We moved into our new home a few weeks before fall started last year and with the unpacking and winter, I really haven’t touched our porch much at all. Now that the warmer weather is here I’m dreaming of a pretty and welcoming (when we can have guests again!) front porch. Below I’m sharing my plans for the space (including what I think are essentials for any porch) and what items I’m planning to grab!
Items I’ve Already Added
Large rug for layering – I recently purchased the black and white striped rug below and I love how I can layer a doormat on top. It creates a cozy feeling for the porch. It’s an indoor/outdoor rug and so far its held up well against the rain and dirt and its machine washable too!
Cute doormat (an essential) – I’ve had this “please hide packages from husband” doormat for awhile now and everyone who comes to our house always comments on it and laughs. It’s definitely a fun one… and sometimes the delivery person actually hides packages under it LOL. I think every porch needs a doormat, whether it has a funny saying or simply the word welcome written on it, it instantly creates a welcoming invitation to your home.
A cute sign – This happy place sign is my newest purchase and I plan to hang it on the brick outside the door. I also love the ‘welcome’ and ‘home sweet home’ versions as well!
Items On My Wishlist
New lighting – I would love to swap out our current light as the style that is there doesn’t match my own. I’d love to add this light as I love the lantern style and the larger scale of it. Lighting is always so powerful and instantly changes a space.
Planters (an essential) – A few cute planters are also a must have for any porch. I’m loving the fluted style right now (as shown on the black one) so much and I’d add some hydrangeas or a large fern for a super lush look. A smaller planter in front of a larger adds a nice layered look as well.
Small accessories – I want to add a few lanterns to the opposite side of the door and the planters. I’m loving these gold toned ones and how they play off the shade of the doormat and new address numbers.
Address numbers – Finally I’d like to add some beautiful address numbers to our space as well. I love these unlacquered brass ones so much and they’ll patina so nicely.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on my front porch plans! Leave me a comment below!
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