Consider these decorative porch ideas

by Linda Cappello Broker, GRI, ABR 01/22/2023

If you want to spend more time outdoors, a decorative porch is the perfect place to do it. Adding a bit of style to your front porch will make it more welcoming, increasing curb appeal and your own personal enjoyment.

Just like with interior design, it can be helpful to find a specific style to inspire your porch ideas. To help you get started, here is a quick guide to some of the most popular design styles to try:

Modern farmhouse porch decorating ideas

The cozy, homey and practical modern farmhouse style is a goldmine for front porch decor ideas. Classic wooden rocking chairs and a traditional porch swing are right at home in this style, providing comfortable yet simple seating for you and your visitors.

Try using a neutral, nature-inspired color palette for your porch decor, and include plenty of greenery. Consider using half-barrel planters for your container gardening, or hang a lush seasonal wreath on your front door.

Rustic porch decorating ideas

If you prefer more rough edges in your outdoor space, try going for a rustic front porch decorating scheme. Opt for traditional furniture made of heavy, natural materials like solid wood. Weathered finishes and natural wood grain are perfect accents, as are natural stone elements.


To add some major rustic charm to your front porch, try installing some stone veneer siding. The rough-hewn texture makes a rugged statement while costing less than natural stone.

Boho chic porch decorating ideas

For a softer and more whimsical approach, boho chic is an excellent source of decorating ideas. Instead of a traditional porch swing, try a cozy hammock. Rattan and wicker furniture work perfectly on a boho chic porch, especially when accessorized with plenty of eclectic cushions.

Don’t forget the plants. Potted plants in weathered terracotta pots add a comfortable, earthy feel to any front porch.

When searching for front porch decorating ideas, it can be helpful to consider the style of decor you use indoors as well. Many popular design elements can be brought outside to the front of the home, and these three ideas are an excellent place to start.

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Linda Cappello Broker, GRI, ABR

Linda A. Cappello, Owner/Broker of Cappello Realty Shoreline Properties. Cappello Realty is a full service boutique Real Estate firm that specializes in Norwalk, and services all of Fairfield County, CT. Linda has been in the Real Estate business for 18+ years, spending 15 of them as a Broker-Owner. Being a Broker adds a lot responsibility to her job. She is responsible for overseeing every transaction and agent in the office. This is a challenge that she looks forward to and takes very seriously. She is constantly taking continuing education classes and attending seminars to keep abreast of the ever changing market as well as the industry standards, rules and regulations.  

She is a native to Norwalk, and has an in-depth knowledge of the city that she loves, as well as the intricacies of the many unique neighborhoods and areas that Norwalk offers. Linda offers her clients a network of professionals ranging from Attorneys, Mortgage Brokers & Home Inspectors to any and all pros that you may need for a successful transaction and for the convenience of her clients.  

"My job doesn't end at the closing table. It goes far beyond that, keeping in touch and staying friends who refer their family and friends. A lot of my business is referral business which is the greatest accomplishment and honor of all. Earning my clients trust."