Gone are the days when porches are only for afternoon naps and teas. Porches have since become the second-best refuge away from your stuffy living room. That said, here are 5 backyard porch ideas to transform your porch into your first best spot to rest and relax during this Coronavirus health crisis.
Hang a hammock.
Nothing speaks like relaxation like a hammock. Take a cozy afternoon nap in a hammock and feel like a baby once again while being gently swayed by the light afternoon breeze.
Consider porch swing.
If you’ve got little ones who need something more fun than your regular porch furniture, hang a porch swing. It’ll give them the same playground effect but within the comforts of your porch. Make it more inviting with a set of pillows, even a cozy blanket to keep you warm as you lounge in your porch until late into the evening.
Place a rug.
A rug defines your porch space and makes it look more put together. Since it’s outdoor, you can experiment with the colors and design. You also need not worry about the rug matching your interiors.
Put up a shade sail.
Staying in your porch is a great idea but it might turn you off once the sun sets its rays upon your porch. Regain your porch during the hottest summer afternoons with a shade sail perfectly blocking the harsh afternoon sunlight.
Install a porch screen and/or privacy screen.
If bugs and the bees are your number one concerns during your porch stay, make your porch a safer spot with a porch screen installed. You can then safely watch the bird and the bees in your porch without them invading your porch. And in case of nosy neighbors invading your private porch time, privacy screens can easily help you regain a sense of privacy away from prying eyes.