Nine DIY Ideas For Your Porch
August 29, 2022

A porch is a place where we gather, relax, and bond. It’s the external extension of your home and the first place visitors see when they come around. So, it should be welcoming, relaxing, and comfortable.

We have gathered these DIY ideas to help you improve the aesthetics and functionality of your porch. At the end of this read, you’ll know how to turn your porch into a magnet for the family:

A house doormat

You need a plain doormat for this hack. Get some paint, brushes, and a pair of scissors. And you’ll have to cut the plain mat into the shape of a house. Just a few snips here and there, and you’ll achieve the pattern.

Use the paint to bring out the home’s features, like the roof and windows.

A porch swing

An old but gold way to improve your porch is installing a porch swing. And you can either build it yourself with suitable YouTube videos and Pinterest links. At the end of the day, you and your family will have a fantastic spot to unwind and bond.

Porch pillows

You can use beautiful and vibrant porch pillows to bring your porch seating to life. And you can achieve your desired pop of color yourself by dyeing plain pillows or buying a particular fabric.

Monogram letter planter box

This is a clever porch hack for improving the aesthetics of your entrance. You can use wood to build a Monogram letter-shaped box, it can be as small or big as you want, just make sure it can fit a couple of plants or flowers. Once you have made your box fill it with soil and plant your seeds. Once your plants have grown, or flowers have bloomed it will be a unique and refreshing addition to your porch.

An outdoor bar cart

If you love your neighbors, you can create an outdoor bar cart to greet them with beverages now and then. For this hack, you can build your own cart and attach it to some cute vintage, or unique wheels. Maybe decorate the cart’s surface with a table cloth or a picnic cloth. Get a pitcher of lemonade and you’re good to go.

This is an excellent idea that is more suitable for larger porches.

A screened-in porch

Use a screened-in porch to give your front yard an uncommon facelift. It offers protection from insects and allows you to control the amount of sunlight that penetrates the area.

An outdoor side table

Similar to the outdoor bar cart, outdoor side tables are handy for serving drinks and refreshments, holding gadgets and personal items, and even tools while working in the garden.

And you can make or repurpose one seamlessly. If you’re looking to create it from scratch, you only need some 2x4s and the right tools and supplies.

A raised planter box

A planter box is an excellent decorative hack for any porch, and you can modify its appearance by elevating the structure. Put it on a shelf or wooden rack and spruce it up by painting and staining it to match your porch décor.

A spray-painted and stenciled outdoor rug

You can also add an outdoor rug to your porch to make it more welcoming. Choose a color that complements your porch décor and spray-paint and stencil it with an appropriate color. You can use an old rug or purchase a new one for this hack.