1. In my case, all I had on my front porch were a couple of rocking chairs. I saw the cutest idea (thank you, Pinterest!) for a whiskey barrel (Lowe’s/ $20-ish) turned upside-down, and used as a table. So, I bought one, dressed it with a cute little lantern, and a vase of fresh flowers, and voila! A totally new look. And it really made a huge difference!
Instead of a whiskey barrel, you could also grab an old wooden milk crate (or a few to stack), and turn it upside-down. Lay a placemat, or something solid, like glass, on the top for a solid surface, and then accent with a couple of cute accessories, such as a mason jar full of fresh flowers and/or a cute little lantern (Kirklands has some in store or online). So simple!
2. One of my favorite things is repurposing things from around the house. If you’re up for a project, you could paint your existing furniture. If you’re bored with what you have, grab a can of spray paint, or regular paint and a brush – depending on what furniture you’re re-doing – and give it a whole new look. I would recommend using an outdoor paint. Don’t be afraid of color! Depending on the look you’re going for, you could try a red or even a shade of blue or green – get some fun pops of color going on! You could also use a neutral, like white, cream, or tan, and just accessorize with bright pops of color.
3. Another idea, is to grab a couple of pillows for the seating on your porch. This is a super quick and easy way to add a splash of color, as well as some pizzaz.
Here are few item suggestions that could help give you a head-start on sprucing up that porch:
You could use one, or any combination of the above suggestions to give your porch a whole new look. Just have fun with it, don’t be afraid to experiment, and enjoy your porch’s new look!
-Ellen, for Home Chic Home