Summer Home Decorating Ideas: 18 Front Porch Designs

Summer is the  best time to redecorate your porch. Having a comfortable front porch can expand your living room space that you can use for lounging or for entertaining guests. Having a porch bring to mind a welcoming, homey and relaxed atmosphere that reminds you to enjoy life at a slower pace. In the past, porch served as the “living room” of the home and therefore the social spot where one can converse with neighbors, cool off in summer and watch kids as they played in the front yard. Today,  the porch making a comeback as homeowners look for more outdoor living spaces and a welcoming transition into the house.

In decorating your porch, you have to bear in mind that it should look and feel like an extension of the overall interior of your home. You can opt for hammocks, porch swings or daybeds instead of the usual chairs and tables. When choosing furniture and furnishings, also make sure that since a porch is part of your outdoor space, materials like metals and fabrics can rust and absorb moisture. You can use these materials during summer but not on cold and wet weather. Thus, it is more practical to go for more versatile weather-proof furniture that can be moved and stored in a garage throughout this season. Consider adding hanging basket plants, urns filled with flowers, and potted plants you can easily update for the season.

For inspiration, we bring together a number of front porch designs that you will surely love. Be inspired with these front porch designs in creating your own porch that you and your family will enjoy especially this time of the year– Summer!

Front Porch Designs 01– This porch reminds me of a house in the middle of the forest. If you are not living in the forest, you can always design a porch in the middle of a garden. This is perfect for entertaining guests for for relaxing in the afternoon or early evening.

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Front Porch Designs 02– Porches as outdoor areas require durable furniture. It can be woven or steel but it of course should match the exterior of your house as should the paint of the porch. If you are lucky to have a garden around your porch you are already provided with privacy and beautiful environment such as this second floor porch.

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Front Porch Designs 03– This is a front porch design for a modern tropical home. By having an outdoor porch, you are able to add space to your living room. This is ideal if you frequently hold parties and family gatherings in your home.

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Front Porch Designs 04– Beautiful Porch Design by Poteet Architects
This porch design has gone completely natural on full scale using natural materials and situated in a garden setting. The use of metals was minimized. Instead natural material, mostly wood, was used to assemble this front porch.

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Front Porch Designs 05– The classic design of this loggia perfectly complements the historical home’s Italianate style. Rounded openings with detailed columns and a tile floor create an elegant setting. These fancy details can apply to even a 1970s-era suburban home.

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Front Porch Designs 06– The cobbled pattern of the bricks in this patio adds texture to the floor, and the columns add architectural interest. A high ceiling makes the space open and airy, while a ceiling fan keeps things cool.

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Front Porch Designs 07– Make your porch feel like a day at the beach with wicker furniture; plush cushions covered in blues, whites, and yellows; and outdoor ceiling fans.

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Front Porch Designs 08– Relaxing Porch Swing
There’s nothing quite like sitting — or sleeping — on a porch swing during the warm summer months.

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Front Porch Designs 09-Extended off the enclosed back porch, the brick deck features a stone surround that forms the large fireplace in the corner. A small dining set nearby makes it easy to enjoy the outdoor amenities when the weather gets cooler.

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Front Porch Designs 10– Fabulous and Affordable
All-weather fabrics and furnishings fill the rooms of this lavish addition. A ceiling fan moves the air in the main sitting area, keeping guests cool. The stamped-and-tinted flooring resembles natural stone — but at a fraction of the cost and maintenance.

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