Sometimes having to paint and remodel parts of your home are just not in the budget. But this doesn’t mean you can’t have the style you want. Creating a nice warm and welcoming porch is the perfect place to start. It’s the first thing you see after being out all day at work and also makes your guests feel welcome. So how do you add Farmhouse Charm to your Porch with out breaking the bank?
5 Ways on How to add Farmhouse Charm to your Porch
1. Embrace what you have.
The outside of our house is in desperate need of a fresh coat of paint and not the ideal colour that we would like it to be. So until that job can be accomplished we have decided to work with what we have. A simple scrub and clean with some sugar soap can make the world of difference.
2. Shop your own Home, Garage Sales, On the Side of the Road and Thrift Shops.
99% of all of the goodies that we have on our front porch has been found by perusing our own home, garage sales, seeing things on the side of the road at Council pick up time or at our local thrift store. Look for old boxes that can be made into planters, chairs that may need a coat of paint and distressed. Old bed frames are also great to add some farmhouse charm. A fun way to make a garden bench is from old dining room chairs. You can see how I made ours here.
3. Use Salvaged Wood to make Farmhouse Style Signs.
Take a visit to your local salvage yard for bits of old lumber to make fun signs to add to your porch. Pallets are perfect to make these style of signs. You can find how I made some for our porch here.
4. Add some Potted Colour.
Who’s with me that fresh flowers just add a beautiful touch both inside your home and outside? The fun of adding potted colour is you can change out the colours pending on the seasons or if you want to add a splash of colour to your decor. We tend to stick to whites and creams to get that nice crisp farmhouse feel and always visit our local nursery when they are having a sale on potted colour.
5. Use Soft Furnishings.
Adding some farmhouse style cushions to your chairs or bench always adds a nice welcoming warm touch. There are also loads of nice out door rugs available too that can lift your porch or in our case hide the chipping paint 😉 We are yet to find the right one for our porch because it’s only a tiny porch and most of the rugs that we have found are too big! Adding a ticking table runner to a side table can add a nice touch also.
So there you have 5 easy ways on how to add some Farmhouse Charm to your porch which is guaranteed to not break the bank.
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