Consider these decorative porch ideas

by Barbara Lane 06/19/2022

If you want to spend more time outdoors, a decorative porch is the perfect place to do it. Adding a bit of style to your front porch will make it more welcoming, increasing curb appeal and your own personal enjoyment.

Just like with interior design, it can be helpful to find a specific style to inspire your porch ideas. To help you get started, here is a quick guide to some of the most popular design styles to try:

Modern farmhouse porch decorating ideas

The cozy, homey and practical modern farmhouse style is a goldmine for front porch decor ideas. Classic wooden rocking chairs and a traditional porch swing are right at home in this style, providing comfortable yet simple seating for you and your visitors.

Try using a neutral, nature-inspired color palette for your porch decor, and include plenty of greenery. Consider using half-barrel planters for your container gardening, or hang a lush seasonal wreath on your front door.

Rustic porch decorating ideas

If you prefer more rough edges in your outdoor space, try going for a rustic front porch decorating scheme. Opt for traditional furniture made of heavy, natural materials like solid wood. Weathered finishes and natural wood grain are perfect accents, as are natural stone elements.


To add some major rustic charm to your front porch, try installing some stone veneer siding. The rough-hewn texture makes a rugged statement while costing less than natural stone.

Boho chic porch decorating ideas

For a softer and more whimsical approach, boho chic is an excellent source of decorating ideas. Instead of a traditional porch swing, try a cozy hammock. Rattan and wicker furniture work perfectly on a boho chic porch, especially when accessorized with plenty of eclectic cushions.

Don’t forget the plants. Potted plants in weathered terracotta pots add a comfortable, earthy feel to any front porch.

When searching for front porch decorating ideas, it can be helpful to consider the style of decor you use indoors as well. Many popular design elements can be brought outside to the front of the home, and these three ideas are an excellent place to start.

About the Author
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Barbara Lane

I am a professional realtor with several years of experience representing buyers and sellers. Selling homes, condos, villas, new construction and land. A member of the National Association of Realtors, St Charles Board of Realtors for residential and commercial, as well as my CRS designation (Certified Residential Specialist) and currently working on my PSA designation (Pricing Strategy Advisor). I also have a back ground of mortgage lending, was a loan officer for local banks and brokerages firms. Processed Conventional, FHA, VA, MHDC, home equity line of credits and First Time Homebuyer programs. This knowledge is very helpful in understand the process as well as negotiating and supplying the proper paperwork to the correct parties of the transaction. Hobbies include, volunteer at my local church, playing golf, bowling and rooting on the St Louis Blues and St Louis Cardinal teams.