The front porch essentially becomes an extra room in the sunny weather. Unlike the winter season, when everyone is indoors, and the porch is deserted, a warm porch is a perfect place to wind away with a cup of coffee.
Unfortunately, transforming the porch from a cold, lonely area in the winter to a warm, lively area in spring isn’t a straightforward process. A chair and a view are rarely enough. You must be creative enough to create an atmosphere that matches the season. It’s why some people even add a fireplace to the porch to breathe more life into the porch.
Of course, you don’t have to go beyond your budget. If you can’t afford a fireplace, there are many other front porch decorating ideas to transform the porch and home, in general, into a warm, cozy area.
Spring burlap banner
Banners are a popular and stylish way to announce the arrival of spring. They allow you to announce the end of indoor living and a transition into outdoor living. Fortunately, batters are both cheap and easy to find. Feel free to bring out the banners from last season. Alternatively, go shopping for a new banner. Ideally, you want to have a cheery message on the banner to excite your guests and put you in a positive mood every time you arrive home.
The color is up to you. Some people prefer pink while others are fans of yellow. Being the start of a beautiful period in the year, any bring color will do.
DIY Easter banner
If you’re not a fan of spring-specific banners, you can look for an alternate banner that communicates your beliefs. For Christians, Easter comes to mind! Easter often escapes our minds because it happens right at the onset of spring. However, it provides a different alternative when decorating, allowing you to bring in Christian themes to your front porch.
Here too, you can go back to the banners you’ve used in past years or go shopping for a new feel. However, you can also choose a DIY theme. For example, we’ve seen a few easter banners with the message “He Has Risen,” and they look so cute.
Add comfy seats
The keyword here is “seats.” Putting just one seat on the porch is the easiest way to send a sign of loneliness. You want at least several seats. Two or more seats on the porch are a sign that you’re open to receiving guests. It also shows that you’re embracing the excitement of spring.
DIY hanging lounge chairs work excellently for this purpose. Alternatively, consider a bistro set. It offers a serene and relaxing theme when sipping beverages with family or friends. The best part about these two options is that they are very affordable. You can even make bistro seats on your own.
Bring the indoors out
Yes, it’s time to make the outdoors just as comfortable as the indoors. This is not only a decorative move but could also help spend more time outdoors as the mind is re-trained to appreciate the outdoors. A few options to consider include bringing out a couple of stools from the storage to the porch. You can also bring one of the tables from the living room to the porch.
We’ve also seen a few people bring lanterns outside on the porch, and it looks marvelous! Just make sure to dust it off first. You don’t want to erode all the gains you’ve made thus far by bringing excess dust to the porch.
Spice things up with fabrics
After taking out a few chairs, the next step is to bring out the fabrics. One of the main benefits of fabrics is that they soften the rigid, cold feel of concrete, wood, and metal. Fabrics also add color and texture to a space, making it warmer and more stylish.
One of the best front porch decoration ideas here is to mix up the colors. We’ve already mentioned the beauty of sprucing things up with bright colors. From yellows to purples, colors instantly transform a space. Mix up the textures too.
Adding a Front Porch to Your Home
Brighten the front door
Finally, another timely consideration when decorating the porch for spring is to brighten up the front door. You can do this in many ways. For instance, you can always paint the door into a bright color to announce the arrival of spring. White is an excellent choice, though the various pink, yellow, and blue shades also work very well.
In addition to painting, you can also decorate the door with new handles and a smart lock. Swap out outdated hardware for a new style that better suits the door.
Time to Get to Work
The above front porch decorating ideas are tried and tested. Most importantly, they are low-cost improvements that won’t burn a hole in your pocket.