If you’re anything like us, we love decorating porches! Picking out flowers, perusing the aisles for decor, and getting to appreciate your work each time you walk through your door. What’s not to love? We here at Perkinson Homes appreciate a good porch, and we’re going to share with you some of our favorites.
The Laurel has a special place in our heart, and always will. You may recognize the gorgeous terrace and porch from our model home. This front porch has plenty of room, and sun, making it ideal for flowers and various plants. The white exterior of the home is almost like a blank canvas, with endless possibilities for pots, furniture, and plants.
What’s better than one front porch? You guessed it—two! The Coopershill has an open and shaded front porch, with a second-floor porch outside the third and fourth bedrooms. The second-floor porch is a perfect area for evening drinks with friends, or spend time snuggled up in a chair or couch. With the shaded bottom porch, be sure to pick out flowers and plants that don’t require heavy amounts of sun.
Do you want to talk about porches? We’ll talk about porches. Our modified Burtown has one of the largest porches we’ve built, wrapping around the front, side, and back of the home. Enjoy your porch year-round and have more than enough room for furniture, plants, and whatever else you can think of!
When it comes to decorating, what are some tips and tricks to get your porch ready for fall?
Don’t overthink it, have fun with it! You don’t want your porch to feel cluttered, or overwhelming. Decide if you want to place your plants and decor symmetrical or asymmetrical, and stick with it. Do research on what plants will do best in the area you’ll be putting them. Do they need lots of sun and water? Are they suitable for the weather where you live? Some of the most popular fall plants and flowers include Boxwood shrubs and tall grass varieties, Mums, Chrysanthemums, Begonias, Amaranthus, Sunflowers, and Rudbeckias. If none of those fit your style, there’s plenty of others to choose from.
Once you decide on your plants, choose something to put them in! You can find planters and pots, large and small, that will fit whatever aesthetic you and your home desire. Add some pumpkins, hay bales, and whatever other accessories you prefer. White and grey pumpkins can be an interesting take on the classic orange fruit. And yes, pumpkins are technically a fruit, believe it or not. Have some younger family members who want to contribute? Have them paint a pumpkin to display! They’ll be more than happy to contribute their talents.