During this time, a renovation isn’t possible, but that doesn’t mean that you cannot expand and refresh your home’s footprint! Clever lighting ideas or vertical gardens can add to your porch’s curb appeal.

The front porch or back porch is an extension of your home and is a place of comfort and relaxation. Your decorations reflect your own unique personality and style, and we hope that these front or back porch decorating ideas will delight and inspire you!

1. Breathe some life and color into your space

Breathe some life and color into your space | Front Porch Decorating Ideas
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Bring in the outdoors to your front porch by putting rustic furnishings and potted plants to create a functional and comfortable living space. Be generous with the pillows. Turn an ordinary couch into a homey outdoor sofa, making it a great place to unwind and relax. The warm and bright spring weather invites pops of color. Play with hues! Round up your décor with colorful planters filled with ferns, begonias, and geraniums.

2. Create contrast and texture

Create contrast and texture | Front Porch Decorating Ideas

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If you are aiming for elegance, look no further than the humble planter. Frame the door with dark planters and vibrant flowers to make a wonderful statement without being overwhelming. Use what you have at home, and if possible, choose planters made from resin or composite plastic rather than wood. Keep your color scheme simple when choosing plants. Clusters of blossoms will give an interesting contrast, while an assortment of philodendron, ferns, or any other plants will give textural interest.

3. Show off the beauty and simplicity of neutrals

Show off the beauty and simplicity of neutrals| Front Porch Decorating Ideas

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Show off the beauty of neutrals! For a chic and simple porch, look no further than this planter bench. With concrete flooring and stone bricks for the walls, the wood’s natural honey color gives the space a warm, subtle appeal. Place lush ferns and an assortment of earth toned pillows to give balance and to add softness and color to the space.

4. Use repurposed, upcycled, or reclaimed items

Use repurposed, upcycled, or reclaimed items| Front Porch Decorating Ideas

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Being quarantined at home requires us to be more resourceful and creative. Repurposed, upcycled, or reclaimed – what is junk for others may be a missing element in your porch design. In this image, an old piece of wood transforms a bare corner into a bright and cheerful vertical garden.

5. Create an outdoor oasis using a foldable umbrella and string bulbs

Create an outdoor oasis using a foldable umbrella and string bulbs | Front Porch Decorating Ideas

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Celebrate summer and warm weather with a foldable umbrella. This will not only offer protection from the sun, it will also inject fun and personality into your space. The umbrella can be easily put away when not in use. A string of outdoor lights are not only simple to install, they can also make everything look pretty.

As you can see, rejuvenating your front or back porch is so much more than just ceiling fans and rocking chairs. These front porch / back porch decorating ideas will enable you to while away the spring season in style!

As we enter mid-summer, we are craving the kind of simple pleasures that only a home with a front or back porch can deliver. Hogan Homes feature just that at Wandering Oaks in Rockport and Harbor Heights in Aransas Pass. We are here to make every step of purchasing a new home a wonderful experience! Contact us today at 361-214-5719.

 

Sources:

“Increasing Your Home’s Appeal with a Porch,” Discover Home Loans, https://www.discover.com/home-loans/articles/increasing-home-appeal-with-a-porch/.

“27 DIY Reclaimed Wood Projects for Your Home’s Outdoors,” Remodeling Expense, https://www.remodelingexpense.com/27-diy-reclaimed-wood-projects-for-your-homes-outdoor/.