Sometimes a few splashes of colorful fabric are all that’s required to make an ordinary front porch extraordinary. While decorative pillows and seat cushions are the first things that come to mind, don't overlook the design appeal of draperies. A simple rod and some drapery panels add immeasurable pattern, texture, and style.
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9 Budget-Friendly Ways to Revive Your Porch
Hang Some Drapes
Apply a Little Paint
Add a Porch Swing
A front porch swing is a classic way to give your porch a fresh new look—and added comfort. While there are many styles to be found at retail, if you are handy and qualified you may be able to DIY one yourself. Either way, be sure you secure it from support beams in the ceiling with the proper hardware.
Cover the Floor
Suspend a Chandelier
If you're looking to add some romance to your front porch, consider installing a chandelier. Find one for cheap at a garage sale or flea market, and hang it to bring a sense of sophistication to the space. A crystal chandelier will be as charming in the daylight as it will come nightfall.
Install a Ceiling Fan
Refresh Your Furniture
Want a fresh new look without the expense of new furniture? Spruce up your existing wicker and metal pieces with a fresh coat of spray paint . Add colorful seat cushions or better yet, re-cover your old ones with remnant fabric. Choose bold colors for a quick burst of summer style.
Festoon with Flowers
One of the quickest routes to a summer-fresh porch is adding containers and hanging baskets brimming with flowering plants. This porch uses a variety of common pots to create an uncommonly lovely setting. If tending to flowering plants seems like too much work, you can always go with ferns, ivy, and other high-texture, low-maintenance greenery.
Bring Comfort Outside
Thanks to innovations in outdoor fabrics, you don't have to keep comfortable upholstered pieces cooped up indoors. Even if you don't live in a mild climate, there's no reason you can't move your indoor furniture outside for special occasions during the summer. A cheerful, bold-striped slipcover conveys just the right tone of relaxed luxury.
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