4 Ideas To Dress Up Your Porch
We spend so much time in our backyards during the summer we sometimes forget we have a front porch. It's another place to spend time outdoors and savor summer. The porch is an extension of our home; but like an interior room, we can still update this exterior space with all of the comforts and coziness we expect on the inside of a house. Here are 4 ideas to dress up your front porch to make it delightful enough to spend all your summer days.
Seating like Adirondack chairs, a porch swing, hammock, or rocking chair gives people a place to sit, chat and relax -- plus they make a porch more welcoming. Comfortable chairs will make a porch a place you want to relax and enjoy a summer evening. They can also make it a cool escape where you can read funny books in the shade during the dog days of summer.
In addition to comfortable seating, adding small tables makes a porch more functional. With a table, a porch goes from a place to read to a place to have tea and socialize or have ice-cold lemonade in vintage drinkware on a sunny day. Whether it's an end table or a coffee table, a table expands the range of possibilities of a porch.
Put a geranium on a stoop or dangle a spider plant from the porch overhang. Mix and match small plants to line the stairs to create a green guide up to the porch for your guests. Putting flora up or down and out to greet guests makes a home approachable. It's a natural way to make the home look lively and inviting.
Porch lights aren't limited to the overhead light above the front door. Tea lights and string lights dress up a porch at night while shedding light on your outdoor space. Wrap string lights around the railing or line the edges of the porch with tea lights housed in lanterns to make lighting inviting, warm and alluring.
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