Inspiring Ideas to Decorate Your Front Porch

Think of your front porch as your “stand-in” from the time your guests ring the doorbell to the time you can swing open the door and invite them inside, your front porch sets the welcoming tone for your visitors.

Dress up your door. If you only think about decorating your front door during the holidays, think again. Every season can be inspiration. Add a wreath or floral swag of vibrant summer blooms.

Frame your welcome. Flank both sides of your front door with tall planters filled with flowers of varying heights—don’t forget ones that spill over the side too! Change out your welcome mat with one that speaks to the season – think brighter colors or a field of poppies.

Add a pop of personality. A whimsical touch keeps things charming. Try hanging hurricane lanterns in luscious tangerine orange or earthy sage green. Or, plant fragrant herbs in polka-dotted teacup flowerpots.

Have a seat. There’s nothing like a gliding bench to evoke the charm of yesteryear and encourage guests to linger. Don’t be surprised if it becomes your favorite spot to wait for guests to arrive, or take in an evening sunset.

Think little. Your front porch is probably not that big of an area, so little accents can make a big impact. Toss colorful outdoor pillows on that gliding bench or rocking chair. Place a catch-all basket nearby to collect outside necessities, like a dog leash or garden gloves.

Surprise the senses. Delight the senses of your arriving guests. Fill candle lanterns with flameless candles or position a friendly dog statue on steps or at the base of a planter. Strategically place a wind chime where a gentle breeze will bring music to their ears.

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Ready to update your front porch décor? Use these inspirational tips and products to create a warm and welcome front porch. Click on the photos to check out all the beautiful furniture and outdoor decor you could have delivered right to your door!

Wall-Mounted Candle Lantern

Wall-Mounted Candle Lantern

Throw Pillows

Throw Pillows

Fairfield Planter

Fairfield Planter

Gliding Bench

Gliding Bench

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dog Statue

Dog Statue

Fairfield Window Box

Fairfield Window Box

Poppy Teardrop Swag

Poppy Teardrop Swag

Teacup Flower Pot

Teacup Flowerpot