Your porch provides the transition for guests between the outside and inside of your home. It can be a focal point that passersby see. A porch can also provide a quiet area for you to lounge and watch the world go by. Add charm and personality to your house's exterior with how you decorate your porch.
If your plan is to enjoy sitting on your front porch, then comfortable seating is essential. Any outdoor furniture, from wicker to wrought iron, works for your porch. Simply choose a style that complements your home's façade. When laying out the seating, set them across from each other to facilitate conversation. Finally, top the furniture with plush, comfortable cushions for the ultimate lounge spot.
As part of your porch seating, consider adding a porch swing. As Better Homes and Gardens points out, porch swings are a fun method for adding extra seating. Since such seating is made especially for porches, it's an appealing addition to your entrance. Porch swings come in numerous design options, so you should be able to match the rest of your furnishings. For further cohesion, top the swing with the same cushions as your other seating.
While you're lounging outside, you'll need a place to set your drink or book. Accent tables can be as charming as they are useful. For instance, you don't have to choose a table at all. If you want an eclectic vibe, consider overturning crates or using short barrels as accent tables. If you do choose true tables, look for ones that complement but don't exactly match the rest of the furniture. You don't want your porch to feel as formal as an indoor space.
An outdoor rug provides a way to draw all your furnishings together. Rugs can provide a color scheme for your porch and add texture. They're also comfortable for the feet, especially if you might walk onto your porch barefoot. Of course, your rug should be weatherproof. Place your rug so that the seating and other furniture are at least touching its borders for cohesion.
As with anywhere else in your home, layered lighting is ideal for the porch. You may utilize both your house's lights and landscape lights. For example, if you have downlights in a neighboring tree, you can train it to shine on the porch. For covered porches, you may also want overhead lights. Finally, consider placing a lamp or two on tables to create a cozy niche.
Create charm with your porch's décor by using a porch swing, attractive furniture, an outdoor rug, and ambient lighting. Contact a company like Deron and Helens Favorites LLC for more information and assistance.