How to Create the Perfect Porch

Give your home the entrance it deserves and renovate your porch! With the temperatures cooling off, now is the time to tackle outside home projects and spruce up your porch.

Point of Entry


Put those who enter your home on the right path by decorating your entryway to make it more inviting! Customize the pathway by adding stones or plants to line it. A project as easy as repaving the entryway can drastically brighten up the exterior. If you’re considering redoing your pathway, also consider durability and the ease of walking.  

Paint by Numbers

painted porch

Add a fresh coat of paint to give your porch an instant facelift. Look for colors that will stand out and look great in natural light. To try before you buy, head to Sherwin-Williams Visualizer to get a more accurate picture of what your porch will look like painted. Neutrals and creams tend to look best with strong, bold accents. For a step-by-step tutorial on how to paint a porch, watch this video  from the pros.  

Get Decked Out!

rug on deck

The updates don’t all have to be centered around your porch. ONE aspect of porches that frequently gets overlooked is the flooring. There’s several different ways of tackling and updating the floor, from painting a unique design on it to throwing a sturdy rug over it as an accent. Add an outdoor patterned rug to give your porch space a more inviting and cozy feel.  

Go Green

porch plants

Take advantage of the sun gleaming in on your porch and the fresh air and add some colorful plants to your porch. Hang ivy from your terrace, or glass pots with overgrown plants from the beams to give your porch a different vibe. Top off your porch with an appropriately festive wreath to tie the whole look together.

Take a Seat

porch seating

Add seating for yourself and your family so you can lounge or dine outside on your porch. Be sure to buy furniture that goes with the general exterior of your house. The last thing you want is tiki furniture clashing with a cobblestone exterior. Choose pieces that respond well to your living area and are long lasting, like wicker.  

Looking for more advice on how to personalize your home decor? Read up on tips from blogger Bethany of the Posh Home.

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