Timber Frame Front Porch Designs – If you are looking for front porch suggestions that will make your pooch the envy of your neighborhood, then I have three inspiring thoughts here. Two are front porch decorating ideas and the next is all about entertaining on your own porch. I recently watched a porch makeover where a beautiful mirror was hung on a gorgeous modern porch. The mirror was hung from chains and represented the outside. Imagine hanging a mirror on your porch. Not just any mirror however, one which has an attractive frame. What could it reflect? The trees in your front yard? Perhaps some brilliant hanging baskets hanging from the porch?
A mirror is a beautiful accent you don’t expect to see on a porch. However, as you probably have noticed, a growing number of people are creating outdoor rooms which are comfortable like the chambers within their homes.This porch I saw was no exception – it was beautifully furnished with a wicker sofa and striking red and white cushions. A mirror on the porch is a conversation starter for sure. Just be sure to secure the mirror into your own porch so that it doesn’t blow with the wind.
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My next porch decorating idea would be to utilize landscape light in the evening to illuminate your porch. I know someone who invented a plant lamp.The plant lamp functions with a potted plant or a hanging basket. It bathes the plant in the evening with a soft glow. The homeowner can place the plant lamp on a timer. So imagine a very attractive seating area on your own porch that is softly lit by lamps which flaunt your potted plants.
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Or think about greenery or flowers in baskets that line your own porch steps and are illuminated in the evening. How inviting would that be? A plant lamp may add the perfect sparkle to a porch in the evening and create a welcoming tone. My third front porch idea is all about entertaining on your porch. Think about turning a wonderful wooden picnic table to your drink and appetizer buffet on the next porch party? I found this idea in the publication titled Perfect Porches.
If your front porch or outdoor area is large enough to accommodate a small picnic table, it is possible to throw a fairly checkered table cloth on it (or not!) . Fill vases into the brim with fresh flowers from the own garden. And yet another great touch is to place soft cushions on the picnic table seats.