A porch-perfect makeover
Spring is here and it's the perfect time to enhance the curb appeal of your home. Simple upgrades, chic new accessories, pretty plantings, and a fresh lick of paint make the front of your house say, "Welcome home" in style. Here are some of our favourite pick-me-ups for your front walk, porch and door.
Switching out your doorknocker is a high-impact, low-effort way to give your front door a seasonal facelift. This designer dogwood knocker cast from bronze and brass, is perfect for the garden aficionado and will suit both modern and traditional exteriors.
The Urban large-capacity mailbox has a pretty cast-iron look and ever-hot Victorian styling. And your STYLE AT HOME magazine will be one of the first things to catch your eye when you get home, thanks to the newspaper/magazine rack!
You don't have to be a gardenista to create a beautiful porch planter or window box. A pre-selected mix of bulbs guaranteed to complement one another makes planting a snap. The Instant Spring Garden kit includes 18 spring-flowering muscari, parrot tulips, narcissi and hyacinth.
|Light the way|
$59.99/set of two
Even if you don't have a long, winding front walk, path lights are a pretty touch; place a few in your front garden as an accent, or put one in a planter on your porch. These pewter-finish solar-powered Teardrop Hanging Lanterns just need to be plunked into the soil, wherever you wish – no cords attached!
Shed some light (and style) with this vintage-styled fixture. The swirled, seeded glass shade and oil-rubbed bronze base add period-perfect detail, especially ideal if you live in a century home.
|A good address|
A cast recycled-aluminum address plaque is earth-friendly and easy on the eyes at the same time. We like the Villa Nova style shown here, but there's one for every home style.
The Cape Cod doormat comes in a range of fresh au naturel hues, giving it a cool, contemporary vibe. Hand-woven in the US from practically indestructible polypropylene cord, it's a chic weatherproof alternative to silly "message" doormats.