One of the biggest trends in 2023 outdoor living is a focus on front yard design. While backyard living spaces will always be a priority when it comes to usable living space and expanding living spaces, we’ve noticed a trend toward dressing up front yards for visible curb appeal. Just like any other room in the house, a front porch can be decorated.
In many older towns and cities, the original homes all had front porches and smaller backyards. People congregated on front porches, people walked the streets and the porch was what brought people together. Homeowners of these older homes really want to focus on decorating their porches and ensuring their landscape complements the home. Historical homes are usually prohibited from changing columrns and steps on homes, but owners can show their style with their decorating.
Many of today’s new build properties are incorporating front porches in their design. Nothing says, “come over, grab a seat and hang out” like a front porch. Comfortable seating, bright colors and decorative plants and create a space for people to enjoy their neighborhood from a perspective other than the backyard.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to and there are so many websites available offering lots of design ideas to get you started on making yoru front porch your newest “room.” Stick with goods that you could often use indoors and steer clear of cliched signage. Make the space a continuation of your inside design as the best way to spruce up your front porch.
Our porches are an extension of our homes and can serve a variety of purposes depending on our requirements, whether for entertaining guests or providing a quiet retreat. Or both!