Our designers at Gabby love the quaint charm of a genuine, Southern porch where you can sip fresh-squeezed lemonade and relish in the breezes, sights and sounds of a warm summer day. However, it takes planning and foresight to transform a porch into an oasis worth escaping to on a sunny day.
Whether a porch is large or small, there are a plethora of options when it comes to eye-catching porch designs. The front porch is a home’s main entryway — even more so than the foyer or kitchen. Not surprisingly, the style of a porch is highly indicative of a home’s remaining décor.
Here are a few simple ideas to help you get your porch decorating process started:
- Compliment the front porch with a bright front door. If your home is gray, try painting the door a purple, maroon, or fuchsia color. A front door that contrasts with the color of the home can add a unique visual appeal.
- Placing art outdoors is an imaginative way to add elegance to the front porch. A large canvas, print, sculpture, or custom wind chime are all possible items you can incorporate into a cohesive front porch design.
- Add a large sofa that can sit at least two people, a solo chair and an ottoman that can also double as seating.
- Minor decorative touches can really make a front porch stand out. Consider adding a rug, brightly colored pillows and curtains constructed from reliable outdoor fabric.
- Seasonal items provide a wonderful finishing touch, and they’re a fresh focal point that can be rotated in and out.
Designed for an entryway or front porch, our Dorris Bench is constructed from chic oak and metal, as well as an antique black finish. It’s interlocking half-moon curves give the piece a mesmerizing, unique form, while the antique finish adds a rustic appeal that would lend well in transitional porch design.
Picture curling up on this chair while reading a book on a rainy day. Inspired by vintage cottage furnishings, our Mercury Vintage-Style Rattan Chair is ideal for adding natural textures to a front porch. With its sturdy woven seat and linen cushion, it’s no wonder this chair is a popular choice for transitional outdoor spaces.
The Drake Mirror effortlessly adds casual refinement to both indoor and outdoor areas. When designing this size-able piece, our designers were influenced by windowpanes from 18th century schoolhouses. The rust finish adds character to the mirror’s classic outline so that the piece works well hanging on a wall, or resting up against it, in a screened sun porch.
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