Hi everyone, Samantha Thorpe here with Color Made Easy! I wanted to share some great outdoor decor ideas that are inspiring me to give my porch a fall facelift. As soon as I saw this porch in Better Homes and Gardens, I fell in love with its rich palette of oranges, sage greens, and golds. I also obsessed about the swing and how the pillows not only gave this special seating spot personality, but turned it into the perfect place to kick back and read while sipping some warm apple cider.
The playful rugs—a patchwork pattern painted onto seagrass squares and a diamond-pattern indoor-outdoor rug—brought the room’s entire look together. While the rolling coffee table—made by by sandwiching two orange-painted galvanized tubs between slabs of wood with wheels added to the base board—can go anywhere I need it when friends stop by or to give my kids a place to snack outside. I can’t wait to bring this feeling to my own porch.
To get the look in paint colors, check out Kelly-More Paint in terracotta Chimenea, the playful Alligator Alley Green, and the peaceful Skyway Blue –all available through kellymoore.com.
If you like to pile on the pillows like I do, check out Home Decorators Collection stores, homedecorators.com, to get a similar feel.
Outdoor-friendly rugs come in a surprising, and amazing, array of patterns and colors. We painted the seagrass squares from World Market to get that look. To order or find a store near you that carries Dash and Albert’s Diamond Sprout-White Indoor-Outdoor Rug, visit dashandalbert.com.
Happy decorating! -Samantha Thorpe, Color Made Easy