We spend so much time worrying about the perfect placement of furniture, wall art, rugs, blankets and beyond. But have you ever stopped to realize that the outside of your home—the front porch, in particular—makes the boldest statement? Even though you don’t see it day in and day out, the exterior of your beach abode deserves the same loving attention as the interior. To boast the most amazing shore porch on the block, here are some ideas for decorating with coastal doormats and address plaques.
What’s the perfect beach doormat for greeting guests?
Since sand, dirt and water are always a threat down the shore, you’ll want to opt for a durable, resilient, all-weather welcome mat to protect the precious surfaces of your home. Luckily, you can find so many exquisite designs bearing your favorite shore symbols—from lighthouses and sea life to anchors, surfers, dogs and more. An extra durable shell beater doormat makes a subtle accent no matter your exterior color palette. Hoping for something a tad more colorful? Exude that quaint, cottage-like feel with a fun flip flop outdoor rug or sea life welcome mat.
How can I display my address with special shore flair?
Nautical address plaques are all the rage nowadays. They blend perfectly with your existing shingles or siding, and their classic color schemes are ideally suited for island living. Try an adorable turtle address plaque in pretty, hard wearing ceramic. For something a bit more traditional, there are plenty of maritime inspired signs all fully customizable to your precise house number and street. A sailor’s knot address plaque strikes that lovely balance between traditional and trendy.
How can I make my shore house stand apart from the rest?
Once you’ve fashioned your porch with a stunning mat and unique new address plaque, start thinking bigger. What will gain the neighbors’ attention and impress passerbys all summer long? A beautiful lighthouse mailbox ornament is an ideal solution. The piece attaches to your existing mail receptacle and can be personalized with your family name, house name, motto, or anything your mind can imagine!