How to Beautifully Add Color to a Small Porch

Porch, which is an extension of an inner house, can be used as a living room if you initiate efforts to enhance its appeal.  A well decorated porch can be used as a social spot where you can chat with your neighbors and watch the kids play outside. Most of the owners with small porch tend to believe that there is nothing much that can be done with the small area, particularly when it comes to decorating the area and adding color to it. However, by adding color to the small porch, the place can easily be made appealing and be used for varied purposes.

Keep the porch simple and easy.


When you are decorating a small porch; assure that you keep it uncluttered and simple. Have minimum seating furniture with enough space to move around in the area conveniently. You may add color by painting the walls in a bright and vibrant color or introducing a trellis of colorful flowers. If any window frames can be seen, paint them in a different color. The more you emphasize the varied details of the area, the livelier it shall become.

Beautify the space with flooring.

a bright and colorful floor in the porch will make it go live. Whether you are selecting tile, concrete or wood, try to select a bright and different hue so that the place looks distinct.  You may also place a rug on the floor to add another skin of color and also protect your feet against the cold floor.

Use the space wisely.

your space may be limited but not the ideas you may apply. Use the walls and ceiling to decorate it. Hang beautiful lights, paper lanterns or plants in small pots to decorate the area and make it exquisite.

Add color to the furniture.

No matter the type and pieces of furniture you are using, you can add color to it and enhance the appeal of the porch. Paint the metal or plastic chairs in vibrant and cheery colors. You may use covers over the chairs for a new and ceremonious look for an evening party. Use colorful cushions with varied patterns on the chairs. If you have a porch table, place a nice embroidered table cloth with matching napkins on it.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on December 2nd, 2010


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