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Coastal Porch Decorating Ideas for the Summer

If you haven't already, let's shape up the outdoors with these coastal porch decorating ideas for the summer!

decorating a porch
How are you using your porch in the summer? Intimate Al Fresco dining on warm nights? Entertaining lots of family and friends? Lazy day lounging? Blissful Sunday afternoon napping? If your porch is large enough, you could create different areas with different purposes. Or maybe two comfy chairs is all you need, as seen in this Texas home by Susan Castor. And decorate the wall space! It will help make your porch feel more like an actual room. Keep weather exposure in mind, of course.


decorating a porch for summer by the beach
Here's a lovely example of decorating a porch casually and beachy, photographed by Eric Roth. What pulls it together are the flower pots and united color scheme.

porch sitting area in blue and white
A clean crisp sitting area, seen on Houzz.

cottage porch decor
A cottage cozy sitting area with Wicker Furniture at the Iron Fish.

porch decorating
Outdoor Porch Decorating at Better Homes and Gardens. This coastal porch is bright and beachy.

Estee Lauder Palm Beach house
Hard to believe that Estee Lauder (1908 - 2004) didn't use the porch of her seasonal escape in Palm Beach. "She didn’t like the wind to mess up her hair," says daughter in law Evelyn. You can read the story of the remodel at Architectural Digest.

decorating a porch with rug
Decorating a Porch like an indoor space! I mentioned the use of rugs for porches before on 5 Easy Decor Ideas to Give your Room a Fresh Look. They define a space and add so much warmth.

porch swings
Divine! The porch swing featured on Ideas to Bring Home the Beach.

porch lounge chairs on lanai
Great lounge chairs on a lanai in a home located in Hawaii. Minimal, but I'd be very happy here!

porch furniture
An intimate and comfortable sitting area. Via Coastal Living. If you are not in a wind zone, a plant can be a great addition to a summer porch.

decorating a porch like a loving room
Decorating a Porch like a living room like a living room is one of my favorite ideas. What a classy elegant space this is. I'm sure these rattan couches are super comfortable. And I wouldn't mind a view over San Francisco Bay!

decorating a small porch
The same concept on a smaller porch, executed in a much more modest way. Less formal, made for sandy feet! Looks like Shabby Chic Cottage Style with Rachel Ashwell's Design philosophy is followed here, taking inside furniture outside when weather permits.

tropical coastal summer porch
And remember, you don't need an ocean view in order to have a relaxing coastal porch retreat. Take it from Tammy of A Walk in the Countryside who created her very own Tropical Porch Paradise! To take a tour of the entire porch which includes a hammock too, click over!

porch decor idea
Time to chill! Original source unknown.
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5 comments:

Karena said...

So gorgeous for summer relaxation and entertaining!

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Ideezine said...

Maya,

Great examples of outdoor spaces and variety of colors, textures and furnishings. We can always learn from a few great visuals can'r we lol.

Have a wonderful safe Memorial Day Weekend with friends and family.

Bette

Jane said...

some wonderful ideas here...
I think it's time to change my colors...
Jane (artfully graced)

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Thank you so much for including my porch in your lovely post! Blessings, Tammy

vicki said...

Maya- I could wile away the afternoon on any of these beautiful porches! They are all so relaxing -- so perfect for the beach. I'd love to ge on one of them right now!
Vicki