They’re not only perfect for entertaining guests, but they’re also one of the best forms of bringing additional charm to your home- a porch. Today we want to take a deep dive in what having a luxury porch looks like. If you’re lucky enough to have one, it’s time to engulf yourself in their beauty and follow one of our decorating ideas. Here are enchanting porch ideas for the ultimate summer experience.
When considering how to organize your porch you want to consider it as one of your living rooms. Instead of having it displayed as its own element consider it as part of your living room. What this means is you want to bring in elements from your living room space. Whether that be a sofa, accent tables, cushions or a multidimensional display, the idea is to bring it all together right when and where you need it.
Minimal & Effective
Keeping your décor minimal is always a great idea. You want to keep your décor as minimal as possible with the idea of having only what you need exactly where you need it. Add a rocking chair with bits of décor here and there for that sleekness you want to be portrayed.
Bring in the Palms
Palm trees are always a winning element when you want to add an outdoor element indoors or you simply want to create a seamless blend between the two. Regardless, if you want to add a real palm tree or you simply want to display a palm tree pattern, you want to bring a showcase of both. The idea is having that bold green element showcased right where you need it. Pair with cypress wood for an added dose of freshness.
As previously mentioned, your porch is somewhat of an extension to your indoor living room. Therefore, you want to bring as much comfort as possible. Use a comfortable display that makes you want to sit out there as often as possible. This means adding a sofa, multiple chairs, and fun throw pillows to bring the look altogether. You want to have comfort as the main focus of the room.
If you have ever experienced the Hampton’s, then you know there’s truly nothing quite like it. It’s a totally different vibe, almost as if you’re relaxing all day. That’s the same feeling you want to bring to your porch. Keep it lounge-like by having a picnic table instead of a traditional one and add greenery to complete the look. Furthermore, add wood furniture to complete the calming, Hampton look.
Bring on the Shade
Some porches have some sort of shade or covering if yours does, you’re in luck! Take your porch shade to the next level by focusing on it. You want to bring as much focus to that as possible. The key to do so is adding a bold light fixture and taking full advantage of it. You want to decorate around your fixture making sure it feels bright and goes well with your décor.
Is there anything that will make you spend more time outside than having a luxurious space? We don’t think so! Having luxury doesn’t mean the space will feel empty but it does mean the pieces you use will be a bit more upscale and less “in your face.” For that luxurious feel bring in nature. Showcasing the natural aesthetic of your surroundings adds a little something extra that simply makes sense to the space. Pair with neutral décor and even a throw rug to truly make your décor come to life. Add lanterns to illuminate the space without taking away from what you already have.
Having a large porch is always a fun time. If you have a smaller porch area, it might seem a bit lackluster to decorate. It’s quite the contrary, a smaller porch gives you a metropolitan feel. The idea behind going metropolitan is bringing a closed area and making it feel more city-like but with a comfortable bit. Bring comfort by having floor-length furniture. The lower your furniture the grander the room will appear and the more metropolitan it will feel.
Since you’re already outdoors it makes sense to go the organic route. Instead of piling on items on top of items you’re better off selecting pieces that bring a more authentic aesthetic to the area. The key is bringing as much wood as possible to create the best outcome. You want to display as much organic material as you possibly can. Keep the area as chic as possible with a beautiful, minimal aesthetic.
Do not forget about having a fireplace. Having a fireplace works even outdoors due to how comforting it truly is. Keep your decor surrounding the fireplace for a beautiful display that makes sense to the room. You want to have a focal point that embraces the room’s overall appeal. Consider adding color, right where you need it, for a warming touch that makes sense.
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