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How to make the front porch welcoming and nice

Before we move on to the next part of the painting theme I would like to discuss something else with you. I think most of you are very interested in interior as well gardening, or at least one of these two topics. Now I would like to hear your opinion. What do you first look at when you visit someone for the first time? Assume they live in a house with a small (or big) garden…

Personally I look at the front porch first. I think it’s very important that this part of the house is clean but personally decorated and I think it’s a big bonus if the house owner has put some effort in making the front porch welcoming.

How can you make the front porch welcoming but clean? In my opinion there are three ways to do it.

  • Put a nice flower pot filled with blooming flowers beside the porch. Make sure the flowers look good together, use flowers with matching colors. When using flowers it’s very important to keep them clean and fresh. Remember to remove fading flowers.
  • Put a nice door sign on the door. I want to see who I visit and I think it looks really elegant and nice with a custom made sign on the door (or on the wall beside the door).
  • Put a nice lantern on the porch. Don’t pick the first lantern you find, it really has to match your home in order to be an asset.

Do you have any more suggestions when it comes to making the front porch more welcoming? All tips are welcome here and I can’t wait to hear what you have to say.

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