An underdressed front porch is transformed with container plants, updated lighting and furniture, fresh accessories and a new eye-catching front door. Find ideas to decorate your own front porch and add curb appeal to your home.
See the transformation of a plain and lifeless porch into a colorful oasis.
The first step of any porch makeover is adding planters. Choose the right size containers for the space and fill with your favorite flowers. First flank your steps. Then add more containers as space allows -- think railings, corners and even hanging baskets.
Install new outdoor lighting for added ambience, convenience and security. This house style looks great with a pair of farmhouse-inspired galvanized sconces.
Up the style quotient with a new house number plate. Attach it to a wall just under a sconce for increased visibility. First-time guests will thank you!
Soften corners with an array of container plants. For a prettier display, use a short stepladder to stage small pots.
Add more color and a little fun underfoot with an outdoor area rug. Especially on a large porch, place the rug between the steps and the front door to help define the traffic zone from a seating area. Incorporate the main exterior paint color when choosing a rug color.
Think outside the (mail)box. Repurpose a few metal mailboxes as planters. Spray-paint your color of choice, drill drain holes in the bottom, fill with flowers and attach to a wall.