This past summer I got some cute ideas to inspire me to spiff up my front porch from Simply Seleta.
Porch time is back, so I cleaned mine up, and added a painting. The whole idea is the porch being an outdoor sitting room, a little open air parlor, so I use alot of things you see inside the house on the porch.
Don't worry about the art getting ruined! It's just a cheap little painting (that I love), and it's protected under the overhang. In fact I love the blue porch ceiling playing off the blue in the painting. The lamp has been outside all summer and winter, and it's doing just fine, so I reckon the painting will be okay too.
I just think it looks cute and quirky along with the outdoor rugs, the furniture all painted green, the miscellaneous cushions collected over the years, a real homey hodge podge if you will.
I feel so lucky to have a porch! A porch is the best way to stay connected to what's happening on your street.
When people see us on the porch, they say hello, and we always invite them to come and sit awhile, take a glass of water, or a cup of coffee, or a cold beer or a cocktail. Even if they don't have time for a porch visit, the hello how ya' doing, is a cheerful connection.
It doesn't matter if your porch is humble or grand, or by the sea or in the city. It's just great to have one!
Furnishings can be grand or simple, mismatched or decorator perfect. They all serve the same purpose - come and sit a spell!
Using things that we use indoors adds so much charm and fun. Chandeliers, lamps, ceiling fans, and furniture look so fresh on the porch. Of course I am not talking about the cast off old ratty couch you see on the porch of a frat house ha ha.
White wicker is the classic, and you can't go wrong with it.
I would love to do a post on your porch! Please e-mail me a photo, and tell me all about it.