How to Decorate Your Porch: Take It from Stoop to Stunning in a Hurry
The porch of a home is likely one of the last parts of your home that have time and money invested unfortunately. But, when you are finished learning how to decorate and change your porch into something amazing, stylish, and functional, you are going to want to move decorating your porch up the priority list.
What is the First Thing on the List of Things to Do?
The very first thing you should do is plan. With most things in life, planning something is always iffy, and you risk wasting time, but for home improvement work, planning is a necessity. Your porch will become exactly how you want it to be.
Everyone has their own way of planning things out. So, use your imagination and get to it. You can Get some paper and map out detailed drafts of ideas, designs, and unique or custom furniture. Or, you can do it simply, by putting everything in your mind, and diving right in. Whichever way you plan to redecorate, make sure to measure everything you’re wanting to change. If you plan to really revitalize your porch by doing some construction, you’ll obviously want to accomplish that first. While you plan your style and design for your new porch, that bit of construction would be a great thing to put on the “honey to-do list.”
Your Porch Can Be So Much More…
Porches are naturally rooms that are used for relaxing in a rocking chair, taking off dirty shoes and clothes before they get all the nasties in the house, a place to store toys, and other household things. But, your porch can be the most amazing room in your home, if you know how to decorate it.
Dining Room – Depending on the size of your porch, you can upgrade the area into a deluxe dining room, with a beautiful, long table with plenty of chairs, a china cabinet full of your best dinnerware, a fine sounding stereo system to play nice, comfortable music while you and your family and friends sit down for an elegant meal. Every meal is great while basking in the sun, or the stars, and being closer to nature.
Sitting Room – A lot of porches are already used for this purpose, but you want to elevate that idea into something grand. Think outside the box and get some matching furniture with awesome features. You’ll also want things like an ice-box chest, a couple of stands with large glass drink dispensers filled with lemonade and tea, a bookshelf filled with your favorite books, and a music system to jam the greatest hits. Don’t forget the electronics. You’ll need some outlets for chargers and maybe even a wall-mounted TV. Your gatherings can be quite special in a cozy porch with sleep-inducing, chic furniture.
Cave – No, not the kind with bears, unless you consider yourself a mama bear or papa bear. A porch can be turned into a lady cave or a man cave easily. For ultimate comfort, you can hang some eyelets into the rafter beams, and hook up a hammock to relax in while you watch Sunday’s games or read a spicy romance. This plan includes everything you love. Your awesome new porch will only be limited by your imagination.
Repurpose Your Things for the Purpose of Your Porch
When you are decorating and filling in the spaces with all your lovely things, go through your house and pick out some things that are maybe collecting dust in the garage or the basement. You can find a purpose for anything, even what is seemingly junk. You’d be surprised at how many cool things you can create by doing just a bit of research. Don't forget the lighting! Learn how to decorate with lighting and transform your porch into a functional place to entertain at night.
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