Your front porch welcomes your guests to your home. Why not give it a makeover for summer? Bring bright colors and other signs of the season to your front porch.
Flowers are an easy way to update your front porch. Nurseries offer an almost endless supply of flower options for the summer months. You’ll find a rainbow of colors to choose from. Flowers are either annuals or perennials. Annuals — flowers that only last one growing season — are popular for containers on porches. Check out the amount of sunlight your porch receives. You’ll need to choose flowers that will thrive in that amount of sunlight. For example, if the area gets shade half the day, you’ll want flowers that will grow in part shade.
Choose a container that matches the overall style of your home. A large container with lots of flowers creates a focal point. Or you can use several smaller pots to add pops of color with flowers all over the porch.
A garland that is suitable for outdoor use is another option for the front porch. Drape the garland along the railing. Or attach it around the door frame. If you have a covered front porch, the roof blocks the sun and run to keep the garland looking nice all summer.
If you have room for a seating area, add a few chairs. Or give your existing furniture a makeover. Spray paint the furniture a bright summer color. Add colorful outdoor pillows to the seating for added color. Or try a different placement for the furniture to freshen up the front porch.
Want to draw attention to the front door? Add a wreath. They’re not just for Christmas. Choose or make a summery wreath. Add shells and starfish for a beach theme or lots of summery flowers. Even flip flops work as a fun, summery wreath accent.
Another option is to hang a fun, summery sign on the side of the house on the porch. The style of the sign depends on the overall style of your home and your personal preference. You might hang a piece of metal artwork shaped like a flower, for example.
Want to add a little privacy to the porch? Add some outdoor curtains along the porch roof. Choose a durable fabric that can stand up to rain in a bright color or fun pattern. When you want privacy or shade, pull the curtains. When you want to let the sun in, open them.