Spruce Up Your Porch This Summer

Need a new look for your porch, patio, or deck? Don’t worry. We got you covered with summer’s hottest trends that are bound to make your outdoor space the coolest in town. 

Having a nice setting for your porch, patio, or deck allows you to enjoy the outside without having to worry about bugs in the grass, or getting too much sun. It’s a great place to congregate, to chat, or to have some time to yourself. Think of it as your little getaway “away” from home. You can style it however you like; timeless, trendy, or pops of bold color — there is no right or wrong when it comes to creating the perfect space for you and your home.

Choose a Color and Style

Choosing the right color scheme and style for your porch is key. You’ll want something that compliments your house, but doesn’t blend in too much. Do you prefer a colorful style or a neutral palette? No matter your taste, you have plenty of options! Here are a few of our favorites. 

If you’re looking to add colors that fit with the season, then summer goes well with blues and greens, pearl, white, rose, pink-beige, or muted colors. Try to avoid oranges, warm baiges, and browns, which are more suitable for fall and winter. 

Three Style Choices To Brighten Up Your Porch

You should find a style that matches with your taste and stick to it. There are so many to choose from, such as rustic, vintage, farmhouse, modern, contemporary or shabby chic, and more. Here are our top three picks. 

Boho Chic

Boho, which is short for Bohemian style, means your style is more free and artistic. It’s colorful, bold, and fun. 

Today, bohemian is influenced by the past styles of the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s. It’s meant to emulate a relaxed and carefree lifestyle. With Boho, there is no right or wrong with color choices! The opportunity is endless. You can even mix textures, patterns, and styles. 

To achieve the perfect boho look, try going for decorations and furniture with layers. Think of plush cushions, throw rugs, and overstuffed floor pillows. 

Wicker and Rattan Styles

First of all, wicker and rattan are not the same thing. Wicker is the style of weave and rattan is the material used in wicker styles. They are often used together because it is so common to see wicker rattan weaves. Wicker can also be made of different materials or synthetic. This style is timeless, elegant, and looks great no matter what season you display them in. Not to mention, it is very easy to clean. 

Wicker typically comes in brown tones, though it is common to see them in white, black, a fun color, or a mix of tones. 

The downside of wicker when it’s made of real materials is that it’s very porous and can dry out in the sun or absorb any moisture in the air, which can lead to mildew. Therefore you should try to pick pieces that you can move inside or keep them under a covered porch or patio if their made of rattan or plant fibers. 

Bold Pops of Color

Sometimes, you don’t need to follow a certain style. If you’re just looking to refresh your porch or make it a little more fun, try adding a bold pop or color. 

Trendy colors right now are bright turquoise, purple, and blues. If you want to add another layer, blue and yellow is a very popular choice that looks great on any porch, deck, or patio. 

It’s easy to add color in too! Find an outdoor rug that you like, or you can add in colorful throw pillows, or planters with fun flowers! Just remember that plants are temporary and need care to keep your porch looking amazing. 

If you’re looking for a more timeless option, you can always try a mixing blue and white together, or use warm red accents. 

Out of Season? No Problem! 

We know that seasonal decorations and outdoor furniture takes up a lot of space. That’s why we offer affordable month-to-month self-storage options. That means we’re the perfect storage solution for all your seasonal yard decorations, patio furniture, and holiday party stuff! 

You don’t have to worry about security either — our storage units are safe. Albuquerque Self Storage, has a well lit and gated facility for you to store your items and every unit is protected by a padlock. 

If you’re interested in using us for your self storage needs, contact us today.