8 Ways to Decorate Your Home’s Front Porch

The door is one of the main architectural features of the entrance porch. Opt for a wooden door or paint the door a bright color. You can also consult the principles of Feng Shui to choose an appropriate color for the door according to the direction it faces. In a modern building, consider a combination of fixed glass panels and a glass door to provide maximum natural light.

4. Add new flooring

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The right flooring can give your porch an instant upgrade. Natural stone, porcelain tiles or cement tiles can bring old-world charm here. The stone floor can also be extended to form the paving material for walkways or driveway. Alternatively, extend interior flooring into the porch to create a seamless connection between indoors and outdoors.

5. Include wall covering

Enhance the look of the front porch with an easy-to-maintain wall covering. Beautify the walls with natural stone, travertine, wood or wall tiles which are available in a plethora of options. Note that wood siding will require periodic maintenance.

6. Decorate with accessories

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Outdoor decor accessories can provide visual interest on the porch. They can also be easily replaced whenever you want to change the setting. Stone figurines, a water fountain or terracotta pots will embellish the porch and bring a sense of calm.

7. Light it up

Good lighting has the potential to create a magical front porch and prevent accidents. Install pendant or ceiling lights to create a well-lit space. Use decorative lighting for homes with a traditional design and use modern, diffused lighting for a contemporary design. Planters should be illuminated with diffused lighting.

8. Add a pergola

If the entrance to the house does not have an exclusive entrance porch, you can create one. A wooden pergola with planters provides shade and is a great way to improve the appearance of a building.

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