Front Porch Ideas That Say “Welcome”

A front porch possesses a special kind of charm. When you see a home with a front porch, it instantly appears more inviting. They are a great asset to have because a lot of people are attracted to the look they bring to the curb appeal of a home. My favorite thing about them is the extra outdoor space they offer, not to mention the wonderful decorating opportunities. There is a lot you can do to a front porch to add character and style to the space. Whether it’s privacy, dining space, or just casual seating that you need, there are a variety of ways to dress up a front porch so people’s first impression of your home is entirely you. Here re 10 front porch ideas that say “welcome.”

Front Porch Ideas

1 Nothing says front porch like a charming swing. Pretty rope covers the chains and an abundance of pillows fill the seat so you can swing in both comfort and style.

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Southern Living
Photographer: Laurey W. Glenn

2 Flowing curtains offer privacy and shade on one end of this front porch, creating a fresh backdrop for a quaint seating area. Two small tables fit into the space perfectly and can easily be moved around if necessary.

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Country Living

3 Black and white stripes bring a chic flair to this front porch with pops of yellow for a burst of color that correlates well with the tropical surroundings.

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Traditional Home
Photographer: Joe Schmelzer

4 A Roman shade works with curtains to provide shade and privacy on this front porch. The curtains also add a bit of elegance to the space, giving it the same vibe as an indoor living room.

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HGTV

5 Here is another example of curtains providing privacy to one end of the porch, this time with a whimsical pattern. A small wooden table and a rug bring warmth to the seating arrangement.

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Better Homes & Gardens

6 For a front porch that works for every season, choose neutral furniture and swap out the accessories such as pillows to coordinate with the different seasons.

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Southern Living
Photographer: Laurey W. Glenn

7 A narrow bench and two side chairs fit nicely into the scale of this front porch. A pouf doubles as an end table and extra seating, while some small tables hold potted plants to bring in color and life.

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Midwest Living

8 For a smaller front porch, building the seating right into the structure not only saves space but gave this porch an architectural element that is unique to the home.

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Veranda
Photographer: Tria Giovan

9 A piece of art creatively hangs from the porch to help create a space that feels very much like it was transplanted right from the indoors.

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Better Homes & Gardens

10 The wall of shutters not only looks cool, but serves some great functions from providing shade and privacy and a bit of color to drawing your eyes upward to the tall ceilings.

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Coastal Living
Photographer: Jean Allsopp
Stylish: Elizabeth Raines Beeler

Which of these front porches best suits your personal style?

Peggy
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Comments

  1. 3

    Fern Henley says

    Your pages are so pleasant. A tip: when hanging porch swings, gliders or even hammocks inline springs at some unobtrusive point in the suspension add to the comfort.

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    says

    I adore anything that comes in white and trust me it is such a pleasant charm. I think with front Porches we need to be extra careful because they form that ‘first impression’ of a home. Thank you so much for sharing lovely ideas, they are like picture perfect. I have been idealizing such porches from long 🙂