • Reply Anna G. January 24, 2012 at 12:10 am

    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:

  • Reply Artplay by Vivian Hawker January 24, 2012 at 12:42 am

    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!

  • Reply Meredith January 24, 2012 at 4:07 am

    Hot, Hot, Hot!!

    In my neighbours house.
    I could just send the kids over:)
    In my house?
    Maybe if it was retractable?

  • Reply Karen January 24, 2012 at 5:45 am

    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!

  • Reply Jill January 24, 2012 at 7:36 am

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

  • Reply Shyamala January 24, 2012 at 9:35 am

    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!
    :- )

  • Reply solene January 24, 2012 at 10:20 am

    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

  • Reply Zoe Brewer January 24, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Hey Holly,

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


  • Reply Kristina January 24, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Indoor swing yes, but not just anyone. L-O-V-E this one by Softline.

  • Reply Camille January 24, 2012 at 11:59 am

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

  • Reply Daniel January 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    Hi, why not if you have the space – it is a little bit different but also fun!! Have a great day!

  • Reply Steph Lever January 24, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Love the swing idea but would prefer a different seat, one with a back to it, a comfy seat to relax or read in.

  • Reply Ashley @ The North Carolina Cowgirl January 24, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I would def love to have one. Maybe in a game room! I use to love swinging as a kid. :)

  • Reply Amy J. January 24, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I’ve got one :

  • Reply Nicola Holden January 24, 2012 at 5:20 pm

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

  • Reply Bonnie McCarthy January 24, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I vote hot!! Seems like a great way to relax & unwind -as long as you’ve got a nice strong support beam!

  • Reply Alysha Hoffa January 24, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    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.

  • Reply Trina January 24, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    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 ;)

  • Reply Chrystina Noel January 25, 2012 at 1:33 am

    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.

  • Reply Greta January 25, 2012 at 12:04 pm

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

  • Reply Katie N. January 25, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    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!

  • Reply annie k. January 25, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    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!

  • Reply Holly (The Apiarist) January 25, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    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!

  • Reply mimmi January 25, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    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!!

  • Reply MinaStickor January 26, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Oh I would love to have a swing indoors!

  • Reply Punctuation Mark January 27, 2012 at 4:43 am

    i really want one of those!!! as a kid i was always playing on one of those… so much fun!!!

  • Reply Bailie January 27, 2012 at 8:06 am

    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.

  • Reply Lekud January 27, 2012 at 10:28 am

    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????

  • Reply Christina January 28, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    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!

  • Reply carol drummond January 29, 2012 at 5:13 pm

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

  • Reply Alysa January 31, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    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.

  • Reply Dukra February 1, 2012 at 11:40 am

    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! :)

  • Reply Robin S. February 5, 2012 at 5:07 am

    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.

  • Reply Helen February 15, 2012 at 8:31 pm

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

  • Reply Laura Lee March 22, 2012 at 4:37 am

    Luv it! So fun and cute!

  • Reply Alishia April 1, 2012 at 6:03 am

    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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