Elements for Creating a Welcoming Front Entryway

by Shelley SmithApril 12, 2012

The front entryway of any home is the first thing that people see when they come to visit, so it’s nice to make sure that their first impression at your door is a good one. Now that you’ve gotten the main exterior of your home all cleaned up, it’s time to pretty up the porch!

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One of the best ways to create warmth and personality to a bare porch, is to add a fun, durable outdoor rug. From bright colors and trendy patterns to fun messages, door mats have come a long way.

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A simple outdoor bench, stool or chair with a couple of coordinating pillows, is also a great way to convey an inviting feeling towards your house guests as they first approach your home. It can also be a good indicator for them as to what type of style to expect on the inside of your home as well.

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Finishing touches like welcome plaques, interestingly potted plants, vinyl door decals, wreaths and other outdoor decor can help to add personality and charm to your front porch.

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Whether your porch is small or large, adding a few of these simple, homey elements can really kick your house up a notch.

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A beautifully decorated and well kept exterior is the first sign of a proud homeowner. So become the envy of everyone in your neighborhood this spring, and try implementing a few of these fun ideas onto YOUR front porch!

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3 Comments
  • April 12, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Thanks for featuring my monogrammed wreath! What a great surprise to find this morning…I really appreciate it!

  • May 3, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Our front porch is in a sad state of affairs. I will definitely be using some of these tips to spruce it up a bit-starting with painting it black. Love all these ideas!

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