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30+ HGTV-Approved Front Porch Ideas that Welcome You Home

By: Paul Cox

Create a warm space that welcomes the neighbors and guests alike with these front porch ideas.

A Front Porch Says 'Welcome'

The kitchen may be where family and guests tend to gather in the home, but the front porch welcomes visitors and makes a statement within the neighborhood. It also makes the first (and sometimes only) impression on passersby.

If a front porch is the face of the home, this front porch surely must express friendliness and hospitality with wide brick steps and rocking chairs that add to its appealing country style.

Whether your porch is a small entry area or a roomy wrap-around, you can create style, curb appeal and comfort in your home's welcome center. See the following front porch ideas for giving your home a friendly face.

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Photo: Todd Douglas/ Verbatim. From: Home Town.

1. Welcome With a Bright Front Door

Bright front doors are the perfect way to brighten up a neutral home.

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Photo: Julie Mannell Photography. From: Rebecca Rowland Interiors.

2. Stand Out With Color

Stand out from the rest of the homes on your block by painting your front door an unexpected shade. This pink Craftsman-style door stands in striking contrast to the dark red brick of the home, while the floor features a repeated stencil pattern.

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From: Listed Sisters and From Tour Bus to Forever Home

3. Choose Doors for Function and Style

Consider the style of your door when designing your front porch. French doors, for example, invite light into the home's entryway and add to the welcoming personality of a front porch.

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