Sprucing up a front porch is a fun and easy way to add some seasonal pizzaz to your home. Regardless of how simple or extravagant your taste is, dressing up your front porch is an easy way to show-off your style.
Whether you like to go bold and change it up monthly, or prefer to stick with an easy-to-manage routine throughout the year, this is a great way to increase your curb appeal and make your home feel more welcoming than ever.
Front Door Color
While some people prefer to pick a color or wood stain for their front door and keep it that way, some homeowners like to change it up every now and then. It’s a common belief that the color of your front door sets the tone for your family’s mood!
Are you a bright, sunny yellow person, or do you prefer to keep things muted with a flat black or navy color? If you prefer natural, neutral tones, consider muted blues and greens like Benjamin Moore’s Breath of Fresh Air 806 or Farrow & Ball’s Lichen.
Of course, classic whites and blacks will never go out of style. Mopboard Black by Benjamin Moore or Extra White by Sherwin Williams. Matte paint finishes are all the rage right now and will create a sleek look, regardless of which shade your chose.
For the spunky homeowner, bright colors can add instant personality and flair! Lime is considered a great option for more modern homes, while many think of colors like coral for beach-side dwellings. Regardless of the color your chose, be sure it reflects YOU!
Add Some Greenery
If you have a green thumb, then adding a few large planters or hanging baskets can do wonders for your front porch. Consider adding a pop of color like daisies for spring and summer, and mums for the colder months. Not a fan of flowers? Ferns or planted boxwoods add a natural touch, while still giving a clean feel.
Can’t remember to water your plants? No problem. There are tons of great options for artificial greenery and no one will ever know! Bonus? You won’t have to bring your plants in or cover them during a freeze!
One of the funnest ways to add some seasonal fun to your front porch is a wreath! If you don’t want to splurge on a new wreath for each season or holiday, consider purchasing a brown grapevine wreath and dress it up with artificial flowers and fun accessories each time you want a change.
Don’t want to stop at the wreath? Door swags will instantly add elegance and fun to any door. This is an excellent option especially for double-doored entries.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, the front lawn plays a huge role in the overall appearance of your home. Even if you prefer to keep things nice and simple on your front porch, ensuring you have a mowed lawn and keep up with your flower beds will instantly make your front entry look welcoming and beautiful year-round!
Lastly, staying on top of the leaves and pesky spider webs that seem to accumulate so quickly on front porches makes a big difference. Pick one day a week to sweep the porch off and call it good!
Make Your Home Your Own
Your home is your kingdom and you should decorate it as you please! What are your favorite ways to mix it up when dressing up your front porch? Drop your suggestions in the comments below! For great home decorating ideas, we always like to check out the local MLS and see how other homeowners are decorating their home to get the most bang for their buck when selling!