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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
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.
I also love the square columns on the porch above. They are so stately looking and add sophistication and stature to the front entrance.
What a great idea combining a bench and traditional chairs for seating.
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.
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.
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.
Oh my a hanging swing. I would be here all day if this were my 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!
Coastal blues and greens + hanging swings = dreamy.
I love the idea of using outdoor rods and outdoor fabric to create drapes on a covered front porch.
Interesting way to incorporate lighting is mixing and matching task, overhead and accent lighting. Love it!
Here is a picture of our covered porch from last year that I would love to add curtains to this year.
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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.