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A guide to porch decorating

As a home decorating enthusiast, I thought it would be fun to put together this ultimate porch decorating guide showcasing the key components to styling a welcoming front porch.

Creating a welcoming front porch is more than just trying to achieve curb appeal credits from your neighbors, but is rather about creating a home that makes you happy to come home to.

I created a handy porch checklist with easy shopping links of my favorite porch finds and hope you find it to be helpful as you begin styling the prettiest porch of your dreams.

Porch Lighting

Here are some quick tips to help you pick out the best lighting for your front porch.

1. Think of how bright you would like your light to create the right ambiance for your entryway.

2. Pick out a type of outdoor finish such as silver metal, bronze, copper, matte black that compliments your doorknobs and hardware.

3. Elevate your porch presence by selecting designer-style lighting for a luxurious and upscale entrance.

Front porch seasonal wreath with ribbon hanger and garland around the front door

Seasonal Wreaths

What better way to welcome your guest than by greeting them with a gorgeous wreath. Wreaths are nice to have hanging on front doors, but they can also be hung on sidings, draped over a porch chair, or used as a statement piece next to the front door.


There are so many ways to make use of a pretty wreath.

Wreaths are also a fun and easy way to decorate a front porch throughout the seasons. THE GIFTED WREATH proudly offers an array of year-round and seasonal wreaths for every occasion.

With an easy-to-browse side menu, we make it easy and effortless for you to select the perfect wreath for your home.

Welcom home wreath with pink peonies and farmhouse style greenery handmade on a grapevine wreath

Luxurious Handmade Wreaths

DIY doormat tutorial with the Cricut Explore Air 3. Hello pumpkin doormat.

DIY Seasonal Doormat 

Learn how to make your own seasonal doormat with the Cricut Explore 3..

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porch check list

Outdoor Lanterns & Candles

If you have a porch with steps, decorating your step-way with outdoor lanterns and candles can be a safe way to add an extra evening glow to your entryway in an effort to avoid any risk of missing a step at night. 

Lanterns and candles also make a beautiful ensemble that creates welcoming and inviting layers to your porch space.


I highly recommend these waterproof battery-operated flameless pillars. They are easy to operate and look so pretty lit up at night.

Layered Doormats

My favorite place to purchase doormats is POTTERY BARN. I would suggest browsing their selection here first before you search the web. 

POTTERY BARN offers personalized doormats and a variety of monogram doormats that can make adorable housewarming gifts for new homeowners or can easily vamp up the look of your current porch space without breaking the bank.

Also, they offer a variety of outdoor rugs that would make the perfect layering piece for any doormat old or new.

And if you are feeling crafty and would like to make your own doormat, check out my recent Seasonal DIY Doormat Tutioral today!

Outdoor Topiary Plants

Topiary plants can definitely add greenery and texture to your front porch for an inviting feel, but they can also add privacy.

If you have side window panels on your front door and are looking to block the inside view as visitors approach your entryway, tall and full topiary plants can be a simple and pretty solution.

Grandin Road has a huge gallery of faux greenery to select from that will pair beautifully on any front porch. Check out their outdoor topiary selection here.

Outdoor Porch Seating

Rocking chairs, porch swings, wooden benches, wicker chairs are all great options for creating a relaxing porch atmosphere.

Styling an outdoor seating area for your front porch can be done so effortlessly with two chairs, an outdoor rug, and a coffee table.

Once you factor in the space you have to work with, I highly recommend browsing Target and Walmart for affordable outdoor seating options.

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