3 Modern Ways to Decorate Your Porch This Spring
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.
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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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)