Time to create new memories outdoors. What better way to do just that than to sit on your porch and entertain new guests or spend time alone enjoying the great outdoors. Whether you want to entertain or spend time alone, you want to decorate your porch to make it as comfortable as possible. Here are a few ways you can do just that in the most-summery way.
Keep it Light
In the summer months, you want to keep it light and airy. Not only will it give you a crisp and clean, but the space will appear lively and fresh. The summer is the perfect time to swop your darker décor for lighter, more feminine hues, that help make the space feel larger
Keep it simple, but add color. The perfect way to do just that is to add colorful furniture that brings the freshness of spring directly to your front porch. Consider adding the colorful element, even in the back porch for a perfect touch.
Set up a Bar
Yes, you read that correctly set up a bar right on your porch. A porch bar is great for entertaining and bringing indoor fun directly outdoors. The idea is to have a small bar that brings that happy hour feeling any time of the day. Lay out a few cups as well to ensure you are always prepared.
Add a Swing
We love the idea of an outdoor swing, its calming and adds the perfect extra seating area while still being fun. Pair your swing with simple seating to bring forth the feminine texture in the room. You may also want to add textured cushions to brighten the space.
Change Your Pillows
If you already have a well-decorated porch, it is time to swop your darker pillows for brighter hues. This is the easiest and cost-effective way to bring a bit of Spring to any space of the home. Consider colors and patterns in shades of green, yellow, red and orange for a spring and summery touch.
Add a rustic accent to your porch in small doses. Use a barrel or even small wooden side tables to get the rustic feel without overwhelming the space. Pair with neutral hues and shades of blue of an authentic farmhouse flair.
During the summertime, you will probably spend more time outdoors which is where lighting comes into play. Add a few light fixtures and pair it with string lights to brighten up the space while still having a whimsical, romantic feel.
Plants are an excellent addition to your porch, not only will they be getting the sunlight they need, but they will bring that “tropical” feel to the space. Use bright plants and mix in a few greenery pieces to complete the look.
Rattan and/or Straw
Nothing screams summer quite like furniture made out of rattan. Rattan is airy which is perfect when it’s warm out and you do not want to sit on a hot leather piece. Instead, swop your leather piece for rattan and enjoy a cooler area.
Summer is right around the corner, it may be time to change your décor and bring the beautiful outdoor hues directly to your front porch.