A porch can have the potential to become a lot more than a place to enjoy the cold breeze on summer nights. It is a place that can become the home for entertaining guests, to have parties, and even small weddings.
Your home’s porch can be turned into an extra room in your property. It could become an outdoor living room, dining area, and more.
Home improvement projects can seem daunting in the beginning, but once you get started you will find yourself extremely happy with your decision. Changes in your porch can be for window awnings – door awnings – porch protection and more.
Here are great ways to give your porch a makeover:
Try doing something not traditional
Porches are often left without furniture aside from outdoor chairs and a table. Try bringing a living room feel to it by adding a beautiful shabby chic rug and some plants to create an atmosphere that feels like luxury.
Adding small details around your outdoor couch and chairs such as comfy resting pillows and stunning tables will elevate the sophistication level in your home’s porch.
Add a fireplace
Adding a fireplace or a fire pit is perfect if you live in an area that is frequently cold. It is a great way to make you and your family feel cozy on the porch.
If you decide to add a fireplace, consider decorating it with pictures and small details to make it look more like home.
Make it look like a beachy bungalow
Beach decor and beachy elements are known to give a feeling of relaxation. Add textures that are similar to woven material and some bright colors that remind you of summer such as yellow and beach.
A swinging chair is also a great touch for a beachy decor, as well as shabby chic tables that look a little rustic. Beach decor is often inspired by furniture from the 1920s and it includes a lot of white colored couches and chairs.
Use colors similar to your indoor living room
A great color scheme for porches is using the same colors that have been used indoors for living rooms and dining rooms. It will make your porch appear as an extension of the inside of your home, and that will give the illusion that your home’s size is larger.
Divide your porch
You don’t have to stick to using your porch for one thing. Consider dividing it into two areas that can be used for lounging and dining.
For example, you can turn your porch into a living room by adding some arm chairs and a couch, along with a coffee table, and on the other side add a small dining room with dining chairs.
Add vibrant colors
Bright and bold colors make people feel happier but it can be quite intimidating to have it inside your home. That’s why it is the perfect opportunity for you to use bright colors for the porch and add centerpieces that will accentuate your outdoor area.