Showcase Your Style
The exterior entryway says a lot about the home. It’s an opportunity to showcase personal style, display cleanliness and organization, and provide curb appeal. Whether the exterior consists of a mere front door and a small stoop—or a large front porch—design shouldn’t take a backseat just because the entryway is a small portion of the home. These 15 ways to freshen up the exterior include everything from stenciling and painting the floor and stairs to incorporating alluring planters, cozy furniture and even adding privacy.
Layer a Doormat
Hang a Swing Chair
Decorate With a Vertical Garden
Add Porch Poufs
Incorporate A Bust Planter
A bust planter adds instant sophistication to the exterior entryway. Made of terracotta, this antique-looking bust will age gracefully if left outdoors, developing a weathered patina over time. Create various looks, from a hair full of blooms to classic greenery. Available on Ballard Designs.
Install a Gorgeous Gate
Add privacy and grandeur to the exterior entryway by installing a gate. An ornamental metal gate will set the scene without fully blocking off the rest of the entrance. A pedestrian walkthrough entry gate can be installed right at the steps leading up to the home or down the pathway. Available on Etsy.
Stencil the Stoop
Whether for a front porch or a small stoop, stenciling the ground will add a unique, vibrant look to the entrance of the home. Choose a bright and bold Moroccan stencil, or go for something that resembles flagstone, like this patio stencil. Available on Etsy.
Decorate With Mirrors
Hang or Lean Faux Gate Decor
Install a Screen
Add a Chandelier
Paint the Steps
Add a Firepit
If there’s enough space for a couple of chairs or a bistro set outside the front door, there’s likely an opportunity to squeeze in a calming fire pit! This small but mighty outdoor wood-burning faux stone fire column features a removable fire bowl for easing cleaning. The fiberglass console ensures a safe and sturdy base. Available on Wayfair.
Add Turf to the Steps
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