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Verandah Decor - 8 Unique Ideas

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Home owners with verandah porches have a unique opportunity to decorate not only the inside of their houses, but also the outside, as well. A verandah is a porch that is usually long, wraps around a home and is covered with a roof. It offers a beautiful spot to sit and sip a cool drink on a hot day, and a place where friends can gather to create memories. The eight unique ideas below will give you a great place to start when thinking about the best decor for your home's verandah.

1. Polka Dots
For a fun, fresh look for your verandah, try a decor of polka dots. In the summer months, a perfect polka dot color scheme can range from anything to bright pinks, oranges and yellows or a patriotic theme of red, white and blue dots. The polka dots can also be designed to match the exterior colors of the home. This is a great way to pull the home's exterior color scheme altogether in a fun, vibrant way.

2. Romantic White
There is something about a verandah that conjures up images of romantic, old farmhouses or large stately manors. White wicker chairs, rockers, pillows, and even a porch swing are all perfect pieces for a romantic, white decor. For a cheerful addition, add a clear glass milk bottle filled with white daisies on the side tables or in railing planters.

3. Arabian Nights
To create an Arabian theme for your home's verandah, start by hanging colorful, sheer curtains from the ceiling along the outer rail of the porch. A deep purple or billowy gold are perfect for the occasion. Colorful fabrics and pattern cushions can also be added to seating areas, throw rugs and wall art. If an exotic Arabian theme is too much for an everyday look, try creating it for a special summer party. This theme may also work better in the rear of the house.

4. Patriotic Pledge
Nothing says summertime like the patriotic colors of red, white and blue. Use these as the palette for a patriotic verandah decor that will look perfect all summer long. Hanging lights in the shape of stars, a welcome mat with red and blue lettering, and a large flag or patriotic bunting hanging from the front of the porch will all enhance the desired theme.

5. Lemon and Lime
One of the most fun summer themes is to use lemons and limes as inspiration. Bright yellow cushions on white, wicker chairs with lime green colored outdoor pillows make for a fun and vibrant decor. It is easy to picture yourself enjoying a glass of fresh-squeezed lemonade on a verandah decorating in this way.

6. Red Stripes
Bold and passionate, red is a color that is welcoming and vibrant. Use red striped cushions, outdoor area rugs, and pillows to create a cheerful look on your home's verandah. Combine the red with white, navy, orange, tan or gray to create custom looks.

7. Black and White
Nothing says sophisticated better than black and white decor. When creating a more formal theme for a verandah, choose black and white: Whether using a French inspired toile fabric or bold stripes, the use of black and white together will create a soothing, but sophisticated look that few others can match.

8. Ice Cream Lover
Cold ice cream and hot summer days are a perfect pairing. Choose ice cream pattern fabrics, ice cream related accessories, and colors of favorite ice cream flavors for the porch's palette. This fun and unique look will make the verandah a perfect hangout for adults and kids alike.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: ANGELA GLANCY
Working for years as a design consultant Angela Glancy has just joined AmericanArtisanArt.com where she plans to incorporate her decorating aesthetic for abstract wood art and tree metal art. http://www.americanartisanart.com/wood-art-sculptures.html

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