If you are undertaking a home renovation a relaxing porch is a must-have for any home. As the perfect place to entertain, relax, or eat dinner on a warm night, it’s important that your veranda is a place that you enjoy. There are several easy ways to spruce it up – you don’t need to be an experienced designer or artist. Here are three cheap and easy ways to make your veranda into something special.
For small yards
Having a small amount of backyard space can be frustrating. Everyone needs an outdoor area where they can relax and get some fresh air. If you don’t have the room for a lavish garden, consider turning your veranda into a place for plants. You can find a number of gorgeous flowers and shrubs that thrive in pots, and will help make your veranda the perfect place to entertain.
It’s easy enough to turn your veranda into a space for growing vegetables and fruit. Lemon trees look gorgeous in a pot and will thrive in almost any environment. Buy a few slabs of timber and make a large, semi-shallow crate. If you fill it with soil you will be able to grow simple vegetables on your veranda. </p>
To turn your veranda into a place to hang out with friends and family, it’s easy enough to put together some outdoor furniture. An old couch placed on the veranda can give you somewhere to relax, but try and think outside the box as well. Bean bags and pillows can make a wonderful addition to any veranda, helping it to become a cosy, social environment.
For that extra touch consider putting up some hammocks. You can buy your own from almost any outdoor store, or make them out of fabric. Sling them up around the perimeter of your veranda, and you will have another place to relax as well as something to give you some privacy from outside.
To find the perfect fabric for your homemade hammock check places like Fabric Solutions Australia or read frugal articles like this one I wrote on how to create Creative Curtain Ties.
If you’re looking to decorate your porch, there are some easy and cheap ways to give it a unique look and feel. Scour your local op-shops for bits and pieces that may be of use. Some people like to use old kitchen objects as planters. A collection of teapots, for example, would make a gorgeous and original display if filled with colourful flowers.
But don’t disregard buying things new. Fairy lights and artworks can be a wonderful addition to any outdoor space. Have a look at local stores as well as online shops like Ebay and Etsy. You can find some gorgeous items to spruce up any area.
It’s not hard to turn your porch into something special. All you need is the inspiration to do so. Once you find your niche you will have no trouble going out and finding all the bits and pieces you will need to make the picture happen.
There you have it! Home renovation is a breeze with a few simple ideas and a little creativity!