A porch is an excellent way to extend your living space into the outdoors to create that dream space to entertain, or relax and just enjoy the fresh air. If you treat your porch just like any other room of your home and put together a design plan, you can bring your dream porch to life this summer. TMS Architects will get you started with some summer porch design ideas.
Even if your porch is not very large, it can still become an extension to your living space. For this type of renovation you should consider French or sliding glass doors that open the space between your home and porch. If you wish for a more subtle transition, bring the color-scheme from the indoor space to the porch area as well. Some matching or coordinating flooring and comfortable furniture turn your small porch into an inviting conversation area.
If you dream of a porch that blends in with the natural surroundings of your home so you feel part of it, pull your favorite elements into your design. For example, if your home is surrounded by the woods, you may consider using rustic furniture built from sticks and trees with cushions in a soft green. Rather than contrasting with the surroundings, your summer porch design ideas should make your porch become an extension of the natural outdoor features you enjoy most.
Some people prefer a whimsical and cheerful porch with bright summer colors and brilliant flea market finds. To create an eclectic, light, and airy porch, stick to finds that are in the same color groupings. Antique white is a nice example for the larger pieces while perhaps your chairs or cushions might add bright splashes of color. Finish off the look with flowers that match your color scheme and you have a bright and cheery space to relax in or to enjoy a refreshing beverage with a friend.
We hope these ideas have given you some inspiration. Contact the experts at TMS Architects to turn your summer porch design ideas into a plan that will bring them to life.