I love big porches. I remember being a little girl in Wisconsin sitting on the porch swing of our Old Victorian home watching the fireflies light up. When we moved to Flagstaff, Arizona my mother made sure the house that was built has a large porch. She would decorate it with colorful bunting every Fourth of July. Another wonderful porch is at my Grandmother’s homestead. As the family gathers for the 24th of July ( a Utah Holiday) she has the porch decked out with bunting flags and chairs. Needless to say I have a soft spot for porches.
Porches in the summer are another room to a house. They make for a sense of community (I love saying “hi” to neighbors as they walk by) and they allow us to have a comfortable spot to watch our kids and read a good book! When my husband and I purchased this house, the porch was one of the major selling points for us.
With a porch this big you need to take advantage of it, or it looks like a big waste of space. So I began where you should always begin. Taking measurements. I came up with a rough diagram of the porch, and measured all the walls and sections so when I was looking at furniture I knew if it would fit or not.
Coming up in the series I’ll show you the furniture I settled on, and my reasoning behind it. Plus some fun decorating ideas. As I work on the series I’m going to ask you for your opinions and ideas if I get stuck or can’t make up my mind. I’m looking forward to tackling this new project! An American Porch – I can’t wait for summer!