Simple Front Porch Designs: Ideas Anyone Can Do. Easy ways to make your porch welcoming and warm. Includes porch decor, lighting, plants, and more.
Let’s talk about the front porch. Specifically how to perk it up without starting from scratch or spending a fortune. Later on in this post, I will share my ten best front porch design ideas, but first, let’s start at the beginning.
Front porch designs are one of my obsessions. In my dreams, when I see my farmhouse, it has a lovely, wide front porch that runs the entire width of the house. There are white rockers, flowering plants, tables, lights, and good conversation. Since all that is just a dream, and my real front porch is quite small, I do my best to make it live large.
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It doesn’t matter if your porch is big or small, wide or narrow, in good shape or bad. There are ways to make it welcoming and warm.
Even if it’s a tiny stoop.
Even if you don’t have much money.
The Front Porch Clean-Up
The very first thing to be done is a good clean-up. For some of us, it’s a bit early to do that yet. Our area currently has snow on it, so any sort of clean-up will have to wait…but that’s the first thing.
Sweep and wash everything. I start with my blower and then follow up with my hose. I have a little nozzle that makes a very sharp stream so I can easily clean the cement floor, brick, and shutters. I also hose down my rockers, table, and planters.
The Front Porch Floor
My front porch floor and steps are cement. They aren’t in great shape, and there is a crack that drives me nuts. However, replacing everything is not an option, so I make the most of what I have. One way to do that is with an outdoor rug. Another great way to spruce up the floor is with outdoor floor paint. Make sure to buy the paint that’s specifically for this purpose. It usually comes in gray or white. I’ve used it at my daughter’s house and also on the floor in our screened-in back porch. It’s not a permanent fix, but if your area is in bad shape, it can improve things immensely.
Now that you are well on your way to a lovely front porch, I’d like to send you my free ebook that gives more tips for the door area and ten ways to take your front porch design to the next level. It’s everything you need to know to perk up your porch. Just fill out the form below!
Sources for some items found on our porch can be found in The OSP Market.
I hope this gets you thinking about spring and in the mood to perk up your outdoor areas. With each new season, planning our front porch designs is not only fun, but with these tips, it’s easy as well. Thank you for stopping by and spending a bit of your time with me!
Want more inspiration? Click HERE for my Porch Decor Pinterest board.