A Front Porch Refresh

Is your front porch looking a little tired? Let’s do a front porch refresh in a matter of a few minutes with a few tweaks.

The good news is that a front porch refresh doesn’t have to be a major undertaking. With a few simple tweaks, you can transform your porch into a welcoming and inviting space that you are sure to be proud of.

A little porch refresh can give a big impact to curbside appearance. Let’s get started on creating a beautiful front porch!

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It creates a welcoming and inviting atmosphere for guests and passersby, making a positive first impression.

Plants in containers are a fantastic way to add beauty and life to your front porch. Vibrant flowers, trailing greener or even a fern in a container instantly upgrades the visual appearance of your front porch.

Container plants offer incredible flexibility. Its allows you to play with colors, textures, and heights to design container gardens that reflects your style.

Flowers & Plants

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  • Two Pink Geraniums;
  • Two Diamond Snow;
  • A four pack of White Begonias (used two of them here);
  • Two Dichondra (Oreja de Raton) Silver Falls;
  • A four pack of Wee Willie Mix Dianthus; and
  • Potting Soil Mix.

Scented flowers like Petunias, Hyacinths, or Alyssum can fill your porch with delightful aromas. Some flowering plants in containers can attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds, creating a vibrant pollinator haven right outside your door.

It’s always good to purchase some good potting soil mix. One that actually has soil and nutrients in it for the plants.

First, add gravel in the bottom of the urns. It helps with drainage.

Add potting soil mixture about a 1/2 inch from the top. You will add more soil after the flowers are added.

In the first photo, you can see how to break up the roots. Many times the plant becomes root bound in the greenhouse containers. By loosing up the roots, it helps the plant to grow.

  1. Add your anchor flower. This plant will be the biggest flower. It is my pink Geranium. The anchor plant should be placed towards the back of the urn or the center.
  2. Add a plant that will cascade from the container “spillers”. It will give the urn such a beautiful full look and adds visual interest. This plant is called Silver Falls (Dichondra Oreja de Raton).
  3. Fill in with the remaining “filler” flowers. My filler flowers are Wee Willie Mix Dianthus, Begonias, and Diamond Snow. The Diamond Snow has a wonderful texture with the tiny long white flowers. If you want something more fragrant, swap the Diamond Snow for Alyssum. It smells amazing!
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Soft colors and lots of textures with these flowers.

Pro Tip: If your urns color is faded. Refresh it with good quality spray paint for outdoor use.

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A fresh coat of paint in a bold color can make a big statement. Choose a color that complements your home’s exterior and reflects your style.

New doorknobs, kick plates or knockers can add a touch of polish to your entryway.

A new doormat is a simple way to add a pop of color and personality to your porch. Choose a design that reflects your taste and style. Try making your own doormat with a stencil and some fabric paint. You can find inspirational messages or designs online.

Spruce up your furniture by adding some new or colorful throw pillows or cushions to your existing seating. This is a great way to add pops of color and personality without breaking the bank.

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Looking for furniture? A budget friendly idea is to look around your house for old chairs, benches or stools. You can repurpose seating. A fresh coat of paint or stain can work wonders. Checkout local thrift stores or online marketplaces for second-hand furniture finds.

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This rabbit planter can hold a single plant. Small succulents can be used too. Our door battery operated lanterns would look great. Vintage boxes could be used to hold plants.

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Remember to consider your budget for your porch refresh.

Many porch refresh ideas can be done yourself for a fraction of the cost. There are many online tutorials and resources available to help you with DIY projects.

Be sure to compare prices before you buy any new furniture, decorations or plants. You may be surprised at what is available on sale.

Get creative and repurpose items you have laying around the house.

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Remember, even small changes can make a big difference. Now it’s time personalize your porch with your favorite touches, and enjoy your newly refreshed outdoor haven!

With a few simple updates, your front porch can be transformed from an afterthought into a delightful extension of your living space. You can easily create a welcoming entrance that reflects your style and invites relaxation.

Enjoy your day, sweet friend!

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