First impressions last — – this is especially true when it comes to your porch. Your home’s porch is one of the first parts of your home that welcomes your guests. Homeowners who want to make a good impression on their guests should consider decorating the porch to make it more welcoming. If you are planning to put your home up for sale in the future, then there are more reasons to improve its appearance and make it buy-worthy.
To help you create that “Wow” factor on your porch, here are some decorating ideas for you.
- Creating a clear pathway
When you are trying to sell something, you would want it to be easily noticed by your potential buyers. The same thing goes for your home. Lead your guests to your home by providing an easy way to navigate the pathway from your drive up to your front door. Clear the area and remove overgrown shrubs. Start building a good impression by planting perennial plants along the way to add color to the surroundings.
- Make use of lights
It may sound simple, but adding different sources of light can make a difference compared to just having a porch light on. You can purchase outdoor string lights to hang over the porch ceiling or add battery powered lanterns around the edges of the porch and alongside the steps.
- Consider a seating area
Make your porch an extension of your living space by adding a seating area to entertain your guests. You can also add a character to your porch by adding outdoor furniture like wicker chairs and ottomans. Another item that will make your porch more welcoming is by installing a swing bench in one of its corners. Consider adding some soft and comfortable cushions or even an outdoor rug, and you’re good to go.
- Add plants
Do you know what adds life and color to your porch? Plants and greenery. Grab some large planters and strategically place them on the porch to hold plants and flowers. You can buy vertical hanging planters too. Use your imagination in choosing your planters. The more creative you get, the more it adds appeal to your porch.
- Don’t forget your door
Your porch project wouldn’t be complete without giving a new look on your door. Clean it thoroughly and repaint it. You can paint it with a vibrant color too. Just make sure that the paint you will choose will complement the architectural design of your home as well as the decorations you made on your porch.