The Ubiquitous Southern Porch

The Ubiquitous Southern Porch

Indoor comforts add to the outdoor style of larger porches. Tables, chairs, rugs, and lighting combine to create the ambiance of the setting. No matter if chairs are mismatched or from a decorator’s showcase, they provide seating for friends and family. Even ceilings are considered when creating these outdoor rooms. Fans produce a cool breeze on hot summer nights, while the color of the ceiling, often “haint” blue, is thought to keep away the bugs and the evil spirits. But not to be forgotten, the requisite accessory for the Southern porch—a tall glass of sweet tea.