Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted six more weeks of winter, but we can’t help being excited for warmer weather. From gardening flowers and vegetables to dining outdoors in the backyard and reading in the sun, our imaginations are running wild.

As you thaw out from a blustery Colorado winter, remember that it’s never too early to cozy up and beautify your outdoor spaces — starting with your front porch. After all, your porch will be the first impression as you invite guests over for socially-distant gatherings or welcome a neighbor for a morning cup of coffee!

Read on to create a front porchscape that’s pastel-perfect and inviting, one that features spring-seasonal door wreaths, doormats, outdoor furniture, lower planters, and more!

Create a Color Palette
Pantone’s 2021 colors of the year include a bright shade of yellow and a demure gray, both perfect tones for Easter season. These colors can be incorporated into your front porch’s palette, providing just a touch of pastel prettiness or making an even bigger splash.

Pantone Yellow Gray Paint Colors Getty Images

To be subtle, consider cushioning your outdoor furniture with pillows and blankets or an alluring outdoor rug. Make it even more eye-catching with a display of yellow tulips, or paint your front door a buttery yellow that will totally transform your curb appeal! A matching bench makes it all the more adorable.

Yellow Bench Gray Porch Couple

Asymmetrical is Everything
The perfectly-pruned wreath is out: Asymmetrical wreaths are the newest trend to make your home look effortlessly rustic. Rather than purchasing a wreath, you can craft your own to add an even more personal touch to your front porchscape.

Asymmetrical Floral Front Door Wreath

With fresh or silk greenery and a floral ring, you can arrange a wreath to match your garden or color scheme. We recommend going all in on eucalyptus for farmhouse vibes. Is there anything hot glue can’t do?

Speaking of Greenery…
The rustic farmhouse aesthetic is all the rage right now thanks to Chip and Joanna Gaines — but you can still find ways to play with this warm style and make it your own.

Flower Pots Front Porch Decor Getty Images

Couple galvanized steel pots and Adirondack hanging baskets — packed with real or faux foliage, succulents, and moss — with outdoor lanterns for a cottage core vibe. Classic Adirondack chairs, wicker chairs, and rocking chairs can be padded for more comfort, while draped eucalyptus creates a sense of calm for classy gatherings.

Plaid is Perfection
A touch of plaid can elevate your front porch, demonstrating that you put as much thoughtfulness into your outdoor spaces as you do when decorating the inside of your home.

Plaid Blanket Pillow Outdoor Chair Decor

Plaid isn’t just for winter and autumn anymore! As we haven’t entirely moved out of winter yet, plaid is a pattern that helps transition your decor from cold weather into the warm spring.

Sit out comfortably with white and blue checkered plaid on pillows, rugs, and blankets throughout March, and keep them around for cool evenings in April, May, June, and even July!  Go for classic gingham — because some things never go out of style.

No matter your overall aesthetic, it all starts with the front porch. Shea Homes® is dedicated to building quality homes with ample outdoor space, especially in incredible Colorado. To find a perfect porch, patio, or deck of your very own — with the home to match — shop our stunning collections here.

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