Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: The Perfect Porch

I love my back porch. I spend as much time out there as I can just enjoying the quiet and sounds of the birds and nature. It isn't a real big porch, but I can put a few flower pots out there and put my chair out and sit in the sun. Living up in the north country we soak up as much sun as we can so when the sun is shining I try to take a little time to sit on my back porch. 

This article from The Country Register of Minnesota is on having a screen porch, but some of the ideas could work for an outdoor porch also. 

A porch is a quiet place to sit and relax. It is a place where people often sit and read the morning paper, or perhaps their favorite decorating magazine, while enjoying a cup of coffee. If offers the sights, scents and sounds of the outdoors along with the comforts of indoor living. A three season room or screen porch is an extension of your home. Decorate this space with the same gusto and creativeness that you would when decorating any other room of your house.


Use outdoor furniture with indoor features, such as pillows and throws. Toss a quilt over the back of a chair. Yard sales, flea markets and thrift stores are perfect places to find these items.


Make sure your patio fits your personal style. Treat it like any other room of your home. If your home is decorated in the primitive or country style, be sure to incorporate those tastes into your outdoor patio.


Potted flowers bring the elements of the garden up onto your porch or patio. Choose coordinating colors to go with your furniture or theme. Place potted flowers inside crocks and wooden boxes. Add garden-themed items such as vintage watering cans, birdhouses and gardening tools.


Create your own special space by placing furniture in a secluded area in your yard. It will create the perfect spot to sit and enjoy your favorite magazine!

 Reprinted in part with permission from The Country Register of Minnesota

So if you have a screened porch or just an outdoors porch and area have fun decorating it to your style and enjoy it while we can before the winter comes again. 

Have fun decorating! 

Colleen :)