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15 Southern Porches Packed With Layers of Charm

March 03, 2022

In the south, porches are an extension of your home. They welcome family and friends; they're a place to gather and a spot to simply take in the day.

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Photo: Andrew Sherman

Look to the Past and Future

Preserving the charm of historic southern homes is a must, as is bringing them into the modern day. The cedar shake shingle exterior of this home is met with a medium-stained wood porch, classic white railing, and of course, a haint blue ceiling. A slightly deeper shade of blue dresses the front door, which is flanked my oversized outdoor lanterns. Design by Lindsey Cheek of Gathered.

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Photo: Michael Blevins

Made for Resting

Anyone who grew up in the south has memories of swinging the heat of the day away, and no southern porch is quite complete without a swing. Rather than the hard wood of yesteryear, today's swings have a long, upholstered seat cushion and ready-for-a-nap pillows. An intimate seating group means you won't miss out on a whisper of gossip. Design by Bridgett Mazer Interiors.

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From: Home Town and Porch Dreams

Paint the Front Door

One quick and easy way to add charm to your front porch is through a painted door. Fuchsia, turquoise, mint, navy — the options are endless and the facelift is instant. This sweet house has a cheerful entry, complete with a quaint sitting area and coral front door.

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

Ready for a Crowd

Some homes just make you happy the moment you see them, and this Craftsman bungalow is the epitome of cheerful. Sweet gathering spots, a coral front door, hanging pots of flowers and even a little bar area make this front porch the ultimate hangout spot.

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