These 9 Pieces Will Finally Make Your Front Porch a Welcoming Place to Hang

outdoor patio
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Your front porch is your home's first impression — it's the first thing you and your guests see when approaching your front door. Because of that, this space shouldn't be a repository for rusted chairs and dying plants. Instead, take the time to deliberately design this place as a "room" that reflects your individual style. Choose like-minded shades, pull in weather-proof furnishings, and incorporate details that set a relaxing mood. From adirondack chairs and a striped rug to string lights and a woven pouf, here are nine items that will get this al fresco living area ready for the warm weather days ahead.

Adirondack Chair

Adirondack Chair
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Flank your front porch with a pair of these adirondack chairs from JC Penney ( $161 ) and say hello to your new favorite seats in the house. The timeless design and durable weather-resistant finish means that these picks will still look good next year.

Stinson Synthetic Rug

Stinson Synthetic Rug
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This rug from Pottery Barn ( starting at $53 ) will help make your porch feel like a natural extension of your interior living space. Plus, choosing a rug with a neutral color palette will allow you to easily switch out other accessories with ease.

Frosted Bulb String Lights

Frosted Bulb String Lights
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Hang a strand of these string lights from World Market ( starting at $11.89 ) across the front edge of your porch or along the ceiling for a bit of ambiance when you're hanging out outside.

Terrance Side Table

Terrance Side Table
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Choose multipurpose items for your porch, like this side table from Wayfair ( $83.64 ), that can go from chic side table to extra seating in an instant.

Cube Brass and Glass Terrarium

Cube Brass and Glass Terrarium
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That new side table is going to need something to go on top of it, and this terrarium from Target ( $16.99 ) fits the bill. Add a few low-maintenance succulents and decorative rocks to create an attractive arrangement that you won't have to worry about if you occasionally forget to water it.

Outdoor Pentagons Pillow

Dusen Dusen Outdoor Pentagons Pillow
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The playful print on this outdoor pillow from West Elm ( $44 ) will help give your porch the bright makeover it needs for summer. Pair these busy pillows with neutral ones in similar tones to achieve a layered effect.

Bubble Glass Lantern

Bubble Glass Lantern
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This bubble glass lantern from Anthropologie ( $18 ) paired with a single candle will create the ideal atmosphere for intimate conversations and late-night star gazing sessions. Gather a couple lanterns in various sizes and group them together for a casual vignette that will look great during the day and even better at night. Outdoor Bar Trolley

Outdoor Bar Trolley

Keep your afternoon beverage of choice close at hand with this outdoor bar trolley from Bed Bath & Beyond ( $383.99 ). The neutral wood design will also work in all areas of your home, from the front porch to a casual indoor brunch.

Braided Hemp Pouf

Braided Hemp Pouf
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Woven furniture is all the rage right now, and this braided hemp pouf from CB2 ( $79.95 ) is no exception. Use this as a coffee table or extra seating, and your outdoor space will be complete.


Ashley Tyler

Ashley Tyler

Ashley Tyler is a South Florida-based freelance writer with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Nova Southeastern University. When she's not writing, s... more