Curb Appeal 101: Front Porch Decoration

5 Feb

Curb Appeal 101 Front Porch Decoration

Having a superbly decorated front porch is like a huge welcome sign. It gives your guests a preview of what’s inside and a window into the character of your home. Whether you have a large or small porch, how you decorate it can make a strong statement about your home.

With just a little investment and effort as well as some creativity, your front porch can be the envy of the neighborhood. If you are planning to decorate your porch, you can simply treat your porch as an outdoor room. Analyze the size, proportions, and layout of your porch. Postulate on the average number of people you’ll be able to comfortably entertain.

If you expect to have a large number of people and you have the appropriate size porch to accommodate them, you may opt to install a various array of seating options. For instance, one set of Victorian Wicker furniture could be combined with dark wood, outdoor side-tables to create a pleasant lounge area. Whatever you decide, make sure that the furniture you’re placing on the porch complements the design and theme of the house.

When choosing outdoor furniture, consider closely the weather proofing qualities of the material it is composed of. Wicker and bentwood furniture are the perennial favorites, but the modern advances in man-made materials have given way to impressive lines of synthetic furnishings. Use your budget to gauge the material and design that would be perfect for your home.

Have you ever noticed the difference a boldly painted front doorhas on the overall vibe a house emits? Try painting your front door, porch flooring and railings with a high quality exterior paint that extenuates your home’s natural charm. Opt for rich colors that complement your home.

You may also add plants to bring life and color to your front porch. Flowers make any ambiance lighter, more relaxing and refreshing. Choose plants that represent your style as well as the atmosphere you want to propagate.

Jennifer Fields
Oklahoma City & Edmond Real Estate Agent


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