The porch is a place to decompress, socialize, and enjoy the outdoors. When done right it can be the most popular space in (or connected to) the house. So why limit its decorations to a table and set of chairs? 

These nine decorations will help take your porch to the next level.

  1. String Lights

String lights, also known as fairy lights, are small lines of lights that are attached to a string. They’re similar to Christmas lights and are usually white or yellow. They are a great way to create mood lighting and ambiance. Many homeowners love fairy lights because they are a cheap and instant way to make the porch feel a lot cozier. 

  1. A Porch Swing 

In the same way showers induce the best thoughts, porch swings induce the best conversations. There’s something about gently swaying back and forth that leads to peace and laughter. They also add character to the exterior of your home.

  1. Wicker Furniture

Wicker furniture is a staple for porches across the country as it’s a classic look that can withstand most weather. It can add quaint character to your porch while providing an extra area for entertainment or relaxation.

  1. Weather Resistant Padded Chairs

Why cut a nice night under the moonlight short because someone’s tailbone is hurting? When shopping for chairs, it’s essential to find a set that comes with some sort of cushion or padding. There are plenty of weather-resistant options so there’s no need to worry about water damage. 

  1. Rocking Patio Chairs

If installing a porch swing sounds like too much work, consider a set of rocking patio chairs. A set goes for around $80-$200 making them an affordable amenity. 

  1. Candles

The porch facilitates relaxation. People hangout on the porch to unwind, to decompress. What decoration can support relaxation better than a candle? Adding a candle or two on top of a porch table can bring the entire space together. 

  1. Lanterns 

Lanterns are to porches as garden gnomes are to gardens. They just fit. A lantern will harmonize with candles or string lights to create gentle mood lighting. 

  1. An Outdoor Rug 

Contrary to popular belief, outdoor rugs dry quickly after the rain. They handle the elements surprisingly well and the average outdoor rug is very durable. Getting an outdoor rug is a subtle but effective way to unify the seating area. Having one creates the feeling that the porch isn’t just a slab of cement, but a room that just happens to be outside. 

  1. Plants 

Whether they’re sitting in pots on the ground or hanging down from a chain attached to the roof, plants help bring a porch to life. They’ll get natural sunlight and help smoothly blend your space together with the rest of the outdoors. 

Enjoy Spending Time On The Porch 365 Days A Year By Adding An Enclosure 

The porch doesn’t have to be a seasonal amenity. It can be enjoyed 365 days a year by adding an enclosure. 

If you want to protect yourself and your family members from intense heat, inclement weather, and even pesky insects, consider choosing American Window Products, Inc. for your porch and patio enclosure system installation.

We have a team of highly trained professionals that have a track record of customer satisfaction. 

“Your team is awesome. They have been very thorough in every detail from our first meeting with Mark, to the last installation.”

If you’re ready to enjoy your porch every season of the year, give us a call and we can discuss what we can do for you.