Guest Picks: Revamping the Exterior Entry
Some people have their mailboxes attached to their houses or a slit right in their doors. Mine is on a post at the end of the driveway, and this box would be a beautiful replacement.
Anytime I see a photo of what I consider to be an amazing house shot at night, they all have great lighting. These lights would add a friendly glow to your walkway, and keep things safe too!
My house was built in 1992, so you can probably guess what my house numbers look like: shiny, brass and script-y. A modern house number like this would bring my home into this decade.
In our last home, my husband and I changed our front door and it felt as though we bought a new house. It updated the whole facade! I love this one with a row of windows and warm-toned wood. (Although a moody paint color is always nice too.)
Obsession level: madness.
Sometimes it's the little things. When is the last time you looked at your doorbell? I just noticed mine, and the button is yellowing and dingy, and the plate — well, I'm not sure what color it's supposed to be. Not rust. This is such a simple, cheap switch!
How simple and eye-catching is this steel planter with a house number on it? I think it says, "cool people live in here."
Here's something a little rough and a lot pretty to wipe your feet on before entering.
I've never had a door knocker, but if I did, this woodpecker would be it!
My mom always — always — had wind chimes on her porch. And my grandmother did too. Now, they sound like summer to me.
I can see these modern planters filled with greenery right next to my front door.
If you have a front porch, a hanging chair is a fun alternative to a swing.
I love this fixture! And you can hang it with the bulb facing up or down.
I am generally not a wreath person, but these boxwood wreaths feel fresh and summery and perfect for a front door.
An outdoor rug, like this striped-effect one, can define a seating area on the front porch and create a great outdoor space.
These outdoor rocking chairs are classic and classy.
A few outdoor pillows on your front porch seating add color and comfort. While I generally don’t use a lot of red tones inside my home, I love them on the exterior.
This is just summer in a pillow.
I've seen these baskets filled with flowers hanging from porch columns or even on either side of a garage. This one comes in a variety of colors and is really budget friendly!
To finish off the look, add a couple of outdoor lanterns on the steps leading up to your front door, or scatter some on the front porch for the perfect touch.Next: Porch Life: 11 Inspirational Small Porches