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Transforming Your Porch From Blah to Beautiful

In transforming any space, the little things can make a difference. It’s the same with your front porch. There are lots of ways to liven up your front porch without spending a lot. Whether your dream porch is for welcoming your guests or a place to relax and read your favorite book, jazzing up your front porch will make a great difference.

Here’s how to turn your blah porch into a fun family area without killing your pocketbook. The following enhancing ideas can transform your porch from blah to breathtaking.

Add Some Character On Your Front Door

The front door is the first thing the eye is attracted to when looking at home’s front exterior. Painting your front door is an easy and affordable way to convert your porch instantly. We recommend using bold color to give your door a fresh and vibrant coat. In choosing a new color for your front door, you can either go for neutral or high-contrast shade. Tape a few swatches to your door. Your front door colors will look different outside than inside your home. It is also best to consider other colors in your surroundings. The natural green color of plants around the entryway can serve as inspiration, while gray undertones in the flagstone accent, as well as the home roof and siding, and can be your inspiration in choosing the paint color. The color in a sidewalk can complement the green colors in a flattering way as well.

Outdoor Drapes

Your porch will look great if you add drapes on it. It will add visual interest and some color to your outdoor interior. If you love reading your books on the veranda, the curtains will add some privacy and shade during the days. Yes, drapes are not just on the inside of your home. It can add an amazing touch to your porch. Here are some tips that can help you in choosing the drapery and curtains for your porch.

  • Choose a mildew and water-resistant drapes. Observe the location of your porch throughout the day to determine what type of drapery to use.
  • The best choice for outdoor use is sheers.
  • Determine the hardware you need in hanging the drapes. For the usual rod installation, you can choose the grommet-style, rod-pocket, or tab-top drapes. If you prefer to use hooks, you will need to choose the grommet-style curtains.

Get Creative With Your Flowers and Plants

Adding flower pots around the porch can enhance the look of your porch. Use your imagination and get creative with your flowering plants. You can also use attractive flower containers. Use wheelbarrows, pitches, old cans, and arrange them artistically on your porch. It is the easiest and cheapest way to add color and life to your porch.

Install a Porch Swing

It’s a classic front yard element but everybody loves it. It may cost you a bit, but it can make a big difference with some cushion and pillows on it.  There are different types of swing to choose from. It all depends on your budget. You can also add a small seating area outside to entertain your guests.

Putting together the decorating ideas we have provided you above, will transform your blah porch into a lively, colorful, and peaceful place to relax and enjoy the outside by yourself or sharing the inviting space with family and friends.