Farmhouse Porch: Summer Living at its Best

Summer on a farmhouse porch. Warm breezes blowing through your hair while birds sing in the trees. Squirrels run across the lawn and scurry up a tree before the family cat catches up. Sipping lemonade while ice cubes tinkle inside against the glass you wonder … Does it get any better than this? I love summer and my favorite place to enjoy its lazy days is on my farmhouse porch. I’ve gathered up a collection of front porches from Houzz for you to enjoy, and hopefully gain some outdoor decorating ideas while you tour them.

Farmhouse Porch and Summer LivingPhoto by Historical Concepts

White drapes soften the entrance of this beautiful farmhouse porch. I’ve often thought to put drapery on my porch, but how in the world do you keep them clean?  If you know how, please let me know!  I do love this porch however, with its little round table taking center stage and potted flowers to greet you as you arrive.

 

White Farmhouse PorchPhoto by Miyuki Yamaguchi Design Studio

How dreamy is this white porch? The architectural details stand out despite the lack of contrasting paint colors. The over-sized lanterns on the steps are a nice industrial touch.

 

Farmhouse Porch with Adirondack ChairsPhoto by Bensonwood

Clean lines create modern farmhouse appeal on this stunning home. Pastel Adirondack chairs provide a simple yet comfy place to sit and watch the world go by. Whimsical shutters add a crowning touch.

 

Rustic Farmhouse PorchPhoto by Edwina Benites-LM

Rocking chairs are a staple of any farmhouse porch. While I don’t have rockers on my porch, I do have a glider, which is like the sofa version of a rocking chair. Here again we have the light drapes (do they wash them all the time?) that add softness to this outdoor space with a gorgeous stone wall.

 

Simple Farmhouse PorchPhoto by Lendrum Photography LLC

Sometimes the simplest things make the biggest impact and this fuss-free porch makes a grand statement. I’m a huge fan of metal roofs like this one (my house has a similar roof) and I love the simple columns devoid of curves and carvings.

 

Rustic Farmhouse PorchPhoto by JAMES DIXON ARCHITECT PC

So I’m goin’ a little rogue by sneaking in a farmhouse porch shown in the fall season. But I can’t help myself because I love the simplicity and rusticity of this home. That big long bench could seat your entire family … and maybe a few friends, too!

 

Farmhouse Porch with DaybedPhoto by Tim Cuppett Architects

How many of you have taken a quick cat nap on the porch? I know I’ve fallen asleep on my glider several times during the summer, even if it’s just for a few minutes dozing off while reading a good novel. If you’re gonna nap, why not include a daybed of sorts on your porch?

 

Victorian Farmhouse PorchPhoto by Rikki Snyder

This farmhouse porch (also a fall photo … oops!) shares a Victorian vibe.

 

Front Porch in Low CountryPhoto by Matthew Bolt Graphic Design

Low country style fills this farmhouse porch with a nod to southern living. It reminds me of our vacations to Hilton Head Island. Expansive porches with ceiling fans and Spanish moss draping from the live oaks nearby. It’s intoxicating and bewitching all at once. I would love to live in the southeast.

 

Symmetrical Farmhouse PorchPhoto by Mary Prince Photography

Simple symmetry makes this farmhouse porch sing. If you’re not sure how to decorate, symmetry is a great option because you simply balance each side with the same object.

 

Flea Market Style Farmhouse PorchPhoto by Julie Ranee Photography

Flea market style infuses this rustic porch with vintage finds. A rusty chandelier, peeling painted furniture, twig chairs, and slightly worn hounds tooth jute rug all come together to create immense charm.

 

Modern Country Farmhouse PorchPhoto by Todd Remington Architect

Modern country appeal makes this farmhouse porch warm and inviting. An old metal washtub makes the perfect container for outdoor plants and a wicker lamp adds cozy lighting into the evening hours.

It doesn’t matter if your porch is large or small. As long as there’s enough space to sit outside, kick your feet up, and relax while you enjoy the bees and butterflies visiting your garden flowers.

In a future post, I’m going to feature screened-in porches for those of you who prefer to be outside without having to swat pesky insects!

You Might Also Enjoy …

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Summer Sleeping PorchSleeping Porches to Dream In

 

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Comments

  1. Love that porch it”s absolutely gorgeous and the other”s too.

  2. There is nothing like great porch!….Beauttiful examples here!

  3. Oh how I wish I had a porch in the house I live in now. Each picture is so inviting.

  4. Ahhhh on every one of them Jennifer. There is nothing like a sweet porch to hang out on in the summer months.
    Happy Friday.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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