If you have a small front porch, you may feel a bit stumped by the lack of space. Every house has its own unique front porch, ranging from modest to massive. Tiny but mighty, this space may not grace the covers of Southern-style magazines, but it can still be the perfect spot to greet guests. If at all possible, a small seating area is an inviting way to welcome visitors to your front porch. The idea is to make the porch cozy, not crowded, so scale will be very important. This vintage wooden folding chair would work well on a very small porch.
It's a chance to increase your porch's curb appeal with minimal effort. In the winter months, you can swap out the bottom for a plaid print or something festive, while keeping it more neutral in the spring and summer.
Stenciling your plain Jane concrete is a fun way to elevate your front porch decor with just a little bit of paint and a couple hours of your time. Robert and Lauren at Blesser House stenciled their concrete porch and it turned out wonderfully!
I showed you this farmhouse look using two crocks, a peach basket and a few geraniums earlier this year in my article on Favorite Plant Combinations For Container Gardens. Ferns, topiaries and small pine trees look wonderful in urns.
You can add a planter to your wall with something like this, or simply opt for hanging baskets of flowers that takes up no floor space whatsoever. This narrow tiered planter box from Anika's Daily Life fills her small front porch perfectly!
Or you can always hire a local builder to do these for you if you're getting hives just thinking about picking up a hammer.
Of course, you have the option of purchasing planters as well, but this narrow rectangle shape makes the most of otherwise unusable space (and it doesn't block access to the door).
The outdoor rated ones do not melt in the hot sun (aka plastic) and are water-resistant. This is one of my favorite small front porch ideas because you can pick the color to match your style!
If teal isn't for you, my post on Front Door Colors That Pop might interest you. If you can fit any kind of chair, rocker or bench on your front porch, a cozy throw or pillow will be an inviting extra layer of decor! As opposed to my Watering Can Wreath that was bright and whimsical (it even lit up at night).
Which brings me to my Bonus Tip: make your porch leaner double-sided!