The neutral brick siding of this covered porch is the perfect backdrop for a white fall ensemble with a modern farmhouse touch. The black lantern with pillar candles is surrounded by white gourds. Standing on the opposifte side of the entry are more gourds surrounding white mums.
27 Small Porch Decorating Ideas That Have a Big Effect
March 18, 2023
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If you have a small porch and you are not quite sure how to make it look cozy and welcoming then you are not alone.
It can be tough to arrange any decor in tight spaces without making things feel cramped and overdone. However, there are some simple tricks that you can follow to avoid those outcomes. Pick a simple theme and stick to it. If you want your entryway to have a cute cottage style, pick a couple of elements that are often featured in cottage designs such as cut flowers, bright colors, and antique or wicker furnishings. For a modern look, go for simple evergreen topiary plants and a clean black-and-white color scheme for your furnishings. If you like the farmhouse look, pick up some cute pieces from a local antique shop and display them with potted flowers and rustic wood signs and furniture.
For some inspiration to get you started, take a glance through our collection of small porch designs below. Each one has unique elements and are great examples for boosting your curb appeal.
02 of Holiday Decorations for a Small Porch
A cedar garland is installed along the arching entry to this covered front porch. A matching cedar wreath with a red silk bow is hung along the window of the front door. The dark emerald green door paint and white siding give this porch a cute farmhouse holiday look.
03 of Small Neutral Porch Decorating Ideas
Black farmhouse sconce lights are hung on either side of an emerald green door. An A-frame chalkboard welcome sign is placed in the corner behind a collection of evergreen shrubs and ornamental grasses. A black rocking chair with gray and white accent cushions is placed beside the window.
04 of Flipped Furniture Décor for a Small Porch
An antique distressed white wood bench is placed along a porch railing with a farmhouse wooden end table next to it. A matching wood garden trough and potted succulents are situated on top of the end table and bench for planting and harvesting.
05 of Rustic Furniture Décor Pieces for a Small Porch
06 of Small Porch Farmhouse With Spring Plants
Large galvanized pots on either side of a wooden doorway hold laurel trees with bright new spring foliage. A grapevine wreath over the door is woven with white flower blossoms and evergreen foliage. A wooden A-frame chalkboard welcome sign gives the entry a farmhouse feel.
07 of Cottage Flower Decorations for a Small Porch
Pink chrysanthemums and hydrangeas are the perfect cottage-cut flowers for potted arrangements by a black modern farmhouse doorway. A leaning porch sign with black lettering picks up the coloring of the black and white striped rug layered with a coir welcome mat.
08 of Simple Black and White Décor for a Small Porch
A black and white striped porch rug is layered beneath a coir welcome mat with black bordering beside a black rocking bench. Potted white flowers and evergreen shrubs add pops of natural white and green beside the front door below a black sconce light.
09 of Small Porch With Neutral Fall Decoration Style
10 of Modern Raised Planter Inspiration for a Small Porch
Adding a vertical raised planter to a small porch like the one shown here can help you fit an arrangement of florals into a tight corner. This planter uses wide plank wood, black legs, and bright green cascading evergreens to add year-round interest to a corner of the porch.
11 of Small Porch Decorations for Fall
A bright maple leaf grapevine wreath is hung over the window of a front door with green-tinted gray paint. Rustic outdoor lights and antique wood furniture give this porch a rustic lodge look. A bright green fern in a wicker pot is placed over a trellis farmhouse rug.
12 of Small Porch Decorating Ideas for a Modern Farmhouse Look
Large wood beams and stone veneer supports line the edges of a covered porch with white brick siding and flooring. A set of evergreen trees are placed in white wicker planters to match the white brick. A striped burlap entry mat is layered with a coir welcome mat.
13 of Small Covered Porch With Simple Floral Décor
Matching evergreen wreaths are centered over a barn door front door entry. Boxwood shrubs and white chrysanthemums in wood barrel planters are placed at either side of the door with black lanterns and a coir welcome mat placed in between.
14 of Holiday Décor Ideas for a Small Porch
A small concrete porch is decorated with wicker stars and deer figurines for the holidays. A set of evergreen trees are potted in black wood planters on opposite sides of the blue doorway. An evergreen wreath with white flowers and a burlap bow hangs over the door.
15 of Small Porch Display With Bright Paint and Florals
A small porch gets a coastal cottage look with the use of pastel blue exterior paint along the siding and the chevron-paneled door. A white cotton wreath adds a bright pop of color to the door, and assorted red and orange potted chrysanthemums frame the door and porch steps.
16 of Decorating a Small Porch With Evergreen Holiday Accents
Large black farmhouse lanterns are installed along the siding and wood ceilings of a cozy covered porch with red brick flooring. A set of evergreen trees in various pots are placed beside the doorway with red ribbons and white ornaments. An evergreen wreath with berries hangs over the door.
17 of Creative Decorating Ideas for a Small Porch
A large wood-framed welcome sign leans up against a stucco exterior with an olive-green doorway. A small black bistro set with cushioned chairs is placed along the wall of the entry with a pair of wine glasses and a small potted plant by a wood lantern.
18 of Cozy Small Porch Decorating Ideas With Farmhouse Style
Warm Edison string lights drape across a cozy outdoor seating area with a farmhouse-style rug and white french doors. A white wicker sofa is upholstered with cottage-style floral fabric cushions and bright yellow and green accent pillows. An antique end table with a leaf holds tulips and a lantern.
19 of Cottage-style Decorations for a Small Porch
A gray wood porch is decorated with black lanterns and galvanized pails holding spring flowers. A refinished antique end table with pastel green paint stands beside the doorway below a nautical wood sign. The distressed end table and wicker armchair give the porch a cozy cottage look.
20 of Colorful Decorating Ideas for a Small Porch
This porch uses several arrangements of brightly colored cottage florals surrounding the entry to give it a cozy and playful cottage look. The bright red door with a cherry blossom wreath is the perfect spring accent to go with the red brick steps leading to the entry.
21 of Fall Decoration Ideas for a Small Porch
An evergreen wreath hangs over a black door with white framing. Dark red mums stand on a black wire end table with small gourds beneath. An assortment of orange and white pumpkins are placed along the top step with small hay bales.
22 of Raised Planter Ideas for a Small Porch
Maximize the amount of greenery you can fit into a cozy entryway with planters. Milk crates and wine barrels like the ones shown here are great because they can be filled to the brim for a dense splash of bright spring, fall, or winter colors.
23 of Fall Decorations for a Small Porch
Fiery orange chrysanthemums are scattered around a white wood swinging bench with a woven jute farmhouse rug placed beneath. The orange fall mums are paired with multi-colored gourds and a fall accent pillow and throw. A wood-framed autumn sign behind the bench swing finishes the farmhouse look.
24 of Small Porch Decorating Ideas Perfect for the Holidays
Mid-sized fir trees are planted into woven baskets and placed on opposite sides of an entryway along a quaint covered porch. A red-striped coir mat is set between the planters below a simple cedar wreath with pinecones woven in. String lights are draped around each fir tree.
25 of Woodsy Floral Décor Ideas for a Small Porch
White cherry blossom stems are placed within a galvanized postage box hung beside a dark stained wood door. A matching wreath with densely flowering cherry stems is placed over the paneled glass window. Fern planters stand to either side of the doorway with a custom coir mat.
26 of Rustic Farmhouse Decorations for a Small Porch
A rustic wood coat rack with black hooks and stars holds a small wood hanging sign along the center hook. Pink flowers and a large white vase stand on either end of an armchair. A woven basket of fir stems is hung like a wreath over the door.
27 of Small Cottage-style Porch Decorating Ideas
Dense plantings of cottage-cut garden flowers add bright red splashes of color along a cement walkway leading up to a small concrete porch. Along the porch are black lanterns with candles, potted evergreen shrubs, and hanging baskets with full cascading purple flowers. A cotton wreath accents the pastel door.