Front porch blues

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I am looking for some inspiration for our blah front patio. It’s hard to tell in the photo, but our front door is cobalt blue. We rarely use our front door or the patio, but I’ve been looking for a few simple ways to brighten it up without making it too cluttered. I plan to spray paint the chairs or maybe build a small bench to replace them.
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  • Mogie Mogie on May 29, 2018
    Needs color. Paint the pots your plants are in a bright color. Throw rug should be brighter too. Cushions for the chairs. Perhaps a new carpet lighter and maybe some pattern also.
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 29, 2018
    use a bright colored outdoor carpet
  • Jim Jim on May 29, 2018
    first, consider an electric awning then look at other ideas.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on May 29, 2018
    If you don't use it as it is, why not enclose it and use it as Sun- room or Put up Blinds or curtains and use as storage or as another room?
    • Amanda Amanda on May 29, 2018
      It is our front door, we usually come in through the garage. Anyone who comes to visit would still use this door.
  • Bijous Bijous on May 29, 2018
    I think the small window would be lovely with a window box. An outdoor rug that has both the color of the siding and the front door brings everything together. Your frog (which is so cute) and flower pot just needs one more tall pot with grasses. Good luck.
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    • Bijous Bijous on May 29, 2018
      Good silks would be a great idea- and you can change them out with the seasons.
  • 2dogal 2dogal on May 29, 2018
    I love cobalt blue, but it is not the lightest, brightest color. Can you paint your front door a cheery welcoming yellow or red? I'd keep the chairs, (maybe paint them white to match your house trim) as they are more conducive to a conversation than a bench if you ever sit out front in the future. I'd get a rug that incorporates the color of your door along with other light, bright colors along with chair pads that use the same colors. Keep the colors to a maximum of 3. Oh, and add a small table between the chairs - you can move one chair in front of the window. Every chair or two needs to be anchored by a table.
  • Sharon Sharon on May 29, 2018
    I would scrap the chairs, and add hanging plants along with your current flower box. And then add a brighter porch rug, or faux paint one on the floor to go with your door. Maybe plant some shrubs around the edge of that concrete.
  • Sj Lopez Sj Lopez on May 29, 2018
    Hello Amanda,
    I think you could make it a little sanctuary, add some more planters with colorful flowers. A nice little table with two chairs, this way you can sit outside and drink a cup of coffee.
  • Jim Jim on May 30, 2018
    thank you Amanda. consider Restore or Thrift stores for a few comfortable rocking chairs. a fabric or cloth curtain could be hung between 2 horizontal rods. perhaps half inch electrical conduit with a centre hook on the top rod for support.
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