Monday, March 26, 2012

Pretty Up Your Porch

I was so excited when I saw this article on Coast Living! My new apartment has a large balcony (not technically a porch or patio but pretty big). I plan on spending a lot of time out there and these are some fun ways to decorate your outdoor space. I don't have a sea breeze BUT I do have a nice view so I'll pretend I'm by the ocean. I've included some of the decorating tips from the article too.

Take it Outside: "Turn your porch into an outdoor living room with furniture that's polished enough for easy entertaining. Arrange seating groups with conversation in mind, not just the view, and make the space even more inviting with a soft rug."

Light the Way: "Beachify simple Mason jars with natural materials such as sand or stone, which hold votives in place."

Soften Up: "Make your porch barefoot friendly with an outdoor rug made of durable polypropylene, which withstands sun and salt water. A tufted variety is gentle on toes and looks fancy enough for the indoors, too!"

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  1. I just pinned the sand in the mason jar idea, I love it!!

  2. I wish I had a porch that I could decorate! xo

  3. I love this post! It is so inspiring! A porch or outdoor living area is the perfect space to ramp up the nautical decor.

    I am going to bookmark for inspiration!

  4. Love this one, the pictures are *so* gorgeous, I almost feel like I'm at the beach! (Okay, kinda' sorta', haha!) The decor is wonderful, casual but still elegant.

    Sending you a smile Miss Nautical!


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