9 Small Front Porch Decorating Ideas

Small Front Porch Decorating Ideas

The summer gives time for the flowers to bloom and decorate the neighborhood. After the summer flowers are done blooming, you will need some additional decorations to increase the appeal of your front-door and home in general.

Ideas are available to add more life to your porch. Some ideas may cost you a small amount of money while some are exclusively cheap or fully free. Decorating a small front porch is relatively cheaper and simple to set up and maintain.

Here are some of the greatest small front porch decorating ideas of all time.

1) Clean the Surfaces

Before you make any progress towards decorating your front porch, you need to make sure that all the surfaces are well cleaned. Use the broom to remove accumulated cobwebs, dust, and other accumulated litter on the surfaces and hidden surfaces.

Use somewhere necessary to wash off the notorious accumulated dust in the rustic areas. A glass cleaner is good for making your windows sparkling clean. Brass surfaces sparkle when you use the brass cleaner.

Ensure the surfaces are clean beyond your satisfaction before you proceed. The decoration may take time and resources to set up. Maintain your front porch’s cleanliness always.

2) Add some Color to the Place

Choose a great color that blends with the color of your house and style. Alternatively, you may choose a color that pleases you and close members of your family and friends circle. The color you paint will determine the other accessories you add to the porch.

Colors have a great psychological effect. Front porch painting colors tend to affect your visitors’ mood. Some colors will brighten up your guests while some may not send much emotion to the guests you receive.

Choose a paint that may last long to help you save on costs. Blend the color of your ceiling and floor tiles to. Focus on blending and inviting colors.

3) Customize your Porch with Inviting Messages

Use some accessories that welcome your guests from a safe distance. Use accessories displaying welcome signs and messages to your guests on your front porch. Some come at a price while you can create some on your own with a custom made message.

Some doormats are well inscribed with a welcome sign to send a welcoming message. Custom made posts and doormats are the best.

You can get a sign to pin on the door or around the doorposts. Your guests will be smiling whenever they arrive at your front porch.

4) Add some Flowers and some Decorating Plants


Flowers are popular and famous for their role in providing exquisite decoration and style at any time and any place. Your front porch will come alive with some beautiful flowers that your neighbors may label your residence as the best farmhouse.

There are several techniques used to plant flowers on the front porch of a house. Choose a planting style that suits your style, preference, home design, color, and style.

Flowers and other plants on the front porch are great in providing aesthetic beauty and a sweet scent to compliment the beauty. These plants make your porch good for relaxing and meditating.

5) Add Some Lighting

Add some life to your small front porch by lighting it up. Bulbs are available in different colors, and they also provide different intensities of light. Choose a bulb that blends with the exterior home decor.

Choose the bulb of your choice to add exclusive taste and security to your home and front porch. You can take a cup of coffee or a bottle of beer from your front porch under the light.

If you do not prefer using electricity on your front porch, you can improvise means of lighting. A lantern or some candles are great to keep your porch lit for as long as you prefer.

6) Include Some Furniture On Your Porch

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Decorating the front porch is much easier using the porch custom made comfortable chairs. Alternatively, you can make a chair of your own if you have the paraphernalia and skill.

Choose chairs and plush pillows that have colors which blend excellently with the color and decorations of your front porch. You can also add a sizeable and blending outdoor table to increase your comfort in your farmhouse.

You will need to purpose to get furniture enough for the available floor space. The front porch furniture should not be put back in the house unless it is not safe for them to be let outside.

7) Maintain a Simple Decoration

Decorating a small front porch does not require too much sophistication. You can opt to use a simple decorating style which gives you a chance to showcase your exterior home decor.

A line of 1-3 pairs of flowers in planters on the door provides additional hardware beauty to your door. Add some simple decorations like labeling your address on the planters or the doorpost.

The simple decorations will allow guests to pinpoint the eye-catching address or architectural design of your house from a safe distance. Your home gets to stand out positively.

8) Decorate using the Outdoor Accessories

When decorating your front porch, you need durable accessories that operate in any outdoor conditions. When purchasing the bulbs, outdoor fan, chairs, and tables, you should be cautious.

In the case where you use the indoor accessories on the porch, your fans, bulbs, and furniture are likely to be short-lived. They may break down due to the unfavorable working conditions.

The outdoor furniture, bulbs, and fans are specially decorated to provide additional outdoor aesthetic beauty. They are beautiful and work for many years before they become rustic.

9) Customize your Decoration with the Upcoming Holidays

It is almost impossible to keep a flower garden blooming in the fall and winter seasons. You can use this period to plant some grass, vegetables, or flowers in your pots.

Planting flowers during the fall and winter periods gives you fresh flowers that you can use to decorate your home during the holiday. Add some accessories which work as the seasonal decorations. For example, pumpkins for Halloween and pine cones for Christmas.

Decorating your front porch depending on the occasion and holiday makes it easier for you to hold a small invite-only part for your closest friends and family.


In Conclusion, the decoration of your house should complement your general home decor. Use the above ideas to decorate your small front porch at any day, any time, and for any occasion you prefer. You can supplement some creativity to suit your needs, fashions, and preferences.


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I am a seasoned woodworker with many years’ experience creating custom furniture among other projects. In 2015 my family and I relocated from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania to sunny Saint Johns, FL. It is here that I refined my skills into fine woodworking & home decor. I currently specialize in rustic home decor & furnishings. This has given me the opportunity to explore the creative side of woodworking to a different level.


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