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13 Back Porch and Front Porch Decorating Ideas

By: Kaylee Pope, Editor, AllFreeSewing.com
13 Back Porch and Front Porch Decorating Ideas

DIY home décor is the best way to make your house look like a home. When you craft things for your home all on your own, you make the environment so deeply personal and special that it makes it easy to feel like you belong. Making your own curtains, furniture, DIY pillow patterns, and even linens can only go so far. If you have already filled the inside of your abode with DIY home décor, it is time to look to the outside.

All of these porch decorating ideas will help you keep the outside of your home looking insanely inviting. Guests will feel at home before they even step inside your home. Whether you are looking for front porch decorating ideas or back porch decorating ideas, the fabulous ideas will pretty up your porch in no time. Find just about any idea you might need in 13 Back Porch and Front Porch Decorating Ideas.

The best way to decorate your porch is by adding small accents and pretty little pieces that add a touch of sass but still keep things neat and tidy. Unlike decorating your living room or family room, you want to keep things to a minimum. Outdoor decorating can be tricky, because you need to find things that can stand the sun, rain, and whatever other elements might surround you. Adding some sturdy DIY chair cushions or learning how to make a burlap wreath and other porch decorating ideas will easily add a pop of your personal style with just a little bit of effort.

Front Porch Decorating Ideas: DIY Wreaths

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The best of the best front porch decorating ideas are the kinds that keep it simple. Adorn your front door with one of these DIY wreaths and you will be welcoming your guests in with DIY home décor idea you love in no time. Wreaths are the perfect way to greet your guests and inject your personality on the outside of your home. These simple and elegant fabric wreaths can be displayed all year and take barely any time at all to make.

Sitting Pretty: Porch Decorating Ideas for Furniture

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Back porch decorating ideas need to be a bit homier that front porch decorating ideas. While most people have a fun front porch for show, the back porch is where all the action happens. That’s why we have collected these porch decorating ideas for furniture. From comfy cushions that will keep your guests comfortable to DIY upholstery ideas, these outdoor sewing projects are the best way to combine entertaining with simple sewing projects. 

DIY Outdoor Pillows

Front Porch DIY Pillows

Keep the comfy look of DIY pillow patterns with these outdoor pillow ideas. Nothing says this is a space to relax like the right pillow and these pretty pillow porch decorating ideas are perfect. These DIY pillows are a fantastic way to show off your personal decorating style, make an uncomfortable back porch cozier, or easily upgrade your back porch to a welcoming location for family cookouts. Make them today!

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There are some great ideas for decorating or updating your back porch decor from the tablecloth,to the chair cushions,the wreaths and pillows. Thinking about giving it some pop then you have found some great tutorials to help you get the look you want for a fraction of the cost and it will be exactly what you want. I love bird and animal watching so I like to relax on my patio and soak in all the beauty and the pretty things on it. So add some pop of color on your patio too.

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I do a lot of crafting on the back porch and I love looking for odd rocks and pieces of wood to make jewelry and other crafts with.

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