10 Things to Put on Your Front Porch

Turn your front porch into the welcoming retreat it's destined to be with these 10 decorating ideas.

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Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions

Create a Cozy Outdoor Living Space

Whether you're curling up with a book or chatting with neighbors, your front porch can be a valuable extension of your living space, so do it up right.

Add a Rug

An outdoor area rug grounds the space and lets everyone know this is a spot you can kick off your shoes and recharge.

Comfortable Seating

Make sure there's a spot for at least two people to sit comfortably. Update older seating with a fresh set of cushions and keep the color somewhat neutral so you can change up the look seasonally.

Accent Table

Include at least one accent table so there's a convenient spot to place a drink. Just make sure it's not taller than the arms of your seating.

Accessories

Don't be afraid to use some indoor accessories, especially if your porch is covered. Pillows, throws and sculptural decor give the space a welcoming vibe.

Potted Plants

Group together a few plants in varying heights and textures. Just make sure they're suited for the porch's exposure to sunlight.

Floor Cushions

Keep it casual and kid-friendly with a few colorful floor cushions. They're an easy way to keep the kids comfortable, whether they're sitting up playing games or lounging around playing on their iPad.

Lighting

A small lamp comes in handy after the sun goes down and adds a warm glow, as well. If you don't have an outlet, group lanterns together or hang battery-powered string lights overhead.

Versatile Decor

Add a piece that can serve double or triple duty, like a garden stool. Depending on your needs, it can serve as extra seating or an accent table. Either way, it looks great and doesn't take up too much space.

Pet-Friendly Pieces

Encourage impromptu playdates by incorporating pet-friendly accessories into the mix. Set out water bowls for your pooch and their neighborhood pals.

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