Already set for a big dinner, this large back porch houses a mixture of seating: vintage metal chairs, white plastic chairs, a canvas directors chair, an old wooden Windsor-style chair and a pair of Adirondack chairs. Designer Tip: You don't have to buy a set of all matching furniture. Mix it up and take the indoors out; it can always come back in.
To spice up the decor, HGTV Star contestant Boris Eckey used a faux trellis paint pattern on one wall, hung custom artwork and added a classic extension dining table and unconventional seating, like bright yellow director's chairs. Now this Tuscan-style dining room feels like it's been part of the house forever.
Director's chairs with white canvas seats make for comfortable, easy seats on the front porch. A black ceramic garden stool acts as the side table and yellow-and-white outdoor fabric pillows brighten the space, welcoming guests.
Collapsible safari chairs and director's chairs are excellent solutions for outdoor living rooms short on seating space. When the spots are in use, these chairs add a collected, well-traveled vibe and can be dressed up with pillows. Anytime the space is not in use, these can be folded and stored away for safe keeping.
Sarah Fishburne, Director of Trend and Design at The Home Depot, suggests when selecting paint colors, make your choices easier by taking hues from fabrics in the room, such as from accent pillows or a patterned chair. For example, this living room's wall color was selected using the accent pillows on the sofa and the art above the fireplace.