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Your decorative porch style guide: 3 Ideas to inspire

by Roberta Oswald 01/29/2023

If you want to spend more time outdoors, a decorative porch is the perfect place to do it. Adding a bit of style to your front porch will make it more welcoming, increasing curb appeal and your own personal enjoyment.

Just like with interior design, it can be helpful to find a specific style to inspire your porch ideas. To help you get started, here is a quick guide to some of the most popular design styles to try:

Modern farmhouse porch decorating ideas

The cozy, homey and practical modern farmhouse style is a goldmine for front porch decor ideas. Classic wooden rocking chairs and a traditional porch swing are right at home in this style, providing comfortable yet simple seating for you and your visitors.

Try using a neutral, nature-inspired color palette for your porch decor, and include plenty of greenery. Consider using half-barrel planters for your container gardening, or hang a lush seasonal wreath on your front door.

Rustic porch decorating ideas

If you prefer more rough edges in your outdoor space, try going for a rustic front porch decorating scheme. Opt for traditional furniture made of heavy, natural materials like solid wood. Weathered finishes and natural wood grain are perfect accents, as are natural stone elements.

To add some major rustic charm to your front porch, try installing some stone veneer siding. The rough-hewn texture makes a rugged statement while costing less than natural stone.

Boho chic porch decorating ideas

For a softer and more whimsical approach, boho chic is an excellent source of decorating ideas. Instead of a traditional porch swing, try a cozy hammock. Rattan and wicker furniture work perfectly on a boho chic porch, especially when accessorized with plenty of eclectic cushions.

Don’t forget the plants. Potted plants in weathered terracotta pots add a comfortable, earthy feel to any front porch.

When searching for front porch decorating ideas, it can be helpful to consider the style of decor you use indoors as well. Many popular design elements can be brought outside to the front of the home, and these three ideas are an excellent place to start.

About the Author

Roberta Oswald

An enthusiastic polo player, aviatrix and fourth generation member of one of the oldest winery families in the Napa Valley, Roberta has lived in the Bay Area her entire life. She has over thirty years of experience in buying, selling and managing real estate in the residential, investment and commercial markets. Not content to just “get the job done”, she wants to exceed your expectations. Roberta believes in service with commitment. Utilizing the kind of knowledge that is obtained only through extensive life experience and an in-depth understanding of the area and local market, she works with you to provide maximum results. During her accomplished career, Roberta has refined important skills in communication, negotiation, attention to detail and sound business practices, all of which are vital to the success of her clients today. Please call Roberta directly at 707.339.0233 to discuss your real estate needs.