A fantastic way to add curb appeal and enjoyment to your home is to freshen up your front porch and give it a facelift. A front porch is one of the first things that people notice about your home. Is your front porch welcoming and attractive? Is it a comfortable and inviting place where you can spend time with friends and family?
Whether your porch is large or small, beautiful or lackluster, it makes a statement about your home. With a small investment, a little effort, and some creativity, your porch can become a very appealing entrance to your home.
Apple pie, the 4th of July, fireworks in the sky, and porches all go together! What better way to celebrate than decorating and entertaining on your porch during this festive day! With a little planning, you can have the best porch in the neighborhood. Just make sure she doesn’t touch the ground or shrubs and that she is illuminated from dusk to dawn. Don’t have a flag holder? You can hang our flag vertically from your porch. Attach patriotic bunting to your porch’s handrail. Let the kids help blow up and hang red, white, and blue balloons.
Plant red, white, and blue flowering plants in front of your porch. You can even arrange them in the shape and colors of the flag! Or, use the same color plantings in hanging baskets. For red flowers try zinnias, petunias, salvias, begonias, and geraniums. Have plants in pots on your porch or steps? Why not paint the pots in patriotic colors as well. You can purchase paint made for plastic at your local building or hardware store. Don’t forget the lights! Decorate your porch with patriotic light sets. You can hang them around the top of your porch or across the balusters. Make a patriotic door wreath. It can be very simple. Use a grapevine wreath and hot glue patriotic stars, flags, buttons, and ribbons on it.