How To Spruce Up Your Front Porch For Spring

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The snow is gone, warmer temps are here and it’s time to get outdoor areas spruced up for the season.

We can’t think of a better place to start than the front porch, so we’ve put together some tips to help your porch make a welcoming first impression.

CLEAN IT UP

All the decorating in the world won’t hide the dirt and grime left behind by fall and winter. Unfortunately, the only way to make it disappear is to clean it up!

Sweep the cobwebs, scrub the floors, clean windows, doors, furniture and surfaces – Real Simple says you can do it in 10 minutes!  It seems optimistic, but try their Speed Clean Your Porch Checklist to see if they’re right.

FRESHEN THE FRONT DOOR

If your front door is looking tired and a little worse for wear, a good cleaning will help but a fresh new coat of paint may be what it really needs to take it from blah to beautiful.


Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue via House of Turquoise

Never painted or chosen a front door paint color before?  This might help:

REPLACE THE DOORMAT OR ADD ONE

Doormats may be small, but they’re great little multitaskers –  stopping dirt and mud before they hit your floor, adding a pop of color and texture, even welcoming your guests – a lot happening for a small investment.

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NATURE

Natural elements soften the hard lines of the porch and make it more inviting.  The most common ways to incorporate them are door wreaths and decorative planters.

Wreaths are fairly simple (you can find inspiration here), but planters can be tricky because we’re often ready to ditch the winter spruce tops and add flowers before the temps are fully cooperating.

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Pat from Lynde’s Greenhouse and Nursery suggests holding off until very late April or early May with most flowers.  In the interim, stick curly willow or pussywillows in the center of your pots and surround them with cool weather flowers like snapdragons, pansies or violas.

ADD FURNITURE

Not every porch can accommodate furniture but if it can, even a small bench or chair, add it!  It not only makes the porch more inviting, but also provides another place to sit and enjoy the outdoors.

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ACCESSORIZE

Show off your decorating style and add some punch with accessories, outdoor pillows and accents. Have fun with it!


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CUSTOMIZE

And if you’ve done all of that but you’re still feeling like your porch is lacking that certain something, add custom elements like unique ceiling  or floor treatments, door decals, or custom house numbers.

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The post How To Spruce Up Your Front Porch For Spring appeared first on Schneiderman’s {the blog}.   Schneiderman’s Furniture is a family-owned Minnesota furniture retailer with stores in Lakeville, Plymouth, Roseville, Woodbury, Duluth and Rochester.

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4 Responses to How To Spruce Up Your Front Porch For Spring

  1. LARRY April 14, 2015 at 6:56 am #

    I like it!

    Outdoor decorating, very classy.

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