RICHMOND, British Columbia (PRWEB) June 05, 2012
Serenity Living Stores, an online retailer of both indoor and outdoor furnishings, wishes to remind its customers that with the onset of spring, many residents of the United States and Canada will begin spending additional time outdoors. This makes early spring an ideal time to purchase a standalone swing or one that is designed to hang from the rafters of an outdoor porch or patio.
Swings for the whole family
When most people hear the word "swing," they probably think first and foremost of the swings in the local public park – swings designed exclusively for the use of children. Indeed, some residents of Canada and the United States may actually be unaware that adult-sized swings exist. Such swings do not greatly resemble the ones in the park except for the fact that they are suspended in some manner so that a swinging motion is possible. Many feature slatted wooden construction for a charming rustic appearance while others come complete with padded cushions for the ultimate in comfort.
Swings are ideal for couples
A common use for adult swing chairs is for a married or courting couple to share it on a spring or summer night as they sit in comfort, gently swinging while they listen to the crickets chirp and watch the sun gradually set over the horizon. In some parts of North America, this activity is synonymous with traditional romance and has a country charm that is hard to beat.
It is for this reason that most garden and porch swings are about as wide as the average love seat, comfortably accommodating two adults with a little room to spare.
Styles of swings
The most popular type of outdoor furniture swing is suspended by two pivot points, one at either end. This provides for a smooth gliding motion when the swing is in operation and prevents the kind of unpredictable oscillations that some people might find unsettling.
Another popular type of swing is the hammock swing. These swings are generally suspended from a single triangular frame that attaches to a rafter or other structure by a single pivot point at the apex. Young adults and children sometimes prefer these hammock swings because rather than swinging back and forth in a single plane, they can rotate in any direction and swing much more freely. Most hammock swings are designed for a single individual rather than a couple; they also have less structural support so that the hammock portion of the swing will "hug" the rider.
Many families find that they prefer standalone swings that can be installed in the garden. These swings need no rafter to hang from, which means they can be placed more flexibly. They are particularly ideal for homes that lack any sort of porch or patio.
To see a full selection of swings, visit the Serenity website at http://www.serenitylivingstores.com.