Posted on Apr 25, 2012 | Comments 0
When it comes to big houses, the porch is often neglected. A lot of people use it to store shoes or other items that they don’t have place for inside the house. All this may seem strange if you consider that this is the first part of your home that visitors see. Considering this aspect, there is a lot you could do for your porch.
From maintenance to design
Clean it up
If you would like to make a change, the best thing you could do is to clean out the porch. Make sure that there is no junk left when you start remodeling.
The next step is to pick a color theme for the porch. Naturally not everybody has a large budget for this project. If this is the case, you could opt for cushions and pillows that are less expensive.
Another option you have is to get some wood furniture. This could have any color and it could look modern or rustic. It is more expensive than the plastic furniture but it lasts longer.
If you would like to make a statement make sure that you have some strong contrasts in the room. For instance, you could have black furniture with turquoise accents.
Details make all the difference
Define the dimensions
One of the best ways to do this is to get a rug. This can define the seating area and also the room itself. The best thing is to go for something neutral. If you get a rug with patterns it may draw the attention away from the beauty of the room. The rug should be placed in the seating area. This way you can direct people towards it.
When you are transforming the porch it is important to think about the windows as well. If you want to have a more romantic look, go for sheer curtains. These are inexpensive and easy to install. They offer you privacy but they don’t make you feel isolated from the rest of the world.
To make the look cozier you should have an end table or coffee table. This can be used to place drinks on, a fruit basket or a bowl of sweets. Weatherproof storage trunks could also turn out to be useful while adding some spice to the feeling of the room. It’s always good to have some hideaways to have things at hand.
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