How To Design a Front Porch That Makes Your Home Stand Out

Hello, gorgeousness! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! For the past few weeks, my family and I have been outside almost every day, working on our front porch. It's definitely a long overdue home project.

How To Design a Front Porch That Makes Your Home Stand Out

Let's be honest, when was the last time you really thought about your front porch or beautifying the front of your house in general? I have the privilege to stay at home during the pandemic and I have probably spent a lot of time sprucing up the inside of the house but realized the front porch also deserves a bit of love and care. 

I heard somewhere that your front porch is like your outdoor living room so it's equally as important as the insides. I am always intrigued with interior and exterior designs and stuff and always get those fixed by scrolling through Pinterest to please my eyes. I can get lost in there for hours!

Anyway, this is a sign for you to never neglect your front porch when doing home projects. A welcoming front porch will not just make your home stand out but it adds value to your home and increase your living space. Here are some tips on how to design your front porch that will help you make the most of this important space and be sure to wow neighbors and guests.

Indoor-outdoor inspired living

If you have a spacious front porch, this will be one of your first picks. Creating an outdoor living room. Bringing in the cozy furniture, rug, and chairs. It's always perfect to opt for a sofa, love seat, or patio swing that is sturdy enough to withstand any weather.

How To Design a Front Porch That Makes Your Home Stand Out

If you're a patio gardener, this is your time to shine. Add a dash of fresh greenery and blooming flowers to the area to bring in colors and nature. You can edge your porch with lavender, hydrangea, caladium, or even succulents!

Warm it up with a fire pit

Incorporating a fireplace into your front porch is a great way to create an elegant atmosphere as well as a space to warm up and unwind. I can't say this enough but I just like foreign houses so much. This is one of the reasons why — I want my own fire pit. I would simply go to Google search and type in for example "Halton real estate" and browse through the different types of homes and lusting after the homes that have their own fire pits. I think no matter the size of the fire pit is it'll bring a wow factor to any porch decor.

"Private sitting" space

For smaller porches, you can stick with a smaller patio table for example a bistro table with two to four stools. This should be more than adequate for that after-dinner "I'll-hangout-outside-for-a-bit" vibe and a destination to have little sips of coffee in the morning. I think a rattan or any wooden coffee table set would be glorious!

How To Design a Front Porch That Makes Your Home Stand Out

Light it up

What is a front porch without lighting? Lighting is everything. If you have lighting fixtures already, replace them with a dimmer switch to create the perfect ambiance of a warm summer night. Depending on how you plan to use your front porch, you may need additional lighting near the seating area or on the table. I can see myself putting in additional lighting for that cozy evening read. 

How To Design a Front Porch That Makes Your Home Stand Out

Now if you're going for a Pinterest vibe, I've got you covered. String lights are never going out of style and they're pretty cheap and easy to find too. Make sure your front porch is always well lit and matches your vibe.

Bring in some art

If you're like me and can't stand an empty wall, well, spice it up with wall art, a piece of artwork, or even a mirror placed on an outside wall can create interest and conversation. An empty wall is like a blank canvas with limitless possibilities. Ensure that all your front porch elements complement each other in the space.


Other things you can do to make your front porch stand out:
  • Place a fashionable and functional doormat at the entrance to welcome guests inside
  • Add beams. Beams are definitely the architectural addition you never knew you needed
  • Upgrade your lighting to a smart device that can be controlled through an app. What a conversation starter!
  • Lay graphic tiles on the floor. Black and white marble tiles are such a classic and always in trend
  • Don't be afraid of color. Throw some paint on the ceiling to increase the depth of the space as well as make a statement
  • Hang a hammock for a relaxed, laidback, and rustic front porch vibe
  • Opt for a grand theme like the Spanish-style or even shabby chic that allows you to incorporate antiques onto your front porch

Designing your front porch is really just a matter of experimenting with different styles and vibes. At the end of the day, you get to decide how to dress your front porch up and I think what truly matters is that it makes you happy and you can enjoy the process.
Are you wondering whether it's time for you to start working on your front porch? Which tips would you take up and try?


  1. Tak pernah terfikir nak deco macamana sebab rumah xde laman. :)

    BTW, cantiknya blog.

  2. I haven't even thought about the outside of the house, as it needs a complete do over. All of these ideas are fab though, I'll be sure to come back when we're starting the project xx

    Hannah |

    1. It's often neglected! Haha! Thank you for reading, Hannah xx

  3. I love that you mentioned a fire pit! Fire pits are such great ways to warm up a space, both literally and figuratively. There's just something so special about gathering around a fire pit with loved ones and stargazing on a chilly night. Definitely one of my faves! Thanks for sharing, doll!


    The Lotus List

    1. IKR!! I would love to have my own fire pit but it's totally inconvenient for a equatorial climate country. Anyway, thank you so much for reading, Sydney! I appreciate it xx

  4. I love what you talked about the light, and "Private sitting" space, sounds very comfortable, I think I will try when I move to my new house, I'm imagining when I'm in it with my bang wig human hair