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When we moved in, I was anxious to update the front porch because it is the first impression of your home. Well, maybe second to overall curb appeal. I wanted our home to feel warm and welcoming. Given the size and original pebble, I also knew it would be a quick and easy fix.  I’m always looking for quick projects to check off of my list!

Create an inviting front porch | porch decorations

A porch doesn’t require much, a little light for safety and ambience, seating for comfort and to make your home feel inviting, and as always, something organic – my favorite!

Create an inviting front porch | porch decorating ideas

We repurposed the weathered bench that was on the patio at our previous home, along with the outdoor pillow. Even the planter was a previous fixture. I always try to use what we have before rushing out to purchase new, though it’s tempting! I filled the planter with lavender, which is incredibly low maintenance, requiring little water. It’s one of my favorite plants because it’s beautiful and repels mosquitos. It’s always a staple at our home.

Create an inviting front porch | porch decorating ideas

I wanted lighting that would continue to look more beautiful through time. So, we had copper lanterns hand made with hurricane glass to add a little ambience with their soft glow. Copper is frequently associated with Tudor style homes and I want to continue to embrace that, making it feel less 70’s.

Create an inviting front porch | porch decorating ideas

We’ve also added a fountain just outside our living room window that the birds and girls alike adore, surrounded by landscaping in soft pinks, purples and yellows. It’s beauty distracts me from the dust and chaos we have indoors while we continue remodeling. {photos to come!}

Create an inviting front porch | porch decorating ideas

Adding charm to your home by creating an inviting porch | front porch decorations

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I’d love to eventually replace the roof of the porch with a copper overhang and accent it with copper downspouts, but for now, I’m beyond excited about the progress we have made in the last 12 months.

Here’s the listing photo for reference:

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  1. Those lights are just stunning! Also not sure if your are aware or if it just me 🙂 but when looking at your posts on my desktop the title of your blog posts are covered by your border that I assume is meant to be below the title. Just thought I would mention it.

    1. Thank you, Gilly! I’ll look into it! I have been tweaking my site and must have made an error along the way. I appreciate you bringing it to my attention. Have a beautiful day!

  2. Such an inviting entrance! And I love how you were able to repurpose a few items–it helps justify other updates. Well done!