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Hi! My name is Gary and this is my home and garden improvement blog. My passion for working on my home and garden began when I bought my first house. It was a run down little place in the suburbs of Sydney. Even though the place was in a bit of a state, it was in a fantastic location. I spent many hours reading up on DIY and gardening tips before setting about improving the place. It was a lot of hard work but it was also a lot of fun. I learnt a lot during that time so I decided to start this blog.



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Four Things Your Sun Porch Needs

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A sun porch is a great place to enjoy your garden and get fresh air without having to be subjected to bugs and extreme heat. Here are some things to be sure you have in your sun porch to add to its aesthetic appeal and functionality.

Comfortable and Stylish Furniture

Since your sun porch is a little more protected than a traditional patio or deck, you can choose furniture that is a bit more stylish. Instead of simply going for furniture made of wicker or rattan, you can also choose wood furniture. For example, teak is a wonderful wood material to get for your outdoor furniture as it can handle the heat it gets from being outdoors, while also having a warm and rich look to it. Set up your sun porch just the way you would a relaxing area inside your home by having a nice sitting area surrounding a coffee table for your drinks or a small fire pit in the middle to stay warm outdoors.

Plants and Flowers

There is no reason you can't bring some of your garden right into your sun porch. This allows it to blend in well with the outdoor space, making it seem as if it all fits together, rather than being a completely separate area. Choose some container flowers and plants that can easily be placed on a shelving unit or table in the sun porch. Succulents are great because they are low-maintenance and don't require a lot of sunlight or water. You can also have some fresh-picked flowers in a vase on the table or even have some tall indoor plants inside the sun porch area. The plants and flowers provide beauty, increases oxygen, and can complement the style of your yard.

Window Treatments

Covering the windows in a sun porch is important because there may be days when the sun is too bright and harsh, and you want to keep it from heating up the room too much or hurting your eyes. This is when having outdoor blinds or shades comes in handy. They are easy to open and close, so you have full control of how much sunlight gets into the space at all times. If your window treatments are purely for decorative purposes, curtains and drapes are often a better choice.

Decorative Accessories

Even in a sun porch, you should add some decorative qualities to the space. To bring the room together, add a large area rug underneath the teak furniture. This adds more colour and makes it look more like a regular living space. You can also add more lighting along with decorative qualities with hanging lanterns, table lamps, or fairy lights.