Rustic and Vintage Front Porch Vignette with a Table
Home decor blogger Amy Buchanan started with a yard sale table and layered in finds, such as a tobacco stick star, a pinecone garland and a frame from an old dresser. Ticking ribbon and wooden Christmas trees painted to look like old grain sacks are in keeping with the farmhouse theme. "I love collecting vintage items throughout the year, then mixing them together to create rustic and farm-style vignettes," says Buchanan, who blogs at AttaGirlSays.
A porch overlooking a forest of pines features a driftwood chandelier cool enough to do double duty as a piece of sculpture. On-trend bamboo furniture and plenty of greenery blend with the interior design and well-placed floor to ceiling curtains help divide the space into a shaded and a sunny spot.
Around the exterior of the house, porches and patios allow the family and their guests to relax and take in the home's beautiful ocean views. A pergola was built above each of these spaces to help block the sun so these spaces can be enjoyed during any time of day.
Updating your home's exterior paint can be intimidating, but there's a quick way to simplify it. When choosing new colors, remember that a color scheme consisting of three or four coordinating hues works well for most exteriors. Given this home's lack of ornate detail, three shades of earthy greens are used on the siding, trim and doors.
A selection of hydrangeas add a burst of color to the front yard of this approximately 2,056 square foot updated urban home, part of the new landscaping that also includes plants, shrubs and trees that bring lots of natural beauty to the property.
This screened-in porch allows the owners to enjoy fresh air, sunshine and water views without the pesky mosquitos. And once the sun goes down? Well, the modern sconces switch on and create a cozy atmosphere.
Screened porches serve as another living room, and these mantels can be stunning as well. Simply paint your mantle a color that complements the rest of the fireplace. Then separate a pair of hurricane candleholders to help fill the space. You can find hurricane candleholders for less than $25, and stores such as World Market sell them for less than $10 each.