Summer is already here – this means that you can no longer leave your porch unattended and to think about ways to spruce up your porch. When it was winter, you didn’t really care about it – because everything was covered by snow or ice. Plus, it was too cold to stay on your porch anyway.
Now, however, everything is in plain sight – and considering that your porch will be your resting place for the whole summer, you need to ensure that it looks good. Here are some porch design ideas to ensure that your porch will look fine.
1. Clean It
Before you even begin to do anything, you need to ensure that you start with a clean slate – and this means cleaning your porch. Wipe it, brush it, wash it – make sure that it is squeaky clean for whatever you have in plan for it. This way, you can also paint a better picture of what it is that you want to do.
2. Paint It
When in doubt, go for paint. Nothing freshens up a place more than a coat of paint – regardless of the color that you choose. Even if you have wood walls and you do not want to change their color, even a simple coat of transparent coating can do quite a lot. Plus, considering that paint is relatively cheap, your porch redesign will be done on a budget.
3. Give It a Theme
When redesigning your porch, you might want to consider giving it a theme as well. If you don’t have a particular theme in mind (e.g. from a movie, preference, or event), you can go for a color theme instead. For example, red and black, or white and yellow matching pillowcases on a wicker chair – whatever picks your fancy. You can also spruce the place up by adding some antiques in that theme.
4. Bring Out the Greenery
Nothing makes a porch more summer-ready than seeing it packed with flowers. There’s nothing better than sitting on the porch, enjoying your coffee, and seeing the roses bloom right in front of you. To make things better, pick an assortment of flowers that goes well with the color theme. This way, everything will be nice and neat.
5. Smooth Soft Lights
We all have that porch light above the door that is perfect when we want to pick something up from the porch – but unbearable when we actually want to sit back and relax. That light is usually so bright, it kills the whole mood.
So, instead of relying on that light, you should try going for something softer. For example, bring out your old Christmas lights (ideally, they should be white), and decorate each bulb with a seashell. Not only will it look beautiful, but it will also give off a more relaxing mood.
Thus, sprucing up your porch shouldn’t be so hard. Plus, if you pick the right accessories, the porch redesign should not cost you much. A paint job, a few seeds planted during spring, some cute pillows in the right place; it shouldn’t take much to make the porch look just the way you want it to.