Nau mai, haere mai
You only get one chance to create a first impression. Be sure it’s the one you want – a big Kiwi welcome.
Come summer, all we want to do is relax, take time out, and enjoy hot balmy days and long summery nights surrounded by family and friends at home, in the great outdoors or out-of-doors at home. Create that ‘welcome to my home’ vibe with an entry way that is appealing and inviting.
Here, soft blues, pale greys and seafoam whites, combine for a relaxed beachy, summertime feeling.
Grab accessories off the shelf or take the plunge and splash some Resene colour about to personalise your space and add panache to your porch.
As an alternative to searching for pots and accessories that match your decor, consider custom painting pots with Resene testpots and filling them with plants that reflect the location, the season and your style. Lush green foliage looks tropical and vibrant against any shade of white. Mix up the shape and texture of plants and pots and set the scene for a fresh, warm welcome.
If space permits, add a chair or bench, ideal for seating, storing or setting down goods, glasses and gear galore. Here, a versatile bench seat has been painted in a tone to complement the front door. When painting outdoor furniture choose from Resene Lumbersider (low sheen), Resene Lustacryl (semi-gloss) or Resene Enamacryl for a glossier finish.
Keep your decks looking good by using a colour from the Resene Woodsman outdoor stains range, or finish it with Resene Furniture and Decking Oil. And be sure to create a safe welcome for your guests, whatever the weather or time of arrival, by taking advantage of the non-slip properties of the Resene Non-Skid Deck & Path, which has a gritty texture, or even Resene FX Nightlight, which glows in the dark.
Step out and walk up to your front door as though arriving at your home for the first time. Does the scene look inviting and draw you in? If not, bring a little life and colour to your front entrance. Impress your guests and create an environment that says, ‘We love visitors, welcome to our home’.