Entry #2703, July 31, 2013
There’s a good reason to stay on your patio and porch this summer – that’s for relaxation! The beauty of a sunny day and vibrant surroundings can easily provide a relaxing disposition. It’s how magnificent our nature influences our frame of mind and body condition. This summer, bring out the best of your porch and enjoy its benefits!
Staying outdoors during the summer is always a great option. But you don’t have to leave your home just to enjoy the summer fun. All you have to do is make your porch ready for summer activities. You just have to do something to make a difference in your porch.
Ideas to Bring the Outdoors onto your Summer Porch
Image via: Mark Pinkerton
See these ideas to bring the outdoors onto your summer porch:
Don’t fail to spot the view
One of the factors that have an effect on relaxation is the view. Well, it’s our nature to appreciate beautiful things. A scenic view over a porch is definitely something that makes someone feel great. As for your porch, you can always have it overlooking your garden, mountain, sea or any picturesque landscape that captures attention.
Image via: Tim Barber LTD Architecture & Interior Design
Welcome the sunlight
There’s no better way to feel the summer than enjoying the sunlight. Make some renovation on your porch that will allow sunlight to enter. This may be direct or indirect sunlight but what matters most is the presence of sunlight on your porch. You may consider an arbor style or skylight roofing for your porch.
Image via: Spivey Architects, Inc.
Keep it simple
Being simple doesn’t take elegance. In fact, your porch will look more elegant when you keep the design simple and natural. You can do this by keeping the colors neutral and having your furnishing low-key. Also, you may opt to have perimeter landscaping for added beauty. But make sure it won’t cover any view.
Take your time in planning and make sure to implement it as soon as possible. The sooner you finish the makeover, the more time you can enjoy your summer porch.
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