25 Jul TIPS: Front Door And Porch Decoration Using Artificial Plants And Flowers
As the old adage goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression. It’s definitely true when you meet someone new, but it’s especially true when someone comes to your house and sees it for the first time.
We all want our homes to be places that people enjoy coming, and nothing says “welcome” like an enticing front porch or front door. There are lots of ways to spruce up your front door area and make a great first impression on neighbors and guests.
Here are my favorite five simple ideas that will make your house a place people can’t wait to enter.
Tip #1 – Use vintage items to hold flower arrangements.
Gather up some vintage beverage carts or toys like tricycles to hold several flower arrangements. Place the cart or toy next to a rocking chair or porch swing to give your porch an old-time feel.
Add a faux flower arrangement in a vintage bucket or basket to your front door to complete the look. If you have windows that could use some “shutter treatment”, check out our Vintage Window Shutter Shelving Wall.
Looking for some vintage shelving to hold a few arrangements on your front porch? Check out our Vintage Window Shutter Shelving Wall.
Just add a fiew tasteful “nick-nacks” to tie the rustic theme together.
If you prefer a vintage planter, check out our Faux Hoya Plant in Vintage Hanging Metal Planter. Hang it on your porch or set it on a table next to a swing to give your porch an old-timey feel.
Just remember not to overdo it. The goal is to add one or two items that give the impression of a well executed decorating plan. What you don’t want is for your front porch to look like a flea market or junkyard.
Tip #2 – Create a whimsical look with rain boots and umbrellas.
If you want to send that cute, outdoor vibe to your visitors, consider using colorful rain boots to hold artificial flower arrangements and line them up near your front door.
Complete the rainy day look by hanging a closed umbrella filled with fake flowers on your front door. Our individual white tulips would look great peeking out of the close umbrella.
For a cute outdoor theme, close an umbrella and hang it from your front door. Then, slide our single stem tulips into the closed bottom so they stick out the top.
You want them to think “how cute”, not “why are they leaving their shoes/umbrella on the front porch?”
Tip #3 – Go traditional with a set of urns.
If you’re trying to create a more elegant look, you can’t go wrong with a traditional set of urns on either side of your front door.
Fill them with colorful artificial arrangements or choose topiaries to flank the door.
Brighten up the entrance to your home with two of our Bougainvillea Urns. They’re UV resistant and perfect for creating a warm welcome.
If you don’t enough space for a container that sits on the ground, consider using an arrangement that can sit on or hang from your porch railing.
That way, it brightens up the space, but doesn’t crowd the entryway.
Tip #4 – Work with a color scheme.
Just as your house paint has a color scheme, you want your porch or patio decorations to have a cohesive color scheme, as well. Think of your front door decorations as complimentary colors to your house paint colors. If your house is gray and white, maybe accent those muted colors with a pop of yellow.
If so, consider adding an outdoor planter like our 18.5″ Yellow Geranium with Metal Planter. If yellow isn’t your color, the same planter comes in pink.
A splash of color can help add some “pop” to your muted house paint colors.
Choose one color or a couple of colors to highlight in your entry area. Several arrangements in a single color create a striking display. Place the arrangements around your front door area and add an arrangement or wreath in the same color to your front door. If you prefer more than one color, choose two or three and do the same.
Tip #5 – Use plants as an accent to your table set.
If your porch is large enough to have chairs and a table on it, use faux plants as accents on the table or in containers next to the seating options. Feel free to stick with just green plants or to include arrangements with plenty of color. It’s up to you!
Sometimes, the pop of color you need is green. Add some class to your front porch display with our UV-resistant Eucalyptus in Sand Colored Bowl.
Using faux plants to decorate the entry area to your home creates a hassle-free, long-lasting display that can easily be changed from season to season. Keep in mind that if your front door gets a lot of sun, you’ll want to choose UV-resistant options to keep your artificial arrangements looking great for a long time. For more tips on keeping your outdoor faux plants looking great, check out our blog post on caring for your plants in the hot summer months.
And don’t forget that you can use artificial plants in landscaping beyond your front porch. They make a great addition to yard landscaping and other outdoor living spaces.
Do you have a fun front-door decorating scheme? We’d love to see it, so share a link in your comment.
And, as always, don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.