The sun is up and shining – it’s summertime and many of us are in need of ways to beautify our porch. As an outdoor area, porches sometimes get neglected, so we’ve gathered 10 budget-friendly tips on ways to make your summer porch the place to perch.
1. The Magic Garden – Grow Potted Plants!
Potted plants are a wonderful way to add vibrant color and life to your patio. Flowers will fill the air with sweet aromas and you can plant herbs to have them handy by the kitchen! Herbs love the heat so summer’s the ideal season for planting your basil, parsley and thyme. But greenery isn’t the only way to add color – you can decorate your garden pots too! There’s tons of ways you can personalize planters on a dime.
2. Outdoor Shades – Keep it Cool!
A crucial component to enjoying your patio is staying cool! We’ve got stylish outdoor shades that will complement any decor. These shades add atmosphere while protecting you and your outdoor furniture from the sun’s powerful gaze.
3. Spray-painted Furniture – Make it Colorful!
Reinvent antique furniture with a simple coat of paint! Spray-painting metal pieces with bright colors creates a fun and eclectic look that will really make them pop!
4. Wind Chimes – Find Your Zen!
Nothing will make you feel more zen than the tranquil sound of chimes dancing in the wind. They’re a fun activity for the creative crafter and are a great way to add a little quirkiness to your porch.
5. Mosaic Art – Add Fun Knick-Knacks!
Mosaic art makes a powerful statement because it’s so full of texture and color! It’s the perfect porch knick-knack. You can hunt down a unique piece while shopping or use a mosaic kit to create your own sundial or address number. If you choose the DIY route, it’s a great activity for the kids to join in on.
6. Outdoor Throw Pillows – Make it Comfy!
Fun and colorful throw pillows are an awesome accent for outdoor furniture. Bright colors will add a cheerful mood to your summer porch. Check out this super easy pillow tutorial from Crafty at Home so that your outdoor couch can get a little comfier.
7. Repurpose Your Wagon as a Drink Holder – Stay Refreshed!
An essential to lounging around on the porch is having a cool drink, and what better way to keep your drinks cool than in a Radio Flyer? We love the vintage flair, plus its portability makes the idea even better!
8. Sun Tea – Drink Up!
Sun tea is a classic drink for summertime – it’s an fun activity that never ceases to amaze. Everyone loves getting to experience the sun’s magical tea-brewing powers.
9. Tiki Torches – Make it a Bug-Free Zone!
If you’re anything like me, the idea of getting bit by mosquitos is enough to deter you from staying outside for very long. That’s why insect repellents are a must – I love this DIY Tiki Torch made from a wine bottle because it not only serves a functional purpose, but a decorative one as well. The secret ingredient is Citronella – bug kryptonite.
10. Be Colorful – Repaint Your Trim!
An easy way to brighten up your summer porch or patio is by adding color to your trim. The dark blue color in this patio has a calming effect on the entire space.
Which of these 10 tips will you use for your summer porch?
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