There is no point in putting all the effort on decorating your indoors and then leaving the outdoors in shambles. In fact the outdoors must be more pleasing then the indoors as they create a first impression and invite your guests to step inside. The front door does not require much effort, with a few simple ideas it can be transformed into something luxurious and welcoming to reflect the personality of your house. Here are a few tips for adding interest:
Repainting a front door can actually do amazing wonders for your entrance as you door will appear completely new, choose something high gloss if you want sheen while go for matte paint for a subtle effect. Dark and mysterious colors add a dramatic look to your entrance while if you want something sophisticated then choose a neutral color such as white or beige, they will add a dreamy outlook. For something bold that stands out choose a rich color such as red or navy blue etc. but make sure all colors blend with the exterior.
Replace the Hardware
New door knobs or handles, bells, name plates etc. are also greatly responsible for beautifying a door and adding style. You may choose something traditional and bulky for an antique look while something sleek and modern for a contemporary look.
Freshen with Plants
Nothing greets your guests better then a pot of fresh plant and if you have a long porch then a number of plants in a line will look absolutely stunning. Invest in different variety of plants but place them in identical pots to create a theme, make sure the pots are good looking as they will also greatly add to the decor. If any plants are dying then replace them immediately or else they will take away the freshness and beauty that was intended.
Illumination should be enough to make your door very visible and attractive at night while the light fixtures need to be gorgeous to be able to show off in the daylight. Add attractive scones and hanging lights while lanterns can also be added. Use accent lights to enhance the decor and a light can maybe point over the house number to provide attention or your plants and fine art canvas prints on the wall.
If you have the space for it then a cozy wicker couch or a swing would look pleasing in the porch and provide you a comfortable escape during good weather, it will also give off a comfy and snug feeling for your home. To add a modern touch you hang chairs from the ceiling to double as seating space and a swing. Decorate your seating with interesting cushions to make the most of the look.
Pictures on canvas can be printed and arranged on the wall next to your door to add visual interest. Floral images, abstract art, graphic prints, welcome messages and nearly everything works well for a porch and should be hung up.