I have always been a front porch kind of girl. I love watching the world go by, waving to the neighbors and feeling inadequate as joggers run by. Today we look at 8 front porches I would gladly perch on. If any of them are yours, don't be surprised to find me sitting there someday!
This traditional porch from Martha Stewart is nicely updated with black accents, a modern steel table and a graphic rug. The old fashioned lemonade brings a needed vintage touch.
This bungalow spied on Houzz has mega curb appeal thanks to the gorgeous A-frame roof and wood beams. And who can resist a rocking chair?
The curved sides of this built-in front porch bench provide a lovely spot to tie your shoes before a morning run on Cape Cod. The blue porch ceiling supposedly wards off evil spirits. It also mimics the color of the sky. All I know is I like it.
This front porch is quite possibly nicer than my living room. Hanging drapes add some privacy from the neighbors and rattan furniture looks better than ever with some smart spray paint color choices. See the full Before and After, plus some DIY details at Better Homes & Gardens.
Spotted on Southern Living, this wide porch is the perfect spot for a front porch swing. This one is hung with ropes instead of chain for a more natural look. The burlap pillows make it even more comfy and potentially nappable.
Why not turn your front porch into your dining room? A rustic farm table, bistro chairs and some paper lanterns make this spot a perfect one for entertaining. Not surprising, considering it belongs to NYC restauranteur Keith McNally. See more of this outdoorsy Martha's Vineyard home on Elle Decor.
Designer Eddie Ross had the same idea. His charming country house featured in Lonny is fresh and welcoming. I wonder how I get on the guest list?
There's really nothing I can say that can make this porch any more inviting than it already is. It's featured in Coastal Living's 26 Beachy Porches and Patios. I stopped searching after the very first one.
Which one of these suits you best? I'd love to hear in the comments!