The Porches of Our Lives - Home Decorating Tips

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Real Estate Agent with Beautiful Homes Realty DRE Lic. #01449964

Don't you just love a beautiful Porch?

As a real estate agent with a passion for improving the homes I sell, by Staging them, I often find myself looking for new ways to improve, and transform different areas and little corners of the home, into more enjoyable spaces.

As I walk my dog, Tommy, around my neighborhood I often get to see the creative and beautiful ways in which people lovingly dress their front porches.  It just makes you want to stop and smell the roses and take in the beauty of the moment! No, don't I really sit at people's porches, but it sure is tempting! It makes me want to get to know who lives there and learn from their creativity!

A porch's look and feel gives us a glimpse of what awaits us inside the home. How your porch right now? Is it bright and welcoming, or sad and neglected? Are there flowers blooming or is everything dead?  Is there a place that says come sit, relax and refresh your soul?

A porch is also a great place for us to change the mood, as the seasons change, or with each holiday, without having to take too much. With a few potted plants, colorful pillows, which are so readily available at great prices, a whimsical wreath, are easy ways to make wonderful changes and add instant cheer with little effort.

 

Some great things we can use are:

Potted plants - just leave the plant in the original container and put that in a nice decorative pot.

 

 

 

 

 

Pillows / Cushions - Stores like TJ Maxx and Ross have great choices at great prices. Try fun colors like these white and red from www.urbanlivingshop.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Birdhouses  - unique  rustic birdhouses are just charming and the perfect addition to any garden spot

Benches - a simple bench or chair and a bright pillow will make an inviting space

Wreaths - either on the front door or on the wall behind a bench is simple to change for holidays & seasons

Statues - a charming statues is always such a cute way to add whimsy

Flags - my favorite is the American flag. Always keep it clean and looking fresh

Window Boxes - few things are more charming than a window box overflowing with blooming annuals & ivies

Hanging baskets - just be sure they look healthy at all times by keeping them watered

 These are only some of the many things we can do without much effort. Next time I think I'll have fun writing about back patios! 

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ADDIE SCHARFF, Home-Staging REALTOR®
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