Having a swinging bed on your porch is a great idea, especially in the summer nights when is so pleasant sleeping outside. The swinging bed is a comfortable place for reading and a nice playground for the kids. Any old, single or double bed may be transformed into a swinging bed. Dressed up with a nice covered mattress and lots of cushions, the bed is hanged from the ceiling with two or four solid chains, with bolts passing through ceiling joists. Depending on the location of the swinging bed, the mattress can be regular or made from foam, in the way boat cushions are made. The chains can be dressed with ruffled material- same used for the mattress cover.