Welcome to the front porch! This is the first thing your guests see when they visit your home, so you want to make sure it's welcoming and inviting. You don't have to spend a ton of money on decorating your front porch—just a little bit of creativity can turn this area into a beautiful place that sets the tone for your entryway.
A Colorful Welcome
Add some color to your front porch with these ideas:
- A colorful welcome mat. You can buy a new one, or make your own by gluing fabric scraps onto an old mat.
- A colorful welcome sign. Find the perfect shape and size for you, whether it's from Etsy or made from cardboard and duct tape.
- Colorful flowers in planters on either side of the door or on stands outside the door itself. These can be planted by yourself or purchased as potted plants at your local garden center—it's up to you!
- Colorful pillows adorning chairs and sofas on your porch, which will also complement any spring decorating scheme (if applicable).
- Throw blankets that match those already used inside your home; they'll keep visitors warm while sitting out there during colder months when temperatures drop below freezing points in some places around America!
Texture from top to bottom
- Use a variety of textures.
- The front porch is your home's first impression, so make it count. Combining different materials will give your space dimension and depth while setting the tone for what lies beyond the door. Think about using wood, brick, stone or tiles in varying sizes to create interest on an otherwise flat surface like concrete or asphalt.
- Choose different colors for each material (or within one material) to add visual interest as well as provide contrast between adjacent surfaces—this can be achieved by painting them all the same shade or simply choosing complementary hues that complement each other well when applied in such close proximity.
While you might not want to drape your front porch with a rug, you can use them in more subtle ways. Rugs can create a new space on the front porch by defining it or by covering up an existing space. If your porch is small, you may want to use rugs to create several different areas within that space. Throw rugs are perfect for this task because they are easy to move around and position where they will be most useful based on how much traffic each area gets, as well as what kind of furniture is placed there.
Decorative throw rugs work especially well when used over a hardwood floor or tile to add color and texture without overpowering the room's design scheme (think geometric patterns).
If you're on a budget, consider making a long runner out of old clothes, towels or rugs. If you have some old sheets that you don't need anymore, cut them up into strips and make a small rug for the front porch. You can even use fabric remnants from your local fabric store to create your own unique runner.
The great thing about runners is that they're easy to make! They're also very versatile—you can use any kind of material in any color or pattern to create something beautiful for your front porch!
Check out our suggested set of lace runners here.
Decor is anything that adds to the beauty of your front porch. Decor can be anything from a welcome mat to a small table, or even something you make yourself. Decor can also be something you buy at a thrift store and paint yourself!
You can add lots of welcome to your front porch.
First things first, a throw rug or two is a must. I’m going with red, white and blue for the summer! A runner is also nice for shoes and boots and will help keep them from scraping against the door when you open it. Now get creative with decor! You can add colorful pillows on your seating area or hang some fun art in plain sight from old picture frames. If you want something really special check out these handmade rugs made by yours truly!
Decorating your front porch can be a fun and budget-friendly project for any season. You might have to spend some money on new furniture, but you can save money by using inexpensive decorations or even reuse items from around the house! We hope these ideas have inspired you to create your own welcoming space outside your home.