Front Porch Refresh

Monday, April 6, 2015

Today a few of my blog friends and I are joining together to share some outdoor inspiration. Now that spring is here, I think most of us have outdoor projects on the brain. We are planning a huge backyard landscaping project soon, but we need lots of help and equipment, so today I decided to focus on the front porch instead. Curb appeal is so important and our house is seriously lacking it. One of these days I’m going to repaint the brown trim, but I have to get HOA approval first and I really don’t want to deal with that nonsense. Someday…

Anyway, today I’m sharing a quick front porch refresh that I completed over the weekend. For reference, this is how our front porch has looked ever since I took down the Christmas decorations at the beginning of the year.


Yeah, so pretty much nothing except for a winter wreath, door mat, and one weed that survived the weed killer.

I started by switching out the wreaths. I’ve used this yellow flower one for the past 2 spring/summers and it’s still in pretty decent shape. I think it'll survive one more season. It was originally from HomeGoods. I also bought a new door mat from Target. The door mat in the above pictures is actually pretty new, but after reading this "Decorating Don'ts" post from Jamiee Rose about door mat size, I decided to switch it out with a larger one. And she is totally right because the larger size does make a big difference!


I wanted to add some color, so I planted a variety of flowers in pots from Wal-Mart ($18/each) and placed them flanking the front door. It looks so much more welcoming!


One day I’d love to add a small bench to the porch. Maybe that should be my next building project!

 
 

For more outdoor inspiration, be sure to visit the lovely ladies below:

Decorating Delirium
A Small Town Rambler
This Crazy Thing Called Life
Glamista Home


6 comments:

  1. I love it! I need a new mat for my porch. My current one is getting pretty ratty.

    Sarah
    Midwest Darling

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  2. Thank you for sharing! This looks so pretty, I love the yellow wreath, something about the space looks now so much more inviting. Love the pots with the pops of color. Very pretty. :) Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Love all the bright colors! Michigan got snow yesterday, so I'm thinking it will be a while before I start decorating the front porch again. So jealous of your summery porch!

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  4. Such a huge difference! The bright flowers/pots, doormat, and wreath add so much to your front porch and make it so inviting!

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  5. The pop of color looks amazing and I think you totally have the perfect space for a small bench. HOA rules- those are the worst!! xoxo, Jennifer @ Decorating Delirium

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  6. Your porch looks lovely, it would be the perfect spot to hang out with a book and a glass of cold lemonade!

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