While the kitchen is the heart of the household, it’s easy to consider a big, breezy porch as the soul of the home. This is the spot you can hunker down and read a good, juicy book. It’s the corner you can take a nap at high noon. It is the socializing hub, as a place where you can settle down with family and friends and have a nightcap. Whether or not your porch is filled with house plants, good conversation, cozy furniture or whimsical string lights, we have just the porch to get anyone inspired. Meet the breezy and especially cozy sanctuary. Pssst…if you need any porch remodeling ideas, you’ve come to the right corner of the internet.
This playful porch in Eagan, Minnesota is a great place to start for home design inspiration. The big, bold rafter panels add beautiful dimension to the topical space. Windows cover the walls, making the trees outside appear as if they are within reach, like you are lounging in a gigantic tree house.
Quick Ideas to Improve Your Porch Haven:
Add a swinging daybed. There’s just something about a porch that needs one, because a traditional southern design element makes the breeziness of a porch truly come to life. Adding colorful pillows that have bold stripes or patterns will make the daybed look complete.
Consider a flea market find. A vintage wooden trunk is a great option to store blankets in. It can also function as a table for iced tea or coffee.
Break up space. Set up a small seating area or lounge area. This makes the space look and feel more intentional. It is also an easy fix to do in any room!
Pops of color are key. Get out to a fabric store and find some bold colors you’d like to make the space pop. It’s super easy to make pillow covers and when the seasons change, you can switch them out accordingly.
Make it green. Adding plants inside any porch can add a homey element to the space by tying in the surrounding environment.
Try mix and match. Different textures, colors and styles add so much dimension to a space. Mixing in vintage or dates pieces is another great way to make a visual impact to the overall appearance of the space. It also makes you look like a highly detailed designer. Tiny dollhouse furniture on bookshelves has been a great trendy add as of late.
Lighting. Adding string lights and lanterns are a great feature as well.
Use up that wall space! Vertical mirrors are always a good choice to add the illusion of more room in the area.
Two words: Rocking Chair. This is, by far, the most traditional piece of furniture to add in a porch. It’s almost required.
If you need more tips about how to spice up the porch of your daydreams, schedule a consultation with our team today!