How To Make A Small Front Porch Look Larger

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Decorating a small front porch is a great way to bring a smile to your visitors but if you are not careful it can look cluttered and crowded. So here are my tips on making your porch look larger

See how plain this small porch is without plants and accessories. There are no plants to welcome your guest or fun accessories that will make people smile.

But we are going to fix this dreary porch.

Welcome to my small front porch. During holidays and the changing of seasons I like to give it a new look.

Spring is almost here so I thought I would share some ideas and tricks on how I make my porch look inviting and not cluttered.

Step 1: To begin look for a wreath as inspiration. Your wreath will set the stage for colors and the vibe.

I used a ring wreath or asymmetrical modern wreath. A modern wreath like this one is light and airy and doesn't look heavy on the door.

Another thing to consider when planning your porch design is give your door a nice paint color. If you need help with selecting a paint color I have a .

Now that we have the door decor solved let's move to the walls of your porch.

Step 2: Having a little something on your walls is a great design element. It can be a cute piece of word art, outdoor clock or a iron wall planter like mine.

This wall planter was black but to keep the vibe of the wreath I spray painted it white and dry brushed some bronze on it to give it a vintage aged look.

But the tricky part here is the plants. Because the wreath is so fair in color and you want it to be the focal point it is important to go with plants that are light and or the same colors of the wreath. I choose white tiny flowers so there would be no competition.

Next let's work our way down to the planters.

Step 3: Probably one of the most fun parts of decorating your porch for spring is creating beautiful flower gardens in your pots. But like everything else I have a trick up my sleeve on how to use planters and plants to make your porch look larger.

Notice how tall my pot is in the back? Picking a taller pot will draw the eye up and allow light to travel around the bottom of the pot.

I found this planter at WalMart and spray painted it white. The simplicity of the design also helps with that no cluttered feeling.

Now add some smaller pots here and there but remember not to many and you have a beautiful garden on your front porch.

I transplanted a plant into this green bucket I found in the dollar spot at Target. Think outside the box when it comes to planters. Sometimes the cutest ideas are not what you think.

If you would like to see a video on how to make a container garden check out my .

Step 4: And now we are on the floor of your porch. Here is a place you can add more character to your front door.

Consider layering rugs. You can use a store bought rug or make your own. I have a DIY post about both rugs on my website. One is call DIY drop cloth rug and the other is how to design your own doormat.

For spring I decided to bleach a drop cloth and stencil a design and top it off with a cute Target doormat that welcomes all guests.

Now let's jump to the finishing touches.

Step 5: With most front porch designs it is fun to add a cute statue or accessory but keep it minimal.

I added this cute dog to my porch right out in front away from everything else. I dropped some flowers in his mouth and from the front you cannot tell they are in the original pot. haha!

Well, there you have it. All the wonderful things you can use on your porch without making it look cluttered and crowded.

I have another cute accessory idea on my post link below plus even more details on decorating your small porch for spring.

I hope you have enjoyed this post and will come by my website or Hometalk page for more ideas to make your house a better home.

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