This week is all about giving your front porch a refresh and elevating your curb appeal whether you’re planning to stay in your home long term or getting ready to sell! With the future being so unpredictable right now it’s definitely a good idea to create an outdoor space where you can retreat this spring and summer, and if you’re anything like me the front porch is a great place to kick back and people watch, lol. What else are we gonna do during a pandemic – am I right? Today I’m bringing you all the tips and tricks to make your front porch a cosy oasis that also up’s your curb appeal!
Heavy on the layers (outdoor carpets, door mats)
The cosiest spaces are super generous with layers! I’m on board with the layered carpet trend and you can always find really cute outdoor rugs to layer – pair a neutral with a bold design. Don’t forget to add some outdoor throw pillows and throw blankets to make it extra cosy.
Cream Fringe Lumbar Pillow // $21
Stripe Throw Pillow Navy // $56
Lumbar Pillow Oversized Stripe Gray & Sour Cream // $29
Cream Chenille Euro Dec Pillow // $22
Barefoot Dreams ‘In The Wild’ Throw // $119
Light Brown Sevan Soft Cotton Diamond Weave Throw Blanket // $30
Desert Hatch Outdoor Rug Gray // 7′ x 10′ // $97
Distressed Medallion Outdoor Rug // 7’x10′ // $119
Mod Desert Outdoor Rug Neutral // 5′ x 7′ // $59
Eco-Friendly Rolled Natural Indoor/Outdoor Jute Throw Rug // 22′ x 60′ // $39
KHL Rugs Serenity Largo Solid Indoor Outdoor Rug // 5Ft Sq // $199
Pro tip: store your outdoor accessories that you don’t want to get wet into a weather resistant bin that won’t be an sore like this one [or here’s an equally cute option that’s more affordable!]
Warm ambience lighting (lanterns, string lighting)
There’s an abundance of options when it comes to choosing lighting that will help to set the mood! I love the ambiance of outdoor lanterns enveloping glowing candles, paired with strings of twinkly fairy lights or globe lights. We’ve also lit up our flower bed with solar garden lights that adds a nice visual feature, you could do the same or use these type of lights to line your walkway.
Hexagon Outdoor Lantern Gold Frame // 13′ // $33
Rattan Outdoor Table Lamp // 31′ // $138
Rattan Outdoor Lantern LED Candle Natural // 17′ // $39
Antique Grey Decorative Lanterns Metal Candle Lanterns // set of two // $60
Melrose Candleholders Brown, Rust // 10.5′ // $59
Arrington Mystic Black & Gold Outdoor Lights // 13′ set of two // $199
Globe String Lights // G40 UL // $33
Globe String Lights // 50Ft G40 // $67
Lots of flowers & plants in cute planter boxes
Spring and summer are two of the seasons that you can without a doubt use greenery as outdoor decor because the weather allows it [thanks Mother Nature]. Think hanging lush ferns, planter boxes with an assortment on colourful flowers, your favourite tropicals, or all three! I love the look of planter boxes on each side of a front door and they don’t have to be huge to make a statement.
Cream Square Metal Planter Boxes // set of 3 // $242
Rustic Elevated Planter Box // 17’ x 19’ x 28’ // $153
Antique Pine Planter Box // $64
Pure Garden Black Plastic Square Planter Box with Lattice Pattern // $31
Tuscany Outdoor Planter Boxes // 18′ + 24′ set of two // $1,335
Leisure Season Wooden 3-Tier Planter Box // 18 in. W x 47 in. H // $139
ASAINC Coffee Plastic Planter Box // set of four // $150
Somewhere to chill (couch, sectional, chairs) and kick back (coffee table, side table)
Think of somewhere to sit back and put your feet up with a hot cuppa & your favourite book on a bright summer morning – pure bliss. Outdoor benches and chair sets look great on a front porch without taking up too much room and you can always find [or DIY] a small table to match.
Armen Living Brielle Armed UV Protected Outdoor Light Eucalyptus Wood and Charcoal Rope // $455
Praiano Outdoor Patio Occasional Collection // $233
Gray Strap Girona Outdoor Patio Accent Chairs // set of two // $399
*also comes in white
Britanna Patio Club Chair Natural // set of two // $450
Noble House Carolina Teak Brown 1-Piece Wood Outdoor Couch with Cream Cushions // $415
*also comes in gray
Modern Outdoor Couch with Wood Legs // $1,199
Noble House Brava Grey 3-Piece Wood Outdoor Couch // $849
*also comes in teak
Outdoor decor (wreaths, signs, trinkets)
The final touch is personalizing your front porch with some decor! Wreaths for the front door, welcome signs, and wall hangings are all affordable options to really showcase your personality and give guests a hint of what could be inside!
Stupell Home Decor Succulent Wreath Welcome Home Sign // 7′ x 17′ // $38
*darker version for $30
Mixed Floral Spring Wreath // 24′ // $116
Red Tulip Wreath // 24′ // $49
Assorted Tulip Wreath // 24′ // $35
I hope this gave you loads of inspiration to get outside and freshen up your patio! What were your favourite finds?
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