Create a Stylish Spring Porch for Your Home

April 18, 2012 by

Outdoor living spaces are just as important as indoor living spaces to many homebuyers today. At WaterWays, families spend more time close to home enjoying the outdoors, making the most out of their porches and patios by adding style and personal flair.

If you are looking for ways to liven up your outdoor space this spring, get inspired by some of these tips and tricks from Better Homes and Gardens, and whip your outdoor space into shape in no time.

Make it Friendly: Make your outdoor space beautiful and welcoming, after all your porch and/or patio connects you with the rest of your neighborhood.  Furnish your porch or patio with a swing, hammock, lounging chairs and a potting bench. A place to relax, entertain and work on gardening projects, your outdoor space should allow plenty of room for you and your guests to work or relax. Check out some tips on how to spruce up old patio furniture here.

Details Matter: Give your porch a boost of personality with all the right details. Find furnishings, accent pillows and lighting options that complement the architectural details of your home. Don’t forget to add a personal touch with flower pots brimming with petunias or other inviting accessories.

Add a Punch of Color: Add color, whimsy and pattern to your porch with fabrics, flowers and garden statutes.  Stick with a simple color scheme like orange and purple or white and pink for plantings and accessories for a beautifully balanced space.

Don’t Forget the Birds: Adding birdhouses and feeders to the garden surrounding your porch not only create a natural sound system, but can also add a splash of color to your space. Check out some fun and unique bird feeders here.

For more fun ideas on how to make the most of your outdoor space, read the full article from Better Homes and Garden, “24 Patio Perk-Ups.”