Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch!

Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch is designed to inspire your dreaming and scheming for a charming front porch, back porch, screen porch, three season porch, covered porch, and even a teeny stoop. There’s nothing quite like a thoughtfully casual welcoming entrance to your home, and rustic decor works with a range of design styles including cottage, vintage, traditional, farmhouse, and coastal.

French country home exterior with beautiful stone accents and covered front porch. Photo by Hello Lovely Studio.
Hello Lovely Studio. Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch shares photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor. Interior Design Inspiration: Rustic Porch Decor…certainly lovely indeed.

I drove by this sweet French country style new build the other day and was charmed by the neutral color scheme, arches, and simply appointed front porch. I’m not one for porch decor which is too busy or cheesy, but for certain properties (like a sweet humble cottage or a lakeside vacation getaway) it totally makes sense.

Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch!

So I’m not taking a single-minded approach in this round up. Rather, here’s a melange of sweet porch additions beginning with a minimal one.

Simple Shaker Style Rocking Chairs

Charming Handmade Rustic Sign

Rustic decor and personalized farmhouse sign on a beautiful porch with wood swing and galvanized accessories.
Family Monogram Farmhouse Sign, Photo: The_Refined Farmhouse, SIDesignCo on Etsy. Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch shares photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor. Interior Design Inspiration: Rustic Porch Decor…certainly lovely indeed.

Love how this porch floor has been layered with a natural jute rug!

While these personalized family name signs are rustic, they are also minimal and tasteful enough for a variety of porches or interiors.

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Family Monogram Farmhouse Sign, Photo: The_Refined Farmhouse, SIDesignCo on Etsy. Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch shares photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor. Interior Design Inspiration: Rustic Porch Decor…certainly lovely indeed.

Loving the board and batten exterior and arched doors as well.

More Charming Rustic Porch Decor Ideas: Painted Wood Bench

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Family Monogram Farmhouse Sign, Photo: The_Refined Farmhouse, SIDesignCo on Etsy. Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch shares photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor. Interior Design Inspiration: Rustic Porch Decor…certainly lovely indeed.

With a wide yet shallow porch, two of these flanking a front door would be so charming.

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Family Monogram Farmhouse Sign, Photo: The_Refined Farmhouse, SIDesignCo on Etsy. Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch shares photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor. Interior Design Inspiration: Rustic Porch Decor…certainly lovely indeed.

Galvanized Porch Accent Tables

Sand Springs End Table
Sand Springs End Table, Wayfair. Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch shares photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor. Interior Design Inspiration: Rustic Porch Decor…certainly lovely indeed.
IMAX 65361 Maggie Galvanized Tray Table - Unique Accent Table for Garden, Patio, Porches, Metal Organizer with Two Trays. Accent Furniture
Maggie Galvanized Tray Table, Amazon. Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch shares photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor. Interior Design Inspiration: Rustic Porch Decor…certainly lovely indeed.

Coastal Porch Decor: Hanging Swing

Let’s dream in fantasy land a little bit, oui? Oh, I love what designer Lisa Furey did with the screen porch off her cottage getaway’s bedroom! Can you imagine taking naps out here? And how about the muted watery blue painted ceiling? Wonder if it is SW Tinsmith or SW Rainwashed or maybe custom?

Porch swing. Board and batten coastal cottage in Palmetto Bluff with modern farmhouse interior design by Lisa Furey.
Here’s the exact swing: Elegant Charleston Porch Swing. Interior Design: Lisa Furey. Photo: Lindsey Shorter.

So many possibilities for pretty blue pillows to accent white upholstered cushions like this. Here’s a rather boho, casual yet fresh and global option:

Surya - Lola Pillow, 20" x 20"
Surya Lola Pillow (Navy), Bloomingdale’s. Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch shares photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor. Interior Design Inspiration: Rustic Porch Decor…certainly lovely indeed.

And who can’t use one of these garden stools inside or out? I love seeing them in showers to add function and interest.

More Ideas for Rustic Signs to Decorate Inside or Out

Framed farmhouse sign with scripture from Numbers.
“The Blessing” Rustic Farmhouse Sign With Scripture, SIDesignCo on Etsy. Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch shares photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor. Interior Design Inspiration: Rustic Porch Decor…certainly lovely indeed.
22 X 37 Rustic farmhouse sign “It is well with my soul,” SIDesignCo on Etsy. Photo: The_Refined Farmhouse Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch shares photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor. Interior Design Inspiration: Rustic Porch Decor…certainly lovely indeed.

Metal Personalized Signs Make Incredibly Thoughtful Gifts Too

Need a Father’s Day gift idea?

Personalized family name metal sign.
Family Name Metal Sign, MetalUnlimited on Etsy. Photo: The_Refined Farmhouse Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch shares photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor. Interior Design Inspiration: Rustic Porch Decor…certainly lovely indeed.

Rustic Benches for Porches, Mud Rooms, and Entries

Rustic reclaimed wood bench
Rustic reclaimed wood bench, Amazon. Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch shares photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor. Interior Design Inspiration: Rustic Porch Decor…certainly lovely indeed.
Rustic white farmhouse bench made from reclaimed barn wood.
Rustic Cottage Bench, Amazon. Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch shares photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor. Interior Design Inspiration: Rustic Porch Decor…certainly lovely indeed.

Rustic Hooks to Add Charming Function

Barn wood coat rack.
Barn Wood Coat Rack, Amazon. Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch shares photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor. Interior Design Inspiration: Rustic Porch Decor…certainly lovely indeed.

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My Own Humble French Farmhouse Inspired Porch Decor

Our porch is really just a shallow and wide step, but it provides a little space for a chair (I change my chairs up all the time since I am obsessed with chairs and have so many!) and planters.

French country courtyard with stone walls, pea gravel, boxwood, lavender, wood furniture, and vintage touches. Come see the before and after of our project on Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #courtyard #gardeninspiration #renovation
Hello Lovely Studio. Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch shares photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor. Interior Design Inspiration: Rustic Porch Decor…certainly lovely indeed.
Metal Watering Can
Metal Watering Can. Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch shares photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor. Interior Design Inspiration: Rustic Porch Decor…certainly lovely indeed.
Grey rattan chair with ivory cushion on front porch. Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #rattanchair
Find this patio chair HERE. Hello Lovely Studio.

French Welcome Mat for the Porch

French country courtyard with stone walls, pea gravel, boxwood, lavender, wood furniture, and vintage touches. Come see the before and after of our project on Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #courtyard #gardeninspiration #renovation
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Metal Watering Can
Metal Watering Can. Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch shares photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor. Interior Design Inspiration: Rustic Porch Decor…certainly lovely indeed.

Galvanized Pieces Work Wonderfully for a Rustic Porch

French country courtyard with stone walls, pea gravel, boxwood, lavender, wood furniture, and vintage touches. Come see the before and after of our project on Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #courtyard #gardeninspiration #renovation
French Industrial Metal Chairs, Set of 2. Hello Lovely Studio. Vintage grainsack pillow: SassycatCreations. Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch shares photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor. Interior Design Inspiration: Rustic Porch Decor…certainly lovely indeed.
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Faux Lavender. Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch shares photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor. Interior Design Inspiration: Rustic Porch Decor…certainly lovely indeed.
French country courtyard with stone walls, pea gravel, boxwood, lavender, wood furniture, and vintage touches. Come see the before and after of our project on Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #frenchcountry #courtyard #gardeninspiration #renovation
Hello Lovely Studio. Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch shares photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor. Interior Design Inspiration: Rustic Porch Decor…certainly lovely indeed.

Sweet Accents for Chairs & Benches

French farmhouse burlap pillow cover with bunny
Burlap Pillow Cover. Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch shares photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor. Interior Design Inspiration: Rustic Porch Decor…certainly lovely indeed.

I love the work of this seamstress and am so happy with my purchases!

Vintage Grain Sack Pillow from Sassy Cat Creations on Etsy.
Vintage Grain Sack Custom Pillow, SassyCatCreations on Etsy

Sweet Red Cottage With Porches

I had to share this sweet little property on the market in Delavan where as a child, I used to join friends at their cottage to spend time on the lake. The color is just so charming, and with the turquoise window boxes! See how the blue sky is cooperating so well with this cheerful color combo!?!

Charming red cottage near Lake Geneva with porches, rustic wood interiors, window boxes, and cheerful color palette.
Charming red cottage near Lake Geneva with porches, rustic wood interiors, window boxes, and cheerful color palette. Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch shares photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor. Interior Design Inspiration: Rustic Porch Decor…certainly lovely indeed.

It all just tugs on my heartstrings and reminds me a little of our very first home which was J.u.s.t. the cutest little bungalow with quirky charm.

Charming red cottage near Lake Geneva with porches, rustic wood interiors, window boxes, and cheerful color palette.
Charming red cottage near Lake Geneva with porches, rustic wood interiors, window boxes, and cheerful color palette.

On the front porch is a sweet simple white picnic table and benches.

Charming red cottage near Lake Geneva with porches, rustic wood interiors, window boxes, and cheerful color palette.
Charming red cottage near Lake Geneva with porches, rustic wood interiors, window boxes, and cheerful color palette. Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch shares photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor. Interior Design Inspiration: Rustic Porch Decor…certainly lovely indeed.

Don’t you love the choice to paint the screen door turquoise!?!

Charming red cottage near Lake Geneva with porches, rustic wood interiors, window boxes, and cheerful color palette.
Charming red cottage near Lake Geneva with porches, rustic wood interiors, window boxes, and cheerful color palette.

An addition was added to give this cottage a large living space.

Charming red cottage near Lake Geneva with porches, rustic wood interiors, window boxes, and cheerful color palette.
Charming red cottage near Lake Geneva with porches, rustic wood interiors, window boxes, and cheerful color palette. Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch shares photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor. Interior Design Inspiration: Rustic Porch Decor…certainly lovely indeed.

Wood Planked Porch Ceiling

Wouldn’t this be amazing to decorate for Christmas with all the red?

Charming red cottage near Lake Geneva with porches, rustic wood interiors, window boxes, and cheerful color palette.
Charming red cottage near Lake Geneva with porches, rustic wood interiors, window boxes, and cheerful color palette.

And how about staining those floors that pretty blue too!

Charming red cottage near Lake Geneva with porches, rustic wood interiors, window boxes, and cheerful color palette.
Charming red cottage near Lake Geneva with porches, rustic wood interiors, window boxes, and cheerful color palette. Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch shares photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor. Interior Design Inspiration: Rustic Porch Decor…certainly lovely indeed.

Go Inside the Cottage

Here’s that newer addition with all its rustic knotty character.

Charming red cottage near Lake Geneva with porches, rustic wood interiors, window boxes, and cheerful color palette.
Charming red cottage near Lake Geneva with porches, rustic wood interiors, window boxes, and cheerful color palette.
Charming red cottage near Lake Geneva with porches, rustic wood interiors, window boxes, and cheerful color palette.
Charming red cottage near Lake Geneva with porches, rustic wood interiors, window boxes, and cheerful color palette. Rustic Decor Ideas for a Charming Summer Porch shares photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor. Interior Design Inspiration: Rustic Porch Decor…certainly lovely indeed.
Charming red cottage near Lake Geneva with porches, rustic wood interiors, window boxes, and cheerful color palette.
Charming red cottage near Lake Geneva with porches, rustic wood interiors, window boxes, and cheerful color palette.

Not sure if the painted beadboard in the kitchen is this dark or if it’s a photography thing…wouldn’t be it cuter painted a lighter shade?

Charming red cottage near Lake Geneva with porches, rustic wood interiors, window boxes, and cheerful color palette.
Charming red cottage near Lake Geneva with porches, rustic wood interiors, window boxes, and cheerful color palette.

Thanks so much for playing along and entertaining these rustic porch ideas. Did you catch the post about soothing colors for bedrooms? I went back and added shopping resources for items folks were emailing me about so it may be worth a second look HERE. And if you’re in the mood for some enchanting, romantic Country French bedroom inspiration, do SEE THIS.

St. Francis peace prayer. Hello Lovely Studio.
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What’s your favorite porch sitting music? I’m in the mood to turn back the clock to my carefree childhood, sip tipsy lemonade, nosh on chilled grapes, and jam to Sweet Baby James and Carly Simon.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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2 Comments

  1. June 2, 2019 / 2:52 pm

    Hi Michele, Great ideas and I love the personalized rustic signs and the Amazon bench too! Enjoy your Sunday!

    • Michele
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      June 2, 2019 / 6:41 pm

      Thanks so much for visiting today, Holly. Having a wonderful weekend here with mild weather and sunny skies! Peace to you, girlfriend. xox

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