A thoughtful, well-maintained front porch welcomes family and friends like a warm smile. By adding a little seasonal upgrade, you can give your curb appeal a boost this fall. Start with these inspiring ideas from the pros at Cormack Construction.

1. Add a pop of color to your front door.

There’s no better place to welcome the fall season than your own front door. A simple fresh coat of paint can do wonders. Whether it’s a bold red, cheerful orange, deep violet or a neutral brown, a newly painted door can give your entryway that autumnal vibe.

Enhance porch with soft lighting

2. Accent with soft lighting.

Shorter days make the perfect opportunity to upgrade your porch lighting to enhance the nighttime curb appeal. Consider adding wall sconces or twinkling string lights along railings or ceilings to bring a touch of warmth. Use floor lanterns of various sizes, to bring a dreamy glow to entry stairs. Add a solar-powered floodlight in your yard to highlight your entryway.

3. Update planters with seasonal flowers.

Fall-colored flowers are the perfect addition to a front porch. You can also get creative by using different planters such as galvanized tubs or wooden pallets. Use a mix of containers to set off the rainbow of blooms, and then mix in some pumpkins for a seasonal anchor.

4. Swap out warm summer colors for fresh autumn shades.

Replace cheerful summery pieces for neutrals, traditional autumn colors, or try an unexpected color scheme such as deep purples, rich golds and vibrant magentas.

Replace summer colors with fall tones

5. Add accessories for the finishing touch.

Drape a soft throw blanket and patterned throw pillows on a wooden chair or bench to give your porch a cozy and inviting feeling. Mini gourds on ledges put a seasonal spin on traditional window boxes. Hang a new wreath and replace your welcome mat with an autumnal style to make your entrance fresh and functional.

Home Remodeling and Construction in NH's White Mountains and Lakes Region, and Western Maine

For over 40 years, Cormack Construction has served the home remodeling and construction needs of homeowners in New Hampshire’s White Mountains and Lakes Region, and Western Maine. Need help with a project? Contact us for a complimentary consultation.

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