Tips for Refreshing Your Front Porch

A great first impression goes a long way, especially when it comes to your home! To set the stage for your home, Emily Higgins offers tips to improve curb appeal by refreshing your front porch.

Refreshing your Front Porch and Yard

Colorado homeowners can quickly (and easily!) freshen up their front porch with just a few simple changes. Welcome your guests with an inviting front porch space that will easily uplift the style of your home. Whether you recently purchased a fixer-upper, are preparing to sell your home, or simply want to take your home from good to great, use these methods to freshen up your front yard and porch area.

Keep It Clipped

Nothing will take away from your home’s curb appeal more than a front yard area that isn’t well maintained. Make sure to keep your lawn clipped by mowing on a regular basis. Don’t forget to edge the areas along the driveway and walkway in order to keep your front yard space looking nice. Use a blower to clear away any grass clippings that may have landed on walkways for a tidy finish.

Lawn care and yardwork require regular work and commitment. If you find yourself getting behind on mowing, consider hiring a lawn care service that will do the work for you so that your front yard looks top notch all of the time.

Use The Stairs

If your front porch has even just a few steps leading up to it, consider using the stairs as part of the overall decoration space. Placing potted plants on either side of the stairs will help create a dedicated walkway as well as welcome guests to your home.

Maximize your stairway space by adding potted or hanging plants. The stair handrail is a great place to place an herb garden or other small plants.

Change The Lighting

Adding lights is a simple way to make your front porch more inviting, especially at night. Replace old fixtures and upgrade to solar options with energy efficient light bulbs.

Consider adding lighting in key places, like along the walkway or porch railings. Solar pathway lights are easy to install, simply stick them into the lawn, and boost visibility and safety. Look for posts with solar caps that automatically turn on at dusk.

Add Pops of Color

Add instant interest to your front porch with a pop of color! Consider painting your front door in a bright color like red, yellow, or blue. Take a chance and try out a color that will accent your house’s primary exterior color. For a more temporary option, try painting your porch furniture instead or add bright pillows and accessories.

You can also add color to your landscaping. Spruce up the front of your home with a variety of colorful blooms and pots. Bright colors can make your home more memorable for prospective buyers, not to mention many compliments from neighbors.

Test out these tips to freshen up your front porch in Colorado! Add instant curb appeal to visitors and prospective buyers by changing the lighting, using the stairway, and adding pops of color with new paint and accessories. Keep the lawn clipped and yard maintained in order to bring the most resale value to your home.


Emily Higgins is a writer and homeowner inspired by retro pinup–she is constantly working on revamping her fixer-upper to have a more chic vintage style. When she’s not working on remodeling, she can be found tending to her organic garden and cooking for family and friends.