Family on porch

Six Tips for Front Porch Decorating

Your front porch is the first space you see when you come home. So make the front porch your own with these design tips!

Keep it simple

Before you make a trip to the store and go overboard in the outdoor décor section, make sure you understand the space you’ll be making over. A smaller porch won’t work the same way that a larger one will. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be just as fantastic. Measure the dimensions of your porch and have an idea of what kind of seating will work best. Regardless of the size of the space, don’t overdo the decorations. Simple, clean designs have the best effect!

Brick Patio and Pillar with FlowersPlants

The easiest way to add life and vibrancy to your porch space is to bring home some cool plants. Try hanging and potted plants to take advantage of your entire space. If you love plants but don’t exactly have a green thumb, don’t fret! Here are a few low maintenance plants that basically take care of themselves:

  • Purple Pixie
  • Cacti
  • Succulents
  • Lantana
  • English Lavender

Consider the Weather

If you live in an area that tends to have a bad storm season or is rainy all the time, take that into consideration. It will save you trouble in the long run. If you experience bad storms, you might want to choose porch furniture that you can easily move into the house so they won’t get damaged. Additionally, if the sun hits your porch for a significant amount during the day, choose pieces that are less likely to be damaged by the sun.

Front door of English house decorated with flowers Spice it up with some color 

The easiest way to draw attention to your door step is so simple that it can easily be overlooked: add color! A popular trend for more neutral houses is to add a bright color. There are unique ways to incorporate the perfect pop of color your porch needs. Accent pieces like outdoor furniture, pillows, and rugs can be used as well as potted plants!

Boy communicating with grandfather at porchComfortable seating 

Nothing beats sitting on the porch with your loved ones in the spring and summer months. If your porch is large enough to accommodate patio furniture, consider comfortable seating. Don’t sacrifice comfort for style, because at the end of the day your front porch is for making lasting memories.

Accent Decorations

Clearly, there is no shortage of decorations you can utilize on your front porch. But once you’ve considered color, furniture, and garden options, you’ve only scratched the surface. Accent decorations are great for minimalistic designs as well as adding flare to the fire. Some easy and popular decór used for the front porch are string lights, portable bench swings, rugs, hanging decorations for the door, and the list goes on! Don’t be afraid to branch out and experiment with some accent pieces!


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