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10 Front Porch Ideas That You’ll Love

Dress up your front porch to increase your home's curb appeal and make it a spot that's as inviting as it is relaxing. Here are 10 front porch ideas you'll love.

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Make it Comfortable

Make sure your have a comfortable spot for everyone to sit on your front porch. Whether you use rockers, Adirondack chairs or wicker patio furniture, set up your porch furniture so it invites conversation. And, don’t forget a couple end tables for drinks and snacks.

As an example, this five-piece wicker furniture set includes two chairs with foot stools and a table. “The chairs and the foot stools have nice cushions on them and the little table actually has an ice bucket inside of it to keep your drinks cool. The chairs are very comfortable,” said one buyer. Add cushions and pillows for comfort and added color.

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Add a Rug

An outdoor rug will make your front porch a bit more comfortable and make it feel like an extension of your living room. This indoor-outdoor rug is stain resistant and easy-to-clean. It comes in five different sizes, perfect for any front porch. “Absolutely love it,” said one buyer. “I ordered a 6×9 size, it arrived earlier than expected, and its made of a woven recycled plastic material. I have four kids and we’ve had a few spills. Magic sand and juice and, it wiped right off with wipes!” Plus: Check out our favorite front door decor ideas you can DIY.

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Stay Cool

Stay cool, even on the hottest of days, with an outdoor ceiling fan on your porch. This one has a bronze finish and can be installed in areas that get wet. “We bought two of these for our back patio, they are awesome and look great,” said one buyer.

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Include Plants

Adding plants to your front porch is an easy way to merge an outdoor vibe with indoorsy comfort. Try succulents for low-maintenance or summer petunias for color. One option is this set of three pots that are perfect for setting on the front porch steps or floor.

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Hang It Up

Make your front porch feel more like an indoor room by adorning the walls with pictures, wreathes and plants. Decorative Mason jar wall sconces are perfect for adding some flowers to your porch and string lights add a warm glow.

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Warm it Up

This small tabletop fire bowl will not only bring a little warmth to your front porch on chilly nights, but it’s a nice piece of decor for your porch coffee or end table. It includes a fragrance diffuser to add a light scent to the air. “This little fire bowl makes having a ‘fireplace’ indoors or out so easy! It’s designed to look great and is extremely easy to use,” said one buyer.

One of these 12 backyard fire pits may become the centerpiece of your backyard.

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Paint!

Brighten up your front porch with a fresh coat of paint. This porch and patio latex gray floor paint is resistant to scuffing, fading, cracking and peeling. It also features a mildew-resistant film. “I think this is the best paint I have ever used. Hardly any weather wear,” said one buyer.

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Light it Up

These solar lights can either be hung on the porch or set on the porch steps or a table for a little extra glow once the sun goes down. The lanterns automatically turn on at dusk and go off at dawn. “This is a beautiful light. It works wonderfully on my balcony. I have it in sunlight all day and it stays on for hours,” said one buyer.

Here are 12 ideas for lighting up your deck, porch or balcony.

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Add a Fountain

A small water feature, such as this jar water fountain, is a perfect addition to a front porch. The interior pump keeps the water flowing, so all you have to do is plug it in. “Absolutely love this fountain! The craftsmanship is wonderful—very nice quality. The color is amazing and the LED light in the top makes for a great ambiance. Even from inside, I can see the reflection of the water dancing on the window panes at night,” said one buyer.

Check out these 10 dreamy backyard water features.

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Hang a Swing

If you have the space, hang a swing on your front porch. Whether it’s a hammock or this macrame swing, you’ll have a spot to relax, read a book, take a nap, or watch the clouds roll by. Learn how to build a porch swing.

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Rachel Brougham
Writer and editor with a background in news writing, editorial and column writing and content marketing.