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Front Porch Decor – 7 Ways to Add Character to Your Home

Front Porch Decor

Give your porch a style makeover

When it comes to home ownership, people are always searching for new and creative (read: affordable) ways to boost their home’s curb appeal. After all, who doesn’t want to have the best looking house on the block? Sometimes, it can feel like an unspoken “beauty war” between neighbors to outdo each other — like something out of an old Chevy Chase Family Vacation movie.

If this sounds like you, rest assured that we’ve got some front porch décor hacks to step up your curb appeal game. Remember: when it comes to adding character to the outside of your home, little things can go a long way.

Freshen up an old paint job on your front door

Let’s start with the first thing people will see when they look at your porch: your front door! If you have an old, dull front door, slapping on some fresh paint can instantly up its allure. Not only is it easy to paint your front door, but it’s affordable, too. So, swing for the fences by adding some much needed vibrancy (rich reds, happy yellows and cool blues) to your home’s exterior.

Decorate your front porch

Front porch décor (and exterior home décor for that matter) doesn’t have to be relegated to Halloween and Christmas. Whether it’s creating a cozy seating area for yourself and guests to gaze at the neighborhood happenings over morning coffee, or a creative sandwich board sign that offers a lively quote or inspirational saying, there are tons of options. You may even consider a little shelf garnished with knick-knacks, hanging lanterns, exterior wall décor and more. Find what you like and you’ll be sure to turn the heads of passers-by.

Add a wreath to your front door

Wreaths are a wonderful way to warm up a front porch in need of a little welcome boost. Build your own, infusing it with your personal flair and style, or pick up a wreath at your local arts and craft store. Whichever you choose, a seasonal wreath can act as a second “welcome home” mat for yourself and your guests, and adds character to your home exterior.

 

Feature flowers on your front porch

Landscaping doesn’t have to begin and end with your yard’s flower beds. Extend the flora to your porch with an assortment of gorgeous potted and hanging flowers. Don’t just limit yourself to traditional pots, get creative with using pitchers, old coffee cans, crates, old even old chairs to serve as bases for your flowers, sprinkling them throughout your porch. They’ll bring new life to your porch décor. Literally.

Spanish Style Front Door with Speakeasy

House number makeover

There’s a good chance that your house numbers haven’t been updated, like, ever. There’s no time like the present to update your house numbers — and get creative with them. Mix and match number styles or represent them in a unique way via planter box, porch post, etc. Giving your house numbers a makeover is a cheap, easy fix that can go a long way.

Add a porch swing

Can you think of a better way to occupy your porch space? A porch swing is the perfect way to add an attractive-yet-practical item to your home’s exterior. A porch swing may be on the higher end of a porch renovation budget, but you’ll love the finished product as you happily swing the days away.

Whether you follow through on just one of these porch facelift ideas or a combination of a few décor options, your curb appeal is sure to be on the rise. Looking for more inspiration to leave your neighbors drooling? Check out our 8 Great Front Door Décor Ideas post!

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Rustica Lock Measuring Guide

Measuring Distance

This is the measurement from the top of your door to where you'd like the lock handle. This measurement allows you the flexibility to place the locking mechanism where it will not interfere with any existing handles or fixtures pre-mounted to the door. You'll need at least 2-1/8" clearance below. See Picture

Hole Placement

Introducing an easy solution to little ones slamming your barn door! Our new Closure soft-stop system slows you door down before it makes contact with the track stop. This ensures a smooth stop every time. The Closure system has been specially designed to be universal with all Rustica Hardware flat track systems, no matter the length of track this product will work with your flat track system. Product comes with (2) Closure mechanisms (one for each side of the track system) to protect your system whether it’s being opened or closed.

Placement is measured from bottom of the door to the door bore hole.

Placement is measured from bottom of the door to the door bore hole.

Standard is 5'-1/2" above door knob boring.

Our designer corbels are sold in pairs. Each pair of mantel corbels is made of solid alder wood and designed for use with our floating mantel shelves. Corbels are easy to install and add a substantial design feature to your mantel space. Corbels will come finished to match the color and texture of your selected mantel.

All of our solid wood doors are made from the finest grade knotty alder or poplar. The species of wood that a door is made from is based on the finish that is selected for that door. Knotty Alder is more rustic and full of knots that are prevalent in the finished look. Poplar is a cleaner wood in that it has less knots for a more seamless look.

Please use the below guide if you're interested knowing what species of wood your door will be made from and the type of look you should be expecting:

This is the width, height and thickness of the door itself. If you are replacing a slab (door without the jamb), fill in the exact measurements of the existing slab.

To measure rough opening height, measure the distance from the stud above the door opening to the floorboard at the bottom of the door opening.

To measure rough opening width, measure the distance from the stud on one side of the door opening to the stud on the opposite side of the opening.

Measure the existing slab, that you're wanting to replace, from the top of the door to the top of each hinge. You will format your entry in this format: Hinge 1- 10" from top of door. Hinge 2- 22.

We Recommend:

3-1/2" hinges for 1-3/8" doors, 4" hinges for 1-3/4" doors and 4-1/2" hinges for 2-1/4" doors.

Select which side of the door you'd like your pull/handle to be located when facing the front side of the door (the side of the opening in which you can see your track/rolling system). The back side handle will be placed on the same side of the door as your front side handle.

NOTE: The current lead time for Brushed Steel and Brushed Stainless Steel on the Box system type is 7 weeks.

Hinge Placement Instruction

To identify hinge positions, measure from the TOP of the door to the top of each hinge.

Door Accessories

Spice Rack

The spice rack is great for holding an assortment of items.

Stories Told Bookshelf

Four shelfs total, our biggest bookshelf.

Steam Engine Bookshelf

Two shelfs, with a beautiful design.

Coat Hanger

The perfect coat hanger for any office or home entry.

Modern Industrial Floating Shelf Dark

Achieve the popular look of clean modern shelving with a touch of industrial flare with adding our Mountain Modern Floating Shelves to your barn door! This product includes two matching shelves. Each are made of solid knotty alder wood, with a craftsman finish. The shelves are accented steel brackets that add character and life to these beautiful art pieces. Each shelf is hand touched by an an American Craftsman to ensure quality and an artists aesthetic.

Modern Industrial Floating Shelf Clear

Achieve the popular look of clean modern shelving with a touch of industrial flare with adding our Mountain Modern Floating Shelves to your barn door! This product includes two matching shelves. Each are made of solid knotty alder wood, with a craftsman finish. The shelves are accented steel brackets that add character and life to these beautiful art pieces. Each shelf is hand touched by an an American Craftsman to ensure quality and an artists aesthetic.

Modern Industrial Floating Shelf Grey

Achieve the popular look of clean modern shelving with a touch of industrial flare with adding our Mountain Modern Floating Shelves to your barn door! This product includes two matching shelves. Each are made of solid knotty alder wood, with a craftsman finish. The shelves are accented steel brackets that add character and life to these beautiful art pieces. Each shelf is hand touched by an an American Craftsman to ensure quality and an artists aesthetic.

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