Everyone loves their back porch or patio. It’s the home of summertime cookouts and lazy afternoons in the sun. But what about your front porch?
The front porch is the first impression that guests receive of your home, yet so many of us don’t do anything special to the gateway to our home. Oh, we might throw a wreath or other decoration on the door or some front porch wall decor and maybe put a chair or two on the porch if it’s big enough, but the front porch is often overlooked as a space to decorate.
That’s why we’ve put together this guide to choosing the best faux plants for your porch. Try out some of these suggestions, and visitors to your home will feel welcomed from the moment they arrive.
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Compliment the front door
The front door is the focal point of the front porch. Whether your porch is large or small, the attention should center on the entrance to your abode.
Pro Tip: If you have a smaller porch, you might be wondering about decorating ideas on a budget. Check out this article for some great tips!
Choose porch plants that bring your front door to life by coordinating the color and size of the plants to frame the door. Choose plants from a similar color palette as your front door to create a cohesive look or go bold and choose a contrasting (but not clashing) color for your flowers.
If you have an ornate front door, keep your front door plants simple to keep the attention on the door. Choose smaller plants set on a table or bench near the front door or stick with simple, elegant topiaries or grasses.
Take size into account
Front porches vary greatly in size from house to house. Before choosing front porch flowers, take into consideration the size of your porch. If your front porch is small, you might want to stay away from large planters that could impede the pathway to your front door. Instead, group a set of smaller front porch flowers together on a small table or cart near your front door.
Smaller plants, however, could get lost in the roominess of a large, plantation-style front porch. Creating larger arrangements of outdoor artificial flowers with large blooms will fill the space and create an inviting atmosphere to encourage visitors to sit and visit for a bit.
Interested in modern front porch decor? Consider faux hanging plants! Choose hanging plants that spill over the sides of the basket to draw attention to them and to make them look more realistic. Brightly colored artificial flowers in a hanging basket will add charm and comfort to your front porch. Hang multiple plants to create a cohesive look that runs the length of the porch.
This Phalaenopsis Orchid Planter would be perfect for your front porch!
Choose your favorites
Decorating your front porch is a matter of personal taste and style. With outdoor artificial plants, you can choose your favorite plants and flowers, no matter the season or where you live. If you love peonies’ large blooms and bright colors, put together a couple of large planters full. Or if you prefer a more modern look, choose some faux bamboo plants to frame your front door.
Pro Tip: Don’t forget to consider adding one or two artificial porch trees to your front porch. If you have a big enough front porch, this will give an illusion of a bigger space!
Try out this 36″ Philodendrum Plants to pull your front porch together!
Whatever you choose, make sure your front porch plants and flowers reflect who you are and the styles that you like.
Remember the benefits of fake or artificial flowers and plants
The front porch can be a tough place to nurture live plants, especially if your porch doesn’t get a lot of sun. Fake plants for front porch require little care, and they allow you to choose the plants you like the most without worrying if they will thrive in the porch environment.
If you’re taking the time to decorate your front porch, you want it to be a gathering place, and outdoor artificial flowers and plants mean you don’t have to worry about children or pets knocking them over and creating a mess.
For the best results, choose high-quality, realistic, UV-resistant faux plants that are designed for the outdoors. Be sure to rotate your plants periodically to keep them from fading on just one side.
If the seasons are changing and it’s time for some winter front porch decor, I highly recommend you consider artificial plants for your front porch. Especially since live plants and shrubs are hard to maintain in the winter. Need some inspiration for winter front porch decorating ideas? Check out this article for some great tips!
No matter what plants you choose, when you decorate with faux plants and flowers, your front porch will become a welcoming haven for all those who enter your home.
Let us know how you use artificial plants and flowers on your front porch by leaving a comment below.
As always, be sure to let me know if you have any questions.