The porch is an ideal place to have a cup of coffee in the morning or to have a gathering with your friends. This is the place where you would love to start a lazy Sunday with a newspaper. If you wish to decorate your porch, here are some great decorating ideas of doing the same. When decorating a porch, carefully select a colour. Decide whether you like the current colour or need to make a change. You may want to use two or more contrasting colours since lighter colours and brighter colours draw more attention. Choose multipurpose outdoor furniture for your porch. Arrange it so that access into your home is not impeded. A small sitting area, in the shade, with benches or stools (for extra storage) is a great touch. Double check the fabrics used for the furniture to make sure they are suitable for outdoor use.
Add potted plants and flowers to decorating your porch. Get creative when it comes to planters. Use boots, toys and the like to make your planters. Stencil artwork on painted terracotta planters to add colour. Vary the height of the plants and flowers you use to decorate your porch to increase visual interest. Add throw rugs to your front porch to add texture, colour and dimension. Make sure they are non-skid rugs. Use colourful bath mats as throw rugs when decorating your porch on a budget. Add rugs in your sitting area as well.