Do you want to make your front porch look inviting and welcoming, but are not sure how to do that? A few great porch landscaping ideas can make all the difference. Starting with landscaping makes sense because it is one of the first things that people see.
Front yard landscaping is very important if you want to achieve a whole new look and feel for your front porch. You can find many options for landscaping around your porch by browsing through magazines and driving around neighborhoods you enjoy.
One important thing to understand is that not every home is the same. Consider the architecture of your home and porch when deciding the look you want. For example, a contemporary home would probably not use the same design and decorating ideas for the front porch or landscaping that a farmhouse would. Charts are available that give you ideas on how to do your landscaping based upon the architecture of your home.
Now that you know this important information, you need to know some great ways you can use to change your front porch and spice up your landscaping. Here are some ideas to help get you started on planning your new front yard and porch.
- Plants and gardens – Colorful plants and gardens will add color, beauty and an irresistible charm to your home. Consider the height and style of your home’s architecture. Use symmetrical plantings, simple painted garden furniture, rockers and a swing of course for a country home. For a contemporary home, consider asymmetrical evergreen plantings in, on, and around porch.
- Outdoor furniture – Adding comfortable porch furniture will easily increase the curb appeal of your home to a more inviting on. A porch swing invites people to stay a while and enjoy conversation.
- Walkways – The walkway leading to your porch and throughout your garden can also add charming appeal to your home. Choose a walkway that makes people take notice and that invites them to go for a small stroll – such as brick or flagstones.
Now that you have these porch landscaping ideas, drive around some neighborhoods where you envy the homes. Take note of how they incorporate beautiful landscaping to spice up their curb appeal. You can add a lot of “wow factor” by investing a little time getting ideas – and then taking action to bring them alive at your own porch. Have fun and enjoy your results.