Yesterday I showed you the before pictures of Shannon’s porch and the mood board I created to transform it into an Organic Oasis. Today we are going further into the makeover plan to look at the swap options board I created for Shannon.
While I was putting together the mood board, I found several variations of the same items that would be great in the space. So, I created a second board with what I called “swap options”. Shannon could pick and choose to swap things on this board with things on the main board. I gave her some extra rug and fabric options with different patterns. I also gave her some budget-friendly lighting and furniture alternatives. Since the main mood board was built around the fountain planter idea, I put fire columns and a console table as a swap option to the fountain.
Swaps Give You Options
Here are some alternate color options, more budget-friendly options, or alternatives to fixing the trouble spot in your space. You can swap out items on the mood board for any of these you like.
- Ikea PS Side Table – This table is so inexpensive you should get two; one for between the arm chairs and the other can go next to the love seat. Keep them white or spray paint them green. I recommend Krylon in Ivy Leaf.
- Cottage Lantern in Brushed Nickel – Looks almost identical to the stainless option on the mood board, but this one is under $30.
- Caspian Outdoor 1004X Blue Rug – For a more streamlined look go with stripes, which work well with the nautical light.
- Caspian Outdoor 859 Brown Rug – A little less floral, but still organic. The circular medallion pattern will break up the lines of the porch. The brown will help ground the seating area.
- Fire Columns – Another great sculptural option to fill up the empty space to the left of your door. If you go with the fountain, you could still add one of these near the seating area. (Tomorrow I will share a source for a great tutorial to make fire column knock-offs.)
- Chesapeake Console Table – Another option for the empty space is to create an outdoor foyer. Use a console table which can be decorated seasonally. (Tomorrow I will share a great DIY idea to use instead of console.)
- St. Thomas Outdoor Fabric in Seaglass – A softer floral print. Works well with the Glamis and Sea Scallop prints on the mood board.
eDecor Services Now Available
Working with Shannon finally inspired me to do something I have wanted to do for a very long time. I was nervous to put myself out there, but I really enjoyed what I did for Shannon and want to do the same for others. I am excited to announce I now offer eDecor services. My mood boards are like a visual shopping list for your perfect room. In addition to the mood board, I include a free DIY ideas board for the room. Get yours here.
The rest of this week I will be sharing even more details of Shannon’s porch makeover plan. The complete plan is a 5-page wealth of sources and ideas. It is all an example of the detail you can expect with my eDecor services. For a sneak peak of the whole porch makeover plan go here and then follow the rest of the week to get all the details and sources.