People say that people’s personalities could be seen from their bedroom or bathroom. What about giving your guests something to see even before entering your house? That would be a good attempt to impress them and show your hospitality. In order to do this, you only need to add some twists to your porch. Ready to see several ideas?
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1. Cozy Greenery
Most people cannot resist to have green plants on their porch. It provides more oxygen and is good to look at. Give dark background on walls, either dark brown or black. Pair it with furniture with green cushion. There you go: a porch with fine greenery. Hang a wall decoration for center piece.
2. Calming Cream
Not all people want their introduction to be bold. Emit calm vibe by pairing cream and soft grey. It matches well for a porch next to huge lawn or lake view. Since the theme is cream, pick everything with cream tone; cream curtain, fan, and even brick wall’s tone. Put a candle holder next to sofa to brighten the atmosphere.
3. Romantic Dinner
Some porches are located next to woods or land of trees. To keep the dried leaves fall to the room, usually house owners will install screen. Since the outdoor setting has colors, then pain the porch white. Make the room look higher by installing curtain hanger above the arch frame. Light candles and put a vase of daisy on the table.
4. Warm Afternoon
Houses near wood could be cold sometimes. Therefore, it would be great to have an airy bubr warm as well. To make it airy, skip the screen and put ballustrade only. Add warm interior by installing fire place built from brick. For sofas, choose lazy chairs and coffee table then put them near the fire place.
5. Ocean Stripes
What color could describe “cool” better than blue? When you want to bring an ocean themed porch and modernity, pick stripes pattern and ocean blue color. Order or make stripe cover for your sofas. Center table should be white. Add some oceanic decoration; lifebuoy, mini ship, anchor, etc. Ocean themed cushion is also good addition.
6. Country Peach
Compared to the other part of the house, porch gets the most sun. No wonder, many people put lazy chairs on their porch. Between each of them, there is a small table with a small flower pot on it. As giving a hint of warm sun, people love orange and grey stripes, which is a great compliment to wooden floor and ceiling.
7. White Wash
A simple rule about choosing color for a house porch; color for plain and plain for color. If you have a colorful garden surrounded by trees, then pick plain color. More colors will be a sore to the eyes. An example of plain idea is white wash. Everything has one white tone; pillar, walls, hanging lamp, swaying chair, and even potted plants next to windows!
8. Lovely Lavender
White is a good pair to almost any color. However, white on white might not thick someone’s boxes. Try to pair it with lavender. Paint the corners and lines with purple color. In between each pillar, hang a basket of lavender or purple-colored flowers. Near the ballustrade, you could plant additional flowers.
9. Medieval Charm
There are three elements of medieval era; stone, brick and wood. Combine these three if you want to feel the old classic charm. Wood is often installed as ceiling, while stone makes the floor and bricks are used to build the walls. Now you just need to pick an old school decorations.
10. Southern Monochrome
Although monochrome elements are black and white only, they never get old. All you need to learn is combining furniture that compliment building style. For southern houses, there is no ceiling, roof frame is shown as it is. The arch and symmetrical frame are paired beautifully. Pair this room shape with black and white sofa.
11. Candy Feast
Do you love soft pastel color? If yes, then this idea is made for you. Porch ceiling is painted green pastel, while the retracted screen has pastel blue color. All the walls are white, even center lighting. Put sofa made from rattan and pair it with pastel colored cushions.
12. Partial Outdoor
Some porches are not fully covered. To give majestic view, build big pillar in the end of each side. For your reference, take a look at old Roman empire building. If the porch is directly connected to a room, paint the door black.
13. Garden Porch
Who loves flower? Bring it to the porch then. Make sure to build some grid on the pillars for vine plants. Just a kind reminder; you have to regularly clean this porch. Some guests with pollen allergy might not want to sit here either.
14. Floral Comfort
You love flower, but cannot stand the real flowers? There is a way to bring flowery items to your porch. No, it is not fake flowers. Just pick sofa with floral pattern and buy cushion with similar vibe. Make them brighter with green plants in a pot.
15. Bold Stripes
This is another idea for black and white lovers. Wooden sofa frame goes well with black and white stripes. Choose a round wooden table for center piece. If you want to add more texture, choose soft yellow or brown for cushions.
16. Blue And Wood
Another color option for wood pair is blue. Not any kind of blue, but blue navy. Custom made short sofa frame and blue cushion will be a great look. Ask for a coffee table using similar wood. For the soft pillow, take wood hue; brown or orange.
17. Pink Party
Make a mini wonderland in your porch with pink theme. Lay on pink stripes on the floor, a pink flower in a vase, and also pink cushion on the sofa. Hanging some pink lanterns on the ceiling will be good, too.
18. Chess Board
Getting bored with stripes? Opt for chessboard look. It will be easier to paint these black and white blocks on wooden floor. The rest of interior is not too difficult to find. You will need black chairs, white table, and lanterns.