Accessories

Porch accessory options are endless! Here are some ideas that will help give your porch a freshly accessorized look: Candles - in or out of holders, end tables, lamps, wind chimes, bird feeders (keep in mind, bird feeders could get messy). Get creative and hang some roll up shades or curtains to keep out the sun or for when you want some added privacy. Don't forget about your mailbox! Mailboxes are one of the most common porch items that homeowners let go. New mailboxes come in a wide variety of styles, colors, and materials and can cost anywhere form $50 to $100 and more.

Other ways to spruce up your porch include a quick repainting or re-staining. Replacing loose banisters or railings can also give your porch a new and refreshed look. Whatever updates you do for your porch, it will surely help dress it up and give it a refreshed feel. Welcome your family and neighbors in by updating some of your porch accessories and design a few times a year. It'll definitely help create a warm and welcoming feel to your home.

Source: http://www.networx.com/article/dress-up-your-front-porch