The front porch is one of the first features that people (including yourself) notice about your house. The porch is part of what’s known as the curb appeal, which is the image that your home projects to the outside. The curb appeal generally tells a visual story to passersby and visitors.
The surprising thing is that many homeowners, despite investing heavily in interior and architectural design, often forget to decorate the porch. Decorating the porch doesn’t need to involve a lot of work and money, just a few simple touch-ups can do the trick and really jazz up the place. Here are some of the things you can try.
Enclosure with Drapes
Porches are usually built as open spaces with low walls and plenty of air. But you could make your porch a little more enclosed to draw a certain sophistication to it. You can start by putting up high aluminum balusters all round and maybe hanging a few drapes around the corners. The idea is no to completely cover the porch but make it a little more colorful and homey.
A Splash of Greenery
You will rarely go wrong with greenery when it comes to home décor. There is nearly no limit as to how far you can go with flowers and plants on your porch. Just pick out some of the ideas that seem most appealing to you, it could be potted plants, hanging flowers, climbing plants, really the list goes on. Just remember to be creative with your layout, and don’t overdo it.
Put Out Some Elegant Furniture
A bare and empty porch really doesn’t say much about your home. Create a cozy and inviting setting area by adding some furniture. For instance, you could install a porch swing, put out some sofas, or even layout some comfortable benches. Own your porch space and make it purposeful.
It doesn’t take much to decorate your porch. You just need a bit of creativity and an eye for details. There are many more ideas on how to decorate a porch – don’t limit yourself to just these tips. The goal here was just to show you that it’s possible and necessary.