To many, the idea of sitting on a porch swing — perhaps with an iced tea in hand — soaking in the sights and sound of the outdoors is the very picture of idyllic splendor. It may also feel like the sort of relaxation that is the product of a bygone era, but The Porch Swing Company is set on bringing that picture-perfect outdoor experience to life.
Founded in 2008, The Porch Swing Company offers exclusive, handcrafted designs that fit any decor — making your outdoor space feel like an extension of your home. The company has forged a decades-long relationship with Amish communities in Pennsylvania, bringing the well-known Amish quality and traditional design to porches and patios throughout the US.
The Amish are known for their furniture-making prowess. With a focus on simplicity, functionality, and craftsmanship, Amish furniture is synonymous not only with quality but with timeless elegance.
The Porch Swing Company has turned to Amish craftsmen as their artistry goes perfectly with the type of aesthetic the company has worked hard to achieve. The goal is to help people design areas of their outdoor spaces for the creation of core memories: conversations with friends, curling up with a good book, or swinging and snuggling with someone you love.
The designs that the Amish partners create for The Porch Swing Company harken back to the days before our current hyper-digitized era, when one could shut off the world for a while and just enjoy the gentle breeze that comes with a good swing.
“The traditional porch swing such as the Centerville Amish Roll Back Swing is our favorite for evoking a bit of nostalgia,” says Darlene McDonald, General Manager at The Porch Swing Company. “Or, if you’re looking for a more modern way to integrate unique seating, we always recommend a swing bed like the Breezy Acres Malvern because it’s a timeless design that instantly elevates a space.”
Three of The Porch Swing Company’s exclusive six brands — including Breezy Acres, Centerville Amish, and Porchgate — are hand-crafted by their Amish partners. Although all classic and built with quality in mind, they offer distinctive styles for any sort of home decor, from farmhouse to modern and more.
The Porch Swing Company offers something its competitors have not: a level of customization not found at big box stores or even other furniture suppliers.
“Since many of our items are made-to-order, we offer a variety of customizations that allow the customer to select size, material, paint and stain, cup or wine holders, hanging style, and hanging equipment,” explains McDonald. “We also offer hundreds of fabric options so customers can perfectly tailor their swings to their outdoor living spaces.”
Because the company is all about porch swings and nothing but porch swings, they offer a far larger selection than their competitors, as well.
“We take pride in curating a diverse range of styles, materials, finishes, and customization options to cater to individual preferences,” McDonald notes. “In fact, we currently offer over 92 different porch swing designs on our website. Our goal is to provide ample choices and help customers find the perfect porch swing that suits their unique taste and outdoor space.”
The most popular swing
The popularity of the Centerville Amish Porch Swing — The Porch Swing Company’s best-selling model — is indicative of people’s trust and love for Amish-made designs. “Its Amish-made craftsmanship from Pennsylvania carries a reputation for superior quality and attention to detail,” McDonald says.
The swing itself is also designed to be very comfortable and provides added back and knee support. The traditional, classic design — a hallmark of Amish-made furniture — fits in perfectly with most decor. In addition, the swing is constructed to be durable, making it a long-lasting investment for your outdoor living space.
Through their partnership with the Pennsylvania Amish community, The Porch Swing Company has built a strong reputation as a go-to source for quality, stylish, and timeless porch swing designs. It is a reputation that makes the company proud of what they offer to customers.
As McDonald says, “We want to help families create an inviting space that fosters meaningful conversations, relaxing introspection, and shared memories.”