The Power of Accessories: 3 Looks For An Empty Porch

The Power of Accessories: 3 Looks For An Empty Porch

Leah Moss
May 25, 2010

As Clairee in Steel Magnolias so aptly put it, "the only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize," and this front porch makeover is a shining example. Without making any structural changes, three editors give this barren porch three distinct looks with little more than could fit in the trunk of a car.

• 1. Before
• 2. Kim's porch. Kim created a cozy, laid back porch with spots of vibrant reds, blues, turquoises and greens. She relied on places like Pier 1 and Pottery Barn for most of her accessories.
• 3. Lydia's porch. Lydia whipped up a fresh and soothing outdoor space that combined a limited summery color palette and layers of patterns. Most of her accessories came from West Elm, target, and Lands End.
• 4. Dawn's porch. Dawn relied on simple wooden furniture and lots of fresh greenery to spruce up the bare porch. She shopped almost exclusively at discount stores like HomeGoods and Tuesday Morning.

Check out the list of resources and more details of the project on the My Home Ideas website.

(Images: Southern Living)

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