Decorating your front porch or entryway is an opportunity to make a statement about your personality, your tastes, your interests and who you are. Every home has an entrance, but the front porch is where you’ll likely spend the most time. It’s also your first impression with your neighbors!
The front of your house needs to be inviting, attractive and welcoming. It is a place where guests are expected to stop by. You want people to feel welcome there, which means taking some time to decorate it properly.
Here are some ways you can decorate your front porch for minimum cost:
- DIY a front porch sign. Create your own or purchase ready made svg templates that you can cut on your favorite cutting machine. Paint or cut outdoor resistant adhesive vinyl. I use old fence board for a rustic look. Easy Peasy!
- Add a bench or two
These can be found at any hardware store for relatively cheap. They provide seating for people, so they’re perfect if you have a few guests stopping by.
- Add some flowers
This is the easiest way to decorate your porch because you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on custom-made flower beds. Most local nurseries have some type of flower bed that you can pick up for dirt cheap or even free! Decorate with plants or hanging baskets. You can either hang baskets or plant flowers in pots with rocks or pebbles around them; both options will make your porch look more appealing and homey!
- Add a bird feeder (or several)
Bird feeders are great for attracting birds, but they’re also great for adding some color and beauty to your porch! Additionally, most bird feeders come with suet holders attached, which makes them convenient for extra food storage as well.
When you’re decorating your front porch or entryway, it’s important to remember the details.
If you want to go out on a limb (literally), try planting an herb garden around the front of the house with multiple pots filled with herbs like mint, basil, oregano and cilantro facing your porch so guests can see them when they walk up the driveway!
Adorn your porch railing with plants! Most plants will grow well around railings without much care, so you can easily transform them into interesting accents. Add a few personal touches that will make your home stand out from those of your neighbors, and a great first impression of your home.
Decorate your porch to make it look welcoming and inviting. Paint the interior of the entryway a warm color to give a more inviting feel to your home. This is an easy way to create a dramatic entrance
You don’t need to spend a fortune on home decor, but you do need to choose strategically.
1. Decorate with light and air. I highly recommend using natural, neutral colors and textures — nothing bright or busy — to create a welcoming atmosphere. Light colors and natural fibers like silk and linen perform beautifully even in moderate temperatures and will not fade over time.
2. Keep it simple: Don’t clutter the area with too much stuff; it can be difficult to find what you want when you want it!
3. Use clean lines; avoid frilly details. These will take up valuable space that could be used for other purposes such as inviting seating, art and decorative elements.
4. Avoid big groups of furniture like couches or chairs; they can make a space feel cluttered and less inviting. Remember: less is more!
5. The main purpose of the entrance is to allow people to enter and exit quickly and easily; make your entrance as efficient as possible!
There are some key things to keep in mind.
- When I was thinking about ways to decorate my front porch and entryway, I asked myself, “What do I want from my front entrance?”
- The best way to get an idea of how a front porch or entryway will look is to find pictures on the Internet of porches and entryways.
- Decorate your porch to make it look welcoming and inviting.
- Paint the interior of the entryway a warm color to give a more inviting feel to your home. This is an easy way to create a dramatic entrances.
- You can hang a wreath on the door, add a couple of pots with flowers, and add a small table and chairs for your guests.
The key to decorating your front porch is to make it stand out in a big way in a theme that fits in with your home’s natural setting!