Are you ready to shake off the winter blues (we sure are!)? Why not swing them away instead? There’s nothing more relaxing than the soft, fluid motion of a hanging daybed or chair. Suspended furniture—such as hanging chairs, sofas and swinging beds—are starting to show up in some of the most beautiful spaces around. Looking for inspiration? Hang around; we’ll hook you up.

Hanging chairs

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A den with alternative seating ideas, including floor cushions and a beautiful, hanging basket chair. Image: Antonio Chaves

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Hanging chairs are a perfect seating idea, adding a unique touch to your room’s design. Image: Clifton Interiors

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modern wicker hanging chairs

An egg-shaped hanging wicker chair is perfect for a mid-century-inspired design space. Image: APD Architects

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Create an outdoor space everyone wants to hang in, by arranging suspended, bubble-style chairs around a fire pit. Image: Rolling Stone Landscapes

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Place a couple of decorative pillows and a cozy throw blanket in a hanging chair for added comfort and visual appeal. Image: Sean Litchfield

Ceiling-mounted hanging sofas and daybeds

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Want to blow your guests’ minds? Suspend your sofa from the ceiling with heavy-duty ropes. Image: Escala Design Studio

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This hanging daybed is perfectly placed to take advantage of the sweeping views. Image: Studio Beili

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Feeling crafty? Convert a wood pallet frame into a beautiful, suspended sofa. Image: Andrew Sherman

Patio swings

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This lovely patio swing is a modern take on grandma’s porch swing. Image: Allison Ramsey

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This custom, contemporary day bed swing takes advantage of the beautiful coastal view. Image: Straticon Construction

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Matching hanging sofas create a relaxing area for conversation. Image: April Powers Interiors

Outdoor swing ideas

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It’s a grown-up take on the classic kid’s tire swing, and it’s the perfect way to unwind. Image: Red Agape Blog

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Rustic rope adds an organic, earthy feel to these contemporary outdoor swings. Images: Cortney Bishop Design and Ken Lindsteadt

Hanging beds

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A contemporary bed with a twist: the platform is suspended from the ceiling. Image: Renato Carrigo

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A suspended bed is perfect when floor space is limited: it’s a modern, innovative way to create under-the-bed storage. Image: Chaucey Bonbon Designs

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A custom weekend home in the countryside features beds suspended from the ceiling by wrought iron hardware. Image: Harris Custom Builders

Ready to make it happen? Get some great DIY tips on how to hang a swinging bed, hanging chair or daybed from your ceiling with Domino Magazine’s great tutorial here.

What room or outdoor space would you add hanging furniture to? Leave a comment and let us know!