I've been working on sprucing up our landscaping, potting plants, moving perennials around, and getting our porch ready for summer. I'll post daylight pics of the porch soon, but for now I wanted to talk about adding string lights to our covered porch.
It's difficult to photograph these when it's dark, so this is as good as I could get. It seems everyone has string lights on their back porches around here, including us. They add such ambiance to a space. I decided this year, it would be fun to be different and add some lights to the front porch too!
I love, love, love having a covered front porch. It was not something I ever knew I wanted and now I'm not sure I could be without one. We spend a lot of time on this porch, in those rockers...drinking coffee, watching the kids play, having drinks with friends. I decided that adding string lights to the front porch would also make this space feel cozy at night, just as on the back patio. Think Christmas lights, but with a summer vibe. :)
We live in a neighborhood where things can quickly start to look the same, so I also thought this would be a fun touch of something new and different! I'm all about curb appeal! We used two strands of inexpensive string lights and hooked them up to a timer so they come on when it's dark and turn off around midnight. This also makes them no maintenance, which is so great. Steve strung them using a staple gun and they have held up great, even through what felt like a monsoon we had the other day!
Adding these string lights was a small time and money commitment and they add such a fun, cozy vibe for summer. I can't wait to log some hours underneath them as we approach summer and later nights!
I hope you are enjoying warmer weather wherever you are! Who's ready for drinks on the porch?! xo