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Pictures of Porches from Readers

We love it when our readers share pictures of their porches with us.


Thank you for sharing your porch pictures here. We all enjoy seeing each others' porches.


Lee's Retreat by Jane Lee

lee's retreat
Photo coutesy of Jane Lee, Orange Beach, Alabama



lee's retreat
Photo coutesy of Jane Lee, Orange Beach, Alabama



lee's retreat
Photo coutesy of Jane Lee, Orange Beach, Alabama



Jane: We built our retirement home in Orange Beach, Alabama in 2010. It has a full wrap around porch which was ideal for my husband used a wheelchair and loved to be outside. It is shaded all day long and there is nothing sweeter than enjoying a cold beverage on a hot southern afternoon.




Mary and Dave: Thank you, Jane, for sharing your pictures with us. You have just a wonderful retirement home and wraparound porch. It looks absolutely perfect and particularly inviting. We can see why you enjoy it so much.

What an amazing setting where you live. We love that your porch is large enough for several sitting areas. I especially love your wicker furniture, porch swing, and rug with all the beautiful plants.

Thank you again! You are welcome to email us with your original photos and we will post larger pictures on our site. Just send a note to us right here and we'll let you know our email address. Thank you Jane.




My Back Porch Swing

My back porch swing
Photo coutesy of Jeanne, TX


Jeanne's swing is very inviting. We love the colors, vintage fabric and quilted pattern.


My back porch is a relaxing place to be! Notice the gingerbread brackets.
Photo coutesy of Jeanne, TX


Jeanne's back porch looks like a wonderful place to spend some relaxing hours. The gingerbread brackets on Jeanne's porch are from Vintage Woodworks, one of our sponsors. Jeanne says they have been very durable. She has had them for nearly 31 years. Wow, that is durability indeed!


Gorgeous hanging baskets
Photo coutesy of Jeanne, TX

Gorgeous hanging baskets filled with geraniums.


Thrifted vintage screen door as a planter
Photo coutesy of Jeanne, TX


Jeanne is using a thrifted vintage screen door for her planter. We really love this idea!


Jeanne: Since retiring I spend time on my porch with my pups and enjoying my flowers.




Mary and Dave: Wow, Jeanne, we sure do love your porch swing and your back porch. It's so inviting and comfortable looking. We hope you enjoy many moments there in your retirement years. I love the idea of the vintage screen door to hold your planter. Thank you so much for sharing with us.




Early Spring at the Farm

Early spring at the farm
Photo coutesy of Billiejean, Albany KY



Billiejean: This a picture of the front porch at our then 93 year old farmhouse.




Mary and Dave: That is very lovely. Thank you so much for sharing with us. It's the kind of porch every porch lover would truly enjoy.

Speaking of farmhouses, you will also enjoy seeing Joni's old porch. She shares the story with us about her old home and her love for her porch.




Purrfect Summer on the Front Porch

purrfect summer on the front porch
Photo coutesy of Beth



purrfect summer on the front porch
Photo coutesy of Beth



purrfect summer on the front porch
Photo coutesy of Beth



Beth: I love cats and have 2 and a Grandcat that I babysit for my son. So the cat theme seems to be appropriate for my front porch.

The sign is made out of an old cabinet door, painted with Chalkboard paint. The sign reads "Home is where cat hair sticks to EVERYTHING but the cat"




Mary and Dave: How sweet of you to share your kitty-themed front porch decor with us. So cute and you have a beautiful kitty.

We also love the diamond pattern on your porch floor. Did you do that yourself? It's very appealing. Thanks again!




Beth: Yes, I painted the the Gray on Gray Diamond Pattern on the porch floor many years ago. It is holding up well, have only had to touch up the steps.




Black Rockers with Red Cushions

Black rockers with red cushions at Tucker Hill, McKinney TX
Photo coutesy of Tucker Hill, McKinney TX





Mary and Dave: This is one of our favorite porches in Tucker Hill, a traditional neighborhood development in McKinney, TX.

Thank you for sharing your porch picture with us, Tucker Hill! Sounds like Tucker Hill is a great place for porch lovers to live. This is truly one of the best rocking chair porches and love the pop of red in the cushions.




Northeastern Porch of a Twin Brick Home

Northeastern porch of a twin brick home
Photo coutesy of Deb Jones, Coatesville, PA



Northeastern porch of a twin brick home
Photo coutesy of Deb Jones, Coatesville, PA



Deb: Here is my charming front porch that I enjoy sitting on relaxing and feeling a cool breeze on my skin.




Mary and Dave: Deb, thank you so much for sharing your charming brick porch with us. Looks like a lovely place to relax and unwind. Your porch landscaping and hanging baskets add a great deal of appeal to your porch. Looks like you have some comfortable wicker furniture, too. Nice!






Caribbean Porch

South American porch shared by Deb
Photo coutesy of Yves of Guyana



Yves: The colour in my porch perfectly matches my personality and it was chosen carefully to give a warm and inviting look.




Mary and Dave: Thank you so much, Yves, for sharing your porch picture with us. Lovely colors and one of the few international porch pictures shared with us. Thanks again. It's a joy to see your South American porch. Thank you!




Our Country Home

our country home
Photo coutesy of Martha, Southsize AL



our country home
Photo coutesy of Martha, Southsize AL
Lovely archway jasmine in full bloom



Martha: We have lived here almost 14 years and are constantly changing with the different seasons.

We have a lovely archway jasmine that is in full bloom at my side entrance.




Mary and Dave: Thank you so much for sharing your country home picture with us, Martha. What a pretty home you have. We like your walkway leading to the front door and the attractive landscaping that borders your home and garage.

Thank you for sending the picture of your two jasmine to us as well. Just beautiful!




Pink Charm - Hanging Baskets

Pink charm - hanging baskets
Photo courtesy of Janet Palmer, Greensburg PA



Pink charm - hanging baskets
Photo courtesy of Janet Palmer, Greensburg PA



Pink charm - hanging baskets
Photo courtesy of Janet Palmer, Greensburg PA



Janet: Decorating the columns on a small porch with hanging baskets and planters creates a welcoming display. I use a non-damaging product with interchangeable rods to achieve unique looks.

I love my yard to have a distinct look for the summer. The trees in my yard are great for decorating. I turn them into colorful focal points with R-HangUps. They work really well and are available on line at r-hangups.com.




Mary and Dave: Thank you so much, Janet. You have a very sweet porch. We like the look you have achieved with those interchangeable rods. Is this a product you can get at most home improvement stores? Your hanging baskets are very pretty and we like how you have them hung. Thanks very much for sharing with us.




An East Coast Porch in California

East coast porch in California
Photo courtesy of Kathy and Dave, California



Kathy and Dave: Every season, I change the flowers in my planter. Spring is usually pink but now, as we head into the Holiday Season - Christmas - I am planning to plant poinsettias. I usually plant cyclamen but this year I'm going to try the poinsettias and see how they survive.

The interesting thing about my house is that it is definitely an East Coast architecture and somewhat different from all the earth-tone stucco homes surrounding us...I love it!!




Summer Side Porch

Summer side porch in Kansas
Photo courtesy by Debbie McMurry, SE Kansas



Summer side porch in Kansas
Photo courtesy by Debbie McMurry, SE Kansas



Debbie: This is the porch on the side of our home. Small but cozy on a summer day to sit and sip lemonade and watch butterflies. It is my getaway to enjoy my yard after gardening.




Kathy B: Wow

Anonymous: I couldn't believe I stumbled upon this website and found YOUR photo!! Gorgeous porch! Keep the pictures coming!

Arleen: Beautiful Porch!!!! Where did you get the railing containers. I have a porch & would love some of those. Thank you.

Rhonda: Lovely, gives me warm fuzzys! BEAUTIFUL Work!

Flowergardengirl: Your porch is BEAUTIFUL, so pleasant!!!! I love it! Nice and wide!

Teresa: Oh wow--I love it. Nice and wide--very pretty.

Mary and Dave: What a pretty side porch. Debbie, thank you so much for sharing your side porch with us. So nice this time of the year to see such a relaxing outdoor retreat. I like the stained glass that you have at the end of your porch. Very nice! I can see why you enjoy your porch so much.




Porch at Ashland City TN General Store

Porch near Ashland City
Photo courtesy by Dan R. Morris, Mt. Juliet TN



Porch near Ashland City
Photo courtesy by Dan R. Morris, Mt. Juliet TN



What happens on the porch. . .

I drive by the Ashland City General Store almost every week. It's my favorite convenience store to stop at, but I'll say that's because the inside is so nice.

I thought I'd share this place with you because no matter what day I stop by, there are always a couple old guys chit chatting on the front porch - perhaps sharing what they love about Ashland City, TN.




Mary and Dave: Thanks, Dan, for sharing this picture with us. That's a cool front porch and we can see why those gentleman love hanging out there. Nice how stores recognize the value of an inviting front porch. Excellent way to create amazing curb appeal from a customer's perspective.




Lovely Front Porch Addition

Lovely front porch addition
Photo courtesy by Peter Davis, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan



Peter: We have created a bold focal point with our shallow front porch addition, with slightly oversize columns and a dark red door surrounded by raised panel trim.

We need to add a couple chairs and other accessories to make it more inviting, and perhaps something on the right to balance the round window on the left.

We want to strike a balance between friendly / inviting but not too cluttered, and invite constructive comments.

Front porch decorating suggestions are most welcome!




Anonymous: Topiaries on each side of front door with wreath on door would look very elegant Hanging baskets and striking wreath

Mary: Have you considered a beautiful wreath on your front door and when weather permits some gorgeous hanging baskets or planter boxes? Your porch is beautiful even without decorations.

Dan Morris: I've never seen column spacing like that. Very cool. Real nice porch

Louise: You have a great porch to work with. Just a few furnishings, a wreath on your door - and I agree with Louise that some wall art would be nice. A beautiful door decoration or some wall art would be lovely on your porch.




Even a Small Porch Can Be Beautiful

Even a small porch can be beautiful
Photo courtesy by Elizabeth, Montreal Canada



Elizabeth: Flower boxes can make even the smallest porch a thing of beauty.

Jamie: Absolutely beautiful! Wish my planter boxes looked like this. I have some planter boxes on my porch but the flowers are not growing like the ones that Elizabeth shared. You must have a green thumb, Elizabeth! I like it.




My Daughter's Little Hideaway

My daughters little hideaway
Photo courtesy of Melissa, Mt. Sanai



My daughters little hideaway
Photo courtesy of Melissa, Mt. Sanai



Melissa: Front porch landscaping at its best!

I don't know if this counts for a front porch lol. My daughters pink play house has a porch and I envisioned it with water, flowers, and a bridge. The vision was effortless but the work was ALOT. I did it in 2 days and then slept for a week :)




Melissa: Wow! We have a house almost identical to this one in the back yard...now that my 3 girls are all grown up it has been neglected...this picture has really inspired me and I am going to bring it back to it's original beauty! I will be using some of your adorable ideas! Thanks!

Marjorie: That is the most adorable hideaway I have ever seen! Your daughter must be the envy of all her friends! I have three girls and they had a playhouse about the same size growing up but not as cute! Great job! That is the cutest porch ever.

Mary and Dave: Thank you so much for sharing your daughter's playhouse pictures with us. That front porch is just adorable. I know it was an amazing amount of work but it sure was worth it. Thanks again from Dave and me.




1925 Bungalow Screened Porch

Bungalow screened porch
Photo courtesy of Jane, Spartanburg SC



Jane: My 1925 bungalow had an unattractive back stoop and no outdoor living space. After 8 years of planning, the screened porch was completed just before Christmas. Even with the frigid temps I step out to sit a spell on my 10x20 dream come true!




Mel's City Cabin

Bungalow screened porch
Photo courtesy of Melody Harmon, Nashville, TN



Bungalow screened porch
Photo courtesy of Melody Harmon, Nashville, TN



Bungalow screened porch
Photo courtesy of Melody Harmon, Nashville, TN



Melody: I call it a cabin, but it's not really. Inside I decorate like a cabin and outside too. My front porch is a large concrete slab with no roof. It needs one badly.




Mary and Dave: Melody, I think a covered porch would look nice on your home. I like your red chairs. A pergola might be a nice option, too.




Easy Decorating Ideas - Red and Yellow Porch

Red and yellow porch
Photo courtesy of Sue, Pittsburgh PA



Sue: Here are my easy decorating ideas for my porch using spray paint and flowers. This is also low budget! I spray painted old white wicker a deep yellow. I bought inexpensive red plastic lightweight pots. Then I planted a variety of red and yellow flowers (white bacopa, yellow pendula begonias, red impatiens). Last, I placed a red and taupe berber type area rug in the middle.




Anonymous: Vertical elements needed. This is a nice start. Your arrangement would look more welcoming if the furniture was placed on the rug with chairs facing each other in a conversational grouping.

Maybe move the black plant stand to the corner and add a taller plant such as a palm that would sway in the breeze and add movement. Look for a unique item to re-purpose as a coffee table.

Some throw pillows in a bold print and perhaps a hanging lantern with a candle or else a wind chime to engage all the senses.

Louise: Yes, I think one of those Amish stars between your two windows would look very nice. And maybe several hanging ferns, too.

Sue: Thank you for the compliment, Louise. I plan to add a white porch railing and something on the walls of the porch too, perhaps one of those Amish barn stars or something....any ideas? Maybe some hanging baskets across the front also.

What a nice idea to paint wicker. I really like what you did with your porch, Sue. Thanks for sharing it.




East Porch with Rocking Chair

East porch with rocking chair
Photo courtesy of Linda, Wisconsin



Linda: We are restoring a Wisconsin 1893 Queen Anne Victorian - about 80% done. We rebuilt all the porches - fabricated new porch railings and uprights to match the original. We repaired and reused the original spindles. The East Porch is my favorite spot to relax and read a book.




Mary and Dave: Linda, thank you so much for sharing your porch picture with us. It's wonderful that you are restoring your beautiful Victorian style home. You must take great pride in it and we are happy to share it here with everyone.

We're glad that you take time to sit on your porch rocking chair. It does look like a lovely place to relax. We like your plaid outdoor rug - it adds even more charm and color to your porch.

We can see a glimpse of your new porch railings and spindles. Just beautiful work.




Updating An 80's Porch

Updating an 80's porch
Photo courtesy of Jennifer Davenport, Nashville, TN



Updating an 80's porch



Jennifer: I'm really not like most wives. This year for my birthday I opened up the garage door to find new lumber wrapped in a big red bow. I was beyond excited! The present? My husband was going to give our front porch a much needed update!

He started by tearing down the old railing. To make things easy, he built the new columns around the existing ones. It was a weekend project that cost under $100!

I love it! Talk about curb appeal!

Enjoy my decorating site - Decorating Ideas Made Easy. I offer you simple and affordable tips.




Mary and Dave: Jennifer, I really like how removing the porch railings opened your porch up so nicely. Looks like a wonderful spot for relaxing. Love those updated porch columns. Gives your home a newer feel.

Enjoy your beautiful porch and thank you for sharing with us here. That is a really nice birthday present! And a sweet husband, too.




Painted On Porch Rug

Painted on porch rug
Photo courtesy of Linda, Chicago IL



Painted on porch rug
Photo courtesy of Linda, Chicago IL



Painted on porch rug
Photo courtesy of Linda, Chicago IL



Linda: In an ideal world, I would rebuild my front porch. It's definitely time. But I live in the real world and had to make do with what we have for now.

Instead of giving in to the ugly, I decided to draw attention away from the porch issues with a painted on porch rug on my front landing




Mary: You did a wonderful job, Linda. I can just imagine walking up the steps of your front porch and being surprised with such a pretty painted-on rug. Wow.

To see more of Linda's painted porch rug, we have lots more pictures on our porch floor paint section.

Thank you for sharing with us... Mary




Southern Porch in California

Southern California porch
Photo courtesy of Jody, California



Jody: I love my porch! Not fancy but a wonderful place to sit and read or look into the High Sierra's where we live close to Yosemite National Park.

Instead of giving in to the ugly, I decided to draw attention away from the porch issues with a painted on porch rug on my front landing




Mary and Dave: Thank you, Jody. You sure do have a wonderful porch. Looks like a magical spot to relax and watch the world go by. Thank you so much for sharing this with us here




Beth's Springtime Porch

Beth's springtime porch
Photo courtesy of Beth O'Briant, Currituck NC



Beth's springtime porch
Photo courtesy of Beth O'Briant, Currituck NC



Beth: This is my Porchscape for Spring 2013. Used some old birdhouses that I had laying around. The big flower was a broken mirror I got real cheap at "Marshalls" because it was broken. Popped the mirror out and added some yellow paint.




Mary and Dave: Thank you so much, Beth, for sharing your porch with us. Love what you did for springtime! I like how you turned that mirror into a flower decoration to go with the cute birdhouses. Really cute. ~~~Mary

Please don't go yet! Get some other fun spring decorating ideas for your porch.




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