3 Design Ideas to Perk Up Your Front Porch For Fall
We are about to undergo a major house renovation here at the classic, yellow, farmhouse. Before we begin the major projects, I decided to complete a D.I.Y makeover on the front porch to perk it up for fall. The porch has not been treated very well for the past few years and I spent some time making a list of repairs and additions it desperately needed. Here are 3 easy design projects you can do to give your porch a fabulous fall makeover. My own Porch Makeover required a lot of research, patience, and water breaks, but was totally worth it. Now that it’s fall we can enjoy our outdoor space, and escape the renovation chaos to within!
Tip #1 : VERTICAL GARDENS
- Display a Vertical Collection
Create a vertical display by grouping colorful potted plants, garden decor, vases, mason jars, shells, driftwood, etc. in a collection. Save money by finding an unused piece of furniture to use as a plant stand or take a trip to the flea-market–it’s almost fall, the best time for a flea-market flip! Look for items like ladders, a rolling cart, hanging baskets, old windows with missing panes, side chairs, or fold-out shelves to display your collection. Anything that creates a layered, multi-dimensional look so that all of your pots and plants are visible and will work perfectly. Add containers, pots, and decor with pops of color that fit with your theme. If you don’t have a covered porch, protect most items from the elements with an outdoor sealer, such as Rust-o-leum or polyurethane.
A Thought from a Clean-Freak : One thing I love about vertical displays is, they get plants off the porch floor and eliminate problems with bugs, cobwebs, dirt, and grime…that stuff is gross, even outside.ust a thought 😉
- GROW VERTICAL
Take your garden to new heights. Planting a vertical garden is the perfect solution for almost any garden problem. Vertical gardens make the most out of a small outdoor space, add privacy if you’re planning an apartment or condo patio, and create a unique focal point for your outdoor design! See the photo links for complete outlines of vertical gardens, project guides and DIY tutorials.