I’m so excited that I’ve made progress on getting our swing bed up and going for this coming season, so today I’m sharing the new swing bed cushions I bought and how they worked out. I did a lot of searching online for the best price and company to buy from for the swing bed. The bed holds a standard twin sized mattress, so I looked online for that size and ended up on Etsy where there were several sellers who had swing bed cushions and pillows.
Here’s the swing bed right after we hung it up. If you remember, Mark surprised me with this bed for Christmas (from Hanging Porch Beds) and it was a dream to get this swing bed hung up in our downstairs patio space which will be our screened porch after we get the wall finished behind the bed. Now that Mark is retired we will have much more time to get projects done and this one is at the top of the list.
After I did some research on the type of cushions I wanted and compared prices, I found there was a big difference in price between many of these companies. The most expensive cushion packages were with the swing bed companies themselves and some of them ran over $1500 for a twin set of cushions and pillows. That was way over what I was willing to pay, so I did my research.
I knew I would just order a twin size mattress myself and did some looking online and found this twin mattress from Overstock that is a gel mattress with a plastic cover on it. I thought that would be a good one for outdoors to keep the mattress from getting damp. I think this will do the trick.
The plastic cover is on the top and sides, but not the bottom.
After doing a lot of looking online, I settled on Patio Lane, an Etsy shop. That link will take you to the daybed bundle page and this is where I bought my cushion set, as a bundle. The great thing is you can choose the configuration and fabrics. They have lots of Sunbrella fabrics to choose from and I knew I wanted that outdoor fabric on these cushions for longevity and wear outdoors. I ordered about 10 samples and then pondered over them with my rug that will be going out there. This rug came from At Home a couple of seasons ago. I used it on top of the deck but it’s really too thick for total outdoor use, so under the deck should be nice.
I ended up choosing that teal Sunbrella and I used a navy as the piping, a different one from the one pictured.
And here it is! Tada! I’m so happy with how it all turned out. The best part is, they can make your cushions exactly to fit your swing bed and I determined how I wanted the cushions to fit and gave them the appropriate measurements for an exact fit. The back cushions were custom to fit my space and the bolsters were too. They fit like a glove! The package I got came with the insert foam on the back cushions and the bolsters, so that’s how they were shipped. The twin mattress cover came without the insert, since I ordered my own twin bed.
Miss Holly is checking it out too! I love it out here and can’t wait to finish up this space so we can use it this spring. It’s going to be a great napping spot and I can see me out there reading a book and enjoying a breeze with Mark. I’m going to wrap the chains in rope when I get a chance.
So if you’re looking for swing bed cushions, I would highly recommend Patio Lane. They are in Clearwater, FL and I was so impressed with their customer service and finished product. This is not sponsored, I paid for it!
Here’s the breakdown on the package I got from Patio Lane, she did give me a 15% discount:
Cushion package, which is what you see here, minus the twin mattress: $508
Upgrade Piping, no extra cost for another color: $160
Mattress from Overstock: $128 (when I bought it, it’s a little more now)
Grand Total: $796
This was about 1/2 of what some of the swing bed companies charge for their cushion packages. You know I like a bargain so had to figure out a way to get the look for less.
Link to Mattress (affiliate link):
I love your color choice. I can just imagine a nap out there with a nice breeze and screens to protect me from bugs. I’m sure you will get a lot of use from it.
Barbara Moore says
this is going to be soooo great this summer! Especially with your new screens. Love it!
Rhoda, I love the addition of the navy piping against the teal! It looks beautiful with your rug. That will be the perfect spot for some serious relaxation. Miss Holly looks paws-itively pleased with it too!
Thank you, Roxanne, so looking forward to getting this space up an running for spring and summer.
Jean from Georgia says
I must say I am envious of this beautiful swing. A swing bed has been on my wish list for years but I have no place to hang it. Last summer I spent months searching for a craftsman who could make a 6 foot swing with a high back and a seat to accommodate long legs. Also wanted a lumbar curve in the back. Finally, after driving all over the west Georgia countryside I found a shop in Tallapoosa, Ga. The nicest man took my measurements, delivered and hung my swing and took my old one with him. When he arrived, to the surprise of both of us, he realized that he had made my old swing, which I owned for 14 years. It is now hanging on my massive white frame under a Maple tree that I love. That is where I enjoy a summer breeze and short nap. I firmly believe that the problems of the world could be solved sitting in a comfortable swing.
Hi, Jean, I’m with you! Swings are a wonderful thing and I’m so excited to get this one. I have envied them as well for a few years now and finally have one of our own. Good for you in getting another swing to take the place of your old one. My parents have always had swings too.
I just love your color choices in your whole house and now you have brought those colors outside! Love it!
Thank you, Sara, I had already started using these colors outside so it makes sense to keep it going from the top deck to the patio. I love the colors!
Kim Organ Snapp says
I am looking forward to seeing your finished patio design. Love your color choices!
Love that you do all the research and can recommend reputable vendors! It saves your followers so much time and $$!
Thank you, I’m happy to recommend things I find and love.
MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) says
Rhoda, what a beautiful swing bed! Mark has done a fabulous job in making this and surprising you! Love the colors you have chosen in the cushions and the carpet — absolutely beautiful. How nice that you can enjoy this swing bed and your lovely patio soon! Looks like Miss Holly is going to enjoy being with you and Mark out there. Such a nice dog!
Thank you, Mark didn’t make this swing, he bought it, I linked it above. But he could have built it, just not enough time to do everything so he surprised me with the swing. We are going to love it out there!
These look great and what a great price! I have old wrought iron furniture and could never find cushions to fit so hired them to be made. The fabric alone was almost $1000! I have a porch swing, glider and four arm chairs with throw pillows for each so it was quite expensive. I do love mine though and expect the Sunbrella fabric to last many years.
It is expensive to get custom pillows and cushions made. I think I did good with this set!
Diane McKibben says
Your swing looks so inviting! Where did your husband find this swing? I’m thinking of giving one to my girls as a gift.
Hi, Diane, he found it local to Atlanta from Hanging Porch Beds.com. I went back and added the link. I love it!
This looks great! My husband is about to build us a porch swing since we just finished our deck Project. How have the cushions and mattress held up over time?
HI, Samantha, they are doing fine. The Sunbrella fabric can be washed which is nice for outdoors.
I am planning to add a swing bed to my new sunroom. Can you let me know from where you have got this swing. Your swing bed is attractive and cute.
HI, the company we got the swing bed from is listed and linked in the post.