We have been thoroughly enjoying our front porch of the cottage this year. I did a little rearranging that makes this space a little more functional. Every year, I usually add something different for our spaces in terms of flower pots, pillows, rockers, etc. It gives it a different look but still incorporates the things I already have. And freshens it up a bit. I wanted more of an eclectic look. So, I broke apart a few sets of furniture we have and placed them randomly in different sections.
Here is what I did…
Of course, I stayed with my typical woods and whites that I love so much. Now would be the time to pull in some bright colors with flowers, pillows, throws, etc, if you love that look. I tend to keep everything pretty neutral, even in my flower selections. I know that is boring to some, but Deb and I both get too over-stimulated with lots of color. We have been know to pluck our colorful flowers out in July. 🙈 So we stick with white flowers and green vines.
This porch swing is one that I had on the House on Winchester street. I absolutely cannot remember where I bought it but I found one similar here. I added a couple of wooden rockers this year and a set of outdoor wicker chairs that are really comfy. We moved the gas fire pit, that was out by the pergola swing last year, up here on the front porch. It’s so nice to use when the early mornings or late evenings are chilly.
This is a Ruggable rug which I love for my outdoor spaces because they can be washed. And, of course, I added a few pillows and a throw to this area. The white and black plaid striped pillow cover is only $12. I grabbed the lumbar pillow covers, set of 2, on Amazon this year and love them. And the other black and white pillows are reversible and only $15. You may remember when I shared these large white planters that look like stone. They are such great quality and easy to move, which is always a plus for me.
And…. you can see Ivy loves hanging out here on the porch with us. Her dog bed is one we got several years back but it’s a goodie. It is not only beautiful, but it is memory foam, and is washable. You can’t beat that.
I hope this inspired you in some way!