22 Things to Put on a Porch By: Styled by: Elizabeth Demos From: HGTV Magazine There’s so much more out there than rocking chairs and ceiling fans. Get inspired with ideas from HGTV Magazine. 1 / 19 Photo: Christopher Shane. From: HGTV Magazine. Utilize the Space A porch is an extension of your home, so use that square footage and make it into a comfortable outdoor room where you’ll want to spend all your time.