To quote the Bangles…..who at one time I thought were the experts on all things heart-related:
“Close your eyes, give me your hand.
Do you feel my heart beating?
Do you feel the same?
Or am I only dreaming?
Is this burning…..an eternal flame?”
Is it socially acceptable to have a crush on your back porch?
I can’t help it.
There’s just something about a screened in porch that makes a girl’s heart beat faster.
Don’t tell the cute carpenter…..but if I wasn’t already married, I would be on the first plane to Vegas with my porch.
But even though I really have a thing for my porch….lately I’ve become a little disenchanted.
I mean….really….the porch is so….ummm…..well….so neutral.
Are you laughing at me right now?
I know what you are thinking….“you?…..problems with neutral?….really?…..your whole house is neutral”
That’s why for the summer….I’m thinking of making some changes….and adding color.
But first….I really need some inspiration…..
……so here’s my summer list for my porch and I.
4 Ways to Refresh Your Porch for Summer
(1) Add texture to the existing furniture.
Sheri from Turnstyle Vogue made this outdoor table from an old cabinet. I was thinking about something similar from….(I know you are going to be surprised) barn wood.
(2) Introduce a bold color combination with accessories.
Linda at It All Started With Paint’s screened-in back porch has a great turquoise and red color combination.
Maybe pink and orange?
(3) Add a little bit of vintage
Lorrie from Adding Secret Treasure has this amazing vintage rocker on her porch.
I really need some sweet tea to go with this.
(4) Add artwork outside.
Aimee from It’s Overflowing added artwork and bright colors to dress her porch up for summer.
I love the bright colors against the white.
Now it’s your turn.
Do you have an amazing porch or outdoor space that inspires?
A fire pit?
An amazing garden?
Well…..Hometalk wants to see it!
Right now Hometalk is looking for outdoor spaces that inspire to feature on their Facebook page (and they have over 400,000 fans….seriously) on Monday, July 16.
So if you are already a member….run….don’t walk….over to Hometalk to link up your spaces for a chance to be featured.
My porch and I can’t wait to meet you over there.
We’ll be the ones with a one-way ticket to Vegas
PS If you want to read about my own house conversations click here.
PPS I am part of the Hometalk Ambassador team, but the opinions I have expressed here are 100% my own. Please see my disclosure policy for more information.