Front Porch Decorating Ideas

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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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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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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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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.

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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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458 Comments

  1. Front porch or back deck … which will it be? I’m sure when I walk into HomeGoods I’ll be “inspired” with the perfect treasures for one … or both. HG has lots of interesting and beautiful things to choose from.

  2. HI Michael,
    I Love the front porch!!! You have made a lot of progress. I am moving into a new home too (from 1200 sq, ft to 2500 sq. ft.), so I am going to need LOTS of new things to go into all of the extra room I have.

  3. I would use it to update my living room. I haven’t been able to buy anything for it since the 90’s. It would be the best day ever if I won.

  4. You’re making so much progress already, Michael.

    I’d probably look for a rug or some pretty pillow for my not-so-pretty back porch!

  5. Just beautiful, Michael! Your outdoor spaces are always inspiring!!
    After reading your post I think I would use the $100 card to replace the big plastic pots on my front steps. 🙂

  6. We are in the process of remodeling our master bath so I would load up on white towels, soaps, and other bath accessories from HomeGoods to create a spa-like atmosphere. HomeGoods is my absolute favorite place to shop for home decor.