Hello and welcome to our Garden Outline of front porch ideas. Below you will find a summary of the benefits, main options and some design ideas we handpicked for you along with beautiful photos. Enjoy!
What are the benefits of front porches?
- Welcomes your guest with character and beauty
- Extends your living space
- Neighbor friendly with a space to socialize in front of the house
- Adults can relax on the porch while keeping an eye on children playing in the neighborhood
- Porches protects from the elements (sun, rain, bugs if screened) while enjoying the outdoors
- Can be DIY
What are the main options for front porches?
- Types: attached, open type, screened-in, glassed-in, wraparound, balcony porch
- Materials for flooring: wood plank, brick, concrete (can be stained)
- Materials for railing: wood, iron, aluminum, au naturel
- Add-ons: running trim, rafter tails, decorative brackets, lattice panels, porch shades
- Decor: weather resistant wicker-type furniture, window boxes, planters, colorful pillows and cushions, wall art
What follows are beautiful photos of front porches along with front porch decorating ideas that we thought may be of interest to you. Whether you are looking ideas for a small front porch for a small house, ideas for a ranch style home or railing, furniture or planter ideas there is a good chance that you will find some inspiration from the following 27 photos. If you want even more front porch design ideas, take a look at all the photos along with points of interest and terms of art in Front Porch Ideas with Flowers. Enjoy and happy outdoor decorating!
1. Paper Lanterns
Points of Interest ● beadboard vaulted ceiling ● baroque pink design and yellow and white striped cushions and pillows ● vintage white washed wooden daybed ● round paper lanterns ● area rug
2. Beachside Respite
Points of Interest ● painted lattice porch siding ● transom windows ● red fabric hammock ● wooden swing bench ● motorized roll-up doors ● string lights ● glazed white tapered planters
3. Stark Contrast
Points of Interest ● dark forest green wooden window shutters ● white rockers with rush seats ● stained hardwood floor ● glass swing out double doors with wooden muntins ● vintage barrel planters
Points of Interest ● screened in porch ● baby blue front door with glass panel ● matching blue wooden board flooring ● mint green window and door frames ● antique painted pink and yellow table with twisted leg design
5. Profuse Lines
Points of Interest ● painted porch railing with handrail, newel posts and ball post caps ● matching white picket ● porch privacy corner partially covered by tall shrubs and trees ● 12-lite front door with side lites ● twin ceramic jars flanking front door
6. Vintage Porch Swing
Points of Interest ● natural wood floor blending nicely with shingle siding ● swing daybed bench with neutral hued cushions ● turquoise throw pillows ● two oil rubbed fans
7. Decorative Running Trim
Points of Interest ● arched porch running trim ● corbels on top of porch posts ● parterre ● stained wooden deck and steps ● painted porch swing with details calling back porch trim