Decorating a porch is a great way to personalise the exterior of your home, but if you have never done exterior or interior design, you might not know where to start. There are several different options for anyone decorating a porch including painting and using different types of furniture and decorative items. Some of the most popular decorative items include lamps, mirrors, and plants.
Hanging Decorative Lamps on a Porch
Decorative lamps are a great way to add practical personalisation to any space including a porch or patio. You can choose electric porch lights, solar porch lights, hanging lamps, candle lamp holders, and even rustic options such as Coleman and oil lamps. If you have an enclosed porch or a canopy, then you can choose almost any lamps, but usually you should stick to buying outdoor garden lamps that are as weatherproof as possible. Rustic style outdoor lanterns with glass doors are the most popular because you can use them to hold candles or just as terrariums depending on what you want to do. Try choosing the style of the lamp, then a fuel source, and then picking a lamp.
Hanging a Mirror on a Porch
Mirrors are a stylish and increasingly popular choice for interior design on porches, but you do not have to hire a professional to install one. It is important to ensure that the mirror is heavy enough and secured well enough to the wall so that wind and storms cannot move it. Try to choose a mirror and a frame that match the style of the rest of the decor. Garden mirrors on a porch create the illusion of more space.
Potted Plants on a Porch
Potted plants make excellent decorations for porches, patios, and balconies, so you almost cannot go wrong with choosing one. Most people choose a variety of small and large potted plants such as begonias and daisies, or small potted palm trees. Potted citrus trees are also popular, but do require more care than many other trees. You can consider what type of potted plants you like, which would look good on your porch, and how much care you can give them before choosing one. Bonsai trees, acai palms, and ficus trees are all great options. Smaller pots of herbs, vegetables, and grasses are also pretty and practical porch decorations for anyone with a small or no garden.