If, like me, you’ve recently installed a small front porch, or you’ve just been thinking about sprucing up your existing porch, here are 7 ideas that will transform your entryway and elevate your curb appeal.
1. Frame your thinking to frame the space
Firstly, it’s important to get into the right frame of mind; treat the space like you would treat an indoor room.
2. Clean Up!
It may sound obvious but a clean-up can do wonders. So, pull out a broom and take off any cobwebs or anything else from the walls, floors and ceilings. Give everything a wipe-over, clean the windows and a quick paint touch up on any areas which require it.
3. Choose a Colour Palette
Choose a colour palette that will inspire you. The colour of your home can help guide the colour scheme, but you can still have fun with it. Splashes of colour can liven up a neutral setting against a home’s brick wall and rejuvenate an exciting space.
4. Layer Rugs
Layering rugs; placing a large, stylish rug under your doormat will brighten up your porch.
5. Add Plants
Adding plants adds beauty to your porch whether they are in floor planters, hung from the ceiling, on the wall or placed on quirky ladders.
6. Create a Focal Point
Create a focal point to draw people’s eyes to the space. You could emphasize it by layering different types of plants.
Accessorizing your porch is like adding sequins to your dress; the finishing touches build character and style and give an indication of what to expect inside the house. You could include ornaments, lanterns and statement lighting – the right lighting can make all the difference to your space. Hanging art on walls could express your personality. You could even put up a stylish mirror and add some garden stools.
It’s easy to transform your porch by making subtle changes, so it shouldn’t be difficult to transform your home using an architect. At Pride Road Architects, we will walk you through our approachable 4 Stage design process. Enquire now for a free one hour initial consultation to see how we can help you to transform your home.