Posts Tagged ‘outdoor decorating’

Styling a Patriotic Front Porch

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Make a patriotic statement on your front porch or stoop and celebrate Memorial Day, Independence Day or the US of A all year long using just a few simple home accents. Take a look below.

Patriotic Front Step

  • Depending on how much work you feel like putting into the patriotic look, you could paint your front door red for a pop of color perfect for Americana celebrations. However, you can still achieve a charming red, white and blue scheme without such a drastic step.
  • Geraniums make perfect flowers for a front step. Their lush blooms and leaves fill out the space, and their beautiful red color is just perfect. Put them in terracotta pots, ceramic planters or an American flag styled planter for more detail.
  • The doormat is a functional decorative; keeping dirt and mud outdoors while adding beauty to your porch. This one welcomes guests and ties in the USA theme with American flags and geraniums.
  • For the door and to make your front stoop really pop, place a floral wreath that complements the patriotic look while providing a natural home accent to the outside of your home.
  • To complete the stylish patriotic look, add a flag either to the side of your home or with a flagpole in the ground. Read up on proper flag etiquette, and let it fly all summer long!

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Favorite Fall Front Doors

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

We love a good first impression, and one of the best ways to ensure you make one on your guests or passerby this fall is by decorating your front door, porch or stoop. Whether you are an elaborate decorator or a minimalist, we hope you will be inspired by some of our favorite autumn looks.

One-Sided

This Spanish-inspired home already emanates the warmth found in autumn decor, so the simple one-sided styling adds seasonal flair without overdoing it. The flower basket filled with blooms and leaves on the door draws attention to the  fall charm of the pumpkins and plotted flowers as well as to the rest of the stoop.

Spanish Revival Restoration
Photo by Cynthia Bennett & AssociatesSearch Mediterranean entryway design ideas

Traditional Farmhouse

Even if you don’t reside here in a traditional farmhouse, you can still get the look by filling the space from the end of your walkway all the way to your door with greenery and seasonal blooms. Corn stalks and a natural wreath make your doorway blend in with its surroundings, and you can forget about picking up leaves – keep them around your mums and bushes to create a comfortably casual outdoor display.

Autumn Decor & New England Road Trip
Photo by Rikki SnyderMore farmhouse entryway ideas

Complementing Frame

This look is simple to throw together if you have a few pumpkins and potted flower arrangements. A complementary look – as opposed to a matching display – creates more visual interest and can be achieved by using oranges, reds and even white. Don’t forget the wreath!

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Photo by Case Design/Remodeling, Inc.Search traditional entryway pictures

Out of the Ordinary

Pumpkins and corn cobs provide the color at this front door, while branches, twigs, feathers and leaves offer whimsy and one of the most creative looks we have seen. The asymmetric framing draws us in to admire every part of this arrangement, and the subtle colors (apart from the pumpkins) make a display that is noticeable but not gaudy.

Houzz TV: Take a Leaf-Peeping Road Trip in New England
Photo by Rikki SnyderBrowse traditional entryway photos

Green with Envy

While rich, warm colors take center stage during the autumn season, that doesn’t mean greens and pinks and blues can’t make an appealing statement. These corn stalks are still in their lush green state, which gives a fresh look to the rest of the porch. The pink in the wreath complements the orange pumpkin and golden yellow mums, which work well with the greenery surrounding them. Neutral toned bows and flower pots work well to bring the whole look together and make it easy on the eyes.

Fall Decor
Photo by The Yellow Cape CodLook for traditional porch design inspiration

Fall Flourish

This exaggerated display is warm and welcoming because of its use of pumpkins throughout each arrangement, and the use of lights, a wreath and garland, whimsical characters, as well as wall art and accents. The hay bails add a natural touch, and it all looks neatly placed to welcome the harvest season and fall guests.

Thanksgiving & Fall
Photo by At HomeMore traditional home design ideas

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Weekly Spotlight: Summer Mailbox Covers & Garden Flags

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Patriotic Pillows Decorative House FlagThis week brought August with it, and we hope you are still finding new and charming ways to decorate your home and yards with summer decor. For this week’s spotlight, we are featuring five new outdoor flags and accents that are perfect for summer, and enhance the decorative appeal of your lawn, gardens and mailbox.

Patriotic Pillow Garden FlagPatriotic pillows are always a must-have in our book, and the following three outdoor home accents bring the charm of red, white and blue accent pillows to the great outdoors.

Depicting a white Adirondack chair surrounded by gorgeous blooms and flower pots, artist Susan Winget designed the scenery on each of these flags, one for a front porch or the side of your home and the other for your garden or front lawn. Fit to a flag pole or garden stake and add instant charm to your yard or complement your flourishing plants in the ground below.

Patriotic Pillows Mailbox CoverCoordinating with these flags is a made in the USA mailbox cover for adding a little whimsy to the end of your driveway or front stoop.

Two more of our newest mailbox covers include Geraniums by the Dozen and American Pride. Made in the USA, these outdoor accents are durable and weather-proofed (as are all our mailbox wraps) so their color and charm will last season after season.

American Pride Mailbox CoverGeraniums by The Dozen Mailbox Cover

What are the simple home accents you use outdoors to spruce up the look of your gardens and lawn? Share them with us below or on Facebook and Twitter.

Happy decorating!

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