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I love sitting on our back porch (and so do our kids), so I take the time each season to freshen up our back screened-in porch.  Today I’m sharing some ideas to update your back porch with my partner, Keter.

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Here are 3 ways to freshen your outdoor space:

  1. See your personality shine and give your space character, you can build over time and not rush into things!    Fun pillows, tables and beautiful plants can make a huge difference.   Place an ottoman or California Table close to a chair so it feels like a place to just sit & put your feet up.
    Close up of porch furniture and a porch swing.
  2. Welcome small spaces with pieces that last – Even small outdoor spaces can feel spacious.  It is just about using the right accents in the right places.   Use furniture that fits the space, like this deep seating lounge set from Keter .    It looks like wicker but resists weather damage.  It’s easy to keep it looking nice.  It’s a virtually maintenance free durable resin build.  Plus, it was lightweight, so I was able to move it around myself.A view of porch furniture and table.
  3. Create conversation areas.  There are so many options for seating arrangements.  Find one that fits your space.View of a screened in porch with furniture and a table.4. Dine with family and friends –  Having dinner on the back porch is one of my favorite things. Our family loves to eat outside, because it reminds me of eating on our porch when I was little.  We have our back porch table and we use it for eating dinner almost every night in the spring & summer, under ceiling fans.
    Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 9.43.05 AM5. Use extra space.  This year, we put Easy Grow planters out on our back porch so we could have a garden.  It’s been a great science lesson for the kids & a great way to have fresh vegetables every day.

    A planter on a screened in porch.

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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