• Anna Neal

Easy ways to add color to your front porch!

The holiday decorations are down and the snow is finally melting, so spring must be around the corner, right? Fingers crossed, I'm over this cold weather!

We primarily focus on the interior spaces in our home staging projects; however, we always advise our homeowners to pay specific attention to their exterior spaces as well. Buyers form an impression of a home very quickly, so it's important to maintain excellent curb appeal when your home is on the market.

And even if your home is not on the market, it's a good reminder to pay attention to your home's exterior, particularly the front porch. I know at my house it's often a space that gets a little neglected. The fall and winter leaves have blown into the porch, the door mat has seen better days, and full disclosure, my now very-dead wreath is still hanging from Christmas. Yikes!

Updating the front porch curb appeal is pretty easy and affordable. First, we often recommend that a homeowner invest in a new door mat - they get pretty gross rather quickly, especially after the winter months. Below are some great options. Typically for sellers, we suggest that you keep it simple and neutral and steer clear of anything too specific or pun-y.

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Another easy way to add a pop of color and some instant curb appeal is to change up your wreath. There are awesome live plant options in your local nurseries, but if you're looking for a faux option to withstand the elements, below are some great choices. We suggest that you keep the wreath simple and if you're listing your house, steer clear of hanging anything too holiday-specific.

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Lastly, some chic planters filled with real or faux plants is another amazing way to enhance your curb appeal. If you have a hard time keeping plants alive (hand way up!) then perhaps some faux plants (i.e., boxwoods) are the way to go. Or reach out to a local landscaper or nursery to find out what plants will work best on your porch.

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Hopefully this helps you get your front porch spring-ready! Remember, that first impression counts, so don't neglect those outdoor spaces and impress your buyers the moment they pull up.

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