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Spruce Up Your Home with These Front & Back Porch Ideas

Maybe it’s all those home improvement shows you’ve been watching, or maybe Fall fever is starting to hit you. Either way, you’re itching to create a little curb appeal with your home’s outdoor spaces! After all, you’ve been stuck inside much of the year. It’s time to head outdoors and get your porch, patio, or balcony ready for the Fall and holiday season!

Channel your inner decorator with these porch and patio décor ideas that’ll make your home the most charming spot on the block.

1. Set the mood with outdoor lighting.

When it comes to popular back porch ideas, string lights are near the top of the list! And while those twinkly little vibe-makers are great, they’re not your only option. Battery or solar-powered lanterns can hang from the ceiling of a covered back porch for ambient lighting.

And there’s no rule that says you can’t use indoor lighting as outdoor décor! Grab a lamp at a thrift store to use on a covered patio space (be sure to plug it in where it can’t get wet!), or use an inexpensive solar lantern to convert a lamp into a free-standing light fixture you can move around as needed. If you like the look of glass lanterns, try dropping battery-powered candles into multiple mismatched lanterns for an artistic lighting display that adds sophistication—and function—to your outdoor decorations.

2. Add texture with wood and fabric elements.

Have you ever noticed how a couch looks better with pillows or how one piece of natural-wood furniture can add unmistakable warmth to a room? These types of pieces add texture and dimension to your home, both inside and outside! Add a rustic porch sign you painted yourself as a wooden focal piece, then bring in even more cozy vibes with textiles.

An outdoor rug can infuse a space with color and pattern, and your bare feet will thank you for the cushioning. Simple drapes can give you privacy and style on your porch, and they’re easy to DIY from canvas drop cloths. Got patio chairs? Add throw pillows! You can even drape a blanket over an outdoor chair for chilly evenings.

3. Dress up the walls.

Your porch is an extension of your home. You wouldn’t leave all the walls in your home totally blank, so why not use wall art for outdoor decorations, too? If you’re coming up short on creative front porch ideas, treat your outdoor spaces just like you would an interior room with hanging planters, metal accent pieces, or even a retro macramé or yarn piece.

Are you renting and can’t put holes in your walls? Have no fear! Leaning porch signs are your new best friend. Paint a DIY personalized porch sign to greet visitors on your front porch or add a touch of style to your balcony—without a hint of wall damage.

4. Incorporate your door into your front porch ideas.

You’ve dressed up the walls and set the mood lighting. But now you’re wondering, “What should I put on my front porch?” If you have a sizable front porch, furniture can instantly make your porch more inviting. But if you have a small porch (or even just a tiny landing), you may not have space for a leaning sign or a rocking chair.

However, your front door is a blank canvas waiting to make a statement! DIY your own holiday-themed wood board sign, or opt for a simple boxwood or vine wreath (bonus: you can update the ribbon on the wreath to welcome changing seasons!).

Step Up Your Outdoor Decorations with a Personalized Porch Sign

Whether you have a small front landing or a massive wraparound porch, you can make a style statement with the right patio décor ideas! Create an artistic first impression on everyone who comes to your home—from the mailman to your in-laws—with a rustic porch sign that’s handmade by YOU. Find a porch leaner painting event at a Painting With a Twist studio near you and reserve your seat today.

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