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Decorate a covered porch with Amish furniture

by Tom Grimes

While warm weather may mean more people spend time outside, the hotter temperatures also allow homeowners to take advantage of their covered porches. Decorating this area, however, may confuse some as the aesthetic combines outdoor comfort with indoor chic.

According to the New York Times, designer Rita Konig suggests that homeowners decorating a covered porch approach the room much like they would when decorating a living room - seating, places to set down drinks and warm lighting are all necessary.

"Thinking of all the things that make you comfortable when you are in a room is the easiest way to decorate, and once you have that worked out, it all falls into place," Konig told the news source.

Because the furniture is protected from the elements, homeowners don't need to worry about weather-protected pieces. The furniture should, however, still embrace an outdoor aesthetic. Instead of dark, fabric-laden pieces that could make the airy sunroom feel heavy, homeowners can opt for light-colored Amish furniture.

Those who decorate their covered porch with Amish furniture may also want to consider furnishing other rooms in the house with similar pieces. According to Better Homes and Gardens magazine, bringing elements from inside rooms to outside rooms may help create a smooth transition, and connect the two spaces.ADNFCR-3308-ID-19803002-ADNFCR

1/18/2017 1:07:42 PM