On the hunt for the best garden swing seats? Well you're in the right place because we have scoured the internet for the top picks to suit all styles and budgets. We have you covered if you love a traditional wooden seat or are after a cool, contemporary hanging chair that's going to make more of a statement in your garden.
We love all these swing seats, so to make things easier for you we have ordered them by price so you can simply scroll to the option that will suit your budget best. Further down you will also find some handy tips on how to buy the best swing seats, so make sure you have a read through that before placing your orders.
On the lookout for more garden seating? You'll find plenty in our guide to the best garden furniture.
The best garden swing seats
If you're after the best swing seat for smaller gardens, patios or terraces this Argos offering would be a great choice.
It's quite contemporary in its style with the black and grey colours so would look amazing in a really modern space. Throw on an extra cushion and you could even give it a bit of a boho vibe.
Made from a metal stand with a rattan-effect chair, this chair frame be left outside all year. The cushions you get with the hanging chair are super comfy, and so deep they almost mould to your body. The perfect spot for a morning coffee or an evening gin!
- Shop Argos Rattan Effect Hanging Egg Chair
We love the classic look of this swing seat, it really would fit into any style of garden.
It's so simple, with a natural unfinished look that you could put your own stamp on with cushions and throws. That is the slight downside of this model, you will have to buy cushions to make it more of a comfortable seat, but we still think it's such a great price. It's not huge either, so could fit nicely into a small garden or decked area.
Made from solid wood, you'll need to paint this material with oil or a wood treatment once a year to maintain it looks. Alternatively, you could also paint it a different colour to make it fit into your garden scheme – we think it would look lovely in white to add a bang on-trend beach vibe to your space.
- Shop Wayfair Arianna Swing Seat with Stand
If you love the look of our second option but are after a swing seat that is a bit more roomy, this would be perfect.
The design is so simple and stylish – we love the curves of the frame and the small slats of the seat stop it looking too bulky. The chains are obviously sturdy but don't look to stand out and aren't a main feature of the seat (something we often see in swing seat designs).
Made from solid larch wood with galvanised steel chains for a safe and secure seat. Again, some nice cushions would soften this up and make it a comfier spot to sit.
- Shop Robert Dyas Charles Bentley 3-Seater Wooden Garden Swing Seat
If solid wood is going to be too traditional or heavy looking for your space, then check out this Argos swing seat.
Its slimline frame would be ideal for smaller gardens or patio areas where you don't want your seating to totally overwhelm the space. The cushions come included with this one too, so you don't have to worry about it ever being uncomfortable, but we do think a few extra throw cushions would add some colour and pattern.
The durable frame is made from steel and can be left outside all year. Just be aware you will have to bring the cushions inside during bad weather, as although they are splashproof they won't do well in a downpour.
- Shop Argos Home Tapiola Metal 3 Seater Swing Chair
Fan of the boho look in you garden? This would definitely be the best swing seat for you.
Cox & Cox make great quality garden furniture so even this is on the pricer side, you are investing in a piece that's going to last summer after summer. Plus you can bring it inside in the winter to be a feature in your living room too.
Made from materials that look like rattan and a powder-coated steel frame, the cushions are included and come in a lovely neutral cream to match the natural rattan. There's a head pillow too, which you just tie to the chair for extra comfort.
- Shop Cox and Cox Indoor Outdoor Hanging Chair
We think this swing seat has quite a coastal feel to it so you'll get an instant holiday vibe if you choose this swing seat.
It comes with a built-in shade, which is great for protecting you from the sun as you snooze. The canopy is removable though, you just unscrew it if you want a bit of sun in the afternoon.
Made from solid wood, this is a really sturdy frame. The seat itself is really comfy, probably the comfiest of all our picks, as a padded cushion wraps around the whole seat, plus the shape is perfect for supporting your lower back.
- Shop Wayfair Garden Swing Seat
Well now we're talking. This isn't just a swing seat, this is basically a swing bed, with a shade!
Oh, we can so imagine drifting off in this on a warm summer's day. The shade is adjustable so you can move it depending on the sun's position. It's big enough to share, so you can cosy up with a blanket when it's cooler and enjoy the evening from the comfort of what is essentially an outdoor bed. Dreamy.
There's no need to worry about durability with this design as the frame is made from powder-coated iron and the water-repellent cushions will withstand an unexpected shower, although we recommend storing them away when not in use for added protection.
- Buy the Cox and Cox Paros Swinging Lounger
Looking for something more permanent for your garden? This swing seat is stunning!
It might seem like it's on the more expensive side but for this price, you get delivery, assembly and installment included. It's hand made by Duck Paddle over on Not on the High Street, and you also have the option to remove the armrest and just have it as one bench, and there are drinks shelves built into the side of the frame too. We think it would just look gorgeous with some roses growing up the sides!
Made from Scandinavian Redwood with a Western Red cedar shingle roof, you can have this painted in any Farrow & Ball colour of your choice for a unique design for your space.
- Shop Not on the High Street The Heritage Garden Swing
How to buy the best garden swing seats
Above you will hopefully find a swing seat that you love, but beyond looks, there are a few practical things you will want to consider before buying:
How long do you want your swing chair to last?
This is very much linked to the price you want to pay, but essentially do you want a budget-friendly option that lasts a few summers, or are you after an investment piece that will stay in your garden for many years to come? We have covered both above so the choice is yours.
What should your swing chair be made of?
Again, this essentially comes down to how much you want to spend. A more budget, simple swing seat with a thin metal frame isn't going to be as good quality as a solid wooden one for example. Also think about whether you want to be able to leave your swing seat out no matter what the weather during the summer rather than storing it away.
How big should your swing seat be?
This will partly depend on the size of your garden, but also think about how you will store your swing seat in the winter months. Do you have to be able to fit them into a shed? Does it need to be able to fold down in order to be stored? Or do you need a swing seat that can be left out over the winter?