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Small Porch Design Ideas With Big Impact

August 08, 2019

Maximize those outdoor spaces that live on the petite side with our favorite decorating tips.

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Keep It Simple

There's no need to overcrowd your small porch. Rustic French doors and an Old-World lantern already make a great first impression. Flanking plants add a touch of green, and the rope-and-pulley swing is all that's needed to make this porch feel warm and welcoming.

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Photo: Drew Kelly. From: Antonio Martins.

For the Love of Plants

Just because a porch is tiny doesn't mean you can't fill it with lovely little things. These tight quarters are enlivened with mounted planters bursting with gorgeous greenery all the way up the wall. A simple awning shades the spot while still allowing filtered natural light through.

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

Hello There

Stand out from the rest of the homes on your block by painting your front door an unexpected shade. This Craftsman-style door gets a fresh coat of pink, creating a striking contrast against the dark red brick. And then for one more surprising twist, look down. The floor features a repeated stencil pattern that is oh-so-delightful.

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Photo: Marian Parsons, Mustard Seed Interiors. From: Marian Parsons.

Sit Back and Relax

Nothing beats hanging out in a porch swing. Classic wicker furniture combines with the never-goes-out-of-style palette of blue and white for a cozy porch that's made for swaying the day away.

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