1.Plenty of outdoor seating.
Look closely at the space you have available and think of it in terms of outdoor entertaining. Where will people sit? How do you want the flow of movement to feel? Lovely outdoor sectionals lend themselves well to large spaces. If your back porch is on the small side, opt for separate outdoor lounge chairs or rocking chairs. (Read this post for full design ideas and photos.)
2. Outdoor rugs and pillows.
The quickest way to liven up your front or back porch is by adding an outdoor rug. Also, brighten up your seating with colorful pillows
3. Porch planters.
There’s so much to love about this gorgeous front porch. The double wreaths, the customized front porch mat, but especially those grandiose planters with bright flowers spilling over.
4. Simple and sweet.
There’s something about the farmhouse decor style that is just so simple and sweet. The single strand of lights, the padded bench chair, and the watering can all make this front porch from Homestead128 very welcoming.
5. Outdoor fireplace.
Every dream home should have an outdoor fireplace for those cool, cozy nights when you just don’t want to go inside.
6. A colored door.
The huge trend in home design right now are colored doors. Adding a pop of color to your front or back door is so much fun! See how our friends at Tatertots & Jello remodeled their bland front porch into this pretty little thing.
7. Add a hammock.
Front or back porch, add a hammock to up your style and increase your R and R. Find even more back patio styling ideas from this post here.
8. Outdoor dining table.
If you like things fancy, supplement your back porch with a beautiful outdoor dining table.
9. Chill style.
Maybe your style is more chill and outdoor entertaining means gathering your favorite pals for some good food, fun music, and a lot of chit chat. The picnic table is for you, topped with a pretty tablecloth and of course…that adorable record player!
10. Outdoor kitchenette.
How cool would it be to have an entire kitchen outside on your back porch? Check out this fun renovation from Remodelaholic.
Glowing lanterns are a great way to style your front or back porch. During the day, they are lovely decor and at night, lanterns give off a warm ambiance and enough light to talk the night away.
12. A cool bed swing.
Make your backyard a haven with a cool bed swing that you can relax to a good book or catch a sunset nap on.
13. Perfect porch swing.
In nearly every romantic movie ever made, you can find a porch swing. There is something homey and welcoming about a house with a porch swing.
14. Cement “tile” stenciling
If your cement is looking a little bland, bolden up your front or back porch with a little DIY makeover. You can learn how to stencil a cool tile look from Homestead128.
15. Keep entertaining in mind.
During those warm months, you’re going to be entertaining a lot. Keep your guests in mind with a fun beverage cart you can keep snacks and drinks on when friends come over.