We’ve all heard of curb appeal, but what exactly does it take to achieve it? In addition to a well-maintained yard and a stunningly beautiful house, your front porch can make or break the appeal of your home.
Whether you use it frequently or not, your front porch is the first thing the guests see when they visit your home. For this reason, it should be one of the more attractive components of your outdoor space. These easy, low-cost solutions will transform your porch from drab to fab in no time.
You likely don’t spend a lot of time enjoying your front yard due to limited space and seating areas. But just because it’s not your main entertainment area doesn’t mean that you should leave it devoid of homey touches. A small, inexpensive bistro set can elevate your front porch from boring to beautiful. Don’t worry too much about comfort here. Instead, find an aesthetic that fits your decor.
Plants & Flowers
While you don’t need to go too crazy here like our inspiration photo, adding a pop of color to your porch with plants or flowers goes a long way. If you never sit out front, you can opt for whichever flowers suit your fancy. If you frequently enjoy a cup of coffee on the front porch, you should probably steer clear of plants that can attract unwanted insects.
Welcome mats are beneficial for two reasons: One, they give people a clearly marked space on which to wipe their shoes before entering your home. Two, they display your personality to those who enter. Welcome mats can offer cute designs, beautiful craftsmanship, or even sarcastic one-liners!
Adding fairy lights, tiki torches, or canned lights to your front porch is the perfect way to elevate the space with little to no effort. Even a simple candle on your bistro table will add to the ambiance – and keep the bugs away!
Wreaths & Decor
Wreaths, welcome signs, and decorative lawn ornaments help give off an inviting air that would otherwise be missing. These small accessories are a great way to express your decorative expertise all around your home.