Front porches used to be a family staple, a living space for the beautiful weather. Now, everyone has transitioned to the backyard. Is your back porch ready for entertaining loved ones this summer? If not, here are some ways you can beef up your backyard space.
Seating is the most important consideration. Your guests want to relax with food and drink and that space needs to be comfortable – and fashionable. You don’t have to break the bank to find the perfect chairs and lounges for your seats. Check estate sales and discount stores. If you’re a DIYer, you can fix them up easily!
Your back porch should have greenery. After all, you are outside. Hanging plants can add depth and dimension to the space. If that’s not your forte, try larger, dramatic flower pots for an interesting twist. No matter how you choose to incorporate plant life – make sure you read the instructions on light and watering.
As Midwesterners, there is nothing we love more than a good bonfire. That means, your guests will be outdoors at nighttime so light fixtures and candles are a necessity! No, we’re not talking about tiki torches. Outdoor lighting has come a long way. Try hanging lanterns or faux candles on a timer.
Don’t forget about the yard. We know your back porch is going to look incredible, but a yard of holes, dying grass, and..ahem..gifts from your pet will put a damper on your gathering. Make sure you get proper fertilizer and remember the power of landscaping!
If you’re looking for more inspiration for your front or back porch, check out our Pinterest page. Carpetland USA knows that home décor extends to your outdoor spaces as well. You’ll find front and back porch inspiration as well as great recipes to serve your guests!