With spring just around the corner, I am already starting to think about ways to liven up the exterior of my property. The front porch seems like the obvious place to start. It’s actually the very first impression of your house, and it can look fabulous, even if the inside of your house is covered in toys, clothes, dirty dishes — you get the picture.
It does not take much to create a gorgeous porch, however big or small it could be. Here are a few examples of accessories which instantly say “welcome” — Emily from Emily A. Clark
Ring Door Knocker – $28
This classic door knocker comes in two dimensions and provides instant style to a ho-hum entrance doorway.
Nantucket Rocking Chair – $199
If you’re fortunate enough to have a spacious front porch, these rockers are an ideal addition! I like the cleaner, right lines of this trunk versus more traditional rocking chair styles. These would be great paired with bright pillows.
Box Planter – $99
These all-weather planters are classic and can be utilized year-round. They would look fantastic as a pair flanking the front door. I’d add low-maintenance greenery to my porch using a easy boxwood topiary or even a little spruce tree.
Compass Doormat – $34
This fun doormat is always pointing toward home. I like that it is graphic but still sophisticated enough for a front entrance.
Large X Design Lantern – $185
Insert a welcoming touch to your porch with some of those lanterns. I’d flank the front door with them down them the front steps for instant style.
Elaine Smith Yachting Mitered Cross Pillow – $99
Insert a bold, graphic element to your porch with this outdoor pillow. I like that it is quite enough to use inside but durable enough to resist fading, staining and precipitation. There’s also an option to upgrade to some faux-down fill if you want a softer pillow.
Square Fresh Boxwood Wreath – $58.95
This boxwood wreath is the perfect touch of green, even if you don’t have a green thumb. It’s classic, easy to keep and available in round or square shapes.
Elaine Smith Sedona Sun with Concho Pillow – $165
If you’re fortunate enough to have room for a seating space on your own porch, this pillow is a fantastic way to add pattern and some subtle colour.
Four Seasons Garden Stool, Green – $250
I love that this stool has numerous functions — besides adding instant color to your door. Use it as a pedestal for planted flowers, a little table between two chairs or even a little seat.
Post Mailbox – $59
If you’re fortunate enough to have mail delivered right to your front door, I love the simplicity of the mailbox. I might even use it inside as a drop-off stage for mail and keys.
CARVED SLATE ADDRESS Plaque by T. Michael Studio – $30
This slate address plaque is little enough to center on your own front door or to spruce up your mailbox. I like its earthy feel.
Red Ceramic Garden Stool – $229
Even if you can not maintain blossoms alive, you can add some fun colour by using one (or a couple) of these beside your door. They are even quite enough to pull indoors for accent tables or additional seating.
Fantastic Gatsby Square Doormat by Karen’s Rope Function – $86
This exceptional doormat is made by an Etsy seller that specializes in rope creations. It’ll add a nautical touch to your front entrance, and it is a wonderful conversation piece.
Traditional Outdoor Coffee Tables – $159.95
This fantastic little table would work indoors or outside. I see it paired with a brightly colored seat or two. You can also pull it from the own porch to your patio if you want it to maintain your outdoor umbrella.
Wharf 10in 1 Light Std Bulb Outdoor Wall Light in Empire Bronze – $71.80
I love the modern simplicity of the outdoor wall lighting. It comes in two finishes and is made of cast aluminum.
Stella House Numbers – $12
House numbers are an easy way to add charm to your front door or door posts. I love the traditional font of those amounts, plus they come in three distinct finishes.
Mariner 1-light Bronze LED Outdoor Pendant Light – $157.99
Add style and keep green in precisely the same time by installing this outdoor LED pendant lighting. It’s easy and transitional sufficient to work with a great deal of unique styles.
Acorn Finial Statue – $125
If you don’t have a green thumb, some of those acorn finial figurines could possibly be an ideal thing to flank your door. In 24 inches tall, they’d make a statement, and I love their paychecks end.
Texas Aggie Maroon Door Knocker by Camilla Cotton – $28
If you’re afraid to commit to painting your entire doorway, this dark red door knocker might work instead. It’s oozing with classic charm.
San Luca Outdoor Pendant – $349
Updating your outdoor lighting is one of the greatest strategies to increase curb appeal, and also this outdoor pendant is guaranteed to make an impression. I love the complicated design, and also that it could go traditional or contemporary.
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