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If you are looking for porch pictures, we are glad you are here. We have a myriad of front porch photos on our site covering almost every type of porch, from country to contemporary, 3-season, log home, screened, craftsman style and so many more.


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The main purpose of our site is give you plenty of front porch ideas for your own home, whether you are building a new one, remodeling an existing one, or just want to improve your home's curb appeal.

What better way to get ideas than from a wide range of porch pictures?


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You are at the right place for pictures of porches
In addition to pictures of porches, we provide links into our site where you will find literally hundreds of other porch photos depicting every facet of a porch, from the foundation to the roof. Also, you can explore decorating, landscaping, walkway, and even outdoor lighting ideas too.


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See porches from across the country and perhaps even from a town near you!


Hope you like our light-hearted tour of porches



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A porch is just a porch...until you add your own personality!

Victorian Front Porch with American Flag in Cape May NJ
Victorian-style front porch decked out with lots of gingerbread trim, Cape May, NJ



Porch Styles Transcend Time

We often see builders use traditional styles to create a more contemporary appeal as evidenced by the county wrap around porch still seen on many homes today.

typical farmhouse country front porch
Typical farmhouse wrap-around country-style front porch


contemporary country front porch
Contemporary wrap-around country-style front porch




front porch decorated for the 4th of july
4th of July front porch
Want to see more pictures of patriotic porches?



pink porch shutters on open front porch with porch swing in spring
Brightly colored shutters add lots of pizzazz to this front porch!
Color almost always plays a huge role in creating curb appeal. Often times it only takes a little color to have an immense impact. The key is finding the right color or colors to create the effect you want.


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Did you know that residential architectural styles have their own color palettes? The palettes can help you not only choose the right porch paint but also find the right colors for cushions, pillows, or other decorating features to complement your color scheme.


Small Victorian Front Porch
Small Ohio Victorian front porch with appeal galore



Front Porch Designs: Most people are surprised to learn just how many separate components make up a front porch. Each component is an integral part of your porch and many directly create both comfort and curb appeal.



garden front porch with beautiful front yard landscaping
Use landscaping to add lots of curb appeal around your porch
Don't overlook the impact of front yard landscaping when creating your "perfect" porch. You can make almost any porch look amazing with the right plants, bushes, and flowers. You can also use landscaping to create privacy or perhaps hide unsightly structures or your neighbor's old car!




intricate sawn balusters on Victorian home
Intricately cut sawn balusters on Victorian front porch



brackets and running trim on front porch

What makes a Victorian porch? The exterior trim of course. Often called gingerbread, house trim can be used individually or combined to create fairly elaborate displays.

Trim can add interest to almost any porch, large or small - it doesn't have to be a Victorian home.

Simply adding decorative brackets to the tops of columns can give your porch a new look. And, it is easy to do.




Small Porch Charm

Small front porches can pack a punch by maximizing the color scheme. From painting the front door in a vibrant color to adding color to balustrades and porch columns, you have lots of options for creating oodles of curb appeal.

small porch with striking blue front door
The bright blue door give this small front porch lots of curb appeal.



bright blue front porch door on small front porch
Adding additional color to columns, trim, eaves, etc., enhances the appeal of the porch and home.



open porch with porch rocking chairs
An open porch offers lots of room for total comfort.














small front porch in lavendar
Eye-catching front porch



front porch ceiling painted haint blue
Front porch with a traditional beautiful haint blue ceiling
Got haints? Learn more about this traditional porch ceiling color.


front porch decorated for Easter
Have fun decorating your front porch
Porch decorating is enjoyed by many. Consider your porch as an artist's canvass on which to paint. Even if on a budget porch decorating can be as easy as repainting columns, railings, the front door, or even your porch furniture.

Decorating for the seasons can be as simple as changing out the colors of your porch cushions or re-purposing items around your home, garage, or attic.


all American front porch with flag
Classic American front porch and Old Glory (flags like porches)



sign on front porch
Porches can be fun!



country-style front porch
Imagine kids playing games on this porch



idyllc front porch with outdoor furniture
Every porch needs comfortable furniture upon which to watch the world go by



charleston sc side porch
Famous Charleston, S.C. side porch (do you know why there is a door?)



charming victorian front porch
Charming Victorian front porch with very decorative railings



amazing beautiful hanging baskets on front porch
Amazingly beautiful hanging baskets make any porch look great



traditional Victorian home and front porch
Elaborate Victorian masterpiece



beautiful front yard landscaping
Beautiful landscaping and brick walkway leading to front porch



You can change the entire appeal of your home with the right porch railings and columns.

From the very simple in design like a comfortable country porch with colonial balusters to the Victorian with elaborate sawn balusters, railings and columns not only add structural integrity and a measure of safety, but also can be used for decorative purposes as well.

If you want a new look for your porch or home, consider changing the style of either the railings or columns. Column replacement is as easy as obtaining wraps that surround your existing columns to give it an entirely different appeal.


large charleston side porches
Stately Charleston, S.C. porches - they do porches right



gable porch roof with dentil moldings over entrance
A front porch with lots of curb appeal



Southern Front Porch
Southern Front Porch, Charleston, SC



Front porch in spring
Springtime Front Porch



Porch with haint blue ceiling
Traditional haint blue porch ceiling, Abingdon, VA





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beautifully decorated porch enclosure
Beautifully decorated porch enclosure with hurricane shutters
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Mary and I travel the country looking for fantastic front porches. We may have even visited your home town. See where we've been and the photos of neighborhood porches too.


Front Porch, Durham, NC
Nice use of hanging planters, Durham, NC



Unique Front Porch Picture Just for Fun

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beautiful porch with summer flowers and birdhouse on column
Photo courtesy of Dani Foster Herring
We hope the photos on this page encourage you to take a few minutes and explore the many other photos and porch ideas we've collected for you. Use your porch as your own private retreat, read a book, visit with friends, or just watch the world go by.


porchunate - the state of happiness by having a porch
If you are "porchunate", we are glad you are here






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