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When the warm weather hits, we get the urge to start spending more time in the sun. Going beyond the spring cleaning to spruce up your outdoor living space makes the warm weather even more enticing. Consider these quick, budget-friendly ways to enhance your front porch this summer.

 

1. Add florals

Springtime equals flowers, and your front porch is the perfect place to put them. Mix a variety of different plants in containers around your porch. The containers don’t need to be fancy- even an old wheel barrel will do. Make a vertical planter by using a wooden pallet to add interest and keep your flowers safe from wildlife.

 

2. Make the front door pop

The front door is one of the first things people see when they come to your home, so you want to make sure it really pops. Paint an existing front door a bright color like pink, red, or blue to really make it stand out. Even making small changes, like updating the door’s hardware, can pack a big punch.

 

3. Create a seating area

There’s nothing better than spending time on your front porch on a warm, spring day. Make sure there’s a nice place to sit by creating a cozy seating area. You can get fancy with a custom-built porch swing, or keep it simple with a small bistro patio set. Don’t forget the pillows and cushions to make the space extra-inviting.

 

4. Add some privacy

If your porch isn’t surrounded by greenery, you may want to create some privacy with outdoor curtains or taller planters. This sense of privacy makes your porch feel like its own little oasis- the perfect place for curling up with a glass of iced tea and a good book.

 

5. Focus on the little things

You don’t have to break the bank in order to enhance your porch. Simple changes like a new door wreath or updated house numbers can be enough to make the space feel brand new. This is a great opportunity to take on a DIY project, like creating a custom monogrammed wreath.

Sprucing up your porch is an excellent way to add some curb appeal. Say hello to summer with a shady comfortable spot soon to become your favorite room in the house!