We talk a lot about the benefits of outdoor living spaces and how to plan your outdoor room. There is one place where indoor living meets outdoor living that we haven’t talked much about. The porch! A well planned porch can be used for four season entertaining, and it can connect your indoor living spaces to your outdoor living spaces.
This area makes the first impression to your guests, and is where you will have countless hours of conversation with your family and friends as well as quality time with your children.
Your porch is a very important part of your home. Below are a few things to consider as you think about creating the porch of your dreams.
Luxury Outdoor Seating
Porches can be used for personal retreats or social gatherings, and the best ones welcome lounging and long conversation. This means that the furniture you choose and the way you arrange it matters. Regardless of the size of space you are working with, your porch should feel open and inviting – never cramped.
For example, if you have a narrow porch it usually works best to arrange your furniture in a single row. If you have a little more space, you can create multiple seating clusters around a centerpiece like an outdoor coffee table or a gas fire pit table. Incorporate some smaller chairs in each grouping that you can rearrange if your guests gather in a group larger than a cluster can handle.
Larger porches allow for entirely different arrangement opportunities. When your porch has both width and depth, you can arrange an outdoor room that serves as a bridge between your house and your yard.
Regardless of the size of your porch, you want luxury outdoor patio furniture that is built to last for generations – furniture that is built to withstand various weather conditions. In addition, you want furniture that is flexible to meet your style. Check out the outdoor fabrics you can choose from when you purchase Summer Classics luxury furniture for your outdoor living area.
Incredible Outdoor Lighting
Some simple outdoor lighting can transform an undecorated porch. One of my neighbors recently replaced their front porch ceiling fan with some vintage, single bulb hanging lights with an aluminum hood, and it transformed the look of their house. Recessed lighting is another option that provides variable illumination without the glare of exposed bulbs. Do not forget candles, they create mood lighting that is great for romantic occasions and conversational environments.
Beautiful Outdoor Accessories
Once you’ve taken care of the seating and lighting, add your own personal flair with the decorations and accent pieces of your choice. Porches are a great place for eclectic accessories and interesting pieces. Add throw pillows that provide a splash of color to help draw the eye to the elegant furniture you have selected for your new space.
At the end of the day, accessorize your porch in a way that captures your family’s personality.
The possibilities for the perfect porch are endless, and the final product all depends on how you choose to outfit your space!
Turn to Summer Classics when looking for luxury outdoor furniture to transform your space. Check out our collections to find the perfect piece or pieces for creating your dream porch!