The official start of summer is almost here! If refreshing the appearance of your porch or patio seems like a daunting task, why not start with these easy updates? Whether your current outdoor mats are looking worn or you’re simply wanting to infuse your space with more color, we have the solution.
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Let the Lions at Guard watch faithfully over your home as they bring a stately presence to your porch. These sculptures have a weathered sand finish that makes them look like aged statues. Place a neutral-hued doormat between them, and your porch now has a sense of grandeur! The Boardwalk Slice Mat is our pick due to its recycled rubber construction and skid-resistant design.
If your outdoor space seems to be yearning for color, the Stained Glass Welcome Mat will perk it up. With technicolor beauty, this stunning doormat features a kaleidoscopic floret design in jewel tones. Showcase the vibrant blossoms of your potted plants with the Mandi Plant Stand. In a seafoam hue with weathered highlights, this metal plant stand has three platforms to display your greenery.
Nature lovers will be “hoppy” to be greeted by the Frogs Welcome Stone. This resin accent is perfect for your porch, front landscaping, or indoor entryway. If you can’t stop there, the Turtle Family Sculpture will provide another fun touch of animal life wherever you decide to place it. The three resin turtles stacked on top of each other have the appearance of carved wood.
Transport your porch or patio to ancient times with the Corinthian Column Display Pedestal. The fluted column and acanthus leaf capital reflect classic architecture; the top surface is ideal for your decorative item. Illuminate your outdoor area with the Planter with Solar Lantern. The handcrafted, powder-coated metal stand has a solar lantern and a removable planter for your favorite flower.
A common welcome mat might get the job done, but why not give newcomers a little taste of grandeur? Add a dash of gravitas to your front entry with one of these robust relics, and you’ll have every onlooker longing to see what’s inside…
1. Entryway Accents: These statuesque elements look stately when positioned near or on either side of the doorway. As though plucked from the mouth of some forgotten temple, the Lions at Guard Sculptures harbor an ancient knowledge in their steady gaze and noble profiles. Taut tendons and rippling musculature give these stoic beasts an air of realism, while their weathered sand finishes convey quiet impact.
2. Doormats and Stair Treads: For drama felt in every footfall, outfit your entryway with stair treads and doormats. The recycled rubber Tuscany Stair Treads and Doormats are platforms of cobblestone fringed by cool-toned pebbles. Ascending your front steps or pooling outward from the threshold, these treads and mats beckon all into the arid reaches of your own Tuscan villa.
3. Address Plaques: Those standard black digits might whimper your house number into the streets, but the LaRoyal House Number Plaques will brandish your address with finesse. The bronze- or black-finished base is an ornate backdrop of twining scrolls. Raised gold or silver numbers display your house number. For weather and tarnish resistance, all plaques are finished with a protective powder coat.
4. Planters and Plant Stands: Perfect for displaying greenery, planters and plant stands give entryways a natural flourish. The Classic Roman Column Pedestal is antiquated and stately, alluring to time-honored architecture. With its scrolling volutes and ornate leaves, the ornamentation on this ionic column echoes the lush florals with which you will crown it.
All of these and more are the items necessary to spark a theatrical presence right at your front door. The outdoor area is an extension of your inner living space, a preview of sights soon to behold. So, tantalize your visitors. Make their every entrance a grand entrance.