The entry to your home is like a calling card. It reflects who lives there and tells the public a little bit about you. Neat or messy, decorated for each holiday or unadorned, this little part of your house is like the magnetic strip on your credit card—it holds information specific to you.
Always consider the style and color of your home when planning how to decorate your front entrance. While you may be dying to create an entry that features a purple front door– your favorite color!), it just may not work with your shingle style home constructed of natural cedar shakes. If there is room for some fun, and you can justify your desired look with the necessary cohesiveness of your home’s exterior, then, by all means, have some fun.
A porch is a wonderful canvas upon which to create a vignette. Collected items that tell a story, impart a particular theme, or suggest a warm welcome help make your front entry reflect your personality. Collected or antique pieces offer added decoration that tells others that you care. You care about making your home attractive and welcoming. You care that your home has its own personality which reflects those who live within. You care that people notice your home and take away a certain impression, hopefully with a smile on their face, or an idea for their own home project.
Unusual or brightly painted doors make an eye-catching statement. Hard to miss, an unusual door is the first thing that will get the attention of anyone passing by.
Hardware is like jewelry for your door and is a special surprise for anyone who approaches.
Plants make any area come alive. Placed in attractive pots, they can add a sculptural element to your porch.
Furniture on your front porch welcomes others into your outdoor foyer. It’s a great place to sit and socialize with neighbors and be a part of your community.
Back porches are for the family but the front porch is all about how you interact with others. Put your best foot forward and I guarantee people will notice.