All About Hanging Beds and Other Porch Accessories

Posted May 17, 2021 to Before You Buy: Tips, Advice, Checklists.

Tags: Screened Porches

At Sierra Structures, one of our favorite things after building a customized patio or porch for our customers is watching them decorate and add accessories to enhance their homes appeal and match their unique styles. Not only can they look great, but many items are highly functional for enjoying time outdoors.

Here are some ideas to accessorize your porch for comfort and appeal:

  1. Adding a hanging bed: Hanging beds for a patio or porch is one way to increase comfort. Whether it’s for snuggling up with family or catching a nap in the breeze, there are several different styles to choose from.
  2. Decorate with complimentary colors: It is always important to decorate with colors that complement each other. For instance, use red flowers in dark-colored planters to play against white railings or fencing. Conversely, use white flowers to stand out against darker woods. For neutral colors, use bright green plants in terra cotta pots.
  3. Look for decorative antiques: Antiques always provide a rustic appearance and can be repurposed in many different ways, including sign-holders, tables, chairs, planters and centerpieces.
  4. Add candles to shelving and tables: Outdoor shelves make for incredible decorations, and tables can have many purposes. For a more intimate setting, add candles to burn at night for softer lighting that will attract fewer bugs than standard lighting.
  5. Keep pillow on couches: The right combination of throw pillows to couch cushions always makes a difference on indoor furniture. The same holds for outdoor furniture.
  6. Create a unique welcome sign: Gone are the days of the standard mat at your front door. Instead, create a special welcome sign built around the tastes that make you stand out.
  7. Ceiling fans: Ceiling fans are great not just for decoration but for airflow and cooling on hot summer days.
  8. Rolling carts: Not only are these handy for use around the barbecue grill, but they also serve well as storage for other items needed outside and as plant holders.
  9. Swings and rocking chairs: You can never go wrong with the classics!
  10. Delivery box holder: Do you order a lot online? Create or order a secured box to install on your front porch where delivery drivers can safely leave packages. Customize to match the decor of the house.

When it comes to accessorizing your porch or patio, the sky is the limit. At Sierra Structures, we love to see what you can do. Contact us today to get started.


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