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9 Creative Front Porch Ideas for Summer

Looking for ways to decorate your front porch for the summer? From home decor to planting ideas, this post has lots of inspiration for outdoor living. Wait until you see these 9 creative ways to decorate the porch!

I love a beautiful covered porch, don’t you?

Chris and I always dreamed of having one with the big beautiful white pillars and a porch swing with some rockers.

Before adding the second story to our former home, we considered building one but couldn’t fit it within the setbacks when we designed the addition.

Fast forward 16 years when we moved and we not only have one, but we have two covered porches now!

One is located in the front yard and another is in the backyard.

And I guess you can say we have a third porch as well in the front yard, but it is much smaller and not covered like the other two.

But now that we have these porches?

We are out there all the time!

The front porch is my favorite though. And you’ll find me out there every morning enjoying a cup of coffee to kick off the day, rain or shine.

Since I’m all about the front porch these days, we can’t overlook decorating it to make it feel warm, cozy, and welcoming.

I mean, after all, it is the entry to our home. So today, I’m sharing some front porch decorating ideas for summer.

And wait until you see how creative and fun these porch ideas are!

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9 Creative Ideas for the Front Porch

I’ve been having a lot of fun decorating the front porch of our new home.

The porch swing was already here when we purchased our 1850 farmhouse and then I decorated the rest.

Since we are new to our home, the front porch is still a work in progress. So I’m always looking for inspiration on fresh, new ways to decorate.

Here are 9 creative ways to decorate a porch!

front porch gardens in front of 1850 farmhouse with walkway and stone wall

The Prettiest Thrift Flip Idea for the Front Porch

As I’m learning how to decorate my porches, one thing is consistent…Potting up some pretty plants and flowers!

It is a must-do for any outdoor living space whether it is a porch, deck, or patio.

I’m a big fan of thrifting for the garden treasures and since we moved? We are hunting for bargains even more to decorate our new living spaces.

After the big move, we found an adorable vintage baby stroller at the thrift store that I flipped into a pretty front porch planter.

It was super easy to turn my thrift store find into a planter too.

And I love how it turned out too.

Click here to see how easy it is to flip a thrift shop find into a planter for the front porch.

close up of thrift flip idea on front porch with porch swing, scaevola plants, coleus in terra cotta on flagstone floor with outdoor area rug on front porch

5 Summertime Porch Ideas with The Ponds Farmhouse

My good friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse shared her best summertime porch ideas. Isn’t her porch so pretty?

From the double front entry doors to the gorgeous shutters flanking the doors with wreaths and pretty flowers, I love how she decorates her porch!

Rachel shares lots of creative ideas with easy-to-follow DIYS so if you aren’t already subscribed to her blog, you should be because she inspires me with each of her posts!

Rachel’s porch has all the cozy vibes. Be sure to check out number 3 on her list of ideas.

front porch ideas for summer with the ponds farmhouse with porch decor, flowers in pots, a sign over the front door and area rug

Creating Curb Appeal on a Budget with Robyn’s French Nest

My good friend Robyn from Robyn’s French Nest shared her budget-friendly tips for adding curb appeal to your home.

What I love most is how she made a covered porch like area without actually having a covered porch!

Robyn has done some amazing things with her home in the last five years and created a beautiful, cozy home with thrift store finds and easy DIYs.

And I love how this one turned out!

budget friendly curb appeal ideas with concrete pavers in the garden under an arbor in the backyard garden.

The Joys of Porch Life with WM Design House

My good friend Wendy from WM Design House shared some great lifestyle, decorating, and entertaining tips for life on the porch.

Wendy has the same affinity for plants and flowers as I do, so of course, she makes her porch feel cozy and warm with lots of pretty blooms!

Wait until you see her best tip for porch decor!

7 Outdoor Summer Decorating Ideas with Thistlewood Farms

My good friend KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms has one of the prettiest porches on the web!

KariAnne has a beautiful home in Texas and she shares lots of decorating, DIY, and budget-friendly tips that are GENIUS!

I love how she decorated her porch for summer. Oh and be sure to check out idea number 6!

outdoor summer front porch decorating ideas with pink flowers a black front door and front door wreath with steps and lettered number sign over front door

Blue and White Summer Porch Decor by White Arrows Home

My totally amazing friend Kristin from White Arrows Home shared some beautiful blue and white summer porch decorating ideas.

Kristin lives in a beautiful cabin in the Northwoods of Wisconsin on the lake. Oh how I love her home!

But wait until you see her gorgeous front porch!

From the stone to the cabin, plants and nautical decor, nothing says summer more than Kristin’s front porch in summer.

front porch decorated in blue and white in the northwoods of wisconsin by white arrows home

Front Porch Furniture Ideas by Dabbling and Decorating

If you are looking for some porch decorating ideas, Ann from Dabbling and Decorating shared an incredible back patio renovation with a fire pit and conversation set.

What a great spot to enjoy the views of Vermont too! Ann has two beautiful homes in both Maine and Vermont and I’m enjoying watching her transform each into cozy, beautiful spaces with a flare for all things vintage.

If you’ve got the space on your front porch, make it a place you want to hang out in with a cozy conversation set.

The Back Porch Project is Complete by Life at Bella Terra

I love a good before and after don’t you?

My good friend Mary from Life at Bella Terra has an AMAZING home in Arizona that I know you will love.

She’s been working on some projects lately and I’m loving how her back porch turned out!!! I would love to hang out here with her someday.

Wait until you see it!

back porch renovation in arizona by life at bella terra

Cozy Summer Porch Tour by Follow the Yellow Brick Home

My good friend Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home has a beautiful front porch that has all the summer vibes.

I could sit out here all day enjoying a nice refreshing glass of lemonade, couldn’t you?

From the furniture to the cozy decor, Amber shares lots of great ideas for decorating the front porch.

And I think I need that wildflower pillow cover too!

Looking for More Outdoor Living Ideas?

If you are looking for more outdoor living ideas for your porch, deck or patio, wait until you see these posts!

From decorating ideas to easy DIYs, create an outdoor oasis you’ll never want to leave with these simple ideas.

Lilac flowers by the Fire Pit Garden at night lit with solar lanters and surrounded by hostas and twinkle lights
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12 Comments

  1. Stacy,
    Your blog is so beautifully written. I appreciate all the love you shared on each post. Thanks for all your support and I really appreciate you for joining this roundup.

    1. Thank you so much Rachel – what I great group of bloggers! I got so many great ideas just from putting this post together for my porches!

  2. Stacy, that wicker buggy is so darn cute and how clever you turned it into a planter! Love your new home and thanks for sharing your renovation journey!

  3. So many great ideas for making a porch perfect! I’m loving your wicker stroller planter. You are so creative!

  4. I can’t tell you how much I love your new porch Stacy. I would sit out there all day long. Loved all this fabulous porch inspiration from all the ladies.