11 Ways to Decorate Your Front Porch or Entryway

Greet guests and add curb appeal to your home by adding fresh color and unique style to your front entry.  

By: Joanne Palmisano

©Photo courtesy Gardener’s Supply Company

Photo By: Joanne Palmisano

Photo By: Susan Teare

©Photo courtesy Gardener’s Supply Company

Photo By: Susan Teare

©Photo courtesy Gardener’s Supply Company

Geranium Love

This Italian-villa inspired entry uses a variety of old and new containers to hold red geraniums, rosemary and topiary evergreens. Ciao Bella!

Farmer's Market Style

A front entry is a great place for a small garden. This trough full of herbs and flowers greets guests with color and wonderful smells. 

Upcycle Bicycle Wheel Turned Dream Catcher

This dream catcher was made from an old bicycle rim, a vintage doily, ribbons and strips of fabric. A brightly painted chair makes for a welcoming spot to sit and daydream.

Toy Story

Use vintage toys, wagons and sleds as planters, table bases, footstools or just unique conversation pieces. Here, this old tricycle was paired with a soda crate to make a charming display of succulents. 

Incorporate the Unexpected

Vintage suitcases make great end tables and decorative storage, but you wouldn’t necessarily expect to see a stack next to the front door. Add a little whimsy – like a cute gnome – and some colorful flowers to make your guests smile. 

Rolling Cart Collage

Place a rolling cart to your front porch and add a mix of seasonal decorating pieces, potted plants and flowers. Update the look each season by changing out a few pieces and you’ll be able to use the cart year round. 

Rehabilitated Furniture

The vintage prison bed is transformed in a comfortable daybed on this California porch. A comfy new mattress and pillows makes you want to spend 20-to-life here.

Sophisticated Yet Casual

Use black and white stripes and zebra patterns as a backdrop then add bright flowers to create a bold statement. 

Privacy Wall

If your porch or entry needs a little privacy, try a room divider made of vintage shutters. You can hang art or knickknacks from the shutters or use it as a backdrop for a display of colorful flowers. 

Herb Garden Footstool

Old patio furniture comes in handy when you want to create a small herb garden. The center straps of an old woven footstool were removed and replaced with chicken wire, burlap, soil and some herbs (in that order). 

Classic Porch Fixture

Have a sturdy porch ceiling? Then, by all means, hang a wooden swing from it. Rocking away an evening is a great way to relax. Add a few pillows, make a pitcher of lemonade and invite the neighbors.  

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