There are few things better than sitting outside with family and friends enjoying a summer evening. However, if your porch is unkempt or boring it detracts from the fun. So make the most of your outdoor space with these tips.
Whether your porch floor is concrete or wood, make sure it looks and feels great with a fresh coat of paint or stain. For some added flair make a large stencil and paint a design underfoot as shown on Hometalk. Another way to add some color in a less permanent way is to get an outdoor rug in a fun summery color.
In order to enjoy your porch you need some comfortable seating options. Classic choices like a porch swing or wicker furniture have staying power for a reason because they are both comfortable and durable against the weather. However, more unique options such as a sun bed or sofa set can also be very nice.
Even though the sun sets it doesn’t mean the party is over. Keep the fun going with some beautiful lighting for your space. Forget boring porch lights and go for something more festive like delicate string lights or picturesque pendants. You can even make your own citronella torches out of old wine bottles with this tutorial, just make sure no kids or pets are around to knock them over.
Last but not least make your porch stand out with some fabulous decor. Bright throw pillows and fun footstools can dress up your seating area. Also, don’t forget to go vertical with whimsical wind chimes and hanging planters with cheery flowers to complete the look.