There's a quote from the movie Yours, Mine & Ours where the lead character says, "Homes are for free expression, not good impression." While we appreciate the sentiment, we say, why not have both? A home can showcase your personality and be presentable at the same time. The best place to start is with your front porch (or front door space, if you don't actually have a porch). It's the spot that's on display for all to see — passersby, mail delivery folks, visitors, and most importantly, you. And as we always say before you embark upon any home DIY project, get out your drill, hammer, and screwdrivers: It's time to up the curb appeal ante with inspired ideas from Walmart.
For a farmhouse front porch, lighting is everything. This galvanized steel frame with a round, clear seeded glass shade fits the style perfectly. It's also designed with a motion sensor, offering a sense of security that every home should feel.
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The copper finish is what catches our eye, and can work with a variety of styles from industrial to traditional to farmhouse.
Never discount the hardware you choose — it's important. This handleset in Venetian Bronze is handsome, sturdy, and perfect if your design tastes lean towards traditional.
If you're like many of us who don't enjoying dealing with keys to open our front door when arriving home, a touchscreen is so helpful. This deadbolt has a built-in alarm and comes in a variety of finishes including Polished Brass, Satin Nickel, and Aged Bronze.
Peek-a-boo, with this video doorbell, the homeowner can see you. (And in this case, you're the homeowner, so doesn't this make you feel secure?) This design is modern and sleek, and you can even speak to visitors. However, the selling point is that you can use pre-recorded quick reply messages when you're busy.
We are completely charmed by this vintage-inspired steel mailbox. It features a concealed lock, so your mail stays safe. This comes with a wall mounting template guide to help you with accurate placement, so you can easily add this on your own.
The selling point of this mailbox is that it's extra large. If you're like many of us, you're getting more mail than usual these days since perhaps you're ordering more online. Adhere this one to a front porch rail.
If your concrete porch needs a refresh, turn towards the power of paint. We've got a great DIY for that. This step-by-step guide shows you exactly what you need to do so that your newly painted porch ends up looking pretty. This light gray is just so calming.
So you want to make a statement? Be bold and paint your front door with this beautiful hue. Or, why not add it to your window trims, or even to the backs of your front porch stairs (if you have them). Accent color is everything.
Durable, reliable, and 6 inches in height: These house numbers proudly say, "Here's where I live." Simple black steel never looked so good.
These classic 5-inch stainless steel numbers can be mounted either flush with the wall or you can leave the mounting screws partially out of the holes for a floating number effect. How cool is that?
A wreath can be hung on your front door every month throughout the year. Since we're celebrating autumn, we think this design is perfect for your front porch fall decor, however we think it can stay up for at least a couple of seasons as well.
If there's one look we love on a front porch, it's an outdoor rug. There is something about it that just warms up the space. This striped beauty is giving us all the cool weather feels.
If a rug is too big for your space, simply add a doormat. This farmhouse plaid is one that is not only naturally gorgeous (it's made of 100% coconut coir fiber), it'll stay in place no matter the conditions. Also, if you do have the space, we recommend layering this doormat over the above Mohawk Home rug for a look that is totally on trend.
So, get ready for your front porch to be picture-perfect ready with the help of Walmart and a little DIY effort on your end. We can't help but think that every time walk in or out of your front door, you'll do so with a big smile on your face