This space epitomizes a porch garden space with its diverse furniture and its greenery throughout. The border of plants softens and balances the space, and ties into the variety of the other plants. The space is varied yet simple by keeping to plants rather than blooming flower pots.
This moderate space is made into a deliberate and inviting lounge space with great furniture and conscious additions: the umbrella shading, coffee table, and candle lighting. The greenery spilling over the back is the perfect touch.
This Anthropologie-esque space is simple and cheap to set up. This just has to made those good summer novels even better. The space could be enhanced at night by the addition of a floor lamp, candles, and/or white lights.
The plethora of greenery makes this space, and all that is needed for great dining or outdoor working-from-home is this basic picnic table.
This hearth changes this already pleasant space into a deliberate place to gather and warm up in the evening chill. It completely creates the ambience, taking the burden of the need to set up the space off of the host.
The hanging ferns and potted plants take this narrow porch from pleasant to heavenly Southern. Hanging plants go a long way to create such a space.
But a concentrated cluster of potted plants also makes a space such as this. Such a summer scene, so bright, so colorful.
This is a great example of how a pleasant space of any size can be made into a wonderful porch lounge area. I this porch was mine I would (spend all my evenings on it, take a great nap, pretend to be at some glamorous hotel, and) put a potted plant on or in place of the folding chair.
Even one large pot of colorful blooms finishes the look of any space.
The only enhancement to this spanning porch other than the circle of seating is the array of plants throughout--and it works.
The hearth makes this space--the lighting from the fire and candles and lantern and indoor glow all work together for a light overall glow.
This small space is deliberate and classy. What makes a space like this great is often not the money or time spent on it, but the forethought and planning.
This space is covered from the elements, and has been created as a sort of outdoor living room--complete with rug space! What a great option especially for those with young children, wanting to be outdoors but not in direct sunlight.
This space is so flanked by lush plants, the inner space needs no embellishment. The right potted plants can create the same effect on a porch with no adjoining landscape.
Now this is using flowers to decorate a space.