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Front Porch Styling Tips


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The following infographic offers 15 styling tips for the front porch of a home.

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Front Porch Styling Tips

  1. 1. Top 15 Front Porch Styling Tips Your front porch can significantly impact how you and your guests see your home. Here are a few ideas for creating a more welcoming environment there. REMOVE CLUTTER A cluttered front porch sends the wrong message to guests. Keep it neat by storing garden tools, boots and toys in your garage or shed. You also could invest in a storage bench to keep items out of sight when not in use. APPLY FRESH PAINT Even if you’re not planning to change colors, a coat of paint can work wonders on your front porch. If you have a wood porch, it’s also a good idea to repaint it for protection. DISPLAY A WELCOME MAT A welcome mat is a relatively inexpensive way to add a little character to your doorstep. Choose one that matches your decor and personality. CRANK YOUR TUNES With a Bluetooth speaker and your smartphone, you can bring your music outside. Create any mood you want while enjoying the comforts of your front steps. TRY NEW FIXTURES Porch lights, door hardware, house numbers and other elements can help improve your home’s look. Coordinate these with the same colors or materials, and you’ll notice a difference right away. ADD SEATING Adirondack chairs, benches or hammocks create an inviting spot for welcoming visitors or enjoying a warm summer day. LIGHT IT UP Front porches with overhangs can benefit from some additional lighting. Simple string lights can transform your space into a gathering spot after the sun sets. REFRESH YOUR GUTTERS Front porches with overhangs can benefit from some additional lighting. Simple string lights can transform your space into a gathering spot after the sun sets. PRESSURE-WASH YOUR FAÇADE Dirt, cobwebs and debris can build up on your walls over time, making the front of your home look dingy and dilapidated. Each spring, pressure-wash your porch to blast away grime. FIX YOUR FRONT DOOR The door is most often the focal point of your house’s facade. That’s why it’s a good idea to clean it every year and give it a fresh coat of stain or paint. WREATHS WORK A festive wreath isn’t just for the holidays. Seasonal wreaths give your front door a touch of excitement no matter what time of year it is. WASH YOUR WINDOWS Cleaning your windows inside and out will make them look brighter and contribute to a fresh look. Make sure to remove your screens for a good scrub, as well. MANAGE YOUR LANDSCAPING Overgrown hedges, bushes and trees not only make your property look unkempt, but they can obscure architectural details you may have worked hard to improve. Keep plants trimmed and replace any that have died. CREATE A CONTAINER GARDEN Potted flowers and plants add a splash of color, and they’re easier to maintain than other plantings. They also allow you to change with the seasons. COOL OFF Depending on your house, you might be able to add an outdoor fan above your porch. This will go a long way toward making the hottest days of the year more comfortable. 1 5 9 13 3 7 11 15 2 6 10 14 4 8 12