“The focal point of your porch should be a seating arrangement where you can come out, relax, and welcome your company,” says Muffie. Create an area filled with comfy wicker furniture in the traditional Charleston green, recognizable by its almost black color. Muffie recommends choosing low-maintenance materials, such as wicker-looking resin for the frames and outdoor or treated fabric for the cushions. Then throwing in a few luxuries, such as a pillow or throw, that can be quickly pulled inside when the weather turns bad. Iron-base tables with honed marble tops are the perfect sidekicks because they combine simple lines with elegant materials.