When the weather starts getting warmer and the days get longer, our attention turns toward the outdoors and spending time outside. That means prepping your backyard or patio (obviously), but don’t forget your front porch, either!
If you don’t want to blow a bunch of cash on the front porch, try a few of these simple and affordable decorating ideas.
Make your front porch a bit cozier by getting an outdoor rug. Green will compliment the foliage around your porch, oranges and yellows will brighten the space, while blues will soothe. For an affordable options, check out IKEA’s selections. Look for the material details and consider getting one that is mold resistant.
Make a fun first impression by personalizing a doormat to welcome guests into your home. Grab a plain woven doormat from the nearest home improvement store. Use stencils to paint whatever design or expression you’d like. For step-by-step instructions, check out this post by The Sits Girls.
Make a rustic wooden display of your home’s address numbers with some wood boards and stain. Just make sure the house numbers are large enough to see from the street. This is especially important for emergency responders to easily identify your home.
If you have a smaller porch or not much green space, try adding a few hanging baskets. These are easy and low maintenance. To cut down on costs, look for hanging baskets at farmers’ markets instead of greenhouses – they tend to be a bit cheaper if they’re coming directly from farms.
Now that the weather is warmer, it’s garage sale season! That means you can likely find a beautiful pair of porch chairs (bonus points if they are old-fashioned rockers). Clean them up by sanding them down, then give ‘em a fresh coat of spray paint.
Create your very own welcome sign with a little bit of chalkboard paint and a wood trivet. Drill a hole through the trivet and hang it on your front door with a bit of craft twine.
Try something different than a typical flower wreath! Hang a lightweight decorative pot or flower bucket with a bit of thick ribbon. This bucket-wreath from Etsy is upwards of $100, but you can certainly make your own!