Summer’s coming fast, and it’ll be here before you know it. One of the best things about the summer is spending time outside, and your porch is a great place to do that.
As you get ready for summer days and nights outside, you might be looking for ways to spruce up your porch. There’s tons of ways you can be inspired to do this. Here are 30 porch decor ideas that will inspire you and get your porch in top shape for whatever your summer has to offer.
1. Vintage Tin Decorations
While they may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of porch decor, vintage tins can make a great addition to your front porch. Use them as planters or storage containers to give your porch a rustic and vintage feeling.
Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas! There are tons of floral wreath options that you can use as porch decor no matter what time of the year it is. It’s a way to add a pop of color to your porch.
3. Rocking Chairs
There’s just something so nostalgic about sitting in a rocking chair, and this is something you can use to your advantage when you’re looking to decorate your porch. Add a rocking chair or two to add some extra seating options while also giving your porch a rustic vibe.
4. Flowers and Plants
You don’t need a full garden to show off your green thumb. Flowers and plants can work very well as porch decor, especially if you choose the color and style of the plants correctly to match the existing color scheme.
5. Vintage Furniture
Give old furniture a new life by finding some pre-used pieces from a secondhand store or from relatives. Not only is this a sustainable option, but it also automatically gives your porch a more rustic and vintage feeling.
Putting a bench on your porch is a way to add extra seating while also making the space feel more homey. There are lots of options for benches to make them integrated parts of your porch decor.
7. Porch Swing
Nothing evokes feelings of a relaxing summer day quite like a porch swing. A porch swing would make a great addition to your porch because it allows you to have a stress-relieving spot to enjoy by yourself or with your friends.
8. Floor Pillows
If you’re looking for even more creative ways to add extra seating to your porch, why not give floor pillows a try? In addition to giving you more seating options, floor pillows are good porch decor options because they’re easy to work into the existing color scheme or aesthetic.
Having a firepit will add to your porch’s rustic feeling while also adding a social element. Imagine the memorable summer nights you will have seated around your firepit with family and friends.
10. Herb Garden
If you’re looking for ways to show off your green thumb but you don’t have room for a full garden, why not give an herb garden a try? Herbs are easy to grow in small places, making your porch a good place to set up an herb garden.
While porches are appealing because they offer a chance to be outside, some of the things that come with being outside are not always so appealing, like bugs or the heat. Screening in your porch can offer the best of both worlds in this sense.
12. Hanging Chair
Look into a hanging chair as a piece of porch decor if you’re looking for some extra seating while also looking for a way to give your porch a more earthy and bohemian vibe.
Hammocks are a way to create a relaxing getaway on your own porch.
14. Wind Chimes
Wind chimes are a great piece of porch decor to include in your decorating because they double as a hanging decoration while also adding sweet, relaxing melodies to your porch.
15. String Lights
String lights typically drum up connotations of college dorm rooms, but there’s no reason you can’t incorporate some fun string lights into your porch decorations. It’ll give the space some more lighting while also giving your porch a more homey feeling.
16. Ceiling Fans
It’s no secret that some summer days can be almost unbearably hot, making it less than pleasant to spend time inside, no matter how nicely decorated your porch is. A way to combat this is by installing a ceiling fan. A ceiling fan will make your porch much cooler, making it more bearable to sit outside on hot summer days.
17. Sofa and Armchairs
Sofas and armchairs provide comfy seating for yourself or your guests while also adding to your porch’s homey feeling.
18. Throw Pillows
Throw pillows are a great way to spruce up any furniture you have on your porch. They’re versatile porch decor pieces because they’re easy to work into any existing color schemes or aesthetics that you may have on your porch.
Lamps can serve as aesthetically pleasing porch decor pieces while also serving a practical use. They can provide extra lighting so you can relax on your porch reading a book or conversing with friends after the sun goes down.
Candles can make excellent decor pieces anywhere in your home, including your porch. Find some relaxing summer scents give your porch a comfortable vibe. Candles can serve as both decorative and practical items.
Tables are a way to add some extra storage space while also serving as porch decor. It’s easy to find tables or end tables that fit into your vision for what you want your porch to look like.
Rugs are a nice way to add a pop of color to your porch while also breaking up the monotony of your porch’s floor.
While their typically seen as furniture pieces for living rooms, ottomans can make nice additions to your porch if you’re looking for extra seating or just a nice place to put your feet up.
24. Floor Tiles
Tiles aren’t typically seen as the go to flooring for an outdoor porch, but some outdoor tiling is a nice way to give your porch a more comfortable, homey feeling.
If you’re looking to add some more lighting to your porch area while also giving it a more rustic feeling, why not give lanterns a try? There are a ton of different lantern options out there, so you can definitely find one that fits into the vision you have for your porch.
Wheelbarrow-themed porch decor pieces are a great way to give your porch a more rustic aesthetic. Decorative wheelbarrows can be a great way to store flowers or hold a number of other decorative items.
27. Hanging Planters
Hanging planters are a great way to add some different levels of decor to your porch while also adding some floral elements.
28. Wall Decor
Pieces of wall decor, like wall art or word signs, are a great way to add to any existing aesthetic you have on your porch or fill in some space on an otherwise blank wall.
29. Rolling Cart
Rolling carts are a good way to add some extra storage space to your porch, especially if you use it to store things like gardening tools or other items that can be used on your porch.
30. Privacy Wall
If you like spending time in your yard but are looking for a little bit more privacy, consider installing a privacy wall on the sides of your porch.