The Beauty of a Porch

Featured Porches and Stories from You

The beauty of a porch is as clear today as it always has been. We are eager to share here with you readers' porches, decorating ideas, and stories.

We hope they inspire you to decorate your porch whether you have a large wrap-around or small portico.


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You'll find lots of ideas you can use to create a wonderful outdoor room you and your family can enjoy throughout the seasons.

You needn't spend a lot to create lots of curb appeal that will be envied by many.


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Enjoy the pictures and stories shared with us here

The Beauty of a Porch Directory

Brittany's screen porch makeover Brittany's Screen Porch Makeover

Brittany used a minnow trap, a rickety old ladder, a shower curtain and a bamboo rug to transform her screened porch. What a refreshing makeover in blues and whites. We think you'll enjoy learning how Brittany accomplished this on a small budget.


porch decorating Decorating a Porch with Diana

Diana shows us how she jazzed up her porch for the spring and summer - by using some paint, fabric and a little hard work. We really like the porch curtains she made, the numbered pillows and the striped porch floor.


Backyard table Tom and Joni's Backyard Makeover

Tom and Joni added a deck to their back yard, adding new life to it. We think you will enjoy the conversation areas they created and the relaxing yet fun backyard oasis they now have.


Susan's front porch remodel Susan's Front Porch Remodel

Susan's front porch remodel is proof perfect that smaller porch designs can be as beautiful and welcoming as any larger porch. Her front porch was inspired by a magazine article in Southern Home magazine and it's a dream come true for Susan.


this country porch is a blue beauty Country Porch Decorating Ideas

Use what you already have to make your country porch the coziest it can be. From old chairs to vintage bicycles, toy tractors, vintage pots, watering cans or rusty wheel barrows - it can be given new life on a farmhouse porch.


Kimberly's car porch Kimberly's Car Porch

When you don't have a porch, what is a girl to do? Why not use your car port? Kimberly turned her car port into her "car porch". It's quite the charming outdoor space. Take a peek.


southwest porch Marty's Southwestern Porch

Marty shares her quick decorating ideas for her southwestern porch. See how she quickly and easily transformed her porch into a comfortable and charming area for family and friends. In no time at all, and with only a few items, Marty's porch becomes a welcome respite.


charming old porch Joni's Charming Old Porch

There's nothing quite like the look of an old porch. Together with comfortable chairs, soft cushions, and an old swing, a farmhouse porch is as inviting as it gets! Read more about Joni's "farmhouse porch".


country farmhouse Joni Decorates with Antique Wash Tubs

Joni found a great deal on vintage wash tubs and old milk carton crates. She turned them into charming front porch decorations. Joni has a farmhouse country porch and shares her easy decorating ideas with us. Love country charm?


Barb's brick porch story Barb's Brick Porch Transformation

Barb moved into her home and loved it - except she didn't exactly fall in love with her porch. She found that she and her husband didn't use it a lot. So she use her Paint program to came up with some neat structural changes. The beauty of a porch surely shines through at Barb's home.


Dana and her husband did beautiful stencilling to their porch Dana's Porch Makeover

Dana and her husband not only painted their brick home a fresh white color, but they also transformed their front porch! They stenciled their porch floor, painted their front door a fresh shade of green and added a few other sweet amenities...


An entrant in the Brigham City Porch Parade Brigham City Porch Parade

When resident Marlene Martinez decided to organize a porch contest in her small Utah town, so many homeowners and shop owners turned out for it. See the pictures for inspiration and see how Marlene organized this event for several years. You'll see the beauty of a porch here for sure!


What is a real porch? One that is loved and well-used.
A porch that is well-loved and used often is truly a real porch


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creative lanterns by John and Sherry Young House Love First Porch Makeover

Sherry and John entered a contest to makeover their porch. See the innovative ideas they came up with for their flooring, tables and lighting. I especially love the lantern idea they came up with. Bet you will think it's pretty neat, too.


Amy's wonderful back porch Amy's Lovely Back Porch

Amy and her husband enjoy time spent on their lovely back porch. Their back porch overlooks a marsh and the river. You will find that Amy is a true porch lover! She uses a palette of green and blue hues to decorate her porch - and selects plants and rugs to complement her palette.


Trina's country porch Trina's Country Porch

The country porch Trina and her husband wanted was a new wrap around porch along with restoring their country home to its original architectural style. So come see how they built their old country porch, a new half story dormer, and even more than that...


Kelly's vintage porch Kelly's Vintage Porch

A vintage porch conjures up images of wicker and soft cushions all surrounded by colorful flowers. For many, a porch is only a dream but this couple in the United Kingdom found a way to make their dream come true. The beauty of a porch is never so evident as in this wonderful story!


We hope you enjoyed each of these featured porches. The beauty of a porch has never been so evident as we see in these porch pictures and stories. We sincerely thank each of the contributors for sharing your porch so generously with us.



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