In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.
Sandra, from the Sawdust Girl blog, shares her simple front porch decorating ideas. See how painting her front door in a lively red transformed the look of her front porch. She added some potted plants and a couple of DIY benches, too, to boost her home’s curb appeal to a whole new level.
I’ve read that a red front door bids guests and travelers “Welcome” in almost every culture. I love that!
Plus, I wanted a red door because I thought it would contrast well with the white trim and stone on the front of my house.
We’ve lived in our home for two years, and while I’ve done a LOT of work on the inside, I’ve completely ignored the front porch. That’s funny because the front porch is the first thing people see when they come to visit.
Getting the invitation to participate in the Home Depot Front Door Design Challenge lit a fire under me to take a real hard look at my front porch.
It’s not terrible, but it’s pretty blah –which is sad because it’s a huge covered porch and has some real potential.
The first thing to tackle was painting the front door. Nothing is that simple though.