When you think of southern charm or even a quintessential American town like Mayberry, you can’t help but picture front porches. They are from a time when neighbors would sit out in the front rather than the backyard and greet each other. A lot of home buyers value a nice front porch where they can have a cup of coffee in the morning while reading the paper, even in today’s times – in fact, maybe more than ever. There are a lot of great ideas out there for decorating a front porch, so I’ve gathered 10 of my favorites and offered some tips along with them.
A colorful, shabby chic front porch that is an expression of the owner from the first impression. Love the director’s chairs!
A simple, though comfortable front porch with two conversation areas. The pop of red brings the two together.
Sometimes a corner is all you need. That tree trunk has a lot of character.
Plants are a great way to bring life and nature to your front porch.
The small tables, rug and curtains make this feel like a beautiful outdoor room.
Want some privacy from your neighbors? Hang a curtain at one end! It’s design savvy and even gives some additional shade.
By hanging the lattes work at on end, they created privacy and a nice design feature for hanging some potted plants.
Adding curtains across the front and sides offer extra privacy and shade and can be pulled to the corners when needed.
You don’t always need a lot of furniture and accessories to make a cozy front porch. That swing looks comfy enough to take a nap in.
You can feel at home in this front porch before you ever step foot through the door. Simple, but lovely.
Do these beautiful front porches have you longing for the days of an old-fashioned front porch community?