The weather has been nothing short of yucky the past month or so. Blazingly hot, thunderstorms and an occasional tornado watch has made for not-so-great outdoor relaxing and entertaining. Even our screened-in porch, which we converted from a deck a couple of summers ago, isn’t always so pleasant when it’s 95 degrees! So, since it’s Wanderlust Wednesday, I thought we might take a virtual tour of some of my favorite porch images on the web. I would love to dine here-bright, comfortable and cozy. Perfect summer porch.
As I was scrolling along, I noticed a trend in the images that caught my eye. Bright colors,
texture, natural woods and wicker
all make my list of things that create that “come on in and set a spell” look. I adore this bohemian chic look…
Although I am a huge fan of white wicker, an all-white porch does nothing for me. Adding a pop of color in the woodwork
or the pillows makes a dramatic contrast that draws you into the space.
Even adding a pot of brightly colored flowers makes an impact!
Nothing beats a porch with a water view, whether surfside (amazing, no?!)
or poolside (equally amazing)
or at lake-water’s edge. Can’t you just feel the cool breezes?
And then there are the sleepers.
Can you imagine taking an afternoon nap in one of these cozy nooks?
But at the end of the day, when we make our way to our own back porch,
I realize that it isn’t so much about the style or the design, whether it’s dramatic or simple, it really is just about the place you call home.
Time to head outside for this evening’s cool brew: Sam Adams Porch Rocker! It’s so yummy!
Care to join us? We’ll be on the porch! Susan