Eager to spend more time outdoors? If so, it might be time to freshen up the porch or patio with a new look. The porch is an easily overlooked space when it comes to decorating, but it shouldn’t be—it’s the first impression your home makes.. If yours is in need of some TLC, check out these simple tips for designing a beautiful porch of your own.

Pick a Colour
Begin your porch decorating process by choosing a colour palette for the porch. One popular palette is to go light and airy with white or natural tones like rattan or wood. An alternative is to use bright pops of colour for a more whimsical and fun look; the latter is perfect for spring and summer when you’ll be spending lots of time outside among the garden blooms. Of course, you can combine both ideas and add colourful accents to an overall neutral look.

Picking the Pieces
When it comes to cushions, pillows or blankets—your porch should make use of all three—stick to using patterns instead of boring, solid colours. This Waffle reversible throw is a beautiful example of a patterned blanket that looks great tossed on an outdoor chair. Make sure to check out our new Bistro Set- it's available in 2 colours. Our Safari & Metropolis summer outdoor collection offers a variety of interesting patterned cushions for the summer months. 

Set Up a Bar
Transform the porch into a lounge by adding a portable bar. All you need is an attractive tray placed on a table stocked with glassware and a bottle of bubbly and you’re good to go! How gorgeous is this Tiki Beverage Dispenser by Maxwell & Williams?

Add Some Greenery
A porch can never have enough plants. Palms provide an overgrown, lush feel that transforms the porch into a jungle retreat. Smaller potted plants can make for a simpler look; we love these potted plants! Explore our wide selection of planters to inspire your porch’s next look.

Have a Touch of Light
Romantic mood lighting is perfect for the porch. Stick to candles or stringed lights that provide a small glow on late evenings outside. We've also got a beautiful new selection of lanterns