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Ideas for Front Porch Designs and More

Are you looking for inspiring front porch designs and front porch ideas?

Whether you dream of a country style porch, a sophisticated contemporary style or you only have a small space for a charming portico, we welcome you here to design, plan, decorate, and landscape your porch.

Ghosts, Goblins, Treats and Decorated Front Porches

amazingly decorated front door for halloween
Friendly Halloween Greeters!

Halloween Decorating Tip: Add a Touch of Levity

Kids of all ages like Halloween displays that make you smile; it doesn't have to be so "ghostly"!

Explore Our Pumpkin Carving and Display Ideas

See our selection of carved pumpkins to get lots of ideas this year!

Scary Is Always in for Halloween

Check out our scary Halloween decoration ideas if you'd rather design a FRIGHT NIGHT!

We discovered this lighted skeleton at Plow and Hearth - sure to be a hit in the neighborhood!

fire and ice lighted skeleon from Plow and
Create the Perfect Halloween with This Fire and Ice Skeleton
Available at Plow and Hearth

scary wicked witch reading a book on porch
Wicked Witch - Scary Even in Daylight!

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Our 2017 Porch Calendars Available Now!

Mary and I could never find a really nice porch calendar, so we created not only one but two. Be one of the first to get a 2017 Porch Calendar. They make wonderful gifts, too.

Front Porch Parade calendar cover Screened Porch Parade calendar cover

Our beautiful 2017 porch calendars are available now in our Zazzle store.

Fall Porch Fancy

While we continue to enjoy the colors, aromas, and cooler weather of fall, we know many look forward to Halloween ghosts and goblins. You've come to the right place for all of your fall and Halloween porch and yard decoration ideas.

beautifully decorated front door for fall
Photo courtesy of Barb at The Everyday Home
Curb Appealing Fall Front Door

Mary and I love October and all it has to offer, especially decorating and spending more time on the porch. If you haven't already, fall is the perfect time to decorate and to start planning your Halloween festivities.

Get the Perfect Fall Porch

Autumn eBook cover The two of us gathered a great collection of delightful autumn porch decorating ideas.

Our 251-page eBook includes fantastic fall ideas from 40 creative bloggers. Pictures galore, tutorials and even some of their favorite recipes.

Want a super nice autumn porch? Then get our attractive eBook, Autumn on the Porch. You'll enjoy the beautiful ideas inside!

Learn more or just purchase it right now.

Fun Fall and Halloween DIY Projects

Here's just two of many DIY Fall and Halloween DIY projects - your kids well love 'em!

black cat halloween diy project halloween candy holder diy project

Halloween Decorations that Little Kids Will Love

Add a little levity to fall this year by hanging a whimsical fall or Halloween wreath on your front door. Kids of all ages will love it!

Build It and You Will Enjoy!

No doubt about it, build a porch and enjoy not only the comfort it brings but also the value it will add to your home. We walk you through the process of building a porch along with design ideas.

Tis the Season for Screened and Three Season Porches

There's nothing quite like a screened porch in the fall. Enjoy cooler temps, dinners in the autumn air, and watching falling leaves. You have several options too!

Build one yourself by using a screen porch plan which can be modified to fit your needs or find a local contractor to help.

Friday Night Lights, Saturday Afternoons and Sunday Game Day

Whether you enjoy collegiate or professional football, your porch is the perfect place from which to display your team spirit. We discovered unique football decorative items that are perfect for football parties and tailgating too!

Here's but a small sample of what you'll find:

football wreath with for two teams footbal reserved parking sign football front door and walkway decoration

fun pumpkins on front porch

You Don't Want to Miss Jennifer's Advice for Halloween Porch Decorating

ghost from a tomato cage and styrofoam head Our Interior Decorator friend Jennifer shares lots of easy Halloween decorating tips with us like how to make a ghost from a tomato cage.

Enjoy the written program notes or listen to our fun conversation with Jennifer here:

Have You Tried Our Porch Illustrator

Porch Illustrator lets you see the difference a porch makes

If you have a ranch home, our Porch Illustrator will give you some idea how a porch would look on it. Try it!

We also have a Porch Illustrator for a two-story-home, too. Both very helpful with planning your front porch designs.

Our Picks

Our Front Porch Ideas Generator

Our 140 page ebook includes many before and after pics. Case studies from real homeowners of how their house might look with a wonderful front porch
See more
Our Front Porch Ideas Generator ebook

Small Porch Plans in an eBook

Do you have room for a small porch on your home? Then check out these good looking porches. You get six front porch designs (plans) in a 37-page PDF.
See more
porch plan book cover

Our Idea Book to Help You Nail Down Your Porch Design

We get lots of questions about how a porch would look on a ranch or two-story home. Take a look at our Porch Illustrator e-Book to see how a plain home is transformed with the addition of a porch. See more

Porch Illustrator Vol 1 & Vol 2

Our Site is a Labor of Love

As Dave and I have looked at homes over the years and strolled through neighborhoods, we have always been drawn to charming front porches. We've lived in homes with big porches, small porches and no porch (sad!).

We once purchased a home just because it had a screened porch. And that was a terrific decision.

Dave and I use our passion to bring you the best porch decorating and design ideas for your front porch.

We hope that our front porch designs, decorating and entertaining ideas will help you whether you have a front porch, side porch, or a great back porch!

You will find many front porch designs and porch pictures throughout our site.

Our front porch pictures will help you visualize and plan your projects.
Thinking of building or renovating a porch? From stone columns to renovating to building a new porch from scratch we have photo gallery pictorials to show you how it is done.

Share your porch pictures with us!

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Complement Any Home!

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