The front porch is the first impression visitors get of who you are. And as the old adage warns us – you never get a second chance to make a first impression- so adding more aesthetic appeal to your home’s entrance is important. These 25 front porch ideas will inspire you to transform the often neglected outdoor space into a usable, attractive and inviting living space that will add value to your home.
By simply adding a decorative railing around your front porch the property value and aesthetic appeal has increased dramatically.
2-Outdoor Living Room
One great covered porch idea is to add comfy furniture and transform the space into an outdoor living area.
Small front porch ideas abound and a couple of well-chosen pieces can make even the smallest porch look homey and inviting.
The front porch decor can present the look you want for your entire home and this idea is perfect for the country style.
Front porch design should always include seating and these bungalow style ideas will inspire you to incorporate seating that will match any style of home.
When the front porch spans the entire width of the house, the porch design ideas are limitless. Use this idea as an inspirational starting point.
Take a cue from this front porch decorating idea and add some rockers to create an inviting retreat for visitors to sit and rest awhile.
Use this idea for transforming a small, covered porch into an inviting sitting area.
9-Wrap Around Porch
When the house has a wrap around porch the decor should continue all around as well. Use the same color scheme to tie the large outdoor space together.
Use this small porch idea to make the space look bigger – add a swing that will swing out over the side of the porch.
Use furniture with clean lines to give the front porch an airy and modern look.
For a screened porch idea, bring the inside out by using the space as a room of your home. This decorating ideas creates a stylish eating space on the porch.
13-Open and Airy
This basic large front porch is open and airy and will lend itself well to any number of outdoor functions with the addition of seating or decor.
Enjoy sleeping in the cool night air by transforming your porch into a rustic sleeping space.
The use of living plants in decorative containers add an inviting touch to any front porch space.
Traditional Craftsman style and decor idea featuring clean lines and minimal furnishings.
Another great idea for a small front porch – add a bench. One bench provides seating for two people and takes up very little space.
18-Room With a View
When the front porch is an outdoor room with a view, you want to make the most of that view with the right decor that won’t compete with the natural surroundings.
19-Screened In Porch
Comfortable seating and a fireplace can make a screened in porch the place where your family spends time year around.
20-Pop Of Red
Red door, red seat cushions and pots of red flowers makes this front porch a place where anyone would want to spend time relaxing.
A roaring fire in the stone fireplace and rustic furnishings made from tree branches make this front porch idea a winner for any country style home.
22-Small and Elegant
A small porch can add a touch of elegance to a residence with the right color combination and texture. Don’t be afraid of mixing hard wrought iron with soft fabrics and bold colors, the end results is elegant-looking.
An open ground-level patio attached to the front of a house is still a space that needs decorating and furnished so it can fully enjoyed. Use this design idea that incorporates furniture, cooking space and potted plants to define the outdoor space and make it comfortable.
The front porch is the perfect location for all Holiday decorations. Start on the steps and continue the Holiday theme decor throughout the house.
An enclosed porch on the front of back of a home provides space for four season living, dining, cooking and entertaining.