Entry #2412, May 13, 2013
Spring & Summer are the perfect times to freshen up your front porch. After all the wear and tear of winter season, your porch deserves a treatment when warmer weather is just around the corner. Freshening up the front porch will make your home homier. These painting ideas can help you to uplift the face of your porch.
Image via: Island Paint and Decorating
Paint the Front Door
Front door is a big part of the porch. A messed up door can bring down the look of the front porch. Sand down the door to make it look better. After that, paint it to match the rest of the porch. Choose a color that matches or at least, complements to the color of the rest of the house. Otherwise, the door will become an eye sore instead of a fine mix of the colors in the porch. You can also use a strong, bold color that makes a statement. In a word, the door color should be inviting that gives visitors a warm welcome.
Place Hanging Plants & Flowers
Except painting, colors can also be brought to the porch through hanging plants. They will bring a splash of color to your porch and make it look great. Place some hanging plants including some big ones like ferns. Instead of placing just one plant or flower basket, you can try a dozen or more. The plants and flowers can be changed to match the season. Moreover, you can paint the pots or baskets too to bring more colors into your porch.
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Splash the Ceiling & Entryway
The ceiling and entryway are also important parts of the porch. People generally ignore these parts while revamping their porch but painting the porch ceiling and the entryway can really make a difference. Cream, beige, or robin egg blue are the common colors used for porch ceilings and entryways but bright colors like sunflower yellow, olive green, tangerine, cobble stone grey, and terra cotta can be fantastic choices for painting these spots. Painting both the areas with the same color can create an interesting look.
Go for Floral Design
Instead of painting with plain colors, you can use floral designs on the front railing of the porch. You can either hire an artist or add the artwork by yourself. The job can easily be done with some spray paint and a few floral stencils. Do not forget wearing a face mask while doing the handiwork.
Image via: Doug and Sharon Banas
Paint looks strikingly different in daylight than in the store. So, do not forget swatch your paint choices directly on the spots you have decided to paint before proceeding with the painting ideas. It is also important that you have cleaned or washed the areas before coating with paint.
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