Winter is that time of the year when the leaves are gone from the trees, the sky starts turning grey and grass starts turning brown. This change in the color outside also affects the appearance of our homes. Though we cannot do anything to change the weather and colors of nature, there are things you can do to your front porch or walkway to ensure that your home looks bright and inviting.

Decorate the Front Door

The front door is not just the entryway of the home, but it is also the focal point of the front side of your house. The first thing you can do to start brightening up your home is to decorate the front door. If you don’t want to paint the door during the winter, placing a lovely wreath on it will work as a great centerpiece that will beautify the house and make it look more inviting. You can prepare your own wreath using dried flowers that are readily available in local craft supply stores in a massive variety of colors. Choose the ones that match your personality and home décor and add some ribbons to bring the whole thing together.

Decorate with Evergreen Plants

You don’t need to wait till spring to get plants and flowers for your porch. If you have any empty flower pots or planters with you, fill them up with pine cones and evergreen boughs to get the perfect wintery floral look for your porch. You can line the railings with these plants or bracket your front door. You can even accent the plants with the dried flowers you may have left behind from the wreath project.

Add Unique Antique Furniture

If there is some space on your porch, adding some ‘well-weathered’ antique furniture brought from the flea market or antique store can give a beautiful rustic look to the porch. The distressed look of old metal and wood will boost the look and make the entire home look warmer and more inviting. Even if the chairs are not good enough for sitting, don’t fret and think of the furniture as decoration. Such items will be available for cheap, and you don’t need to spend any money to fix them either. You can even pick up some vintage skis, sleds, and skates and use them as decoration pieces on the front porch.

Don’t allow winter to rob the beauty of your home. Spruce up the home exteriors using these simple décor ideas for your front porch and walkway.

If you want to take it to the next step, get in touch with Ken Shadle Aluminum Products to update and refresh your doors and windows as well, which is another excellent way to brighten up your home’s exteriors.