Nothing says warm weather bliss quite like sipping on a beverage while lounging on your porch, patio or tiny outdoor space — except maybe, decking out said outdoor space with the latest and greatest in outdoor furniture, lighting and planters. If you’re stressing about the typically hefty outdoor furniture price tag that comes along with a porch revamp, don’t! With a few staple pieces and smart decorating strategies, you can transform that dreary porch into a stylish oasis. This week’s edition of Decor Resolutions will show you how to revive your porch from a long winter with on-trend seating options, colorful planters and bold patterned spring throw pillows for the ultimate outdoor living space. Scroll on to see how we’d style the porch for the boho-chic space, minimalist abode and preppy home.
HOW TO DECORATE A BOHO-CHIC PORCH
Boho-chic outdoor decor requires a good collection of hanging plants, hanging string lights, a hanging pod chair… you get the picture. Make your porch your new happy place with a cute pouf, a geometric rug and lots of brass accents. Then top it all off with a good dose of mood lighting in the form of candles and cafe lights.
CB2 Fresco Indoor-Outdoor Rug ($249), Target Safavieh Doreen End Table ($183), Dwell Hanging Egg Chair ($2889), Poketo Watering Can ($98), Dot & Bo Black & White Moroccan Pouf ($199), CB2 Sonny Hanging Planters ($40+), Lulu & Georgia Lush Leaf Pillow ($40), West Elm Mid-Century Turned Leg Planter ($169+), CB2 Cut Glass String Lights ($25)
HOW TO DECORATE A MINIMALIST PORCH
Bring on the minimalist vibes with clean geometric lines and a spring-inspired accent color like mint green. Set up a comfy reading/iced tea sipping space with a love seat, a couple of throw pillows and a set of porch-worthy glasses. Keep extra goodies on hand in a storage bin, and set the right mood by swapping out your lights with gold-dipped light bulbs and a few candles. Graphic elements like the bold rug and geometric pillows add punch without detracting from the minimalist look.
Target Woven Storage Bin ($8), CB2 Marco Lanterns ($20+), Poketo Gold Mirrored Globe Bulb ($18), Umbra Trigg Wall Vessels Set of 3 ($50), Poketo Stone Door Stopper ($98), CB2 Ixtapa Loveseat ($349), Paper Source Gold Confetti Tumblers ($20), Target Black Triangle Outdoor Pillow ($10), Rugs Direct Rugby Stripe Rug ($25+), Houzz Wax Flanery Polished Concrete Accent Table ($178)
HOW TO DECORATE A PREPPY PORCH
To nail a preppy-modern porch look, add plenty of black and white to complement geometric shapes and patterns. Take your pot game up a notch with varied heights and patterns, and add a splash of color with your seating options — outdoor pouf required! Keep a mini table on hand for evening drinks, and make sure you light up the night in style with a couple of LED pineapple lights.
Target Afton Metal Stacking Chair Turquoise ($55), jen e ceramics Ceramic Squiggle Planter/Cup ($50), jen e ceramics Ceramic Polka Dot Planter/Cup ($50), Sea & Asters Mini Dot Planter ($30), Trendsage Chevron Hot Pink Outdoor Pouf ($219), Kate Spade Cotton Ampersand Decorative Pillow ($50), CB2 Punch Doormat ($50), Lulu & Georgia Mahin Accent Table ($267), Cotton:On Porcelain LED Light ($10)
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