Summer is made for porch sitting. That’s why I couldn’t be more excited to share my Modern Colonial Porch Styling with you today. I hope you enjoy this peek around my space and that it inspires you in styling your own outdoor oasis.

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This post is sponsored by Bed Bath & Beyond. As always, all opinions are my own.

Yes, my dear, patient friends, I am starting to make progress at the new house. I’ve been pondering the stylistic direction I want to take in this new adventure and trying to balance that with my urge to “just have fun and decorate.” Today, I’ve combined both approaches and created an outdoor space I’m loving.

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For this Modern Colonial Porch Styling, I teamed up with my friends at Bed Bath & Beyond. Now, I know exactly what you’re thinking: “Bed Bath & Beyond doesn’t have outdoor furniture.” Well, you’re right, but you’re also wrong. (And don’t feel bad. I thought the same thing.) Although the brick-and-mortar stores don’t carry loads of outdoor furnishings, their huge online selection is amazing. It’s really a fabulous place to shop for unique, seasonal products, home decor, and furniture.

They offer hundreds of options on their website, and I couldn’t be more excited to show you what I chose to style my space.

In furnishing my side porch, I first had to figure out how I wanted to use it. Since I also have a deck, I decided to reserve the porch for lounging by myself or relaxing with friends. This meant I needed a conversation set rather than a dining set.

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I ended up choosing pieces from the Modway Marina Collection. I was attracted to this furniture for several reasons. First of all, the aesthetic is transitional. The shape and materials keep it classic while the bright white cushions and sleek lines make it modern.

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Gather ideas for styling your porch for summer from this Modern Colonial Porch Styling #porch #decor #decorating #outdoor #furniture

I also love that most of the pieces can be rearranged. The sofa is made up of three sections so should I want a longer piece or a sectional down the road, I can add to it or rearrange the parts.

My porch is covered which meant that choosing furniture with cushions was a no-brainer. I can have comfort without worrying about removing the cushions every time it rains. Even if the all-weather cushions get wet, they will resist most of the water.

Gather ideas for styling your porch for summer from this Modern Colonial Porch Styling #porch #decor #decorating #outdoor #furniture

 

Gather ideas for styling your porch for summer from this Modern Colonial Porch Styling #porch #decor #decorating #outdoor #furniture

From there I styled things with a few pillows and a throw for added comfort. You can find the pillows I used here, here, here, and here.

For the color story, I decided to play in the blue and purple family. It’s a scheme that wouldn’t work in my previous home so I was excited to try it here.

I also needed places to set drinks, a book, or my laptop.

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Gather ideas for styling your porch for summer from this Modern Colonial Porch Styling #porch #decor #decorating #outdoor #furniture

So in between the two armchairs (or in this case armless chairs), I went with something unique and modern – this sleek glossy black table. It’s unexpected in the best possible way and ties in the existing black features of the home. I’m aware it isn’t designed for outdoor use but tucked against the wall, it’s rarely touched by the sun or rain.

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For the coffee table, I opted to use two of these round teak end tables. The porch is a bit narrow, so a large coffee table just wouldn’t have worked. What I like about these two drum tables is that they can function as a coffee table or be moved off to the sides of the sofas as end tables.

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To ground all of this and define the conversation area, I added a rug. It makes things feel homey and inviting. Even better: it hides some of the imperfections of the 70-year-old concrete slab.

Gather ideas for styling your porch for summer from this Modern Colonial Porch Styling #porch #decor #decorating #outdoor #furniture

Gather ideas for styling your porch for summer from this Modern Colonial Porch Styling #porch #decor #decorating #outdoor #furniture

Of course, plants were a must in this exterior space. In a nod to the past, I chose classic concrete planters. (This one and this one.) And because this porch is on the west side of the house where there are a lot of trees, I went with shade-loving plants.

Gather ideas for styling your porch for summer from this Modern Colonial Porch Styling #porch #decor #decorating #outdoor #furniture

Gather ideas for styling your porch for summer from this Modern Colonial Porch Styling #porch #decor #decorating #outdoor #furniture

I also used these pots in the planting bed just outside the porch. My landscaping is struggling a bit, and while I will address this in the future, the potted plants are a great interim source of life and color.

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Gather ideas for styling your porch for summer from this Modern Colonial Porch Styling #porch #decor #decorating #outdoor #furniture

Speaking of plants, I also dotted lots of baby Pilea plants around. They are my latest favorite! I purchased a Pilea this spring, and it produced a ton of little offshoots. I transplanted them into terra cotta pots, and they have been doing amazingly well!

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From there, I added in a few more accessories to up the style and function of the space. The candles in these beautiful modern lanterns will give an evening glow and sparkle.

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I even pulled in a few entertaining essentials: outdoor glasses and pitcher, navy buffalo check napkinsplates, and a bottle caddy for fresh flowers. I can already see myself serving drinks and snacks to my guests.

Gather ideas for styling your porch for summer from this Modern Colonial Porch Styling #porch #decor #decorating #outdoor #furniture

Gather ideas for styling your porch for summer from this Modern Colonial Porch Styling #porch #decor #decorating #outdoor #furniture

Gather ideas for styling your porch for summer from this Modern Colonial Porch Styling #porch #decor #decorating #outdoor #furniture

And you might have noticed these vintage Bingo cards I’m using as coasters. I found them at a local sale and thought they were the perfect touch of whimsy for my porch.

Gather ideas for styling your porch for summer from this Modern Colonial Porch Styling #porch #decor #decorating #outdoor #furniture

All-in-all, I think this space with its Modern Colonial Porch Styling is ready for its big debut.

Gather ideas for styling your porch for summer from this Modern Colonial Porch Styling #porch #decor #decorating #outdoor #furniture

Gather ideas for styling your porch for summer from this Modern Colonial Porch Styling #porch #decor #decorating #outdoor #furniture

I hope you enjoyed this look around my porch and found a few ideas and new products for adding a dose of happy to your own outdoor rooms.

Gather ideas for styling your porch for summer from this Modern Colonial Porch Styling #porch #decor #decorating #outdoor #furniture

Gather ideas for styling your porch for summer from this Modern Colonial Porch Styling #porch #decor #decorating #outdoor #furniture

Happy Decorating, Everyone!

A big thanks to Bed Bath & Beyond for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. 

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  • Margo at

    It’s absolutely gorgeous, Michael! So excited for you!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much, Margo!

      xo Michael

  • Sandy at

    Lovely. I hope you enjoy many good times out on your porch. Love your plants outside the porch as well as the ferns and other plants inside your porch.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes, Sandy – that’s the plan! Thank you so much!

      xo Michael

  • Tulu at

    What a beautiful place for some r&r! I love the furniture and the accessories pull it all together. You did a great job!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes! Thank you!!

      xo Michael

  • Laura at

    Gorgeous and SO inviting, as always! Love your style!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you Laura!

      xo Michael

  • Amy | Delineate Your Dwelling at

    SUCH a spectacular space! I had no idea Bed Bath & Beyond carried such gorgeous outdoor furniture. I’ve pinned a ton of these images and then am heading to check out BBB site!

  • Marty Oravetz at

    Gorgeous, I love it What an inviting space

  • Emily at

    Beautiful!!!

  • KAREN at

    DREAMY!

  • Julie Blanner at

    Patient? It feels like you’re flying through it with grace! It looks like a comfortable and beautiful retreat for you and your cats!

  • Jamie at

    You’re right, it’s the perfect place for alone time. The furniture and accessories are beautiful, and the woodsy feel as the backdrop makes me want to curl up and take a snooze. You always do a great job Michael. 🙂. Love your style!

  • Alli at

    This is such a beautiful porch!! Totally a dream. Everything is gorgeous.

  • Liz at

    Love all the details on the porch! So pretty!
    -Liz

  • Sue at

    This porch is so inviting and serene. I love it,

  • Linda at

    Love, Love, Love the porch. The Bingo cards are SUCH a great idea. Cozy, upscale, inviting.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you, Linda!

      xo Michael

  • Liv at

    Happy birthday!!! What day exactly did you turn the big “3-5”? Mine is August 8th. We share the same birthday month!!! I won’t tell you what number I’m at. LOL. I only recently found your blog and I love it. All the best to you!!! Everything looks beautiful. The background area is so green and lush looking. I’m in Southern California we’re having a drought everything is so dry.
    Cheers to you!!!🥂🍾🎉🎈

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you, Liv! My Birthday is August 5th! It landed on a Sunday this year which was so nice. And yes, I really do appreciate all the green. Hope you get some rain soon.

      xo Michael

  • Pat at

    Very nice, I really like those cast stone planters! And having a side porch is such a nice feature.
    Pat

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      It is! I love it. Thank you!!
      Michael

  • Bernice at

    The porch looks fantastic! I love the nod to the more modern style. I can see some white (that matches the wall color) curtains pulled to the sides in case you might want a little privacy. I can’t wait to see more!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes! I think the previous owner had curtains or something at one point. It could be a really nice touch!

      xo Michael

  • Janet at

    It is beautiful! You have such a gift!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks, Janet!

      xo Michael

  • Carol at

    Great idea to use sectionals to switch things up. You probably wouldn’t have chosen metal railings if it was a new build, but don’t they look great!? They really help define the space and aren’t as heavy looking as wood.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Totally! I’m still trying to figure out what to do with them. Once I change up the landscaping they may come out to open the space up to a garden, but we shall see.

      xo Michael

  • Maureen at

    Michael,

    If you laminate the cards or cover them with clear contact paper, they will be weather proof and last you for years. Just a thought…

    Maureen

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      That’s a great idea! Thanks!

      xo Michael

  • Lolly at

    Michael, you must be the plant whisperer. Your plants in all of your homes have been just beautiful. They always add color and lushness to your décor.

  • Sabrina at

    What a beautiful outdoor setup! I love the color of the wood!

  • Teri at

    Love the feel and the mood of the space you’ve created. Gorgeous choices! Enjoy . . .

  • Jamielyn at

    This porch is so dreamy!!!

  • Cathy Claus at

    fabulous porch! so homey and cozy! love everything — you really pulled everything together! so excited to see how each space is being transformed! happy belated birthday! enjoy!

  • Reenie at

    Beautiful….. inviting….. cozy.

  • Tall chest of Drawers at

    Your blog is decent to peruse and your yard pictures are eminent. A debt of gratitude is in order for sharing this stunning post.

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