Front Porch Alternative: A Welcoming Boho Patio

It's here! The curb appeal improvement challenge is coming to an end officially. It's been a fun 5 weeks sharing little bits and pieces but today there are 11 reveals.

Our yard started off bland, brick and uninviting. I felt so behind the curve after seeing where these other lovely ladies were starting off. I had lots of ideas and dreams for the space, ones that will take much longer than 5 weeks. But I used this time to address 2 main problems.

1. The doorway was dirty, dim and just hadn't been cared for.

2. There's no front porch area for sitting and greeting friends.

1950's built brick home before a curb appeal makeover project

And here's the progress I've made:

Curb appeal progress on a 1950s basic brick ranch

Unfortunately I didn't get the whole front yard looking spiffier but it's a great start and I'm anxious to get going on this other side:

Future garden bed

I also have plans to paint the awnings. So make sure you're keeping up with me via your favorite blog reading methods and we'll get to this side next.

But let's look at the prettier side, because that's why we're here today :)

The metal side table, citronella candle, welcome mat and rug are from AtHome. The chairs and wicker set are Craigslist finds. The "table cloth" is a thrifed scarf. Blush pillow, front porch and side yard lighting, and wall decor is from LampsPlus. Pavers and plants are from Lowes. Mailbox is from Amazon.

I created the door bell garland with extra bells from an Urban Outfitters inspired faux fireplace screen project I'm also sharing today.

Catch up with the other reveals for all the inspiration youll need to get your own curb appeal looking better:

Mamma Home Guide

Simple Nature Decor

Curly Crafty Mom

The Deans List

My Life from Home

A Designer at Home

Paint Yourself a Smile

Knock it off Kim

Lehman Lane

Our House now Home

Now that we've made our progress on our own curb appeal, we want to help you with yours! Use the widget below to enter the giveaway! Giveaway ends at midnight on 6/28.

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Thank you to Purdy, DecoArt, LampsPlus and AtHome for working with A Designer At Home on this makeover. Without the continued support from my readers and these brands, these projects wouldn't be what they are. 


  1. Corinna this is GORGEOUS! I love the way all the color looks against the brick. and the chairs you chose are just stunning. I would totally pass this house and know you live here...definitely your boho eclectic style that I love that you do.

  2. Love the multiple seating areas and the bright colors! Definitely looks like a great spot to hang out!

  3. You are true to your decor style and the front entryway look so bohemian, but at the same time it has such a warmness to it as well. I love the touches of color which makes everything pop.

  4. Congrats on your new front yard seating area! The patio looks great, and I love all the happy colors!

  5. the colors look so awesome! love the blues- and love that tablecloth!

  6. You got SO much done! Changing landscaping like that is no easy feat, I know! I love the turquoise against the brick and love your seating area. I really love your changes to the front entrance - I can't wait to see what you do with the awnings!

  7. Tara @ Lehman laneJune 29, 2016 at 2:46 AM

    You have made a ton of progress on your front Corinna! Ripping out bushes is no small task and I really like the cozy seating area you created!

  8. Corinna! It looks amazing. What a difference the pops of color make and now you have the perfect spot to sit. Great job!


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