Put your best porch forward no matter what time of year it is. Make walking into your home warm and welcoming and it also add curb appeal for passers-by.

Decorating your porch means providing things to stimulate the senses. That may translate into a tabletop fountain, textural fabrics, bright patterns, fragrant flowers, or even painted pots.

Give your porch a good sweeping or power wash at the beginning of spring and fall. You might even consider a fresh coat of paint for your front door. Paint is inexpensive, so you can change the color often if you like.