Highlander's Cottage

A design blog about exterior design, classic enamel sign decoration and more about house and garden.
Decorating Garden & Exterior General

Make the front porch a true asset

What do you look at first when you arrive to a home where you’ve never been before? Is it the garden, the house exterior, the windows, the front yard or something else? I always look at the front porch first of all, and I can’t deny that the impression I get from it stays with me for a long time. It doesn’t really matter that a house is beautiful inside if the porch is plain and unpersonal, or messy and full of dirt. It might sound strange, but that’s the ugly truth. I think the front porch is a huge part of the whole picture and I think it’s important to use the porch to let the house reach its full capacity, don’t you agree?

I remember a blog post when I listed ways to make the porch more beautiful and welcoming, so I won’t go down that road again, but one of the ideas on my list was to place a beautiful and customized enamel sign on the porch to make it personal and welcoming. I found a few photos on blogs which belongs to customers and winners and I thought it would be nice to show you how nice it can look with a sign on the porch. Have a look, isn’t it beautiful? I sure think so!



Photo: Cottage and Creek

Photo: Sweet Chaos