Front Porch Decorating Ideas

Interiors

Quick tips and stylish front porch decor ideas you can do to create a welcoming curb appeal for your home!

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I’m always amazed at how just a bit of decorating and styling can make a space feel more special. Even though most of my new home is still in disarray since moving in, the front porch now looks inviting thanks to my visits to HomeGoods, some quick front porch decorating ideas, and a few colorful plantings.

 

Today is another fun one, my friends! Like we did this past spring, my fellow HomeGoods bloggers and I have teamed up to bring you seasonal decorating inspiration.

Each of us (six in total) went on a #goFinding mission at our local HomeGoods to style an outdoor space for summer. Now, we are showing off our fresh new looks! I’ll link to everyone at the end of this post. Be sure to visit each blog and enter each $100 giveaway. Enjoy and good luck!

As you can imagine, I’ve been so excited to start adding more style to my new home. I have a number of big projects ahead of me given the fact that I sold most of my furniture with my last home. Just counting the outdoor spaces, I have the deck, the side porch, and the front porch.

I’ve already started planning for the deck and side porch, but I thought now was the time to make the front of my home more welcoming. This is the entrance most people use so it was begging for a little love straight away.

Front Porch Decor Ideas:

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Even though there are exterior woes I will tackle later (touching up paint, trimming shrubbery, etc.), I was determined to get this front space looking fresh. I went on a #GoFinding mission to a couple of my local HomeGoods and found just what I needed: a bench, ceramic pots, a unique side table, a throw, pillow, and a cup (which, depending on the time of day, can serve coffee or a cocktail). Success!

I also stopped at a local greenhouse and picked up a few coordinating plants, hanging baskets, and potting soil.

And here’s what I came up with…

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You'll love these front porch decorating ideas and tips! #front #porch #outdoor #decor #modern #colonial

Pretty cute, right?

Yes, I love me a big front porch (and that’s one of the things I sacrificed when I chose this house), However, after living in an apartment for a while, I realized you can make any space look beautiful. The size of the space doesn’t matter.

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Adding some seating here was a priority here because nothing beats some front porch sittin’. Being in a new area, it’s a nice way to be visible and meet neighbors. In fact, as I was styling this space, one of my neighbors stopped by to introduce herself and brought me some fresh lettuce from her CSA. That was so sweet of her! (I also immediately signed up for the CSA because the pick up is just down the street!)

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Next, I added a “throw” on the bench. This throw is actually a Turkish towel I found hiding among the beach towels at HomeGoods. I love the subtle pattern and colors. Given that it’s a towel, I think it will wash up nicely and be able to stand up to the elements.

For a little coziness and texture, I tossed down a pillow. The pillow is not designed for the outdoors, but I think it will be okay. The porch seems to stay dry when it rains.

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Opposite the bench, I wanted to create a plant and potted flower moment. I used this super cute wood table and a few ceramic pots.

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I’m sort of a planter snob so I prefer clay, ceramic, terra cotta, metal, and baskets over plastic, resin, and manufactured materials. HomeGoods is my go-to place for planters. In the summer, they have an especially good selection. You can usually find matching planters, and you can’t beat the prices.

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You'll love these front porch decorating ideas and tips! #decorating #porch #outdoor #decor #modern #colonial

I love this gray trio with the unglazed dot details around the top.

If you happen to have a not-so-great planter, just slip it into a basket. This adds texture, and baskets weather nicely.

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This stool was a fabulous find as well, I was so bummed when I saw a gal put two of them into her cart at the first HomeGoods I stopped at. To my luck and surprise, the second store had two for me. Yay! Gotta love the thrill of the hunt. (And yes, I bought two. Stay tuned to see where the other one ends up.)

I also added a jute doormat for more cozy texture and to bring in warm color. It’s amazing what a simple doormat can do. This one was just under $12.

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With all that in place, I put up a couple hanging baskets and filled my new pots with a variety of plants, including ferns, begonias, ivy geraniums, and beautiful blooms.

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You'll love these front porch decorating ideas and tips! #decorating #porch #outdoor #decor #modern #colonial

I even decided to create a small “story moment” by filling this galvanized caddy with a couple leftover plants and a shovel. It’s little details like these that make a space stand out.

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Although I still need to find the perfect front door wreath, my porch is officially ready to welcome visitors to my home and serve as another delightful spot for me to enjoy a cup of coffee and a magazine.

You'll love these front porch decorating ideas and tips! #decorating #porch #outdoor #decor #modern #colonial

You'll love these front porch decorating ideas and tips! #decorating #porch #outdoor #decor #modern #colonial

What do you think?

I hope you enjoyed seeing my freshly styled front porch and gathered a few front porch decor ideas for your pace! . For more outdoor summer decorating inspiration, check out my fellow HomeGoods Bloggers’ posts. They are some talented women, so I’m certain you’ll find many inspiring ideas.

Gloribell – Know How She Does Its: Chic Summer Tablescape
Courtney – French Country Cottage: Blush-Inspired Patio Update
Lizbeth – Home and Fabulous: Glam Summer Celebration
Amy – Crazy Chic Design: Stylish Backyard Summer Refresh
Jessica – Four Generations One Roof: Fabulous Farmhouse Breezeway

Happy summer decorating!

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Comments

  • tricia barile at

    Michael, I absolutely love all your Spring ideas!! The mantles are perfect! I feel like they are clean, and light, if that makes sense?
    The front porch is so inviting!! I’m so inspired for the change of seasons now! Thank you!!! 🌿

  • L. Mercier at

    Michael- This has nothing to do with your posts because I love all of them and look so forward to what you are posting. What this does have to do with is thanking you for sharing the book :Girl Wash Your Face”. OMG_ completely life changing with me and have purchased it and shared with so may of my close friends. What’s more exciting is that she was a keynote speaker at a skincare convention in which I am a business partner and got to hear her. WOW- thank you thank you for sharing her with me!!! She is real, she is transparent and she is just her authentic self. You are a rock star yourself!!! Keep on blogging!!!

  • Jeremy McLaughlin at

    We are redoing our bedroom, would get stuff for that.

  • .Pink at

    Just found your blog. Looove it!!!!
    I would head right to the outdoors section…. Pillows! Bistro tables! Garden goods!.. Oh My!!!

  • Tina at

    Lamps for the bedroom!

  • Marilyn Nawara at

    I would use it toward a new rug for my sun room — Home Goods has some really nice ones!

  • Tina W at

    Since my Dad will be moving in with us soon I would probably get some new curtains and bedding for his room. And maybe a few pillows. For me to scream into.

  • Donna at

    So lucky to have a HomeGoods in my city. I think I’d get a few things for my home office.

  • Andrea at

    Your porch looks so inviting! I would use a gift card to get some pieces to freshen up my bedroom. I spend time and money on my living room and neglect my poor bedroom!

  • Joy West-Stuart at

    I HAVE FOLLOWED IBC FOR OVER 9 YEARS NOW. LOVE ALL THE RECIPES, ALL THE ROOOM DECORS AT YOUR FIRST LITTLE HOUSE. NOW TO KNOW YOU HAVE A MUCH LAGER HOME TO DECORATE IS A THRILL FOR ME TO WATCH AS YOU GO ROOM TO ROOM. LOVE THE PORCH! IT MAY BE SMALLL BUT IT DOES NOT LOOK IT. I READ THIS POST AND YOU TALK ABOUT HOMEGOODS???? I LOOKED IT UP AND FOUND THERE IS ONE AND HOUR FROM WHERE I LIVE. SO I WILL HAVE TO DRAG A COUPLE OF FRIENDS AND HEAD DOWN THERE. THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION AND THE UPDATES ON YOUR NEW HOME.

  • Katy Judy at

    I love Home Goods and with a gift certificate I might never be seen again !

  • Andi McDonald at

    I’m working on redecorating our living room and would love to shop at HomeGoods. It’s one of my favorite stores.

  • Sydney85 at

    Great Ideas! I would buy some summery pillows to add lots of color.

  • Lisa A Mercier at

    Michael- I am loving all your decorating posts- the new house is amazing and can’t wait to see upcoming posts!! Also want to thank you for sharing the nook “Girl Wash Your Face”. OMG- love it and her! I am really into personal development and that book is spot on!! Have given it to all my friends!! As for the Home Goods gift card- I am always looking for perfect statement pieces for my living room. Working on a bedroom re do as well!! Thank you for pouring into all of us through your blog!!

  • Catherine Szabad at

    I would love to win a gift card from HomeGoods – I always say its my home away from home. My husband and I are building a home and this would help a great deal! Thank you!!

  • Sharon at

    Home Goods is my happy place! I would browse the store and let my heart decide in the moment. I’m enjoying watching your lovely home come together.

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