It’s that time again, time for front porch living: talking to neighbors, sipping lemonade, and relaxing.
After a long cold winter, our porch is looking tired and worn.
I approach decorating outside spaces the same way I approach interior spaces. I start at the end…how do I want the space to look, feel, and live. Keeping in mind the hot, humid Washington summers, I want the space to be airy, breezy and relaxing. And of course, no color represents that more than “blue”.
This blue stripped rug (from Wal-Mart) dictates the color palette and grounds the space in shades of blue.
The blue chairs from last year still look nice but the cushions are dull. A quick fix include a ten cent Sunbrella sample and a new pillow.
The old red cushion is covered in linen fabric. Decorative pillows and a blanket, create a cozy nook
A vintage window, paper place mat and stencil create unique house numbers!
An old shutter painted Carolina Yellow (with CeCe Caldwell Chalk/clay paint) is the perfect backdrop for a basket of faux flowers;
And our mailbox goes Euro with spray paint and a stencil!
Other cool accents include:
Airy, breezy drapes, elevates the space from porch to outdoor room!