Front Porch Inspiration

Growing up, we practically lived on our front porch. My mom would sip her coffee on her cushioned wicker chair and read magazines, my best friend and I would sit and talk about our crushes, and the entire family would gather there in the summertime to watch a thunderstorm roll in. Now that I’m grown and have my own house, I really want to take advantage of and utilize our front porch! The truth is, right now we do not spend any time out there at all. The main reason is because of the seating – we previously had a bench on the front porch that was hard and uninviting. I’m trying to decide if we should invest in rocking chairs…. or if we need something even more comfortable, like lounge seats with lots of cushions! What do you guys think?

Here are some of my recent pins over on Pinterest… these are all serving as MAJOR inspo for our own front porch!

Which one is your favorite?


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  1. The first picture is my favorite…bright, cheery, spacious, and comfortable! I actually pinned this a while ago on my board!

  2. Sally Nichols

    Definitely need chairs with a place to prop feet up! It invites people to come and stay. We did the same thing growing up, and I would sit out there for hours reading, doing homework, talking with my mom (“porch talks”), and even taking a nap every now and then.

  3. Wow, these are all great inspo pics. We have a screened in back porch where we spend a lot of time and we have rockers and a table. I’d opt for both if possible. I love taking breakfast outside and listening to all the natural sounds.

    Kaitlyn @ Oh, the Places Weโ€™ll Go!

  4. All these front porches look incredible!!

  5. Deanna

    The first picture is most inviting.

  6. Laura Toler

    You would love my front porch. I live in in Southside Virginia. I live in a neighborhood where homes were built in the 1910’s. My porch is a backward L shape. When you come upon my porch I have a rocker, 84 in length sofa, chair with an ottoman. All this furniture is Lloyd Flanders white wicker. Across from the sofa on the opposite wall is a 9 foot deacons bench. The bench has a seat cushion with pillows. Back to coming on the porch you can turn to the left. I have a white wicker swing and 2 rocking chairs. The porch has a rug as well. Either side of the front door is Kimberly ferns with red and green caladiums. I also have a Boston fern in a container. I usually add 2 palms. Several years ago we painted the ceiling pale blue and added 2 ceiling fans. I believe chairs, rug, table, and greenery/plants set off any front porch. Decorating a porch also depends on the size of your porch. Please show pictures with the finished product.

  7. I love the old fashioned bell in the third picture. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Julie McCarter @julie_mccarter

    Loving your porch and these porch Inspo pics! The porch with the blue ceiling is beautiful! ๐Ÿ’™ Is that a Southern thing to paint the ceiling of the porch?! Also, love that unique table with the tree stump as the base!! That is SO Cool!!! Your outfit too, So Pretty!! ๐Ÿค

  9. Jeanne Mcallister

    The first picture ! So pretty ! Even though I live out West I have always loved the Southern style of painting the front porch ceiling blue ! This porch on a Summer night would be a like a dream !

  10. So pretty! Makes me wish I had a front porch to decorate myself haha!
    I feel like lounge seats would make a great addition!
    xx Janine

  11. alinaxara

    What Dslr are you using? Youโ€™re pictures are so …. clean ๐Ÿ™ˆ

  12. Linda Lott

    I painted my porch ceiling blue. It looks so much nicer than white. Reminds me of the sky. It makes the space feel warmer, I think.

  13. Taylor Mcghee

    I love the second to last and the last pic! I think if you want great hang out spots those are the best!๐Ÿ’œ

  14. Jamie

    Hi. They are all beautiful! Side note-. Do you know the paint color of your door? Itโ€™s just what Iโ€™ve been looking for. Thank you:)

    • I’m so sorry! We moved into this house after it was built so I’m not sure of the door color since I didn’t pick it out!

  15. I love our front porch! I can relate to it being a special place growing up. Our current porch is still a work in progress, but still love it. I think my favorite is the very first one you shared, it’s beautiful and looks so cozy.

    Make Life Marvelous

  16. Laura Leigh

    The first one is my favorite! So beautiful, so cozy, and so southern – I love it!

    xo Laura Leigh

  17. McKenna

    Love the porch photographs! I love sitting outside in the summertime with a cup of tea.

  18. All of these porches look beautiful! I love the first one with all the flowers!

  19. Lori Johnson

    The top 3 are my favorites. I love the wood stump table, but the rockers and more relaxed vibes are what I like for a porch..

  20. Lauren

    I love the idea of lounge chairs if you can fit them!! Sipping coffee, curld in a blanket, reading a magazine sounds HEAVENLY!! I think it would be sooo comfy in lounge chairs vs rocking chairs! But rocking chairs also feel very southern front porch to me and I love that too! We don’t have much of that here in the Midwest ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Kimberly

    I love the idea of a blue porch ceiling! #1 and #3 in particular look inviting, especially as I’m always looking for a way to put my feet up! Porch culture is a beautiful thing, and now that other forms of socializing are a bit curtailed, I’m seeing people live on their balconies and porches more and more. Ease can bloom in unexpected ways when creativity has its way!