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15 Covered Porch Ideas That Add Value To Your Home

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15 covered porch ideas that will add significant curb appeal to any home! Covered porches have been a long time favorite of mine and someday, I hope to have one again.  There is something about the peace and serenity of sitting on a covered porch with comfy lounge furniture as if you were inside your home. Covered porches are perfect for rocking chairs, wicker furniture or any type of seating for that matter. As long as it can handle the outdoor elements, you should be good to go. I love the new styled wicker furniture that is able to stay outdoors. It’s a little more expensive but well worth the investment.

Covered Front Porch Ideas

15 dreamy covered porches

Whether it be rocking chairs or casual wicker furniture that suits your needs for an outdoor space, a covered porch is a worth while home investment in my opinion.

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Front Open Covered Porch

I also love the square columns on the porch above. They are so stately looking and add sophistication and stature to the front entrance.

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Multi functional side porch

What a great idea combining a bench and traditional chairs for seating.

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Patio Covered Porch

I love the idea of having a ceiling fan in an outdoor seating area. The addition of the lamp, side tables and planters make this space look as if you were indoors. So comfy looking!

Does a covered front porch add value to your home?

Yes! In my opinion a covered porch whether it be on the front or backside of your house, definitely adds value to you home. Not only does it add additional square footage to your home if it’s partially enclosed as a 3 season room but it adds additional space for rest and relaxation outdoors.

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Brown + Green Covered porch

Rustic stained beams coordinate nicely with the white rails.classic white covered porches

Classic White Farmers Porch

A classic white farmers porch lined with perennials and annuals make this front entry beautiful.

I would love to enclose our back porch area with screen and add a long skinny table with slender chairs as shown below in this photograph. You don’t always need a large space for a full table and chairs. Slender furniture is perfect for this space.

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Screened-In Covered Porch

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Covered Porch

Covered Deck Ideas

Covered deck ideas are also a great property investment adding additional covered space for gathering. You can see below the deck is setup as indoor space with a sofa and chairs with decorative columns and a planked roof. 

This breezy porch flanked with white columns and Louvered shutters is my kind of space! The apple green accents look fabulous paired with the white brick wall, ceiling and columns.

OUtdoor covered porches

Private Porch 

Our  covered patio area protects a portion of the patio from rain and we created an indoor / outdoor living space last Summer that we love! Click our covered patio to see the full makeover. 

Big Backyard Patio Oasis Project Complete {Summer Patio Reveal}

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Casual front porch

Oh my a hanging swing. I would be here all day if this were my front porch.

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Casual Front Porch

I love covered porches with elegant white columns. It appears that this covered porch steps down to a patio area as well which is quite dreamy if I do say so myself!

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Tiered Covered Porch

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Farmers Porch 

Coastal blues and greens + hanging swings = dreamy.

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blue + green porch

I love the idea of using outdoor rods and outdoor fabric to create drapes on a covered front porch.

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Covered Front Porch

Interesting way to incorporate lighting is mixing and matching task, overhead and accent lighting. Love it!

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Screen Covered Porch

Here is a picture of our covered porch from last year that I would love to add curtains to this year.

pink + orange deck reveal

Pink + Orange porch

Related: Be sure to check out the top 20 front door paint colors post!

Covered front porches come in all shapes and sizes and are not always in the front of a home.

Many are side or back porches. After putting this post together, I am super inspired to screen in our back porch above and add drapery.

Spring is right around the corner and I can’t help be get excited to decorate and create comfy outdoor seating areas. When you live in New England, you have to soak up the good weather as soon as it arrives because it doesn’t stick around for long.

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  1. These porches are lovely, but I have a long, skinny poch, with the front door in the center. How can I make it inviting?

    1. ValenzMom a/k/a Helen says:

      Norma Jean:

      I would suggest placing two chairs on top of a rug with a small table between them on one side of the door, then angle a chaise lounge with another small table topped with a cute lamp on the other side of the door. Toss a couple of pillows on the chaise and a comfy throw to wrap up in on a cool evening. Don’t forget a vase with some flowers, a couple of potted plants on either side of the door and even a ceiling fan on either side of the porch.

      What do you think, Jessica?

      1. I have two rockers already. I would never have thought of a rug or lamp out there. I knew you would have some wonderful suggestions. Thanks so much!!! I will try to send a photo when I have rounded up everything (as soon as it is warm enough to work out there!).

        I love the idea of a chaise on the opposite side. I didn’t like the symmetry of two more rockers. The chaise will be perfect.

      2. Sounds like a great Helen! I think small porches have lots of potential. Even if you put two potted planters on either side of the door and a small chair with a table and rug. It will look beautiful!

  2. ValenzMom a/k/a Helen says:

    I love your deck/patio! It would be perfect to screen in with the plastic mesh ground cover that you can purchase by the yard at any home improvement or garden center. It comes in tan, black and green. I think tan would blend in nicely with your deck. That mesh is normally used to cover the ground to keep your soil from running down a hill when it rains. It’s not to be confused with the fabric ground cover used for weed control that only comes in black, though. This mesh is meant for plants to grow through. We used it on our back porch, only our half wall was an actual wall instead of a lattice wall like yours and we had a gate. Hubby just screened in the sections separately so that the pretty wooden columns still showed on their own. We just wrapped the edges of the mesh around thin wood strips, then nailed them into the sides of the columns for a finished look and so the mesh wouldn’t tear away in a strong wind.

    1. Hey Helen! Yes, screening in our porch is on the to do list. I think it would be fabulous to be out there at night with no bugs! ha

  3. I love covered porches! I have one in the front of my house and it’s fun to watch the people and wildlife! I definitely love curtains and I have them in my backyard! Just makes it feel like a whole nother living space!!!~~Angela