Make your porch a functional living space

Jun 16th 2016 Staff

The porch is a great outdoor living area that has become less and less appreciated these days. Whether you’re looking for a space to host a small get-together or a spot that you can unwind and enjoy the summer weather, your porch is a prime living space ripe for the taking.

Find the perfect chair. Some of the best parts about having a porch is lounging around in a comfortable rocking chair or porch swing. If you decide to go with a rocking chair, dress it up with some accent furniture like a stool or table. If porch swings better fit your style, remember that they are a great place to enjoy fun accent pillows.

Incorporate into your porch space your own personal breeze with an outdoor ceiling fan. Summer days can get pretty hot, so ceiling fans are a great way to cool off.

Add a pop of color to your new outdoor living area with a fresh coat of paint on the door. Tie in hues that compliment both your home’s exterior as well as your outdoor décor.

Update your outdoor lights to make this area usable even after the sun has gone down. Consider replacing your wall mount or adding a unique light fixture to your space.

Plant flowers and greenery to pull it all together. An outdoor living space needs a little bit of mother nature’s natural decorations. Whether you put your plants in pots or windowsills, they will be a great addition.

Your porch is a great place to extend your home’s outdoor living. With some simple updates you can be on your way to enjoying more of summer from the comfort of your porch. Ready to create the outdoor living space of your dreams? Hortons can help you choose suitable lighting options. Shop online or visit a store today!

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