You change your wardrobe for summer, so why wouldn’t you change the look of your front porch for the season? During the warm summer months, your front porch becomes an extension of your living space, so it’s important to give it the extra attention it needs to feel welcoming. Here are seven ways to easily transform your front porch into a favorite summertime hangout.
Give It a Pop of Color
Make your porch pop with bright colors. Paint the front door a lively shade of red, green, blue, or whatever hue matches the personality of your family and your home. Then, carry that colorful theme throughout the porch by adding complementing throw pillows and cushions to bring your porch to life.
Make It Glow with Porch Lights
The right lights turn your porch into a relaxing summer retreat in the evening. Simply add rope or string lights for a soft glow. If you want more of a party vibe, use colored lights.
Turn It into a Farmhouse
No matter what the style of your home is, you can give your porch a chic modern farmhouse feel with special touches like watering cans, vintage barrels that serve as tables, and lanterns. (Hay bale optional.)
If you love greenery, this is the time and place to indulge yourself. Add lattice panels to grow ivy around the perimeter of your porch, and fill the space with hearty green potted plants. If that’s not your style, move in a few potted palm trees and bamboo plants to give it more of a tropical feel.
Go Light and Airy
Summer and white goes great together, and creating an all-white or natural-colored space immediately feels light and breezy. Trade in those darker colors, and you get a nook that feels like a relaxing spa. You could even consider painting the ceiling of the porch with a light blue or other earthy color to add to the ambience.
Update the Floor
Updating the floor of your porch creates the perfect base for your new summer décor. Consider adding a fresh coat of paint, or if you want to keep the change seasonal, add an outdoor rug that you can switch out in the fall and winter.
Add Outdoor Furniture
The right furniture can make all the difference in how your porch feels. Add some new outdoor furniture to give your space the exact look you want to create. And remember, when you rent outdoor furniture, you can change out the look as the seasons (or your decorating tastes) change.
As you look for new ways to decorate your front porch for summer, remember that CORT Furniture Rental can help you find the look you want — inside and out.