Purchasing a new home is one of the most exciting experiences ever. But the fun really starts when you begin to decorate your new place. Naturally, we tend to focus heavily on the inside, which makes some sense when you consider that this is where we’ll spend most of the time.
But, of course, you should keep your outdoor decor just as welcoming and inviting. Sometimes it can be just a small detail, like adding some flower pots next to your front door, that can really add that extra curb appeal. Here at Bonnie Harms Designs, we know home decor and we want to let you in on little secret…dressing up your front porch and space can be as easy as 1-2-3. Think of it as a blank canvas that allows you to bring out your creative side every now and then. The energy of summertime allows you to use bright, brilliant colors for decorating. HGTV recently offered the most trendy colors for the season which included:
Don’t be intimidated. Incorporating these colors in your front porch can be simple, and that pop of color can make a world of a difference. Here are a few ideas on how to add a splash of color to your outdoor decor:
It’s nice to have a seating space out front to relax and enjoy some time alone on a quiet day. Have some fun in finding your chair of choice. Garage sales and local thrift stores are the perfect places to purchase some outdoor seating for a great price. Remember to think of how they could look rather than how they do look at the time of purchase. An OK piece can turn into an exciting addition by pairing it with the right pillow or rug. You might even be able to paint the seating depending on the type of material it’s made out of. Make sure it’s a bright summer color when you do though.
While you are out and about looking for that perfect chair to add to your front space, keep an eye out for some visually alluring flower pots to place alongside your front door. Or why not create the perfect summer pot yourself by dressing up clay pots with seashells and other seasonal items.
After you have chosen which pot fits your style best, choose a great summer flower to go with it such as daisies, asters, dahlias, lavender, peonies or exquisitely yellow sunflowers.
Along with decorating your front porch, you should remember that your front door needs some loving as well. You can bring your door to life in a number of different ways including painting it an entirely new color to give your home a brand new feel. If that’s a bit extreme for your taste, adding a gorgeous summer-styled wreath from Bonnie Harms Designs will definitely give your home that extra flair you’re looking for. Even if you have a particular design in mind that you can’t find elsewhere, our staff will work with you to create the masterpiece of your dreams.