If you have a small porch, deck, or balcony…welcome to the club. My front porch is literally 6 feet by 6 feet… but I’m determined to make it a welcoming space. And you can make your small porch wonderful too, with these small porch decorating ideas and design tips… Not to mention the inspirational photos! So create another room and find a way to use your small outdoor space to enjoy…well, the outdoors!
This small front porch was done with an eye for details by Jewel Hazelton of Eat.Drink.Shop.Love for Home Depot. The color scheme stays simple in blues and greens to keep the space from looking too busy. An area rug defines the space as more than just a corner. Seating and a small table allow for a snack or a nice stack of summer novels, to make you feel right at home. Lighting is attached to the wall above. But details are important too, especially when viewed close up in this small space. Jewel paid attention to making the space interesting by painting pots, adding plants, and a patterned throw pillow gives the room some contemporary punch. Great ideas here!
Leanna at Organize your Stuff Now has the same idea, but I love how fresh her porch looks, and she did it on a budget! She chose to stay with green and yellow. I love the yellow painted pots! Find out how she did it, including making this larger rug out of six small ones! Check out Leanne’s post on getting the front porch ready…
BHG has some great advice on decorating a small outdoor space… first, arrange the furniture so that you have room to move around! I love this deck, the trellis pattern area rug really pulls it together.
Neutral furniture and pops of color, in a cozy corner carves out an intimate half circle, allowing space for more seating.
This small balcony is inspiring! No matter how tight the space, there is always a way. I’m going to use the layout of this balcony to tackle my front porch. And don’t you L.O.V.E. that black and white color scheme! Remember, small scale furniture, things that hang. Done.
You’ve seen projects on our site before from Four Generations, One Roof, because they are so creative! This DIY small porch was tackled like true DIY’ers… and you could easily find inspiration here in the colorful touches, the re-using of the chest as storage AND a table, and the simple idea of bringing the indoors out with the comfortable looking throw pillows and lantern for quiet evenings. Love it!
Is that enough to get you started? Well, we have one more for you to inspire… This small outdoor space utilizes the end of the porch for seating, then lines the long narrow sides with plants to keep things fresh. The runner rugs make it an outdoor home, and direct you right to where you want to go! So don’t let having a small porch or deck be your excuse… get to decorating!