The first thing that catches the eye before we enter a beautiful home is the porch. An attractive, well designed and well decorated porch is an essential feature of every brilliant looking house. Be it an open or a covered porch, it can be decorated comfortably using some cost effective, hassle free DIY ideas .
Few simple ways by which one can give their porch a trendy, traditional, unconventional or sophisticated look of their choice are:
Decorating a porch consisting of cane chair and a centre table with white coloured flowers creates a serene and calm ambience. This environment is ideal for enjoying tea time with friends.
Plastic Bottle Flower
Cut the rear of coloured plastic bottles and then trim these sliced these rears with a pair of scissors to create beautiful flowers. Now with the help of nylon thread hang these flowers, whether single or in bunches, in the porch to make it look vibrant and lively.
Paint an old wheelbarrow in a pastel colour and place flower pots carrying bright coloured flowers in it. Placing this wheelbarrow strategically in the porch enhances the beauty of the area effectively.
Wooden Crate Arrangement
A medium sized clean empty wooden crate or box placed diagonally over a similar wooden box and topped with beautiful flower pots is a hassle free arrangement which when placed in the porch definitely enhances its beauty.
Decorating the porch with monogrammed flower plants is an innovative way to beautify the portico. Personally painting a monogram on these flower pots at home is an easy and cost effective way to create these special pots.
Door Mat And Rug
Placing a beautiful door mat or foot rug, that matches the exteriors on the house, at the entrance of the porch is an easy and cost effective way to add to the beauty of the porch.
Paint a baker’s rack black and white and station it on the side of the porch. Place colourful flower pots with vibrant flowers on the racks and make the porch look happy and joyful instantly.
Building flower beds along the edges of the porch is a cost effective and a definite way of enhancing the beauty of the area.
Ladder Flower Pot Rack
Placing an old ladder vertically against the wall of the porch and hanging flower pots between each step of the ladder, creates a beautiful affordable arrangement for the porch.
A hardwood bench along with monogrammed throw pillows and a matching foot rug create a perfect decor to blend in especially with the brick walled porch. It makes the ambience cosier and personalised.
Hang a white painted small bucket filled completely with hydrangea flowers from the top to the centre of main door of the house to make the porch look attractive.
Keeping an antique mahogany table topped with a light coloured glass balls filled wrought iron basket in the centre of the white painted porch makes the area look simple but elegant.
Hanging Flower Pots
Surround the porch with fragrant and bright coloured flowers by hanging flowerpots along the edges. This helps to create a refreshing and rejuvenating ambience.
The Ladder Chandelier
Attach and hang mason jars from an old ladder and place the entire setup as a chandelier over the tea table. Fix and light candles in the Mason jar to brighten the porch during tea time or dinners.
Make a miniature garden across one side of the porch by placing a bed of grass and topping it with bonsai trees. Edging the area with small handmade wooden fences and tiny pebbles, and placing toy bicycles and carts in it gives the entire setup a more real garden look.
Follow The Road Home
This unique design would add a zing to your porch. Paver stones can be used on the porch with soil left in between the pavers. Grass can be planted in such a way that it gives the porch a savannah look.
Swing On The Porch
A swing on the porch with colourful mattress and pillows can be good for afternoon naps. Made of aluminium and resins this can give a look of the branches. This sleeping porch swing will be first thing someone notices when entering home.
Wine Bottle Chandeliers
Wine bottle can be used as chandeliers. Cut the bottom of the wine bottles and use a lamp kit to convert it into a lamp. Hang the neck of the bottles with the ropes to the roof.
Take balloon and put some glue on it. Drape the yarn over it burst the balloon once the yarn is dried. Different colour yarns can be used. Hang over the porch in style
Lighting up your porch with candles of different colour and shapes combined with some paper work can be interesting. The candles can be covered with bottles whose neck has been cut and also the rear is hollow.
Blackboard On The Porch
A black board can be put up on the porch where by new ideas or thought of the day can be written with different colour chalks. It would be a new welcome note everyday. A small lamp can be hung on it to give it a special feel at night.
Fishes On The Floor
A unique fish aquarium can be made on the porch floor with colourful fishes and water. Some pebbles and leaves also can be added to make it look more natural like a river. A removable glass cover on it is needed so that it would not occupy space. One can walk over it
A Christmas light with the metal egg collecting basket can be a natural chandelier. Some dried twigs coloured with bright hues and some artificial flowers can be put in it to add some vibrancy.
A crochet hammock can be made to hand at the side of the porch for a lazy Sunday afternoon. The hammock can have a glass holder attached to it so that one can sip and swing
Chest Of Drawers Planted With Campanula
Chest of drawers lined over one another in such a way that Campanula can be planted in the soil in it. It would give a rustic old look to the area.