Fall is officially here! Time to make sure your home is ready for colder weather, and it’s also time to create a welcoming front porch. This is especially important if you’re looking to sell your home this fall! By creating a welcoming entryway into your home, you’re allowing family, friends, and potential buyers to feel completely comfortable when they enter your house. Did you know buyers make a decision on whether they like a house within 8 seconds of seeing it? If your front porch hooks them, we can guarantee they’ll want to see the rest of your house!
Read on to learn our tips and tricks on how to create the best fall porch ever.
Before you actually begin decorating, it’s essential to keep up the maintenance on the exterior of your home. If you’re noticing peeling paint, fix it! Or better yet, hire a local contractor to do the hard stuff for you. We recommend Natural Born Painters for all of our painting needs.
If you’re feeling really ambitious, you could opt to paint your front door! By choosing a comforting hue for your door, you’re setting the tone for all who enter your home. Check out this blog for the do’s and don’ts of how to choose the perfect color for your front door.
A Clean Slate
Once your exterior home maintenance is complete, you’ll want to clean your porch, front entry way, sidewalk and yard. If raking leaves and doing fall landscaping is not in your wheelhouse, we recommend using Alluring Lawn Service. They’ll be able to get your yard ready for fall and winter, and keep it looking sharp! A tidy yard has major curb appeal and it’ll make your spring yard maintenance easier.
Now to the fun part! Decor! I don’t know about y’all, but I love decorating my front porch for fall.
In order to make my porch welcoming, I always include a wreath on my door. You can find many pre-made wreaths at craft and home good stores. Another option is to make your own! If you want to be absolutely sure your wreath goes with your color scheme of your house, making your own is simple and easy. Check out this blog for some wreath inspiration!
Door Mats + Rugs
If you’re a Pinterest fan, you’ll notice tons of “porch inspo” on there. At this moment in time, it’s very popular to layer a doormat over a small rug at your front door. Whether you hop on this trend or not, having a cute and appealing doormat is essential for guests to wipe their feet and leave the mud outside vs. tracking it through your gorgeous home!
If your porch is large enough to accommodate seating, we suggest you dress up this area and make it comfy by adding fall-inspired throw pillows, throw blankets, and a lantern for some additional light.
Mums are my favorite to plant in cute planters on my porch! If you’re looking to add some natural beauty and color to your porch, mums are the way to go. As Halloween approaches, you can even place some mums into a pumpkin.
I hope these tips will help you create a wonderfully welcoming porch at your home! If you’re looking for more helpful tips on how to create more curb appeal, or would like information on how much your home is currently worth (and tips on how to improve it’s value), give us a call! We’d love to hear from you.