Blogger, designer, and maker Lia Griffith recently revamped her front porch. See how she put together this cozy space below.
Since your porch is often the first thing people see before entering your home, it’s important to create an inviting entryway. Thanks to Hayneedle, I was able to create an outdoor space that I love and hang out in all the time! I’ve already spent many summer nights on my porch with friends and family – and I can’t wait to cozy up there in the fall with a blanket and my favorite magazines. Here’s how to put a front porch space like this together.
Choose a Color Palette
Deciding on colors is a great place to start when planning any space. I opted for a subdued color palette, specifically, because it enhances our warm wood floor and brick wall fireplace. Neutral furniture colors are always a great idea because you can switch out pillows, blankets, and other small décor to quickly change the look of your space.
Pick Out Bigger Ticket Items
Next, decide on your anchor pieces. I love our wicker conversation set because it comes with soft cushions that make it really comfortable to sit on. I also like that it’s lightweight and has more of a fine shape and delicate look to it compared to a heavy square shape that you sometimes see with wicker. It fits perfectly on our porch and instantly transforms the space into a warm, welcoming environment.
Outdoor area rugs are another easy way to add warmth and texture to a space. I like this indoor/outdoor rug because it’s durable, yet stylish. I went for a neutral color once again here to complement the wicker furniture and mixed metal tables.
While the conversation set comes with its own wicker coffee table and side table, I decided to put them near the front of our porch instead. We like to combine different textures and materials, so we’re using the Imax Gokey Cocktail Table as a coffee table for our conversation set.
Fill in With Coordinating Accents & Decor
The last step is to add in the fun extras. In our space, the asymmetrical design of the cocktail table works really well with our geometric planters . Both the cocktail table and copper side tables also pick up the gold and copper accents in the planters.
If you know me, you know I love plants – both real plants and ones made from paper, of course! Plants make great home décor because they can revive the look of a room and create a calm atmosphere at the same time. So, I had to get a variety of planters that would work well with the furniture as well as the plants I have.
The furniture and home décor I got from Hayneedle suits my space so well. I absolutely love it! If you don’t have a wrap-around, covered porch like I do, the outdoor ideas would still work well in your backyard or on your patio.
And if you’re curious about the linen throw, macramé wall hanging, and coasters you see in these pictures, we made all of those! Check out our website for these DIY ideas and more home décor inspiration.