Here are five easy ways to decorate a small front porch to add to your home’s curb appeal and to create a welcoming place for receiving guests! What passed for a front porch was little more than a concrete slab covered in chipped paint with several steps leading up to it. Even with limited space to work with, using these five decorating tricks on your small porch will result in an entrance where you’ll be proud to welcome guests and will also add to your home’s curb appeal. The problem could be that your porch is enclosed, that the house is painted a dark color or that trees or a roof prevent the sun from shining in.
One easy fix is to paint your front door a brighter or lighter, eye-catching color that is different from the rest of the exterior of your home. If you aren’t a bright front door kind of person, a neutral color is equally appealing.
You can find lots of inspiration for adding architectural details to your front porch design by strolling through the trim department. The board and batten siding on the front porch at Fox Hollow Cottage adds interest on its own, but consider what the addition of a framed sign does!
At the home of My Wee Abode, three pieces of wood tied together with rope not only look great tucked into a corner, but does double duty as a plant stand.
If you don’t happen to have any wood lying around, a 4×4 or 6×6 pole from the big box store, that is cut into three different sized pieces, would work just as well.
Even though the space on the porch at Stacy Living is tight, she was able to find a swing that is small enough to fit. Adding pillows, a garden stool, an outdoor rug and throw blankets turn it into a relaxing seating area.
The bench and other porch decor at Stone Gable is very pretty, but what really draws my eye is the colorful basket of faux flowers hanging on the front door. A couple of matching topiaries, colorful potted plants and a doormat are all the area needs to dress it up.
As if all this eye candy alone isn’t enough to convince you of the importance and desirability of a decorated and styled front porch, here’s what my trusted realtor, has to say: “I encourage sellers to always make the best first impression possible. By giving the front porch, door or entry to the home extra charm, character or a pop of color you welcome potential buyers and create excitement for what they will find inside!