A porch is the entryway to a home, but it is also a place to sit and relax. It can also reflect personal preferences through decorating themes and style schemes. A squirrel theme is an excellent choice. Decorate the sides of the steps and other areas in eye-catching new ways using faux squirrels and related items to create a more welcoming and down-to-earth entry. Use these ideas on ways to decorate a porch with a squirrel theme, and enjoy everything from cast resin critters to the real variety while adding a touch of personality to the exterior of the home.
Buy Two or Three Cast Resin or Ceramic Critters
When looking for ways to decorate a porch with a squirrel theme, begin with two or three cast resin or ceramic squirrels striking various poses. Choose lifelike creatures rather than cartoon-like varieties. Each squirrel will appear believable from a distance, especially when paired with these additional ways to decorate a porch with this delightful theme.
Add a Basket of Acorns to the Squirrel Theme
Decorate the porch further with something a squirrel prefers. Add a basket of acorns to the display. Buy a woven handle basket, and line it with real or dried oak leaves. Use it to decorate in a unique new way. The leaves should extend over the edge of the basket. Fill it with real acorns that were found on the ground, or buy wooden acorns from a craft store. They can be painted and coated with clear acrylic sealer to help make them weatherproof.
Use a Dry Oak Branch to Help Decorate with a Squirrel Theme
To decorate the porch further with this amusing squirrel theme, add a dry branch complete with dry oak leaves. Place the branch on its side with the basket of acorns on a few of the leaves to help hold it down. Arrange the cast resin or ceramic squirrels alongside. This will decorate the porch in a whimsical new way. This type of arrangement is unlike any display available in stores.
Attract Real Squirrels with Peanuts in the Shell
When seeking additional ways to decorate a porch in a squirrel theme, do not overdo it. When people decorate in a specific subject and cover every square foot of a porch with outdoor d©cor, it ends up looking tacky instead of impressive. To add more to this adorable theme, attract real squirrels to the porch and nearby windowsills. They absolutely love peanuts, and if squirrels are in the area, they will gladly help decorate the porch – as long as they can reap the rewards.