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10 Ways to Pretty Up Your Porch

Our motto: Never waste a view. Here's how to create a dreamy porch that's all about taking in the scenery and feeling the breeze

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10 Ways to Pretty Up Your Porch: Paint
Photo courtesy of Benjamin Moore's Floor & Patio Paint

Floor It

To set a coastal mood from the ground up, paint porch floors a cool blue shade that picks up colors from the sea. Benjamin Moore's Floor & Patio Paint is made specifically for outdoor use, with a latex enamel finish that resists grease and grime buildup—not to mention heat and humidity.

Buy it: Costa Rica Blue (2064-50); Clearest Ocean Blue (2064-40); Ol' Blue Eyes (2064-30)

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Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.