Of course as the weather improves here in New England my mind dreams of outside. I am obsessing over porch drapes and trellises with climbing roses. Truth be told I have not given much thought to porch drapes until now. Sunbrella makes some absolutely fabulous outdoor fabrics that really hold up to color bleaching by the sun and mold. In years past when the sun was too intense on my front porch I just repositioned. But I just bought 18 yards of black and white awning stripe sunbrella fabric for a great price on eBay. I have always loved how fabric softened interior architecture. Now I am going to try exterior drapes, no longer will I have to move when the sun is too bright. And honestly, the exterior of my house can use all the decoration it can get- we are talking ugly ugly ugly!!!
I think drapes do such a great job of softening and lending an elegance to the outdoor spaces.
When the weather cooperates the porch can be like a seasonal addition to your house. We literally live on ours. I am out there reading even when it’s slightly chilly- that's what throws are for. I have to admit, I'm out there even in my pajamas (they are kinda cute- matching at least)
I would show you before and after of my porch decoration but as I’ve said in the past I don’t want to stain your brain with the current house ugliness, so these pictures can be place holders in your mind of what it will look like someday.