Before air conditioning was invented, families spent a lot of time on the porch to escape the heat. Today, families are using their porches just as our ancestors did in the past, but now we dine, play and relax in that space. The options for decorations are endless, and the DIY ideas just keep on coming. Here are five ways to upgrade your porch or deck.
Upgrade your porch
1. DIY Patio Furniture
Repurpose an old crib into a patio swing. Use cinder blocks and 4x4s to build a bench. Turn an old microwave cart into rolling bar…the opportunities are never ending! The right furniture can be the final touch to a perfect porch.
2. Twinkle Lights
Lighting is key to a gorgeous porch, but you don’t need expensive lamps or chandeliers. The perfect lighting can make a drab deck fab in the blink of an eye. Look for large bulbs and neutral lighting like Christmas lights. String the lights along the ceiling of the porch or on the sides of the deck for a chic look.
3. DIY Window Shutters
4. Shop smart
If carpentry isn’t your thing, there are plenty of ways to decorate your porch on a budget without needing power tools. For example, buy unfinished furniture. Shop at the local flea market or your neighbor’s garage sale. Somebody else’s trash can be your treasure. All it takes is purchasing an old rocking chair and some spray paint – and voila! You have the perfect accent piece.
5. Don’t overdo it
When it comes to decorating, remember that less is more. It is very easy to clutter your space with excessive decorations. Keep it simple. Plants add the perfect touch. A few plants here and there in decorative pots can add a hint of freshness to your porch. In return, you’ll find yourself more at ease and in an ambiance of relaxation.
Decorating your porch or deck can be a hassle. Because of the endless opportunities for perfection, the task can seem overwhelming. But using these tips can increase the likelihood of turning your deck into a fabulous relaxation zone. Grab an iced tea and a good book. Your porch is now your favorite escape.
Want to upgrade your porch or deck but not sure where to start? Contact Window World TX today to see how we can help!