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One of my favorite things about our new house is the front porch. I’ve always loved the idea of having a front porch; it reminds me of simpler times where neighbors visited with each other, communities came together and life moved at a slightly slower pace. And I absolutely love having a space that instantly greets people when they arrive, it’s our home’s welcome center. Today I’m showing you some of my favorite tips to make your porch say “welcome home” and our fabulous front porch makeover!
After a year of living in our house my front porch was still bare. Yep, Nada. Nothing. Zilch adorned our front porch. It was long overdue for a makeover, so with the help of my friends at World Market I set out to create the porch of my dreams.
I wanted our front porch to cheerfully greet guest when they come to our home. I wanted it to be a comfortable spot to take advantage of the pleasant weather, share a refreshing drink with my spouse, visit with friends and neighbors or watch the kids play. In short, I wanted our porch to be like taking a mini-vacation every time I step outside my front door.
Angela Elias, editor of PopSugar Home shares that “An outdoor space is the perfect spot to take decorating risks. Layering vibrant accessories like rugs, accent tables and umbrellas can create the same eye-catching impact as growing a colorful garden. Play it safe with key pieces, like furniture, but have fun with the rest!
I followed Angela’s tips for layering and here are the results, plus some of my favorite tips and ideas for sprucing up your space with outdoor decor and accessories.
Start with a comfortable place to sit and relax. I picked all-weather wicker outdoor furniture that would hold up to the extreme temperatures and the unpredictable Texas elements.
Make a bold statement. I knew I wanted our front porch to make a bold statement and welcome friends and family as they entered our home so I layered colorful accents and natural elements.
Make it personal. The new aqua outdoor pillows from World Market were just the pop of color I needed, but they didn’t scream “welcome to our home.” So I whipped out my trusty Cricut and created some custom pillows with iron-on vinyl.
Mix and match. Just like the pillows I layered in different accent tables to create a warm and welcoming space. The side table between the chairs offers a functional space to not only display cute outdoor decor, but drinks and snacks too. The Artic Blue Lili Punched Drum stool adds another colorful pop of personality to the porch. And the aqua poof can function as an additional “side table” for food and drinks or extra seating.
Embrace easygoing entertaining. My fabulous front porch makeover wouldn’t be complete without the perfect outdoor entertaining accessories. I want this space to be a place friends and neighbors stop by for a refreshing drink, great conversation and an escape from the hustle and bustle of life. I picked up colorful and practical outdoor serving pieces and stocked up on my favorite flavored sodas from World Market. Don’t forget to grab some snacks like chips and queso to have on hand for those impromptu porch parties!
Now that my fabulous front porch makeover is complete I can honestly say “this is my happy place!” I can’t wait to spend more time out here relaxing, connecting with friends new and old and making extraordinary memories!
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