It's been a while since us Georgians have enjoyed heavy rains so it's easy to rejoice over any amount of water we get from above. I used to be terrified of storms, but now that I'm older I figure if God wants to hand pick me like that than I really don't have a choice, right? Anyway, as I sat on my covered front porch enjoying the glorious storm, I was thinking of ways to improve it's appearance. It has good bones. It's already equipped with a ceiling fan, two rocking chairs, two hanging ferns and some cheerful red geraniums. We use it often but I've somehow overlooked its decor. It's a shame because it's the first room of my home you would see if you came to visit me.
So, I plan to give my porch a makeover very soon and promise to post some pics to follow. In the meantime, enjoy these inspiration photos. Wouldn't you just love to crawl up on one of these porches and watch a summer storm or sip on some iced tea?
Beautiful green shutters, rattan furniture, ferns and dark stain floors. Photo from Southern Accents.
Love the whimsy and casual charm of the star chandeliers. Photo from Southern Accents
Can you imagine having your morning coffee here? Photo from Southern Accents
Of all the photos I found, this one most resembles my porch. Simple and sweet but in need of something extra!
I love the contrast between the wood doors and the white trim. Southern Accents
Divine. Absolutely divine. You can't go wrong with white columns and honey-colored rattan.
For me, my front porch is a place where I can seek solitude, peace, fun, conversation or a simple breath of fresh air. It does it all. It greets visitors, it entertains my children, it welcomes friends and it provides a quiet place for me to relax. Stay tuned for a porch makeover from "Your Southern Peach."