8 Stylish Front Porch Furniture Ideas
A statement front porch is a common feature in many modern households. Not only do they provide an extended area to your living space that will make the most of good weather and gorgeous sunsets, but they also allow you to show off your design and aesthetic flair to all who take a stroll past your house.
Making the most of your front porch need not be an expensive endeavor, and your outdoor space can be both stylish and comfortable. To help you get the most out of your front porch, we have put together a list of eight front porch ideas that will impress your guests and give you a sophisticated taste of outdoor living.
With a little care and attention, we are confident that you will be able to create a fabulous outdoor space that will raise your home's curb appeal all year round.
Create a hub for conversation
While there is a lot to be said for some solitary time out in the open, a seating area tailored for engaging conversation and interaction with family and friends should be something to consider.
A circular seating arrangement lends itself to intimacy and community and is a common feature of the classic porch design. To keep your chatter a little more private, you may wish to install outdoor curtains, which can also double up as protection from the harshest of the weather.
Our Ekka 3-seater sofa might be exactly what you are looking for to help facilitate this communal atmosphere. Not only is it cozy and stylish, but both the upholstery and cushions come in a wide range of colors and textures to complement a huge array of design choices.
Design a cozy corner
If you are someone who prefers your own company, then there is nothing wrong with setting aside one corner of your front porch space for some private relaxation, especially if you have a large front porch that can serve multiple purposes.
If coziness is what you're after, then comfy seating and an abundance of outdoor cushions or throw pillows are the way to go. You could consider a porch swing, or for the ultimate outdoor comfort, a regular or hanging daybed will offer a real statement of relaxation.
Nothing beats settling down outside with a good book to read, so make sure you complete your cozy outdoor nook with a contemporary little bookshelf and our Balmoral armchair.
Install a dining area
When the weather is warm and bright, nothing beats taking your morning coffee outside as you watch the world stir into motion. An outdoor dining table is often a great addition to any front porch if you have the space. They come in many styles and sizes, meaning you will always find one to suit your preferences.
For larger areas, a full-size table is an option, though, with the addition of chairs, you will need to ensure that things aren't too cramped. For smaller porches, a coffee table with bistro chairs might be the way to go.
Depending on the type of surface used for your flooring, many pieces of contemporary furniture may benefit from an outdoor rug, such as this charcoal and vanilla rug from Pappelina.
Use bright colors
A front porch is the first thing your guests and those passing by your home will see, so you should look to do everything you can to leave a lasting impression. One way of doing this is by using vibrant colors to really draw the eye.
You should consider your front door here. You should look to avoid a color scheme that conflicts with the door color and instead opt for something that complements it. If you wish to use a more neutral, rustic scheme, you can always add a splash of color here and there with your cushions and other accessories.
Add rocking chairs
There is something very wholesome and traditional in seeing a pair of rocking chairs resting on a front porch. They offer a unique way to relax while enjoying the outside and come in countless designs and styles.
For example, our Meika rocking chair is well-suited for all types of porch shapes and sizes. The frame and cushions can both be customized in a mix-and-match fashion until you find the design that is perfect for you, and the batyline fabric makes it a very durable option for those who have to deal with unpredictable weather conditions.
Choose wicker and bamboo materials
A key consideration when it comes to any room in the house, as well as any outdoor living space, is the material used for your furniture pieces. A classic choice that will work for most front porches is bamboo furniture. Bamboo frames are sturdy, sustainable, and can be paired with all types of cushions and pillows to great effect.
Alternatively, wicker is another great choice for outdoor porch furniture. Our Malabar two-seat sofa combines a strong teak frame with stylish wicker armrests to create a visually appealing seating option that will enhance any front porch.
Make the most of potted plants
A front porch provides a neat and tidy transition area from the inside of your house to your outside spaces. While you may be fortunate to be surrounded by an abundance of natural, lush greenery, you can always enhance the natural beauty elements of your front porch by incorporating a range of potted plants.
Not only do flowering varieties provide your space with vibrant color and texture, but they also help to keep the surrounding air fresh and pure.
Keep things simple
As with all rooms in a house, there is always a temptation to overdo things in terms of color and features. Too many items on your porch may end up making the space seem cluttered and uninviting.
Instead, try to keep things simple wherever possible. Make the most of symmetry and clean lines to give your space a sense of order. This will help to enhance the sense of relaxation that your outdoor space will provide.
If you are fortunate enough to have a front porch, or if you have the space to build one onto the front of your home, then you have the potential to unlock a multi-functional, cozy area free from the confines of four walls. With careful design choices, it will serve as a great site for entertainment and relaxation.
At Viesso, we offer a great selection of outdoor furniture and accessories that will suit any home style and aesthetic. As well as our pieces being stylish and guaranteed to last, they are also crafted using only sustainable materials and built using eco-friendly practices and techniques. We are proud to work with some of the world's best designers who share these values.If you would like some assistance in choosing the most suitable outdoor pieces for your home environment, or if you have any other queries, do not hesitate to get in touch. Additionally, you could also check out our recent article on how to design an outdoor setting.