Trendy Ways to Spruce Up Your Front Porch
The front porch is an often-under-appreciated area of the home. It is most guests’ first impression of your space, and its design can make or break your curb appeal. Even so, you may not take full advantage of your porch. If you want to make the most of our space, check out these fun and trendy ways to spruce up your front porch.
Start With the Door
Most of us don’t think of the front door as a stylistic tool. However, your door acts as the focal point of your entire porch space, so it makes sense to start with it when looking for ways to elevate your front porch’s design.
Adding a fresh coat of high gloss cabinet and furniture paint in a bold color is the perfect way to add a pop to the front of your home. Even if you want to keep your door a more neutral color, a fresh coat of paint or varnish can significantly refresh your home. If you want a faster way to add some flair to your door, you can always add hanging décor, such as a wreath or welcoming sign.
Light Up Your Space
Lights by your front door are usually a practical decision, allowing you to see guests coming in and out of your home at night. There are plenty of ways to meld form and function when lighting up a stylish veranda.
For instance, replacing a simple bulb with a fashionable lantern will give your porch a more welcoming, elegant feel. You can add additional lighting, such as fairy lights, to highlight architectural elements of your home and transform your space into an outdoor haven during the evening.
Create an Outdoor Living Space
Speaking of outdoor living space, adding outdoor furniture to your front porch will allow you to enjoy it more while making it look more inviting. The key is to find stylish furniture that can withstand the rigors of the outdoors.
Two of the most popular choices for porch furniture are the wooden bench swing and the wicker couch and armchair set. Both options are durable, inviting, and lend themselves to a variety of styles and aesthetics. Don’t be afraid to go off the beaten path when it comes to porch furniture! Bring out unique end tables or food trays for a personal flair.
Pro Tip: Outdoor Storage
Some homeowners like to add unconventional outdoor furniture, such as a set of drawers or a hutch, to their porch set. Along with being a fun opportunity for unique style choices, you can use it to store outdoor goods or packages to protect them from porch pirates.
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