These first-time homeowners boosted their home's curb appeal by shifting their front porch from easy-to-overlook to must-see. By bringing inside style outside, they prepared a pretty porch perfect for warm-weather get-togethers.
Go bold with fabric. Two-tone striped awning fabric hangs in panels from grommets, adding style to the outside space. The grommets force the heavy fabric into vertical folds and create movable "walls" for privacy and shade.
Create a look-at-me door with oversize zinc house numbers bold enough to be seen from the street. Window film featuring bold circles adds privacy to the door and obscures a direct view into the living and dining rooms. A coat of spunky citrus-green paint freshens the entry.
A narrow desk on casters rests against one wall and is used as a sideboard on most days. Painted citrus green, this desk adds personality and functionality to the porch. Roll it in front of the bench and it offers fine dining for two. Pull up the chairs and stools spread around the porch, and it's party time.
Sections of tree trunk serve as handy side tables or stools and add a rustic touch to the outside room. Four swivel casters on the bottom of each log make them easy to move. Add cushions for seating comfort.