Let Your Front Porch Become Your New Welcoming Committee

Grab a book and a tall glass of lemonade and head out to your porch for a perfect outdoor escape where you can enjoy the outdoor breeze and easy summer living. Try these easy porch decorating ideas to update the space and make it your go-to place for entertaining, eating, lounging or just a little quiet time all to yourself.

Patriotic Front Porch

Patriotic Front Porch

The best place to start is with a few places to sit and invite a few people to join you. Choose a conversation set of outdoor furniture that provides just enough seating. A two-person glider or loveseat pairs nicely with a side chair or rocker. Add a low table where you can set drinks and snacks. This is a fantastic place to add a personal touch —think charming vintage metal or a romantic French garden style.

Your front porch is a lovely place to add some color, whether it’s red, white and blue bunting to celebrate your patriotism, or a bold colored piece of outdoor furniture or even several well-placed pots of blooming bright red geraniums. What color will you brighten your front porch with this summer?

Front Porch Decorating Ideas

Warm and Welcoming Front Porch

Rethink the age-old welcome mat and consider adding a fresh bold new wall sign to your front porch. It will make all your guests feel invited from the moment they arrive.  Be sure to add a few well-placed flowers and plants nearby to add that perfect finishing touch.

Is there anything more perfect for a front porch than a big gorgeous solid wood rocking chair? Don’t be surprised if it becomes everyone’s favorite place to wait for guests to arrive, or to while away the hours before dusk and wave to neighbors as they walk past. Be sure to have some lemonade handy for those unexpected guests!

Turn Your Back Porch Into Your Happy Place

Backyard Patio Ideas

Retro Backyard Patio Idea

Go ahead and think of your back porch the same way you might approach decorating a room inside your home. Of course you would look at adding accent pieces and décor. Don’t hold back just because you’re outside. Use outdoor accent pieces like a set of retro prints, a trio of lanterns or a handy wall clock to add just the right amount of charm.

Porch Decorating Ideas

Relaxed Backyard Dining

It is often that we find ourselves sitting at a table surrounded by friends and food. Let your back porch become a gathering spot for those memorable moments. Start with a dining table that fits nicely in your space. Don’t forget some colorful table linens, like a striped table runner or several placemats that are ready whenever the occasion presents itself.

Front or Back?

Where do you enjoy spending some of your porch time — the front porch or the back porch? Tell us why it’s your favorite in the comments below.