How To Bring Your Porch to The Next Level
1. The Porch Swing
Growing up, Herberlie remembers swinging on her grandmother’s porch and always told herself she would have a swing of her own one day. Today, Heberlie’s front porch features a daybed swing that she says has been the location of numerous naps on warm days. She says a porch swing just might be the most important thing to include on your porch and encourages choosing one that works for the size of your space.
2. Shade and Shelter
To create a porch that is long-lasting, Herberlie encourages opting for a covered porch. With direct sunlight or exposure to rain, many of your decorations will begin to rapidly fade. Utilizing any form of covering will not only protect your decorations from the elements, but will also allow you to use the space even when it is raining.
3. Electrical Outlets
Something many do not consider is the placement of electrical outlets for their porches. Heberlie says her porches would not be the same if she was unable to place lamps into the space. With the added electric outlets, she has the ability to create a cozy space that she enjoys being in. “It makes it feel like an extension of your home instead of feeling like you are sitting outside,” she says.