Porches to Enjoy the Outdoors

May 22, 2020
Nice weather is right around the corner, meaning that you probably can't wait to enjoy the outdoors! Do you want to enjoy your porch? In this article, we share some great porch ideas!

In recent years, porches have become an extension of houses, which is why more and more people are using them as if they were interior spaces.

Take note because, in this article, we’ll show you a selection of ideas that will help you relax, sunbathe, or simply enjoy your day.

Ideas for porches

Country-style and with natural materials

A country-style porch.

If you’re in love with rustic environments but don’t have a country house to materialize your dreams, don’t worry. With a clever choice of natural materials and a traditional style, you’ll be able to recreate that porch you long for.

For this, we advise you to use a tuff floor or, if you prefer easy maintenance, install porcelain stoneware that imitates this material.

An untreated wooden table, some decorative details such as baskets with plants, and lanterns will work well in this corner… Go ahead and try these combinations, we’re sure you’ll love them!

Take advantage of the space with two levels

A good resource to make the most of your porch is to organize it on two levels. This way, you can assign a different use to each, such as a living room and a dining room.

Wooden porch 4

Your porch doesn´t have to be huge to do this. You can put in a wooden platform that elevates the ground a few inches and, in this way, create two areas.

A good idea is to place pergolas in both areas. These will ensure protection from bad weather.

Porches with benches

You should design this space so you can make the most of it. You’ll be able to invite friends to spend the summer evenings in a relaxing environment.

The main feature of a porch can be a bench that takes advantage of the angles to make the area as wide as possible. Of course, when you’re planning the space, keep in mind that 4.9 × 4.9 ft will be enough to accommodate up to five people.

And, if you want to conceal this decorative element, try painting it the same color as the walls. Also, if you want to make it comfortable, place plenty of cushions on it.

Folding chairs

If you have a spacious exterior, you’re in luck because you can add many decorative elements to your porch! Take advantage of the extra space and make this area the envy of your neighbors.

A dining area with a large wooden table with folding chairs will look great, and it’s also easy to store and move.

You could also add a sitting area, with sofas made of natural fibers and a pair of wooden stools that you can use as seats or tables.

An outdoor kitchen

A porch with a full kitchen.
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Making an outdoor kitchen in a corner of the porch is a very practical idea. Not only will you avoid having to constantly enter your home, but you’ll also keep the interior spotless.

Opt for a full kitchen, equipped with a griddle, grill, and ceramic stove, as well as an antique marble sink. You’ll want to cook outside more than inside!

When it comes to choosing the furniture, we advise you to choose natural materials, so that they fit perfectly with this environment.

Porches with glass enclosures

To make the most of your porch, think of ideas that will allow you to enjoy it year-round. Therefore, we recommend you put a roof on it. To do this, you could put up a tempered glass ceiling that floods everything with light.

Glass will also allow the sun in during the winter.

Now, all you have to do is furnish the area. To do this, use fluffy rattan sofas and wooden accessories dotted with turquoise and white, or if you’re more daring, fuchsia cushions.

Now all you need is the good weather to arrive!