Posted on May 24, 2018

The time for winter hibernating has passed. Turn your porch or patio into a space that will tempt you to stay outdoors until the first raindrops start falling again.

Selecting Major Pieces

Approach your porch layout as you would an indoor living room with comfortable seating in traditional shapes. Try a woven loveseat or sofa that mimics the silhouette of a small arm sofa and add a table and deep chairs. Like the Catalina set from our line with Coyote Outdoor Living. A table with simple lines can connect the shape and architectural detail of your space depending on your choice.

Create High Definition

Anchor your seating arrangement with an outdoor rug. UV treated rugs like this one from our Feizy Coastal Layers collection are made from recycled plastic bottles to form a crisp-looking, no fade foundation. Black-and-white is a perennially sophisticated choice and a graphic print helps camouflage dirt. Choose the pattern to kick the formality up or down a notch. 

Punchy Color

Accessories in saturated oranges and breezy blues energize a neutral backdrop. Contrast geometrics with at least one botanical or abstract print for personality. Table linens and cushion upholstery soften wooden and metal surfaces and provide visual contrast. If you don’t want to add an organic element via fabric, do it through plants and pots.

Sleek Finish

A hint of glamour keeps a traditional scheme from looking stale. Try a high-class accent like a glazed ceramic garden stool or collection of pots and plates.