OUT ON THE PORCH

January 26, 2017
OUT ON THE PORCH

I’m finding myself starting to dream of warmer days as we approach the end of January here in Pennsylvania. There’s nowhere around my house where I enjoy spending those warm days more, than on my porch. The long, wide, wrap-a-round space has long been calling to me to give it some attention. It whispers promises that, with a little love, it could easily become my favorite “room” of the house. And so, I’m taking some time during these cold winter months to search for ideas and inspiration, so come spring, I can finally put some long anticipated life into my old porch.

Above are a couple of photos of my side porch, taken at the end of last summer, looking sweet and tidy before a BBQ with friends. Some of the areas I’d like to spruce up include the ceiling, the floor, and the surrounding landscaping. I’d also love to add a rail and sprinkle in a little character with some creative decorating. Here are some inspiring ideas I’ve found so far…

 

I’ll be sure to keep you posted, once those warm days finally return and I attempt some of these ideas, with a future blog post dedicated to the unveiling of the updated porch, including – before and after photos, what worked and what didn’t, and maybe some new ideas I picked up along the way.

 

Photo Reference:
ceiling

http://www.houzz.com/photos/4388471/Style-and-Design-Photos-tropical-porch-charleston
http://img1.southernliving.timeinc.net/sites/default/files/styles/etr_slider_portrait/public/image/2016/04/main/colorful-farmhouse-porch-2395402-00188_0.jpg?itok=uQupjzqL&timestamp=1461091300
http://media3.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2016_14/1038906/gaines-porch-3-today-160406_87aff35057eec2720579af63cca2fc60.today-inline-large.jpg

floor

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/12525705189635652/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/376121006359970872/
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/43/a4/4c/43a44c80608698632166b1e18b664a8a.jpg

garden

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/09/09/29/09092994fe2434ded87dc3bcce61bd7c.jpg
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/565835140663310113/
http://images.meredith.com/content/dam/bhg/Images/2009/03/101127223.jpg.rendition.largest.550.jpg

decor

http://www.houzz.com/photos/1106601/Vintage-Inspired-Inglewood-Cottage-shabby-chic-style-porch-los-angeles
https://www.pinterest.com/theglassgarden/bird-cages-upcycledrecycled/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/260645897157053941/
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/13721973841354434/

All other photos are my own.

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