No room is more essential to the Southern home than a welcoming porch.
Long before the advent of air-conditioning, porches allowed houses to “breathe.” Even today, we still gravitate toward these breeze-catching spots. And that includes the patio or terrace or even a tiny terrace. When decorating any outdoor room in the summertime, it’s important to consider the feeling you’re hoping to recreate. An outdoor room should feel consistent with the materials and finishes elsewhere in the house. The palette should also be simple and serene. Opt for classic, timeless color combinations that will suit any decorating style, from casual to sophisticated. Bring in pieces that are made for the outdoors like teak furniture, classic wicker, or white-painted wood.