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Tips to Brighten Up Your Front Porch

The summer season is one of the best times of the year to hang out on your porch and hold gatherings there. But if your front porch is a little boring, you probably will not enjoy sitting there. Yes, this does incur some expenses, but if you follow our suggestions you can easily bring them down.

Redoing your porch can be a big project. Don’t know where to start?  Start with your favorite item, and work your way from there. Maybe you could start with a color, and then set up the rest of the decorations so that they complement the shade. Another way to do this is to start from a decorative element such as a rug, lantern, or even a plant. Using this as the focal point, you can figure out how other things should be. Here are a few tips to get you started:

Hang some brightly colored drapes

There are so many cases in which hanging drapes was enough to give the porch an entire new look. Not too expensive and the resulting appearance is quite stunning.  Go for vivid shades that set out well against the background. Add some nice rods and panels for an even more attractive look.

Still have room to spend more? Change the seat cushions and pillows.

Some paint here and there

What is your favorite color? Give your porch this shade. Yes, you can paint the walls with this color, but that is not all that we meant.  Give the floor a new coat of paint and even the door. Whichever hue you choose, just make sure that it complements well with the other colors of your house.

Want to get even more creative? Now add some colorful stripes or a checked design.

Get a swing

Another element that can transform your porch while making it more comfortable for you as well. There are many types of porch swings available in a wide range of designs. Prices of each model vary considerably and you should probably find something suitable for your budget.

And a rug as well

As appealing as a rug can be inside your house, same can be said for the outside as long as it complements the rest of the decorations.

So are you ready to get started on your new project?


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