I really, really enjoy sitting outside on my porch, but lately I’ve found the decor lacking. With only a few weeks left of summer I have my eye on doing some improvements to my porch for next year. I’ve found some great ideas that I’ll share with you below!
A ceiling fan will help you keep your cool during those really hot days. This one oscillates! What a great feature!!
A hammock to relax in, maybe with a good book. Watch the world go by…or take a nap! How fun are those colorful stripes?!? ❤
A porch swing. They come in all shapes and sizes, and if you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can DIY it like the one above!
A fireplace. We don’t have the space (or the zoning) for one like this, but we could probably use a chiminea! This one is rocking a TV on top.
Curtains like these ones can be used for creating privacy, or protecting you from bugs or weather. And they’re easy to make yourself!
I love this little murphy bar! When you’re not using it just fold it up to save on space – great for small porches and apartment balconies.
Every porch needs good lighting to create ambiance. This little string of patio lights could be hung on just one side, or all the way around your space.
I L-O-V-E the glow of candlelight..so romantic! Lanterns with candles in them like this can be hung from posts or a wall, or arranged in clusters on the ground or on a table.
Glowing light bulbs hung at different heights from a wooden beam would be an interesting piece over a table or bar.
If you’re going to decorate your porch you have to consider classic rocking chairs, the original porch decor items that are as useful as they are beautiful!
This sign. Once in a while I could use a reminder to relax and this is a cute way to be reminded.
If you love your dog like we do you’ll be thinking of them when you outfit your porch. This dog bed is simply a pillow (or two) place over a wooden pallet.
We desperately need storage for kids’ toys and sporting gear at our house. These wire bins are fun, inexpensive and practical! Place a flat surface over the top and you have a table (just make sure you have weight in them so they’re stable).
These nested game tables are great for an impromptu game of chess or checkers and you can make them yourself from flea market finds.
Play darts? Need an idea for protecting the wall behind your dartboard? This corkboard wall will do the trick.
I’ll let you know next year how many of these ideas we actually use! 🙂