You might be wondering what a porch has to do with interior design. Well, there are many people that use their porch as dining room during the spring and summer. Why shouldn't it have the same harmonious feel as your indoor dining room, since you are spending a lot of time there.
Here are some great ideas, featured on BHG do it yourself for changing your outdoor patio into an amazing dining space:
-You can hang panels of burlap around the whole area to enclose it and give it a more personal feel. Check out the picture at top from BHG do it yourself.
-If there are columns at regular intervals you can hang wire and put up Chinese paper lanterns or jars with candles it. Gives a wonderful intimate feel.
-An idea from BHG do it yourself is getting a gazebo and putting it up. Offers ease and flexibility in the design.
-If wanting to add a canopy, but want it low key, check out this picture from BHG do it yourself.
These are just a few ideas to make your porch a wonderful, intimate gathering place. When you implement anyone of them you will be pleasantly surprised with how much more you enjoy using your porch. To see more of these great ideas from BHG do it yourself click here. Another great place to check out is a A Punch of Color blog.
Also, if you have any great ideas for morphing your porch into a great gathering space email them to firstname.lastname@example.org