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  1. Hey Amanda, You have shared some Great ideas!
    I was looking for some exterior decoration ideas and then I found your website which is full of amazing ideas.. You make some good points about front porch decoration that I never thought about.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Great ideas!
    A front entry is a great place for a small garden. This trough full of herbs and flowers greet guests with color and wonderful smell.

  3. My husband and I just moved into a home with a beautiful porch! I appreciate your advice that we should add a lot of color to the front area. I’d love for our home to feel inviting and warm!

  4. Amanda, thank you so much for sharing! I love seeing everyone’s unique entries- so so fun! xoxo

  5. I bet it isn’t too late to plant, fall can actually be a great time to get stuff established before the next hot summer. I would also encourage you to visit the LBJ Wildflower Center for some native inspiration. Better to attract butterflies and birds to your yard.

    1. Ooh, I should definitely do that! Great tip, thanks, Sara!

  6. OH Wow they are all so pretty, paint yourself a smile door color is the color I plan to paint my new door to my home. they all have special something.

    1. It’s such a great color!!!

  7. These are great ideas, thanks for the inspiration! I’m the last person you should listen to for plant advice, but I know your porch will turn out great!

    1. Haha, thanks Meredith!

  8. Love all these small porch ideas! Thanks for featuring mine!

    1. So many good ideas, right?!

  9. I’ve currently just done a big renovation on my first home. The only rooms we haven’t touched are the two bedrooms and my office.

    We’re currently working on the front of the house, because much more people see the outside every day than the inside. We can currently only get one car on the drive too, so we’re trying to expand it, as well as make it look lovely.

    I love that all of these have some sort of foliage by the front door or on the porch. Always brightens the front up!

    1. So gorgeous, right?! Good luck with your curb appeal projects!

  10. Such great inspiration!! Thanks so much for including our front porch 🙂 🙂

    1. Thanks, Dana – LOVE your porch!

  11. Ferns love the shade. But, don’t be afraid to get some nicer fake plants, so you don’t have to worry about maintenance and watering, and you can reuse them year by year. It would save you a lot of money in the long run, and would look nice all the time. I finally did this this year because I kept forgetting to water the plants (we don’t use our real front door – we have one off the kitchen and driveway that we use all the time instead).

    Also, another quick update (and you may have already done this) is to replace/paint your light fixtures, get new house numbers, paint out your mailbox, and give your door a nice fresh coat of paint.

    In terms of the garden, make sure all borders are rounded and not squared. Choose an actual border so that you can prevent grass from growing into your beds. Choose low-maintenance plants and some hardier plants too, that will show some green during the Winter months. Also, and I cannot recommend this more – consider crushed stone instead of mulch. We did this last year in the beds immediately around the house and I’ve weeded once for about 20 minutes in the last year. It looks so much better, doesn’t need yearly replacing like mulch does, and adds in a brighter color to your garden. Depending on where you are located, too, it may end up being the same price as mulch if you order from a landscaping company. There was $1 difference between the crushed stone and the mulch, so for us, it was a no brainer.