Now that the warmer weather seems to be approaching, you may be thinking… how can I have an epic front porch for spring and beyond this year? Well friend, you came to the right place as we are here to provide you with a few key features you will be sure you want to include.
First off, we’d like to start by discussing the biggest piece on your porch first. It comes to no surprise to you that no porch is the exact same size and layout. Thus, you will have to tweak our advice to fit your situation. When it comes to furniture, find a piece that compliments your porch in this order: Size, Style Function.
When it comes to furniture to create an epic front porch for spring and beyond, you will want to be sure that the furniture you purchase fits the porch size. Even if you love a piece that’s too small or too large, it will never look complete as it will feel out of place. Instead, find a furniture set that’s just the right size. If you have a smaller porch, consider a little bistro table and chair. If you have a big front porch, consider a porch swing, rocking chairs, or a stylish outdoor couch, and chairs.
Style comes next in line as your goal is to have it look nice with the style of your home. Do you have a traditional home? Consider solid color prints on fabric, that doesn’t look busy or out of place. Do you have a lake house? Consider adding a pop of color in fabric, or even finding furniture that has a boathouse feel.
Functionality is also important as you design your front porch. If it’s just something to clean around, or will never be used, is it worth the clutter and storage? We recommend purchasing furniture that has function so that not only it will look nice, but there will also be opportunity to use it as well.
Greenery / Flowers
One of the things that might have come to your mind instantly when you began dreaming about the epic front porch for spring is greenery and flowers to bring life to the space. And we couldn’t agree more! Bringing life to the porch not only provides color, texture, and beautiful scents, but it also gives the porch a special feel to be enjoyed by your family and loved ones.
Many have preferences on whether to do big pots of luscious greenery and potato vines, while some envision bright colors of petunias, marigolds, and begonias. Regardless of your style, either will add a beautiful touch for the months to come. If you are looking for more floral inspiration, check out one of our previous blog posts on how to design the perfect floral planter.
Finally, depending on the size of your front porch, there may be a space that needs a little something. This is where you can add in accents to complete the space and make it feel intentional. Not sure what accents to add? This could be a welcome sign, a door mat, lighting, like lanterns, or even a wreath on the door. These simple touches can really make a difference when it comes to completing your epic front porch for spring.
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