Whether you’ve been blessed with a grand wrap-around porch or you’re looking to glam up a tiny front stoop, there are countless front porch ideas to add some style to your space. From seasonal decorations to simple enhancements that boost curb appeal, adding decor to the front of your home doesn’t have to break the bank. A few details make all the difference, and a fresh paint job or cleverly styled accessories can change the area from shabby to gorgeous.
Why bother decorating your front porch? For some, a front porch is a prime place for socializing. Those with larger porches can use the space for hanging out and spending time with family and friends. And who wants to chill in a spot that’s dingy and unappealing?
Some key front porch details can help you create an inviting space for you and yours. Here are 25 front porch ideas to turn your porch into a welcoming space for all — mail carrier included!
String Lights View this post on Instagram
I never really set up our front porch like this after we took it all down to be painted a year ago. Birds basically love this entire space and have created their own bathroom to one side, with no homeowner approval, mind you. Apparently every bird comes from miles to use our porch as their personal crap spot. It’s far enough away none should land on your head while sitting here though, who wants to come sip a cup of tea on the porch? .
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String lights are the perfect way to boost ambiance in any outdoor space. They’re functional because they provide plenty of bright light for socializing or reading, but they’re also incredibly pretty.
Find it at Wayfair Rocking Chairs Sonja Lovas / Flickr (Creative Commons)
With its soothing motion and simple aesthetic, rocking chairs are a must-have for wrap-around porch decor. Even if you don’t have time to sit in them!
Privacy Curtains View this post on Instagram
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If you have a large front porch but live close to nosy neighbors, add some curtains for a bit of privacy. The curtains don’t just shield you from curious onlookers. They also add a romantic touch.
Sitting Area View this post on Instagram
Today we played outside Watched church online Dug out a space for a new garden Took a walk through our neighborhood Enjoyed snuggles on the couch Cleaned the house with the windows open Put out seed for the birds Enjoyed a beautiful day with family Are the next few weeks going to be hectic and filled with anxiousness? Yes. Does this social distancing feel kinda weird? Yes. Am I really going to enjoy this extra time with my kids? HECK YES. I talked about it in my stories this afternoon, but I’m thankful for how proactive our government has been and even if this is not directly effecting you, I would encourage you to be sensitive to those who are struggling with anxiety and fear. This week, I’ll be sharing homeschool resources, activities, and parts of our routine for those who are anxious about keeping your children busy during the time off school. Today, I’m just grateful for all we have and when life goes back to normal, I think we will be stronger for it and have some beautiful memories to look back on. . . . . . #ourgatheredcottage #frontporch #frontporchfarmhouse #cottageliving #thecottagejournal #covid19 #coronavirus #cottage #marylandliving #cottagestyle #farmhousestyle #cottage #cottagelife #cottagestyle #muskoka #farmhousestyle #farmhouse #cozy #cozyhome #comfy #seasons #frontporchdecor #springcleaning #homeschool #homeschoolroom
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A roomy porch can comfortably accommodate a sitting area that’s the perfect spot for enjoying post-dinner coffee. Choose comfortable furniture, and you’ll have a great place to read your next library loan.
Fresh Flowers Erik Thörnqvist / Flickr (Creative Commons)
Who says cut flowers are just for indoor spaces? Add a beautiful touch to your porch by decorating it with a vase filled with fresh blooms. Treat your porch like an indoor living space and take care of it the same way.
Greenery Michael Coghlan / Flickr (Creative Commons)
I’m a fan of using plants to decorate my front stoop. I’m not blessed with a substantial front balcony or porch, but I still make it a point to add beauty to my little step by adding plants.
Screened-In Porch View this post on Instagram
You ask me how it’s going living in a tiny home? I mean, this screened-in porch that @storm_allan made is a lifesaver! Although, on days like today, we spend most of our hours outside. I’m so grateful for our little space. It’s comfy and no one ever truly feels all that cramped. Even our dogs. (Note their blanket on our patio furniture that we swore they couldn’t sit on. ) – – – – – @screen.tight #amazonhome #worldmarket #lowes #ikea #homedepot #tinyhouseliving #porch #porchdecor #porchlife #txhillcountry #countryliving #countrystyle #texasstyle #bohostyle #bohoporch #bohocountry #bohemianstyle #screentight #screenedinporch #petitjoys #livethelittlethings #happylife #nothingisordinary #texasblogger #thehappynow #bloggerlife #bloggersofinstagram #bloggervibes
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One of the more luxurious front porch ideas on this list, a screened-in porch keeps the bugs away and provides an extra layer of privacy. No need to worry about sitting outside on a rainy day either.
Simple Wreath Georgia de Lotz / Unsplash
Need some quick front porch ideas to add oomph to your entryway? A wreath is a quick and easy option. Make your own or purchase one readymade. Switch them out seasonally with festive options.
Upgrade Your House Number View this post on Instagram
I know y'all have seen this view a few times, but my spring porch scene is finally complete! I shared on my stories two weeks ago about my new @the.woods.collective house number sign that arrived and so many positive comments about it which makes it this week #fridayfavorites – – Did you see my stories from last night? If so, did you enjoy the videos? I always feel weird about doing personal front-facing videos because I'm weird AF, but if you enjoyed it and want to see more, I'm here for it! Just want to give the people what they want – – – #currentdesignsituation #homedecor #farmhousedecor #realhomesofinstagram #myhome #farmhousefresh #hgtvmagazine #rusticdecor #farmhousehappy #outdoorliving #frontdoor #frontporchdecor #frontporch #doorsofinstagram #spring #springiscoming #springvibes #homeblogger #farmhousefanatics #farmhousefeelgoods #passionforprettydecor #howwefarmhouse #showoffyourdecorstyle #myhomedecorfinds #stylingmyseasons #mydecorlove #decorisaworkofheart #livingwiththelamberts
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Another low-effort front porch idea is to switch out your house number. I love this sleek rounded plaque with a retro vibe. Etsy has a wide selection of unique, handmade house numbers.
Add A Bright Doormat Find it at Wayfair
I rotate doormats because I keep buying cute ones on sale. There are so many welcome mats on the market from funny, snarky models to bright, upbeat designs like this one.
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Even the barest porch looks fancy with hanging planters. Bright flowers add color, but if you’re a fan of leafy green-type plants, ferns are a viable alternative.
Related Post: Hanging Planters Perfect For Flowers And Succulents
Just be sure to keep those plants well-watered!
Find it at Wayfair Monochrome Color Scheme View this post on Instagram
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Pops of color aren’t a necessity for a sophisticated front porch look. This black-and-white space appears put together and mighty classy.
Wooden Planters View this post on Instagram
“We believe in seeking the balance between hustle & rest and learning to find contentment in both.” ~Magnolia Manifesto . We have had some amazing weather the last few days here in Alabama. No rain. Warm temps … and lots of things blooming. All the signs of Spring. . Our front porch is one of our favorite spots to relax and swing. It was definitely one of the spaces that sold us on this house when we were house hunting. . Now it’s time to get the front yard in shape. Shiplap under the porch and landscaping are in the list of to dos. We hope to get these things checked off during these unexpected next few weeks off. . What are your plans these next few weeks? . . . Wondering where something is from? Shop this space and all my others on the free LIKEtoKNOW.it app- link is in my profile. . . •WELCOME @hobbylobby . •magnolia wreath @decorsteals . •front door COAL @fusionmineralpaint . •cedar planters -DIY. . . . . . . . http://liketk.it/2LAHn #liketkit @liketoknow.it @liketoknow.it.home #targetstyle #fixerupperstyle #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle #entryway #countryliving #southernlivingmag #cottagesandbungalows #frontporchdecor #thecottagejournal #frontporch #farmhousecottage #cottagedecor #countryliving #countrylivingmag #bhghome #americanfarmhousestyle #southernliving #southerncharm #mydiyhappyhome #diyhomedecor #diyprojects #homedecorblogger #diyblogger
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DIY some wooden planters or buy them ready-made and add a natural touch to your porch. Regardless of porch size, a planter on both sides makes any front door look put together.
Painted Door Spencer Means / Flickr (Creative Commons)
Liven up your front porch and boost curb appeal with a fresh coat of paint on your door.
Porch Swing Find it at Wayfair
No space for a reading nook inside? Or maybe you’re bored of your go-to indoor reading spot?
Related Post: Porch Swings
Install a large porch swing and dive into a good book while you listen to the sounds of chirping birds. It also creates a romantic setting to end a low-key date night.
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What a week it’s been. And it’s only Tuesday! Mandatory shelter in place issued for our area for 3 weeks. That’s 3 weeks of time spent at home traversing this new normal. I’m sharing some easy ways you can breathe new life into your home for spring on the blog today. If you are going to be spending more time at home and want to make it feel fresh for spring come over for a visit. Click the blue link in my bio or swipe up from my stories. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy . . . . . #springdecor #housebeautifulhome #springdecoratingideas #springporch #porchdecor #frontporch #pinkdoor #pinkdoorsofinstagram #ihavethisthingwithpink #laurenconradcoloves #lcdotcomloves #thedesigntwinslovespring #springdecoratingideas #cavapoosofinstagram #cavapooworld
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I’ve had great luck sourcing lanterns at the dollar store. They often pop up during springtime. Tea lights are a great low-cost alternative to expensive pillar candles. If the thought of lighting candles sounds annoying, opt for solar-powered LED lanterns with sensors that turn on the device as soon as it starts to get dark.
Go Dark View this post on Instagram
I’m still over here crushing on all the dark paint colors so I thought I would share a go-to favorite of mine – @benjaminmoore ‘s Black Panther is the perfect not-quite-black charcoal with a very subtle blue undertone. It tends to take on a different hue depending on the surface it’s applied to. Wood and brick bring out the darkness of it. Vinyl doors pull a bit more blue. I love it for accent shiplap walls, interior and exterior doors, and whole house exteriors.
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People frequently choose light paint colors for their home and front porch (which makes complete sense) so who knew how amazing a dark color scheme would look? The dark paint used in this front porch is a bold and dramatic choice.
Adirondack Chairs Image courtesy of Wayfair
These classic chairs are super comfortable and sturdy. They also have a rustic style that blends well into most outdoor areas.
Find it at Wayfair Simple Autumn Decor View this post on Instagram
Happy Saturday! We’re enjoying this break from the heat, although it will be short lived! We spent the morning on the porch with our coffee and our pup, who’s doing much better! Thank you again for all the concern! I added some bats to the front porch to give it a spookier (although weak) Halloween vibe!
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How adorable is this autumn-inspired front porch? Some people love to switch out decor every season. When stuff isn’t in use, make sure it’s stored safely in a waterproof bin and clearly labeled for easy reference later.
Shelving View this post on Instagram
In life, sometimes it’s the little things that makes the heart sing, especially during a week that has been filled with such craziness. The Caronavirus and TP/hand sanitizer shortage that has escalated in the past few days, has been so crazy on so many levels and yet, in the mist of this, I got to do a refresh on my clients front porch for Spring. It was not only a release, but it was so FUN . I love when they trust me to turn the space I’m working on into their story. I listen to their likes and don’t likes (this client loves bunnies…can you spot them?) and get to know who they are as a couple or family and run from there. Sometimes they want me to use the decor they already have, or at least somethings and then I go and search for the right pieces for their home. It’s their style, their personality that I want to honor and bring forth for them. *⃣Swipe left to see the Before and Afters . Happy Friday Friends Let’s not let fear and panic grip our hearts, that’s what the enemy would love for us to do. Take precautions, be prepared and continue to live life!!! . . . #frontporchrefresh #porchdecor #refresh #pottingbench #frontporch #frontporchdecor #frontporchliving
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Add storage space to your front porch — for decor or practical use — with the addition of a small shelving unit.
Succulent Garden ProFlowers / Flickr (Creative Commons)
As a crazy plant lady, I’m a sucker for anything plant-related. This succulent planter is a neat front porch decor idea that’s attractive and low maintenance (since succulents don’t need as much care as edibles or flowering plants).
Word Art View this post on Instagram
Beautiful front door alert!!! ( # @yellowprairieinteriors ) Oh don't mind us here… just falling madly in love with Janna beautiful wooden front door and her porch decor! We are loving the black and yellow color choice. Spring colors don't always have to be super bright and have more colors than the rainbow. A little black and white never hurt anybody! What's your favorite kind of spring style? Comment below! FOLLOW US @decorsteals for all your favorite farmhouse inspo and trends!! @decorsteals 𝗙𝗢𝗟𝗟𝗢𝗪 𝗨𝗦 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝗿𝗺𝗵𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻! @decorsteals #farmhouseporch #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle #farmhousechic #frontporch #porchdecor #frontporchsittin #walldecor #wreath #magnoliawreath #porchlife #dailydeals #welcomehome #farmhouseporch #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle #modernfarmhouse #porch #postbox #mailbox #vintageinspired #outdoordecor #porchsitting #frontporchdecor #dailydeals
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Add a bit of inspiration to the front exterior walls of your home. Buy word art that’s ready to mount, or stencil the words yourself.
Wooden Crates View this post on Instagram
Quirky, but I LOVE succulents. I am always looking for new pretty ones to try not to kill. They don’t tolerate cold, so they get moved into the garage all winter with some UV lights. Once the low temps are safely above 40, they can be moved back outside. I can’t wait to see what these guys do after a summer of sunshine and fresh air! #succulents #exhiveria #sedum #perlevonnurnberg #blackthumb #overwatered #underwatered #etoliated #greenthumb #horticulture #plants #porchplants #frontporch #oldlady #peaceful
A post shared by Angela Rice (@angeladoingwork) on Mar 12, 2020 at 3:21pm PDT
Wooden crates are such a versatile decor item. I use them frequently on my front stoop to elevate items like pumpkins in the fall and flower pots in the summer. Paint them, stack them, or use them as shelving.
Spring Wreath View this post on Instagram
I fell in LOVE with the colorful doors in Charleston on our honeymoon so I decided to bring a little Charleston to #TheGogginsHome !
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Nothing says spring more than tulips! This lovely, bright wreath is a gorgeous front door decor piece and a way to enjoy this beautiful flower long after those in your garden wilt.
Rustic Look View this post on Instagram
Ready to buy some plants and spruce up this porch!! Mostly ready to get some grass going tho . . . . #barndominium #barndo #metalhouse #farmhouse #pine #cedar #frontporch #whiskeybarrel #farmhousedecor #farmhousestyle #farm #westtexas #homesweetbarndo #whitefarmhouse #shouse #newconstruction #building #porch #columns #lighting #frontdoor #blackdoor
A post shared by The Kemper Family (@faithbuiltfarmhouse) on Mar 12, 2020 at 12:09pm PDT
This front porch shows how just a few changes can make a significant impact. A rustic-style front porch utilizes natural wood elements, a dramatic black door, black lighting fixtures, a friendly welcome mat, and wooden barrels. Set plants on top of those barrels in spring for extra visual interest.
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