7 exterior wall decor ideas to brighten up your space

Your outdoor space is an extension of your home, so don’t be afraid to decorate exterior walls the same way you decorate interior walls. Whether it’s a welcome sign on your front porch or an accent wall behind a cozy patio hangout, there are so many ways to incorporate wall decor into your outdoor spaces.

Before you start decorating, think about how you want the room to feel. If you want to add greenery to a patio, try adding an accent wall of mounted planters. If your patio is most often used for tailgate parties and backyard barbecues, opt for temporary seasonal decor that’s easy to set up and take down. Below, we’ve collected our favorite outdoor wall decor ideas to help you customize your outdoor space.

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1. Seasonal patio decor

Turn your back porch into a tropical summer oasis with an arrangement of faux palm leaves. An assortment of plastic leaves will make your outdoor space feel like a vacation destination, even if you’re in the middle of the suburbs. Add a few potted plants and cozy chairs to complete the look – and don’t forget the spa water!

Adam Albright

2. Front porch wall decoration

Wreaths and seasonal doormats aren’t the only ways to greet guests at the end of your walkway. This stained wood plaque turns practical elements of the porch, such as a letterbox and lighting, into statement art. To make your own, attach a sconce lamp, letterbox, and planter to a colored board or palette, then hang it on your porch wall. If you don’t have a mailbox on your porch, you can swap it out for a chalkboard sign to show welcome greetings instead.

Dominique Vorillon

3. Temporary outdoor decor

Exterior decorations don’t have to be permanent, especially if they aren’t weatherproof. Decorate your patio or patio wall for your next burger bash with a seasonal banner that hangs easily from small hooks installed on the wall. If you entertain often, consider hiding permanent hooks behind a few lamps for easy decoration. Hang up your favorite football team’s colors during tailgate season, or swap out seasonal designs as you host get-togethers all year round.

Marty Baldwin

4. DIY Plant Wall

When it comes to exterior wall decoration, think outside of traditional accessories. The enclosure of this outdoor patio is adorned with an assortment of live plants to create one large focal point. It’s an easy way to add greenery if you don’t have a large yard, and it adds color to what would otherwise be a dull blank wall.

Julie Sufer

5. Wooden Sign For Porch

Decorate your porch with a large welcome sign. It’s an easy way to decorate a large area with plain siding, and you can customize it to your liking. Use paint and stencils to add your family name, house number or a seasonal greeting to a blank wooden palette board that can be hung over a cozy sitting area.

David Land

6. Outside mirror

In the same way that you use a mirror to make an indoor space appear larger, you can use a mirror to make a small outdoor patio or screened-in porch less cramped. Like any item intended for indoor use, you’ll want to make sure the mirror is hung in a covered area to avoid damage from the elements. Or find a mirror specifically designed for outdoor use.

Kritsada Panichgul

7. Outdoor Pegboard

While your outdoor space should feel like a part of your home, it often requires items and supplies that are not used indoors. Create storage space for your outdoor essentials that doubles as a beautiful wall decoration. A pegboard with shelves is the perfect place to store colorful drinkware, and a large, patterned serving bowl or tray acts as the centerpiece. Place a few small plants or succulents on the shelves to add even more color and connect the display with the surrounding greenery.

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