Patio / June 23, 2018 / .
Wicker has officially transcended its stereotype. We have heard rumors that wicker can be seen as old-fashioned and fussy, but we think that, styled with bright, modern details, there is nothing prettier, more delicate, and porch-perfect. These small-scale white wicker seating pieces, size and style ensures that the furniture will not overpower this small back porch. This condensed vignette does not trade scale for style though. Beige-and-white striped cushions were made to fit the chairs and sofa, and the effect is one of a polished, inviting outdoor space. Clusters of bright flowers in vases and porch corners filled with low-to-the-ground green plants in woven baskets complete the scene.
An extra long porch swing anchors this porch space and, at 7 feet long, invites stretching out for long afternoon naps. It is twice as nice to fill this swing with friends and family too. The swing is hung in the space by thick ropes instead of the typical silver chain links, which gives the entire area a more natural, cohesive look. A brightly patterned outdoor rug pops against neutral tones. A mixed and matched collection of furniture styles and colors add to the vibe, which exudes a sense of natural meets eclectic. Nothing in this space feels overdone, thanks to the casual mix of colors, which lend a comfortable, collected feel to this bungalow porch.
A popular design choice, this porch ceiling is also painted blue for a playful nod to traditional style. Porch ceilings are painted blue, a tradition that began with culture. The color evokes the water and was said to keep evil spirits away from the home. The traditional ceiling color is a soft greenish blue hue known as Haint Blue across the region. This tradition has spread north, and blue porch ceilings can be found across the country. A fan keeps this lovely area cool on warm days, and curtains add privacy to the space.
An extra large bed swing invites lounging on this porch. Vintage items salvaged from almost anywhere antiques stores, hand me downs, and side of the road treasures add immense character to the space, giving this porch an effect that is equal parts lived in and stylish. This porch seems traditional upon first glace, but its special touches take this space from ok to extraordinary. A shiny green garden stool brightens up the space, as does an eclectic planter. The clean mix of beiges and browns works well with the authentically distressed table. A woven ottoman moves around the space, creates additional seating, and serves as a perfect place to rest a book or beverage.