upgrade outdoor room, porch with blue-green painted floors and walls, white ceiling, wicker and vintage-look furniture
Photo: Mark Lohman

1. Add Laid-Back Luxury: Color Underfoot

There's no more natural extension of your home's living area than a porch. But all too often, furnishings are bare-bones. The trick to making this outdoor space more inviting is to layer on the same comfortable and stylish touches you'd expect indoors.

A lively paint job makes the floor an accent wall. The floor paint on this porch, a few shades darker than the watery blue-green walls, offers a fresh alternative to the usual gray.

Behr Premium Porch & Patio Floor Paint, about $30 per gallon; homedepot.com
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