Charming Porch Inspiration & Decor Ideas

I am itching to refresh our little front porch. Since it doesn’t have much going for it and is not likely to ever be magazine-worthy like the inspiration which follows, creativity is everything. Maybe a color combination or design feature from this eclectic collection of pretty porches and patio perches will spark an idea or two for you. Charming Porch Inspiration & Decor Ideas include a range of fantasy, luxury, and simple examples.

Breathtaking lovely curb appeal with amaazing floral covered arbor and blue shutters - Pineapples Design Group. Peek at Charming Porch Inspiration & Decor Ideas for your home! #whitehouses #housedesign #exteriors #curbappeal #shutters #arbor
Pineapples Design Group…hello lovely indeed.
Handlettered quote about peace - RaeLetteringCo on Etsy. #peacequote #quotes #handlettered #peacequotes
RaeLetteringCo on Etsy

Charming Porch Inspiration & Decor Ideas

Historic Charleston Piazzas

According to Charleston Magazine, “The Holy City still uses the 17th-century term “piazza”—which comes from the Italian word meaning “open space”—instead of the more common “porch” or “veranda.” The unique verbage seems rather appropriate when you consider that the Charleston single house piazza is a distinctive example of vernacular architecture—design based on local needs, culture, and tradition.”

Classic and timeless piazza on Battery Street in Charleston with green shutters and beautifully stained wood floor. Peek at Charming Porch Inspiration & Decor Ideas for your home! #piazza #charlestonhouse #frontporch #greenshutters #historichome #houseexterior #southernhomes
44 S. Battery St. Charleston, SC HERE…hello lovely indeed.
Breathtaking exterior of a historic home on Battery Street in Charleston. #charlestonhomes #houseexteriors #historichomes #piazza
See the market listing for this Charleston home HERE…certainly charming indeed.
Gorgeous Southern plantation style home with front porches - Southern Living Magazine. Charming inspiration if you love white painted house exteriors! #whitehouses #housedesign #exteriors #designinspiration
Southern Living…hello lovely indeed.
Back exterior of a gorgeous historic Charleston home with piazzas. #piazzas #charleston #historichomes #houseexteriors #housedesign #southernhomes
What a thrill it was this time last year to go on a Southeastern road trip which included a visit to Charleston too!
Elizabeth Gilbert inspirational quote. #elizabethgilbert #quotes #inspirationalquotes

Beach House Beautiful Front Porch

Luxurious house exterior on Somerset in Alys Beach. #houseexterior #luxuryhomes #alysbeach #beachhouses
223 N. Somerset, Alys Beach HERE…certainly unique and luxurious.
Luxurious front porch. Luxurious house exterior on Somerset in Alys Beach. #houseexterior #luxuryhomes #alysbeach #beachhouses #coveredporch
See the market listing for 223 N. Somerset, Alys Beach HERE
Hanging Rattan Chair. Serena & Lily. Peek at Charming Porch Inspiration & Decor Ideas for your home!
Hanging Rattan Chair, Serena & Lily – Charming Porch Inspiration as well as Decor Ideas!
Elizabeth Gilbert inspirational quote. #elizabethgilbert #quotes #inspirationalquotes

Heartwarming Nostalgic Porches

Welcoming cottage with arched entrance and front porch - Homes by Garden Gate. Come peek at  Charming Porch Inspiration & Decor Ideas! #housedesign #exteriors #whitecottage #picketfence
Garden Gate Homes…hello lovely indeed.
Charming front porch on a Southern home by Garden Gate Homes. Come peek at  Charming Porch Inspiration & Decor Ideas. #frontporches #southernhomes #houseexteriors #porchdecor #porches
Design: Garden Gate Homes…in case you love a Southern porch.
Darling Victorian home with front porch, picket fence, and American flag - Garden Gate Homes.  Come peek at Charming Porch Inspiration & Decor Ideas. #homeexteriors #housedesign #victorianhomes #frontporch #curbappeal
Garden Gate Homes…in case a Victorian home pulls at your heartstrings.

Rustic Yet Refined Porch

Beautiful Southern porch with Bevolo lanterns, ceiling fans, and outdoor furniture. Linen & Flax Co.Come peek at  Charming Porch Inspiration & Decor Ideas. #southernporch #porchdecor #summerliving #houseexteriors #porchlighting #forntporches
Linen & Flax Co.…Charming Porch Inspiration as well as Decor Ideas!
Sue Monk Kidd quote about the soul and becoming. #suemonkkidd #quotes #inspirationalquote #spiritualjourney #soulquotes

Bedroom Porch Simplicity

Porch off bedroom in Modern Coastal Cottage Interior Design Inspiration in 2018 Coastal Living Idea House. Design by Jenny Keenan and architecture by Eric Moser. Come peek at Charming Porch Inspiration & Decor Ideas.
Coastal Living Idea House; Design: Jenny Keenan/Architecture: Eric Moser.

Here’s the bedroom porch attached to one of my favorite homes in South Carolina:

Blue painted porch ceiling and porch swing. Board and batten coastal cottage in Palmetto Bluff with modern farmhouse interior design by Lisa Furey. Come peek at Charming Porch Inspiration & Decor Ideas.
Design: Lisa Furey…see more ideas from her lovely home HERE

Woodsy Screen Porch

Suzanne Kasler designed porch area with curtains. Come peek at Charming Porch Inspiration & Decor Ideas
See more of Suzanne Kasler’s work from Sophisticated Simplicity HERE too.

Coastal Elegance + Patio Pretty

Serena & Lily Campania pillow cover on gorgeous outdoor seating at a coastal home. #serenaandlily #coastalstyle #homedecor #outdoordecor #pillows
Serena & Lily – Campania Pillow
Bliss on a porch by Blakely Made - a painting available through Serena & Lily. #charleston #porches #painting #homedecor #artwork #walldecor
Acrylic Painting on Wood: “Bliss on a Porch” by Blakely Made

Outdoor Living Inspiration

Coastal design inspiration on this porch with Serena & Lily blue check pillows and furniture. #serenanadlily #coastalstyle #porchdecor #homedecor #furniture #summerliving #outdoorliving
Serena & Lily – Perennials Gingham Pillows…hello lovely indeed.

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Moody Color on a Porch

Screen porch in O'More Showhouse.
See more of this O’More Showhouse HERE too!
Sue Monk Kidd quote about mystery, life, and spiritual journeying. #suemonkkidd #quotes #spirituality #soulquotes

Haint Blue Painted Porch Ceiling

Screen porch with fireplace in Modern Coastal Cottage Interior Design Inspiration in 2018 Coastal Living Idea House. Design by Jenny Keenan and architecture by Eric Moser.
Coastal Living Idea House; Design: Jenny Keenan/Architecture:Eric Moser.

Rustic European Country Porch Sitting

Is this instantly recognizable as Brooke Giannetti’s Patina Farm!?!

Rustic French basket on Patina Farm porch with a vintage chair and potted vines. Brooke Giannetti. Come peek at Charming Porch Inspiration & Decor Ideas. #patinafarm
Photo/Design: Brooke Giannetti – Velvet and Linen.

Wraparound Porch on a Modern Farmhouse

Stunning white farmhouse with wrap around porch in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Pretty porch design inspiration as well as decor ideas!
Charming 1880s white cottage front door flanked by simple lanterns and tall topiaries. #frontdoor #cottagestyle #frontporch #housedesign
This white cottage featured in Southern Living stole my heart!
Funny quote about not trying to please everyone. #funnyquotes #tacoquote #whimsicalquotes #humor

Metal Roof on Covered Porch

Beautiful white modern farmhouse porch and exterior with metal roof and dome shade barn style sconces from Rejuvenation. #modernfarmhouse #houseexterior #metalroof #barnlights
via Rejuvenation…design inspiration for porches as well as beautiful home exteriors to inspire.

What About Postage Stamp Sized Porches?

Stony Ground Farrow & Ball paint color is on this gorgeous front door of an English stone cottage with topiaries on porch. #paintcolors #stonyground #farrowandball #interiordesign #exteriorpaintcolors #frontdoorpaintcolor
Farrow & Ball

Porch Friendly Rocking Chairs

Rocking Chair
Black Slat Rocking Chair…in case you love Shaker simplicity.

Porch Decor: Handmade Rustic Sign

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

Made In India round Jute Rug
Handmade in India Round Jute Rug…in case you love a natural woven accent.

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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Sign: Family Monogram Farmhouse Photo: The_Refined Farmhouse, SIDesignCo on Etsy.
Charming Porch Inspiration & Decor Ideas. #farmhousestyle #porches
Family Monogram Farmhouse Sign (Photo: The_Refined Farmhouse), SIDesignCo on Etsy. Photos of inspirational porches as well as shopping resources for porch decor.
Whimsical and inspirational quote about summer - the sunshine and the magic - hello lovely studio! #hellolovelystudio #summerquotes #quotes #inspirationalquote #whimsicalquote #junequotes #julyquotes

Rustic Porch Decor Ideas: Painted Wood Bench

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

Alfon Wood Garden Bench
Alfon Wood Garden Bench, Wayfair…in case you need seating.

Galvanized Porch Accent Tables

Galvanized
Accent Table Set, Kirkland’s…certainly farmhouse friendly.
Sand Springs End Table
Sand Springs End Table, Wayfair…certainly lovely indeed.
Distressed zinc rustic farmhouse style table.
Distressed Zinc Table, Amazon…in case you love a lil’ whimsy.
Silver accent table with rectangular tray top and folding style legs
Accent Table…certainly one of my favorite tables!

Coastal Porch Decor: Hanging Swing

Can anyone imagine taking naps on one of these? Also, can we discuss this muted watery blue painted ceiling?

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.

Who can’t use one of these garden stools? I love seeing them in showers too for function and interest.

Nagle Flora Garden Stool
White Garden Stool…certainly classic indeed.

Rustic Signs for Farmhouse Interiors & Porches

Framed farmhouse sign with scripture from Numbers.
“The Blessing” Rustic Farmhouse Sign With Scripture, SIDesignCo on Etsy…certainly lovely indeed.
Mary Oliver quote to inspire on Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #maryoliver #faithquote #personalgrowth #spirituality

Metal Personalized Signs

Personalized family name metal sign.
Family Name Metal Sign, MetalUnlimited on Etsy. Photo: The_Refined Farmhouse

Benches for Porches, Mud Rooms, and Entries

Reclaimed wood storage bench.
Reclaimed Wood Storage Bench…in case you require storage AND seating.
Rustic reclaimed wood bench
Rustic reclaimed wood bench options here…certainly farmhouse friendly indeed.
Rustic white farmhouse bench made from reclaimed barn wood.
Cottage Bench…in case you need an easy-care porch bench.

Wall Hooks to Add Charming Function

Avignon Rustic Hook Rail Coat or Towel Rack 24 inches Wide and 4.5 inches high
Avignon Hook Rack…certainly a French farmhouse inspired find.

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My Own Humble Porch Decor

Our porch is simply a shallow step, but it provides a wee space for a chair. (I change the chairs often, obsessed as I remain with chairs!)

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…certainly a simple French inspired entry.
Cara Rectangular Plastic Planter Box
Tall Dark Planter Box…in case you need height on your porch.
Metal Watering Can
Metal Watering Can…in case you admire vintage style.
Grey rattan chair with ivory cushion on front porch. Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #rattanchair
Find my patio chair HERE…in case you love Belgian inspired design.

French Welcome Mat Ideas for the Porch

Patrick Bonjour Doormat
Bonjour Door Mat…in case you care to add a French accent to 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
Hello Lovely Studio – ideas for porch decor as well as outdoor living.
Aged Terracotta Round Pots
Aged Terracotta Round Pots…in case you love Old World style.

Galvanized Pieces 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 Hello Lovely Studio. Vintage grainsack pillow: SassycatCreations.
Tolix style French industrial metal chair
French Industrial Metal Chairs, Set…certainly a well priced find.
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Artificial Lavender…in case you need an everlasting vase filler.

Watering Cans Always Look Right

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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Porch Lovely Pillows

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

Need an idea for porch sitting music?

I am always happy to turn back the clock to endless summers in childhood when I nibbled on plucked clover straight from the ground and rocked out flower child style to Sweet Baby James and Carly Simon.

Funny whimsical quote about self acceptance. #quotes #inspirationalquotes #funnyquotes #selfacceptance #self kindness

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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White Slipcovered Sofa
French Basket
Courtney Lamp Base
Antique Chinese Wood Rustic Round Stool
French Country Bed
Tuscan Terracotta Urn Vase
Round Farmhouse Table
Rustic Reclaimed Elm Cabinet
French Chaise
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Milagro Heart
Linen Slipcovered Chair Set
Rustic Farmhouse Stool
Edgecombe End Table
Silver Rectangle Accent Table
Black Metal Accent Table
Galvanized Console Table
Gabriel Chevron Quilt Set
Metal Martini Table
Marble Subway Backsplash in My Kitchen
French Wire Laundry Basket
White Ruffle Bedding
White Linen Club Chair
Handmade Sunburst Mirror
Wide Pine Sideboard
Linen Napkin Set
French Country Lamp
Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
French Panel Mirror
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Antique Chinese Weathered Bench
French Country Headboard
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Rococo Floor Lamp
Linen & Burlap Tufted Ottoman
Gertrude Wood Bench
Italian Candelabra Chandelier
Colleen Slope Arm Linen Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
French Louis Style Arm Chair
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Adele Dining Chair
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Accent Chair
Pamela Arm Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
French Wood Chandelier
Terracotta Pots & Basket
French Country Wood Chandelier
French Linen Dining Chair
Gustavian Cabinet
French Farmhouse Dining Table
Bar Stool
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Rattan Armchair
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
French Industrial Metal Chairs (4)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Holborn Lantern Pendant
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
Rustic End Table
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Faux Bois Candleholders
French Ticking Stripe Pillow
Jute Area Rug
French Candle Style Chandelier
Rustic Industrial Farmhouse Shelves
Belgian Linen Sofa
White Ruffle Bedding
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Concrete Pillar Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
White Vase Set
Round Woven Placemat Set
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Matelasse Coverlet
Quilted Coverlet
Boheme Madera Bench
Belgian Linen Duvet Set
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Pedestal Farm Table
Teak Farmhouse Stool
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4 Comments

  1. Joanna
    July 11, 2020 / 12:19 pm

    There is something about a porch that is so welcoming. I love my porch and am fortunate that it is on two sides, so I can pick sun or shade. When house hunting, no porch is a no go. It functions not only as a sitting area but adds curb appeal to your home.

    Enjoy your weekend,
    ~Joanna

    • Michele
      Author
      July 11, 2020 / 5:02 pm

      Ooooh I love that you get to pick sun or shade – that is true wellth! Happy weekend to you, friend. Thanks for taking time out of your day to add beauty here.

  2. July 14, 2020 / 5:43 pm

    I love all your lovely posts but today I especially loved your throwback of Sweet Baby James and Carly Simon. Oh….it took me right back in the day! Isn’t music such a wonderful way to add joy to our days? 😊

    • Michele
      Author
      July 15, 2020 / 2:14 pm

      Truly – and something about “Mockingbird” is so alive and well in my memories of childhood. Feels like yesterday, and I can remember just where I was, sights, smells, and sounds as I listened to it. Thanks so much for reading.

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