Make Over Your Porch or Patio for Summer Fun!
Posted June 12th, 2012 | by The Update
From barbecues to pool parties, or really any excuse for a get-together, your porch or patio probably sees a lot of party time this season!
Here are a few ideas for creating a cool outdoor oasis for you and your guests to enjoy this summer and all year long:
Create a cozy seating area for you and friends to enjoy the shade. A corner bench with an outdoor coffee table or a row of rocking chairs welcome conversation as you cool off from the sun.
Add some sturdy green plants like succulents or big leafy potted plants for lots of lush green glam with minimal maintenance. (Also, see our previous post on urban gardens for more ideas!)
Take the party from day to night with bright yet soft porch lighting, using stringed lights, lanterns, or candles.
Add Some Shade
Hang curtains, add latticework or other paneling to create extra shade in the sunnier spots on your porch or patio.
More Unique Ideas
Most of all, make sure your porch or patio is uniquely you. Here are a few other neat ideas for creating your perfect outdoor retreat.
An extra large porch swing, perfect for napping in the summer breeze:
A propane fire bowl for s’mores and fireside fun anytime:
A sunny spot to lounge and soak up the summer rays:
A bench wrapped around a tree for some natural shade: