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A front porch sets the tone for your home. So it is a smart move to improve and redecorate the whole look every so often. In this post, we have listed 20 DIY ideas to spruce up your front porch.
There are simple woodworking projects to full-blown landscaping jobs. Some are easy as they can be, while others may require more effort. But they all will get your creative juices flowing. So let’s make your front porch look even better!
Table of Contents:
- Custom Doormat
- Welcome Signs
- Floral Door Wreath
- Outdoor Pillows
- Window Boxes
- Colorful Flower Pots
- Front Yard Makeover
- Upgrade Your Doors
- Cute Pet Doors
- Dollar Tree Lanterns
- Bed Swing
- Upgrade the Porch Bench
- Patio Chairs
- Garden Trellises
- Plank Your Ceilings
- Concrete Steps
- Wrap Front Porch
- Add Color to Your Deck
- Add Waterproof Curtains
- Build a Fire Pit
- Remember, First Impressions Are Important
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A custom doormat is a great beginner project for DIYers.
It is also easy to make when you have a Cricut cutting machine. If you already have one, then you know how useful it is. You can use it for many other projects such as stickers, party decorations, pantry labels, and many more. It is like a secret weapon for DIYers.
Adding custom doormats with a stylish font design and playful words is the quickest way to add personality to your outdoor spaces. Cricut provides a step-by-step tutorial here. Or you can watch the video above by Amy Makes That.
A simple handmade sign can make your house look more inviting and cozy. Depending on your creativity, you can make a beautiful welcome sign for just five dollars!
The basic tools for making a wooden sign are a wood board, staple gun, paintbrush, and spray paint.
Floral Door Wreath
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Wreaths are more than seasonal accessories. DIY wreaths also serve as great decoration pieces that you can use all year round. Plus, if you’re growing flowers in the garden, it’s a good excuse to show off the fruit of your labors.
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No seating arrangement is complete without fluffy pillows. To make them more irresistible to lounge on, you can create playful decorative covers just by using fabric scraps. Find more creative fabric DIYs in our previous article.
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Spruce up your window with pops of color. Some popular window box flowers are gerbera daisies, roses, tulips, and sunflowers.
Colorful Flower Pots
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Time to upgrade your old flower pots with fun drawings and vibrant colors. Upcycled planter ideas are limitless. You can use acrylic paint, spray paint, or Sharpie oil-based markers. Let your imagination go wild!
Front Yard Makeover
You may need more time and effort for this one. But the result is guaranteed to lift your curb appeal.
Sketch up some ideas and start small. You can cover rocks, add plants, and even build a small fence. Schedule a deadline to help yourself stay motivated.
Check out our Easy DIY Front Yard Landscaping Ideas for a more detailed guide.
Upgrade Your Doors
Attractive doors will give your porch instant charm. Try painting them and installing new hardware, and make your door pop!
Cute Pet Doors
Speaking of doors, your furry friends deserve love too. Pet doors with a unique design can give an element of surprise to your front porch design. Even better if the design matches your pet’s personality.
Dollar Tree Lanterns
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An outdoor lantern is an excellent option for adding warmth and ambiance to your porch. In the video below, She So CraftDee shows us how to make a high-end-looking lantern with just a few dollars:
This type of front porch idea is perfect for holiday decorations!
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Porch swings are popular with everyone from your in-laws to your kids. They not only provide comfort and style, but they are also affordable.
For example, Shanty2Chic‘s farmhouse porch swing costs about forty dollars to make. They also provide free plans to download on their website.
Upgrade the Porch Bench
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You can make the most of your porch bench if you have limited space. Paint it the same color as your door to add some flair.
If your front porch bench is no longer in good condition, consider building one. There are tons of free DIY bench plans that you can use as inspiration.
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If you are not looking to build them yourself, you can find vintage patio chairs at thrift stores or garage sales and upcycle them.
Add some pop of colors with comfy cushions. You can make some with decorative fabrics such as canvas.
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Trellises for your garden serve two purposes: they provide visual appeal to your garden, and they give essential structural support for your climbing plants. Use some wooden boards and string to construct your own at home.
Plank Your Ceilings
Installing a wood-look plank ceiling by yourself can be simple. Welcome to the Woods claims it takes her only three days to make. Her secret? A brad-nailer by Craftsman and thin plywood. Watch the video here:
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The walkway to your home must be sturdy, but it doesn’t have to look dull.
For example, you can cover it with wood, repaint the bricks, or use decorative tiles like the ones in the bathrooms (And why not? Nobody says fun tiles are for indoor use only!).
Wrap Front Porch
You don’t need to drop hundreds of dollars on new columns. For example, Noelle Tate wrapped her existing columns with waterproof PVC boards. The result completely transformed her porch. Take notes from Noelle by watching the video here:
Add Color to Your Deck
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Deck railings can get boring after a while. Instead of keeping them the same color, why not try changing them up every once in a while? Paint them, stain them, or install new railing materials.
Add Waterproof Curtains
Outdoor curtains can provide protection and privacy. They are also great porch décor. Be sure to use waterproof material so water won’t seep through.
Build a Fire Pit
Who doesn’t love to make great memories around a fire pit? It’s a great place to chat, share secrets, and breathe fresh air.
No need to call the contractors! In this article, you can learn how to build a round patio fire pit from start to finish.
Remember, First Impressions Are Important
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Make sure your porch looks inviting and welcoming. You’ll feel more comfortable spending time outside and inviting people over.
So go ahead and spruce up your porch today! You can always refer to our website for more inspiring DIY ideas.