Now that we are approaching the middle of May and the weather is starting to warm up, I've been thinking of ways to make our front porch a little more inviting this spring and summer.
Here's what I have in mind.
Shed a little light on the subject...
I prefer candlelight when sitting outside at night. Because of this I have quite a few lanterns of all sizes on our porch. I really don't need anymore, but one of these would look cute on our table. And once you have one what's ten more, right? If you need some larger ones I love these. Bonus - they come in a few sizes which makes them perfect for creating a little lantern-scape. (Is that a thing?)
Bring the indoors out...
Dress up your table and chairs with outdoor friendly pillows and tableware that mimic your indoor decor. I prefer using lots of black, white, and cream tones for the decor and let the flowers bring the color.
- Dishes At first glance they look like stoneware!
- Placemats These are adorable.
- Napkins I love these for everyday use. They come in multiple colors, have a more relaxed look and are easy to care for. Perfect for outdoor dining.
- Pillows Because your back deserves a comfy cushion.
Bring in the color...
Brighten up all of those neutrals with your flowers and plants. Pick a color palette and have fun!
I have never met a flower, or a color, I didn't like, but for my porch I have to have lots of bright red geraniums. Any time I try something new I miss them, so red geraniums it is.
Bye, Bye Bugs...
It's no fun being eaten alive by mosquitos when you're trying to have a nice relaxing night out on your porch or patio. If you hate using mosquito repellent as much as I do, try my recipe for a homemade mosquito spray using essential oils.
Looking for a replacement for those old school citronella candles? Try our Morning Light candle. With notes of lemon, lavender, citronella, and eucalyptus the fragrance is fresh, bright, and a bit more modern. And, I bet the large size jar would fit right inside that lantern I don't really need😉.
Happy planning, planting, and decorating! Talk to you soon.