The front porch is one of the first places to make a good first impression when it comes to your home, as it sets the tone for welcoming your guests. Just a few simple touches can really boost the curb appeal and help make the home more inviting. I don’t have a large front porch with seating so I do what I can to make the area special.
When decorating the front porch, I first start with a focal point, like an area rug (approximately 2×3 or 3×4), as a way to define and anchor the space.
Next, I add a welcome mat on top of the area rug to create some dimension. I typically go for a colored and/or patterned area rug and layer the neutral welcome mat on top.
Then it’s on to accessories. This is where you can play with height and texture with various decor pieces, including potted plants (real or faux), lanterns, and wreaths. Don’t be afraid to accessorize with indoor decor but be mindful of sun exposure and how much your porch is covered (will the area get rained on).
If your front porch is like mine and doesn’t offer a lot of space to work with, balance the space with a potted plant on one side of the front door and a lantern on the other. Just make sure that there’s clear access for entering and exiting the door. If you have the space, feel free to group items of varying heights together!
If you’re looking to extend some decor pieces into your front yard, no matter how large or small, I love a cute yard flag sign. And if you have any trees, a crisp white bird feeder is the perfect touch to bring some wildlife into your neighborhood.
All of these items can easily be updated every so often as the seasons change. For instance, I’ll swap out by blue and white striped area rug for a fall-colored plaid rug in Autumn. And for Christmas, I’ll switch my gold lantern for a bright red one and add some white Christmas lights to my topiary tree.
These are small, simple changes that can make a big impact.
So tell me, how do you decorate your front porch for the seasons?