Your front porch is nothing short of an extension of your living space. When designing and outfitting your front porch, treat it as an outdoor room, using the same design elements you would use in the inside of your home – but just make sure anything used on the front porch can withstand its outdoor location.
Such as interior spaces can be decorated in any style, so can front porches. However, no matter the style, a front porch should always be functional, as well as comfortable and inviting – after all, it’s the first thing guests see when they come to your home. Comfortable seating built for conversation, good lighting, and artful accessories and touches all combine to create a welcoming front porch.
When selecting front porch décor, build your design around a focal point, which can be your front door, a work of art, or a piece of furniture, such as a wicker table or chair. When choosing pillows, upholstery, shades and blinds, rugs, and furniture for your front porch, select all-weather products resistant to mold and mildew. Natural-fiber rugs, such as beautiful sisal rugs, by nature resist moisture damage, while cushions and pillows with fittings that allow water to drain through can easily be found. Wicker sofas and chairs topped with upholstery are great choices for front porch décor. To create a unified look without breaking the bank, consider spray painting a hodge-podge set of furniture all one color using a high-quality exterior paint.
Dress your front porch just as you would an interior room by adding roll-up shades, blinds, or curtains. Curtains can be hung on drapery rods installed in the porch overhang, while roll-up shades come in such materials as cotton, bamboo, or canvas. Built-in lighting and fans top off your cozy front porch look while creating functional light and breeze.
For more outdoor living space decorating tips, contact Hal Co Fence Company. Specializing in fence, deck, porch, and portico installation and maintenance throughout Northern Virginia, our team of professionals can assist you with any design or installation inquiry you may have.
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