5 Ideas for a Charming Front Porch

April 18, 2021

Your front porch and front door welcome guests into your home. As of late, it might only be your mail carrier, but both you and your neighbors can enjoy the view. Here are 5 ideas for a charming front porch.

#1 Porch Swing or Daybed

Porch swing or daybed, you can’t go wrong. We all fight for a spot on our swing. You can nap, read a book, enjoy a cup of coffee or wine. It’s so peaceful to sit and swing and just be. Wonderful with children, especially little ones, I highly recommend investing in one. I wrote two posts sourcing my favorite porch swings, and also shared the details of our porch swing here. We have the Westhaven porch swing. Customize everything from you color, stain, down to your cushions.

#2 Welcome Mat

Doormats, not only functional to wipe feet before you enter your home, they can be fun too. Greet your guests with a message. My favorites are Doormat Home Sweet Home Estate 23″x35″ – Threshold  layered on top of  Jute Rug Charcoal Stripe – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia in size 3×5.


#3 Mailbox & House Numbers

Think of the functional exterior details of your home also as accent decor.  Update your mailbox & exterior house numbers. We have the antique bronze envelope mailbox and love it. I’ve sourced a few more for you below too.

#4 Planters

Add flowers, plants, and hanging plants to your front porch. Choose plantings that don’t require full sun. Faux topiaries are a worry-free greenery option. Flanking your entryway with topiaries in planters are a great way to make a big impact. We have 47″ Artificial Boxwood Topiary in Planter. Just add to a planter. Our black metal planters add a pop of color and match our mailbox, house letters, and shutters.

#5 Outdoor pillows, rugs, and throws

With all the exterior hardscape, bringing in outdoor pillows, rugs, and throws not only physically but visually soften your surroundings. Make your outdoor furniture more comfortable and cozy! Outdoor rugs serve multiple purposes. To define your outdoor living space, and provide cushion underfoot should you want to venture outdoors barefoot. Great for pets and little ones too who like to curl up anywhere. Get 20% off our outdoor pillows with code ATHOME.


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If you are looking for more ideas on how to update the exterior of your home check out my blog posts on updating your front doors, updating our home with exterior shutters, and landscape design ideas.

Make sure to also check out my talented friends ideas below!




12 Porch Decorating Ideas

Easy Front Porch Decorating Ideas – Modern Glam // Spring Porch Decor Using Artwork – Twelve On Main // How To Create An Oasis On Your Deck – My Sweet Savannah

Spring Porch and Outdoor Decor – Finding Lovely // 5 Ideas for a Charming Front Porch – Art of Everyday Living // Summer Front Door Decorating Ideas – Inspiration for Moms 

Easy Spring Umbrella Wreath – A Blue Nest // 5 Elements For A Welcoming Porch – The Handmade Home // Dollar Store Door Decor Lavender Stuffed Door Basket – The Happy Housie


Cheerful Pink Porch – Cassie Bustamante // Cheerful & Easy Spring Porch Decor Ideas – The DIY Mommy // Layered Doormats For Spring – She Gave It A Go

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