What does the term “porch” mean to you? It probably depends on where you live. Porches in the South are different from them in the North and to the West. Today I have tons of great ideas no matter where you live on how to decorate your front porch for summer.
The term “porch” to me has a lot of different meanings. I am what you call an Army brat. My Dad was in the Army when I was born. I was born at Wm. Beaumont Hospital in El Paso, Tx but my parents were stationed at White Sands, NM. Roughly sixty minutes away, but that was the closest Army hospital with an OB unit.
I have lived in New Mexico, Alabama, Germany, Dayton OH, Florida, New Jersey, California, and Columbus, Ohio! #GoBucks!
I can appreciate that in the South, front porch sittin is almost a religion!
In the North, the front porch is merely a meeting point, a place to welcome guests. Normally in the North, the backyard is where all the outdoor entertaining is done!
Summer Front Porch Decorating Ideas
I have compiled a bunch of great porches, both front/back and screened in (not gonna lie, I would absolutely LOVE to have a screened-in porch!). So let’s get to it!
Small Front Porch Decorating Ideas
Source: The Happy Housie
The Happy Housie has a beautiful front porch. It’s not the biggest I have seen but I am in love with the color of her front door, the coastal colors and that front door wreath!!!! OMG. so pretty. Small can make a big impression.
Source: Our Home Made Easy
Our Home Made Easy did a great job if bringing in contrasting colors and making them work! That is something I struggle with, I can definitely take some pointers from her!
Farmhouse Style is the go to for
Little Red Brick House. The window on the brick, the farmhouse bench!!! Hello! I love this, it says welcome in so many ways.
Source: Nourish and Nestle
This space is like my dream come true! Lynn at
Nourish and Nestle has such a beautiful front porch it’s like a fairy tale! I love the pots, the welcome sign on the piece of slate and OMG….that ivy in an arch! 😍
Source Tater Tots and Jello
The color of this front porch just makes you happy! Jen from
Tater Tots and Jello just nailed it! The color of the front door is so pretty and seems to be the jumping point for all the other colors she uses. And the complementary colors of the pink flowers, the yellow pom-poms all get tied together with the rug.
Source: Sweet Parrish Place
These types of front porches are really tough to decorate because they are long and narrow. It’s hard to create a seating space but Amy of
Sweet Parrish Place did a nice job of having a chair to park but incorporating lots of nice accessories to make it inviting. Backyard and Screened-In Porches
Source: Cottage At The Crossroads
Leo and Jane from
Cottage at the Crossroads have put together such a cozy porch. I love all the palm trees, I have a thing for palms. I also love how they used the doors to establish the “walls” of the outdoor room. What a neat idea!
Source: Twelve On Main
Twelve on Main created a beautiful Farmhouse Style Porch. I could spend many hours on that porch swing! I dream of having a porch swing!!! And those wood planters are soooo cool! This is an awesome porch! Large Porch Decorating Ideas
Source: Duke Manor Farm
Duke Manor Farm has outdone herself here. These chairs were not this color the year before, she painted them!! I love how she went with the navy/orange/white look here. Very classic and timeless.
Our Southern Home has captured my heart here. I love the ferns, the brick, the dark shutters that match the dark rattan chairs. The chairs that have the light-colored cushions with the colorful throws, and that striped rug!
Making it in the Mountains has a lovely front porch. This is the left side, on the right is her front door and she has lots of plants in pots that lead you right to the door. Here on the left, she has an amazing seating area that is styled just beautifully!
Source: Paint Yourself a Smile
Paint Yourself a Smile did an amazing job of incorporating lots of colors here and because she repeated the colors all over with the door, flowers, and decor….it works perfectly! I especially love the red sewing cabinet next to the door with the flowers on top!
Source: 3 Little Greenwoods
3 Little Greenwoods did an amazing job of mixing patterns in these pillows! I love how they look with the rug, fern, and black chairs. And if you look you will see the blue pot and red door in the back of the picture. She incorporates color and repeats it throughout!
Source: Worthing Court Blog
I love everything about Suzy’s front porch (from
Worthing Court Blog). I love the brick pavers, the gorgeous urns and that wreath is made from seed packets! Isn’t that cute!
Source: Fresh Idea Studio
You can find rought iron furniture like this at almost every nursery or garden center. If you happen to pick one up and want to add a little pizazz to your porch try painting it like Therese from
Fresh Idea Studio did!
Reinvented has such an amazing style. I love how the black rockers contrast against the White House. The pillow on the rocker is so colorful and the touch of farmhouse style with the end table is awesome! The wine doesn’t hurt either!
Source: Kleinworth Co
This furniture is so cute, and comfy….would you like to know how I know? I have this furniture on my back deck only the cushions are a different color! I love how she took the neutral furniture and made a color full space with accessories. Nice job Gina! (From
Kleinworth and co.)
Source: My Life From Home
My Life from Home has taken a boring square front porch and created an inviting sitting space that just beckons! I think black furniture was a perfect decision, totally goes with the house and shutters. LOVE the rug and all the pops of color. So pretty Amy! Patriotic Front Porches
Source: House of Hawthornes
Going Patriotic is always a great idea in the Summer! Pam over at
House of Hawthornesdid a great job of incorporating color with the chairs, flowers and I am loving the flags in the old piece of pottery! #Americana right there!
Source Mad in Crafts
Like I said, can’t go wrong with a patriotic porch! I just love what Jessica from
Mad in Crafts did with this step ladder! What a cute way to display flowers and that sign on the front door! LOVE IT!