The focal point of every home and the first place to invite guests into your space is your Front Porch. Whether you have a front porch, grand entryway, or traditional door with a single step - these simple ideas will give your guests a warm inviting welcome for every season.
1. Spruce up your door with a good cleaning, new stain or paint if needed.
2. Add a seasonal wreath and Holiday greenery around your door
3. Create height and layers with a topiary, or potted evergreen and Lanterns
4. Add a fun and festive doormat
5. The finale- get crafty and create your own Holiday Board sign!
1. SPURCE UP
This year, I had to do an overhaul on my door. A light sanding and re-stain with Polysahdes Pecan Stain was quick and easy - and I loved the results!
I love changing out my front porch decor with wreaths. A little splash of color, or neutral greenery adds a charming way to style your front porch for every season.
3. GREENERY AND LANTERNS
Nothing adds color to a space like beautiful greenery and lanterns. Add some twinkling lights for the ultimate festive look.
4. LAYERED DOOR MAT
This look has been around for a while, but it's a classic and I still love it. I purchased 2 of these buffalo check rugs to fill the horizontal space at Hobby Lobby (not sure if they are still there because this purchase was made 2 years ago) Here is a similar one I found for you. I layered these rugs with this whimsical"Yay You're Here" doormat because I thought it was adorable. My guests love it too!
5. THE PORCH
Next up - OUR "NOEL" PORCH SIGN. I found an old board from a construction site, painted it red and applied the white exterior vinyl - super easy and inexpensive way to add a little "NOEL" to your space. I like to add a little ribbon on top to tie in with my wreaths, or sometimes I just leave the ribbon off - it's just a fun way to add a little extra something. The best part, The back of this board has my WELCOME sign that I use every other season (Order details here).
If you'd like to create your own Front Porch welcome sign, here is the recipe:
Here is what you need:
1. Long board (size of choice) I recommend a 6 foot board.
2. Paint color of Choice
4. Add any embellishments or accessories Like ribbon, etc. you'd like to the board.
Clean the board and paint to desired color.
Wait 72 hours before applying the vinyl or until paint is completely dry (the vinyl will not adhere to paint that is not completely dry).
Apply the Vinyl following the application instructions included.
Embellish the board with ribbon or other accents you'd like to add.
Lean the Porch board by your front door and enjoy!
Tip: Here is what the back side of this porch board looks like - I display this every other season! Click on image to view vinyl "WELCOME" design