An inviting front porch, patio, or deck can absolutely change the way you spend time together with family and friends. So how do we recommend creating inviting outdoor spaces?
Inviting Outdoor Spaces
The front porch is a unique space that welcomes people to your home. It can be a place to sit, relax and wave to neighbors on a warm day, or a spot to enjoy your morning cup of coffee as the sun rises. It’s an outdoor area to house and maintain your favorite potted plants and bring color to your home’s exterior. Those who are lucky enough to have a front porch understand just how versatile and useful it can be.
With spring in the air, you may be getting antsy to redecorate your home for the new season. Even the patio and back deck could use a revamp this time of year; it’s been months since you’ve been able to enjoy those spaces, so it’s a great opportunity to enhance your home’s curb appeal and boost your mood after a winter stuck inside.
Need some ideas for sprucing up your home’s exterior this year? Here are a few of our favorite tips for creating inviting outdoor spaces.
Evaluate how the area is used
Before planning a total revamp of your porch, patio, or deck, think about how you currently use it or plan to utilize it in the future. Here are a few things to consider as you plan your design scheme and decor:
- You want a space to grow your flowers. Creating a functional “garden” to provide a lot of colors, or even some vegetables is totally achievable with the right setup. Choose your planters to coordinate with the color and style of the exterior of your home, and don’t be afraid to use well-placed jumbo-sized pots.
- In planning for your relaxation station, the main feature you want to emphasize is seating. An outdoor lounge chair or wicker sofa can work wonders — be sure to choose quality frames and fabrics that will hold up to the sun and outside elements, and don’t forget about covers to protect your furniture when not in use.
- Maybe there’s only enough room to place a package or two on your front porch. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t decorate it. A small area with a beautiful flowerpot, the right rug, and perhaps some outdoor artwork can transform the area into one of the most beautiful spots on your property.
Take it to the next level
If you want to take a step back from traditional decor and wow your delivery man, neighbors, and other passer’s-by, take your decor to the next level. An outdoor area rug can make the space look and feel cozier and more inviting, as can a wicker sofa with cushions and outdoor throw pillows. A set of wireless outdoor speakers can level up your space as well — you’ll become the coveted party spot in no time.
Work with Room Reimagined Design
With all of the design and decor tips and tricks out there, you might feel a little bit lost. Don’t let the idea of getting overwhelmed during this revamping project keep you from completing it all together — contact Gina from Room Reimagined Design instead! Schedule a free consultation to get the ball rolling.
During the discussion, there will be collaboration back and forth with your initial ideas, and new ideas of other design elements based on your personal style and preferences. From there, Gina will devise a plan to turn your exterior home space into a gathering place you won’t want to leave.
Spring is almost here, and warm weather is on the way! Prepare in advance by contacting Gina today to get started on your next home design project.