Front Porch Decorating Ideas


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…

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

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

  • Kelli at

    I am moving soon and I work for non-profits, so money is always tight. I’ve rarely had an apartment feel like home, so a little something extra from Home Good’s generosity would help with the transition to a new city.

  • Leslie Felmlee at

    🌸I love the cozy atmosphere that you created on your front porch❣️😊
    I would use the gift card to purchase the “not now “ things that I always love to see at HomeGoods. (Fancy baking tins, new porch pillows, and the list goes on 😊)

  • Janet at

    I love what you are doing to your new home, Michael! The front porch is so cute and looks relaxing and is a real inspiration for me. If I were to be lucky enough to win the Home Goods gift, I would use it toward outdoor seating for my front patio as we love to sit there in the morning when it is still cool in that spot. May your summer continue to bring you much happiness!

  • Linda at

    I have only recently started really, really enjoying entertaining. Maybe because I retired from my job in January and finally have time to do the things I’ve always wanted to do. I would spend my $100 at Home Goods on serving trays and unique serving utensils. We’ve only had a Home Goods in my area for a couple months. LOVE HOME GOODS!

  • Linda at

    Pots, pots and more pots for me at Home Goods!

  • Judy at

    LOVE the wooden side table on the porch. Wish I had your eye for detail. $100 would come in handy to spruce up my porch too. I have a swing on it and it needs some new pillows and I also need some greenery. Got my fingers crossed and hope I am lucky. Thanks for the opportunity to win a gift card.

  • Jennifer P at

    I love your new porch! it’s so cute! I would spend that gift card on new pillows! 🙂

  • Amanda Wilson at

    Great Giveaway! I would buy things for the kitchen- dish towels. glasses, decor !

  • Viviana Vazquez at

    I love all the plants!

  • Aleta at

    Love that wooden table and HomeGoods. This time of year, I’m always looking for garden pots and entertaining gear.

  • Oscar @OscarBravoHome at

    That wood side table is super cool!! The patio looks so inviting, Michael 🙂

  • Ozzetta at

    Home Goods is one of my FAVORITE stores!!! I’d buy more candles for my candle storage and new throw pillows for my living room.

  • Jenn at

    I want to update my dining room, just got a new table and now I need to update the room with some new decor and accessories.

  • Janet Nolan at

    I would get some new outdoor chairs to spruce up the patio.

  • Susan P. at

    I would get new bed linens and towels.

  • DeAnna Keller at

    I would buy a few throw blankets and a nice comforter for my bedroom

  • patricia caradonna at

    I would purchase a new bedspread, bath towels, Yankee candle and a matching bath mat.

  • MJ Moore at

    Oh it would be hard to choose between lighting and planters- thank goodness Home Goods has a fantastic selection that makes it easier!

  • Steph T at

    Oh my goodness! It is a toss up as to how this would be spent. I’m looking to spruce up (and keep alive!!) my front ‘garden’, so I might go for some soaker hoses and more flowers with pretty planters. That, or I would look for some cute front patio decorations. I want our small front to look cute, too!

  • Susan at

    I need some accessories to brighten up my balcony. 😊

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