Some kids are back in school, but there’s still plenty of summer left in Cincinnati. Here are some ideas to spark your dreams of a custom home porch perfect for lazy days.
Swinging Porch Bed
Summer afternoon naps don’t get any sweeter. A swinging bed (like the one above from The Porch Swing Company) takes the traditional swing up a notch. Thick cushions and an oversized seating area beg you to stretch out.
Look for a range of styles, from Victorian to Craftsman to Contemporary. Add a handful of pillows to create a day-bed effect (like with the swing above from Magnolia Porch Swings). A throw or quilt keeps things cozy on chilly evenings. If you’d like a porch bed in your new custom home, let us know and we’ll be sure to make it fit.
Pop Goes The Porch
Everyone loves a classic bench swing. Today’s versions come in a wide range of styles. Pick one with pop, like this colorful Luciana swing from Grandin Road. Look for a swing that will create a charming first impression for your custom home.
Of course, a traditional rocker is another great place to spend an afternoon. Look for unusual colors, as with these chairs from Grandin Road. Or opt for wood tones to complement your custom home’s exterior.
Place an end table or stand nearby to keep drinks and a good book handy. Or surround your seating with potted plants or flowers. Don’t forget a ceiling fan for gentle breezes.
Big porch and lots of friends? Choose a deep seating set of outdoor sofa and chairs. This grouping from Summer Classics makes the old favorite blue-and-white seem fresh and new. Contemporary rattan construction feels modern, too.
Whether you’re planning a porch, patio or deck for your new custom home, we can make it happen. Contact us to discuss your ideas for indoor and outdoor living!