Ideas for making a front porch pretty and inviting include adding color, texture and comfort to the area. One approach is to treat it more as a room than as just the exterior of the house, decorating with rugs on the floor, pillows on the chairs and even curtains.
Rugs, pillows and cushions add soft textures and additional color. Comfortable furniture makes the porch inviting, and pretty plants give visual appeal. Outdoor furniture sets, a porch swing, and tables with both function and style create a room-like atmosphere. Hanging curtains in certain spots on the porch not only shades the area but also makes it more cozy and attractive. Weather-resistant wall hangings supplement the decor and add focal points to the walls.