10 Front Porch Ideas

The front porch is the first thing people see when they enter your home.  I think we all want to create a front porch that makes people feel welcome as well as create a place where we can enjoy relaxing and spending time.  I put together these tips and ideas to make it easy for you to create a welcoming front porch you’ll love.

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1)  Freshen Up The Front Door With Paint

One of the quickest ways to add a pop of color and freshen up your front porch is to paint the front door. What a difference this blue door makes to this front porch and the wreath adds just the right touch.

Painted Front Door

Hymns & Verses

2)  Make A Wreath For The Door

Your front door is the perfect place to change out your decor with the seasons.  Here’s a cute Spring DIY wreath you can make to add just the right touch to your front porch.

Spring Floral Wreath

Blooming Homestead

3)  Provide Comfortable Seating

Providing comfortable seating on your front porch will encourage people to stop and visit for awhile or provide a place where you can take a break from your busy day to just relax.  Not only does this glider add a comfortable place to sit, but it adds to the overall charm of the porch.  You can also use wicker, wrought iron, and rocking chairs, as well as patio furniture and outdoor benches.


Town & Country

4)  Bring In Color With Pillows

A quick, easy, and inexpensive way to add color to your front porch is to add colorful pillows and cushions. Without the pillows the porch below would look rather plain, but by adding a few pillows the porch is so much more inviting.

Add Pillows To Your Porch

3 Little Greenwoods

5)  How About A Table?

Your front porch is a great place to add a table.  Either a table big enough to invite a few friends over for a dinner party outside, a small table to set a glass of lemonade on, or a table for two to enjoy a quiet romantic dinner.  My husband and I love to eat outside in the summer.

Front Porch Table

Dear Lillie

6)  And A Pretty Rug

Adding a pretty rug to your front porch is another way to bring in color and bring everything together. The rugs below work so well with the black rockers and black wrought iron trim, as well as providing the perfect balance to the black paint on the porch.


Far Above Rubies

7)  Add Cute Decor

When it comes to adding cute decor to your porch, you can let your imagination run wild.  Not only is this the place that you can add seasonal decor, but you can also extend your decorating style out on the porch. Below, Anita from Cedar Hill Farmhouse has extended her Farmhouse French look out on her porch.


Cedar Hill Farmhouse

8)  Add A Sleeping Porch

If you live in a part of the country where it can just get too hot to sleep in the house in the summer, the perfect solution is to add a sleeping porch.  Isn’t this sleeping porch the cutest?  I love the wicker with the checked bedspread and tablecloth and the shutter adds just the right touch.

Sleeping Porch

Aiken House & Gardens

9)  Do You Need Privacy?

Drop cloth curtains are a simple and inexpensive way to add privacy to your porch.  It’s also a great way to block the wind to add to the comfort of spending time out on the porch.  You can also use sheer curtains to add just a touch of privacy.  I found several sheer panels at a garage sale for a very reasonable price.

Drop Cloth Curtains

The Unique Nest

10)  Front Porch Lighting

Isn’t this a cute porch light?  Porch lighting is another way to refresh the look of your porch and at the same time add a bit of personality to your porch decor.

Porch Lighting

The Inspired Room

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Did you get some ideas you want to add to your porch?  I know I did!

Bye for now,


Front Porch Graphic


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