You spent hours decorating your porch for the fall season...Pumpkins, corn stalks, straw bales, scarecrows, and mums have turned your porch into a harvest of colors and textures, and it looks AMAZING! But now Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and we know what happens immediately following our day filled with family, food, and football. The Christmas season EXPLODES! There’s not only Christmas music and holiday shopping sales around every corner, but the decorations seem to appear out of thin air! Who are we to fight the frenzy?!? The house decor needs to be updated, and that includes our porch decorations. Yep, the ones that you just spent hours (or days) perfected just a few short weeks ago. To... Read More
Follow These 5 Easy Steps to Hang Your Porch Swing!
A beautiful porch swing is a great way to add seating and charm to your porch or patio. Porch swings are available in a wide variety of styles and sizes to accommodate both your needs as well as your style preferences. We recommend selecting a porch swing that will best suit the climate of the area you live, the size of your porch/patio, and coordinate well with the exterior of your home. See our other blog post, “What Type of Porch Swing Material is Right for You” for some pointers on selecting the material of swing best for your local climate.
The Difference between Porch Swings & Swing Beds When you’re trying to make a decision about what to use to accent your front porch, many people find themselves looking toward either a swing bed, or a more traditional porch swing. While we offer both varieties at Magnolia, there are some important differences to recognize when you’re making a decision about the two. What you end up deciding should really depend on what you plan to use the swing for in the first place, and how you see yourself using it on a regular basis. Let’s take a closer look at the subtle differences between porch swings and swing beds, so you can make an informed decision when it comes time... Read More
There is absolutely nothing wrong with a little DIY-ing around your home. In more recent years, thanks to websites like Pinterest, it’s become a bit of a trend to create things yourself, but Internet influence aside, people have been DIY-ing things for centuries, more out of necessity than out of vanity or additional interest. Still, finding the right plans and creating something you can truly call your own from start to finish has become a very popular way of doing things for many people, and it can be a lot of fun along the way. But should you ‘DIY’ everything? Obviously, we’re going to be talking about porch swings here, so let’s ask that question upfront: Which is a better... Read More