Front porch styled with chairs, a reading table and sunflowers in a vase

How to Style Your Front Porch

Posted on 08 Feb, 2018

Picture this: The day’s bustle has finally faded, and you’re enjoying a peaceful respite on a clear, breezy evening, made even better al fresco. The celebration combines enchanting details – cozy seating just right for lounging, snacks handpicked for savoring and some of your favorite people.

Idyllic porch potential is plentiful at Centennial, a brand-new master-planned community in Menifee. Encouraging relaxation and connection, front porches are front and center at the four Pardee Homes neighborhoods at Centennial. Each neighborhood features contemporary home designs and inviting porches perfect for open-air gatherings.

Here’s how to set the scene on your own veranda.

Select comfortable seating.
Ensure you have cozy seating on your front porch to encourage relaxation and conversation. Whether a set of inviting farmhouse rocking chairs, weatherproof wicker or whimsical wrought iron, outdoor furniture should hold up to the elements. Cater to comfort by including soft cushions and a throw for chilly evenings.

Consider interior influence.
Furnishings with an interior influence like a rug, strategically-placed ceiling fan or even lamps look great in an outdoor setting, too. With furnishings, you can elevate a traditional porch into a cheerful place to relax with a cold beverage, watching the sun go down on a warm afternoon. Look into décor that suits your style, but make sure it is durable and weather-proof.

Add vibrant blooms.
Pick colorful blooming containers in varying sizes for your porch. They’ll add a lively touch of color all the way to your door. Create a garden setting with lots of flowers, or enjoy abundant seasonal offerings like emerald ferns and bright coral geraniums in summer, and a stack of brilliant mums and pumpkins for fall.

Swing in style.
A nod to peaceful, carefree days, a porch swing will steal the show and likely become a favorite gathering spot. A  spacious porch just begs for a deep swing, piled with pillows and a harboring spot for your sweet lemonade.

Ready to explore life with a charming and tranquil front porch? Contact a New Home Specialist today at (951) 289-5935 or join the Interest List below to learn more.