It seems like forever and a day since I wrote any posts about this old house, and that's a shame because we've been doing TONS of projects to it over the last few years to spruce it up and make it our own. Back when we were still house hunting, one of my main requirements was that we have a large porch. When we decided to buy Matt's parents old house, I was thrilled that it met that criteria with flying colors. We have a beautiful screened in sleeping porch that actually runs the whole length of our house. It's one of the best features in the spring, summer, and fall months. Whenever we are entertaining that's where people tend to congregate. That's why it's surprising that I've never taken the time to really thoughtfully decorate and create the space. It's always been an odd, mis-matched grouping of furniture/storage area. This year I decided to do a whole makeover on our awesome outdoor space, to make it as beautiful as it is functional. Here's my inspiration.
- For seating we've always had random folding chairs that we can pull out, but I spotted these great wooden club chairs at World Market. The best part is you can change the canvas anytime you want. I chose red and yellow to match the color scheme, a stylized version of primary colors, and I'll be adding pops of gold here and there. Image from World Market.
- A bright turquoise patterned rug will add a pop of color to our concrete floor. Image from rugsUSA.
- Succulents and greens in fun, eclectic white containers. Image from Accent Decor.
- Brightly colored tables will bring a pop of yellow. Spray paint has been my best friend lately, I've been re-vamping tons of furniture pieces with it. Image from Etsy.
- I love the palms, black and white stripes, and pops of yellow in this outdoor space. Image from Cottage and Vine.
Ahhhh, so excited. Can't wait to share our newly decorated space!
xo - Emily