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While many people love to retreat to the backyard for a relaxing night, the front porch is the perfect place to start the day. Whether that involves reading a book, sipping on coffee or simply enjoying the great outdoors for all its worth, there are plenty of ways to soak up the joy this exterior space can bring.

You may be excited to spend your free time on the front porch, but when was the last time you showed it a little TLC? Sure, you don’t have as much area to work with as you would an interior room in your home, but there are still plenty of small adjustments you can make and little details you can bring to life. A modern-style front porch is a great choice for a revamp, offering a chic refresh to your space and adding curb appeal to your home.

Here are a few tips and tricks to give your front porch a modern look:

1. Paint the door (and shutters)
When it comes to home design and decor, sometimes the smallest changes have the biggest impact. This statement holds especially true to the front door — something as simple as painting it a new color can draw attention to your home like never before. If you’re going for a bold chic look, a dark hue like black, navy or charcoal can turn heads as they walk past your home. Don’t forget to match the shutters to the door, of course.

 

A bold front door can make a major difference on the front porch.A bold front door can make a major difference on the front porch.

2. Update the house numbers
Another small but meaningful change you can make is updating your house numbers. A sleeker modern font can add a mid-century vibe to the outside of your home. Silver and black are two options that can help you achieve a chic look without going overboard.

3. Add additional sleek details
Make sure to match the additional details on your front porch with the color you choose for your house numbers. The light fixtures, as well as the doorbell and door knocker, should match for a seamless look.

At this time, you can also bring in the accessories that will fill the space Match accents with flower pots, candles, lanterns and any other small details that will bring your front porch living space together.

4. Pay attention to seating
If there’s enough room for a porch swing or other type of seating arrangement, make sure to take advantage of the opportunity. Rod iron outdoor furniture is sleek, long lasting and works so well in a modern theme — just don’t forget the cushions. A neutral option will complement the black accents effortlessly here.

 

Create a space for guests to gather.Create a space for guests to gather.

5. Add a new welcome mat
No front porch is complete without a welcome mat. Choose something basic in a bold color that matches the theme, or go with a traditional phrase that your guests and family members will adore.

6. Call Decorating Den Interiors for assistance
Fall will be here before you know it. Now’s the perfect time to say goodbye to summer decor and upgrade to a more modern approach. Before you take on the project yourself, why not let an experienced professional take the reins and help you curate the front porch of your dreams?

A personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors can provide the skills and expertise you need to succeed in a front porch revamp. He or she will come to your home for a free consultation to discuss your ideas, wants and needs for your exterior living space. From there, your design consultant will develop a blueprint to your new and improved front porch so you can properly execute your vision with ease.

No matter how you plan to approach the chic look, assistance from a professional can make a major difference in the final result. So what are you waiting for? Contact a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors today to get started working on your ideal front porch.