My sister and brother-in-law and their kids spent the weekend with us. We were craving some family time so on a whim, they packed up and drove the 1.5 hours to come for an overnight.
Yesterday, we spent the majority of the day sitting out on the front porch.
It started with coffee and Sunday morning conversation and moved on to an hours-long game of Mexican Train. We didn’t mean to spend the entire afternoon sitting, chatting and playing dominos, but it was glorious.
Last week we had friend’s over and we sat out there snacking on chips and salsa watching the kids play in the sprinkler.
On Thursday night after the sun had gone down, the front porch rocking chairs were the perfect spot for Ryan and me to relax for a few minutes and talk about the day.
I have forgotten how much I enjoy this part of summer: the front porch sitting.
I really do love a good front porch. It is one of the things that is most charming about our house.
It just needs a little bit of updating.
Thankfully, we’ve got endless photo inspiration on Pinterest to help us decide what changes to make.
Want to see a few of my favorite front porches? Here they are:
So pretty, right?!
I have noticed that almost every front porch that catches my eye has a few things in common:
- The house is painted white.
- The door is a pretty wood tone.
- The posts are simply trimmed, but substantial looking.
I love white houses, wood doors, and simple trim and we’re hoping to incorporate all of these elements on a front porch update around here.
If you’re ever unsure about what style you like best or what decorating direction you should go, my favorite first step is to spend some time on Pinterest and just pin everything that catches your eye. Eventually, you’ll start seeing a common thread that will help you identify what you really like!
For more porch inspiration (and lots of pretty exteriors) check out my pinterest board.