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Rustic Porch Swings & Hanging Daybeds

Relax and soak in the mountain views while suspended in midair this summer



‚ÄčIt’s been over 80 years since jazz legend Duke Ellington first proclaimed, “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing,” but those words ring truer than ever when it comes to summertime lounging on your porch in the mountains.

To understand the indisputable attraction of the porch swing, we look to the history of the porch itself. Although its origins can be traced back to prehistoric times, the porch didn’t appear in the Americas until the early 18th century—and even then, not in large numbers. In fact, it would be another hundred years before the popularity of the front porch was widespread.

By the Victorian era, porches were standard features on houses, in response to the increased availability of leisure time in the nation. The Victorian architectural style is still prevalent in the Rocky Mountain west and overall dominant in certain historic mountain towns like Aspen, Crested Butte and Telluride—and it’s easy to see why.

A virtual outside family room, the porch encourages a sense of community with neighbors, a place to stop and exchange the news of the day. The centerpiece of this mixing and mingling is the beloved porch swing.

Today, we are still charmed by Victorian style with rustic airs, and even more so by the porch swing, which has worked its way so deeply into the fabric of our culture that it’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t own one (or aspire to).

Sit back, relax and soak in the mountain views while suspended in midair this summer with these rustic porch swings and hanging daybeds—the perfect way to bring comfort to your stoop, with a nod to history and your neighbors.

Cathy Costantini is co-founder of La Lune Collection, a furniture company specializing in unique, handcrafted rustic designs. Contact La Lune Collection at 414.263.5300. 

Content for this article provided by La Lune Collection.

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