Patio / June 25, 2018 / .
At only 130 square feet, porch is too small for a dining table or sofa, but it is the idea place for conversation and a cocktail. The solution: a stunning coffee table made from four slices of a maple tree, a set of four casual leather-wrapped rattan chairs, and a bright cobalt rug to cover an unattractive brick floor. Two fiddle-leaf figs frame the space, which are ideal plants for a small space with great light. Two small, simple potted plants are set atop the cross-sections of maple, as well as a few favorite books. Not pictured: a simple stocked bar with all the fixings for a classic Old Fashioned.
Brighten up your porch by accenting with colorful containers of foliage and flowers. If you have a one dimensional space, injecting some excitement could be as easy as adding flowers. They bring life and color to the area, and they are so easy to add, change, and build with the space. Here, a simple bistro table and chairs offers seating and a breakfast nook for morning meals al fresco. Assorted containers of flowers and foliage bring energy and cohesion to the space even though each container is slightly different. Use the flowers you love and you will see how they bring everything together and offer the easiest and most visually impactful porch statement you could make.
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.
French doors open directly from the kitchen to a front porch dining area that acts as an extension of this homes interior. It is an inviting place for a morning paper and evening entertaining alike. This area is awash with morning light. Its simple table and chairs, plus drapes in a hue somewhere between cornflower and seafoam, create a lovely, soothing outdoor oasis. There is space for everyone on this dining porch, who has plenty of options for settling down in a warm slant of light across the carpet, this space is set aglow at all hours of the day.