If there’s one area of the house that is often neglected when it comes to decor updates, it’s the front porch. This is because most people see it as being an ‘in-between’ space – it’s not a designated area as such, like the hallway, for instance, it’s a space that has no real purpose. However, despite this, your porch should be a pretty space, after all, it’s the first place that your visitors will see when arriving at your home, so it’s important that it makes a good first impression.
Big or small, your front porch has a lot of potential to be a beautiful space. To give your porch a beauty boost, take note of the four ideas below:
- Update the covering (or add one if you don’t already have one)
If your front porch covering is old and outdated, now could be the perfect time to replace or update it. Perhaps it’s looking a little worse for wear and could do with a good clean, if so, take the time to clean it up. If however, your porch doesn’t have a covering, or it’s old and outdated, perhaps now could be the perfect time to add one. To get inspired, have a browse online and then get what you need from a site like Varico, or invest in a ready-made canopy to pop over your door.
- Paint your front door
Has your paint started to peel or has your front door started to look a little worse for wear? If so, now could be the perfect time to do so. Obviously, you could just invest in a new front door, but by choosing to paint it instead, you should be able to save yourself a good amount of money. Plus, you would be amazed at how much difference a coat of paint (or a coat of varnish) can make to the look of your front door.
- Add accessories
You may not think of accessories as being something that should be used to decorate your home’s exterior, but believe it or not, they can be incredibly useful. Sometimes, it’s the little things that make all the difference when it comes to the appearance of a space, so don’t discount how useful a few well thought out accessories can be when it comes to beautifying your porch.
- Dot plant pots around
A simple way to brighten up your porch is with the use of potted plants. Pick out some pretty pots that match the colour of your front door and fill them with plants or shrubs that look pretty all year around. You would be amazed at how much difference a few potted plants can make to how welcoming a space looks. You could also string some fairy lights around your plant pots so that at night they get a pretty glow. If you’re going to use fairy lights, make sure to invest in solar powered ones that are made to be outside.
So there you have it, four simple ways to give your porch a beauty boost.