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The Importance of Porches


Now more than ever, we truly realize how important it is to have at least a small piece of the outdoors nearby – as well as a link to the outside world. A porch is not just a way to state your style to any passers-by, but a place to hover between the safety of home and the ever-calling romance with the outdoors and neighborly life.

The porch is not just a portal to all that we call home, but also to everything we as humans seek out. So go ahead and decorate your outside “room” just like you would any indoor living space. It’s good for you!

First, is the porch completely enclosed, covered, or is it more susceptible to the elements? We offer three collections of wicker for any setting:


  • Cottage Wicker – designed for indoors and for a covered screened porches
  • Porch Wicker – designed for any type of covered porch with limited exposure
  • Outdoor Wicker – can be used anywhere, including open patios


Now decide how you will primarily use the porch – think beyond just relaxing and grilling. This will help you prioritize your space.


  • Do you want to incorporate a dining area?
  • Would you rather have a cozy conversation nook?
  • Do you need a staging area for gardening?


The pictured porch is pretty impervious to weather, so the pieces in it hail from our Cottage Wicker Furniture Collection. Featured are some key pieces for relaxing as well as entertaining, such as the Cottage Wicker Hexagonal Table and the St. Augustine Wicker Rocker. Several wicker colors are available. P.S. The little cutie peeking in at the lower right-hand corner of the photo is the Cape Hatteras Fish/Whale Bed.


Our Porch Wicker Furniture Collection is a versatile option for indoors, screened-in areas and covered porches – all pieces are made of durable rattan. If you’ve always wanted a small dining area on your porch, the space saving Bistro Wicker Dining Table is a great idea.

Bistro Wicker Dining Table



Today’s selection of outdoor furniture, outdoor fabrics and rugs allow you to create the porch of your dreams!  Here is an example of one of our enviable Outdoor Wicker Furniture Collection pieces, the Bermuda Wicker Swivel Glider (many coordinating pieces):

Bermuda Wicker Swivel Glider


Whatever is on your porch agenda, remember to plan for privacy so you can truly relax and enjoy the space.  Consider the seasons – shading is essential in the rainy spring and hot summer, while an adjacent fire pit or outdoor heaters allows you to enjoy your outdoor space long into the autumn and early winter.


Cape Charles Porch Wicker Collection

Brought to you by Cottage Home – specializing in cottage furniture & farmhouse tables

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