4 Ways to Spruce Up Your Front Porch
The weather’s heating up which means there are plenty more opportunities for lounging and leisure on your front porch. If you haven’t given much thought to the decor or overall appearance of your porch, now’s the time so that you can have even better curb appeal and a cozy spot for you and your loved ones to lounge this coming summer. Here are four ways you can spruce up your front porch for the warmer weather ahead.
Upgrade your lighting.
How’s the lighting on your porch? One way that dramatically upgrades your front entrance is new lighting. From string lights to new sconces, the overall look of your porch will be instantly enhanced and made cozier so that you can extend your time there well into the summer evenings. Another lighting option to incorporate are lanterns as they also function as decor if you arrange a couple around your porch.
Renovate the roof.
A renovated roof does wonders to a front porch and your home’s curb appeal. Not only does a renovated roof spruce up your front porch and curb appeal, but it also serves as a covering during inclement weather. Another reason you might want to extend your roof is to get more covering around your porch to your stairs. And if you’ve extended your porch recently, this is the perfect time to make sure your roof covers it and even a little beyond the area so that you and your loved ones can stay out of the rain but continue your time outdoors.
Add some furniture.
Now that you’ve added lighting and coverage to your front porch, the next way to spruce up your front porch is to add some seating. Depending on the size of the area you could incorporate as little furniture as two cafe folding chairs to as large as a set of wicker chairs or even a swing. Whichever kind of seating you decide on, just ensure that the cushions for each are made to withstand outdoor wear and tear. Once you’ve added enough seating for your porch, you might even add some tables and an outdoor rug while you’re at it!
Screen it in.
If you have ample space on your front porch, some homeowners will go the route of installing a screen around the porch so that they can enjoy it during all types of weather. Not only does a screen shield from weather, but it also protects from any pests so that you can enjoy those summer evenings without the mosquitoes. While you’re at it, you might even add in a ceiling fan to really optimize the comfort on your porch. If you prefer not to have to deal with wiring a ceiling fan, a stylish standing fan could be your next best option.