Architect and homeowner Erica Broberg Smith
, left, says she's got the best seat not in the house. A cushion and throw pillows encourage lingering.
Similar to shown:
International Caravan Royal Tahiti Balau 2-Seater Wood Porch Swing, about $160, with Blazing Needles Patio Bench/Swing Cushion in Aqua Blue, about $50, and Carib Corded Throw Pillow Set by Pillow Perfect, about $35; Wayfair