10 Front Porch Decor Ideas

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Your porch is the entryway to your home and whether it’s small or grand, there are plenty of things you can do to transform it into something spectacular. All you need is a little inspiration and imagination and your curb appeal will be taken to the next level. To help you on your way, we’ve created this blog with ten front porch decor ideas.

1. Get Cosy

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Wind chimes, string lights, lanterns. You can set the mood for a relaxing, cosy porch with some chairs, cushions and a few small accessories. Choose some that have a playful motif and consider a durable rug to bring some of the indoors outside. You can then use this outdoor area as a welcoming space for visitors or to soak up the morning sunshine with a cup of coffee.

2. Tiling

When it comes to thinking about porch decor ideas, new flooring can be a marvellous way to completely change the entrance to your home. A graphic floor tile will personalise your porch and can be a great feature as well as a good starting off point before you decide how you’ll decorate it further.

3. Plants

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Lovely for urban living, plant pots and planters can provide impactful greenery around your entryway. They add colour and nature to your home and you can choose a theme in terms of how they bloom or how they grow. Consider stone or terracotta pots which will make the space look sophisticated and stylish. You could also plant wisteria, jasmine or pittosporum. These types of climbing plants are an easy way to frame and add impact to your entrance. Check out these Five Cottage Style Front Door Ideas To Create The Warmest Welcome.

4. Garden

Wondering what to put on your front porch? Why not turn it into another garden? Other than plants and crawlers, you could set up a herb garden which will create a beautiful fragrance for visitors. You could also consider framing the area with gravel and adding a bird feeder and encourage a little bit of wildlife to your front porch.

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As well as safety and security, lighting in your front porch adds a warm welcome to your home. 

You could go for lanterns or a more modern adorning that fits on the walls either side of your door. You could also add some simpler, more personal lighting touches such as string lights or fairy lights that you can nestle on planters or weave into creepers. 

6. Go Grand

If you want to add a stately home effect to your entryway, you could choose to install a cast stone porch. A key feature on Georgian homes they’re usually supported by columns and pilasters framing a flight of steps. While this is a bigger project, it will instantly turn heads and add value to your home.

7. Modernise

If you’re wanting the front of your house to match the modern interior of your home, think metal and chrome rather than stone or wood. You can also paint the door and windows a simple, matching shade to bring a bit more uniformity to your porch, instantly contemporising it. Need a little more inspo? Check out our blog with `Eight Modern Front Door Ideas & Designs

8. Coordinate

Colour coordinating is a great way to refresh your front porch and you can extend this by bringing some of your indoor decor elements out onto your porch. This can be extended to your accessories such as keeping the same planters, ensuring any lighting features match well with your overall decor. 

9. Don’t Let Size Stop You

Wondering how you decorate a small porch? Don’t let size hold you back from making the most of this outdoor space, just keep it simple. Opt for a single bench swing seat with a throw pillow and blanket or use it solely for plants to add some intrigue to your front space.

10. How Do You Style A Porch?

If you’re looking for some simple, inexpensive ways to spruce up your porch without a huge undertaking you could also:

  • Refresh the woodwork with a wash down or repaint
  • Clean up tiles and walls to get rid of moss or lichen. If you’re able to get your hands on a pressure washer, this is a quick and easy way to maintain your front porch.
  • Invest in a new doormat – a slatted wood mat with bristles is a durable choice. 
  • Simplify the styling with a door wreath or a pair of wooden planters to instantly revitalise your doorstep.

We hope this blog has given you a few ideas and inspired you to give your front porch a new lease of life. If you’re looking for a new front door, check out our External Doors and ensure your home is extra safe with our DeadBolt Locks.

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