Southern Lady Magazine

Back Porch Charm

Summer’s resplendent return has us dreaming in full color. We’ve taken cues from this artful bayside home outfitted in jazzy dashes of red, yellow, and blue, to offer you tips for incorporating bold hues into your own home décor.  

A Porch with Punch
A cool shade of white offers the perfect backdrop for brilliant dabs of color. Make a swinging daybed positively irresistible with the addition of plush pillows in a variety of interesting fabrics. 

Sign Language
Vintage signs that complement the room’s color palette become eye-catching artwork when hung sky-high on a spacious wall.

Tickle Your Toes
Paint faux rugs in bold patterns directly onto the floor, then highlight those same hues with other accents. For more versatility, try the identical effect on a painter’s drop cloth. Look for other colorful pieces that can be moved or changed as you please.

Please Be Seated
Channel the charm of the ’50s by dotting shelves with retro whatnots and painting wicker chairs turquoise—the era’s signature shade.

Overall Appeal
Use a few prismatic pieces of art as inspiration for your home’s entire color scheme.

Cozy Welcome
Create a restful guest retreat with bedding in soft shades of green and ivory, then add a few thoughtfully chosen accessories that lend both color and interest to the space.

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