Two Steps Above Par
Farmhouse porches are frequently just a step or two off the ground, as demonstrated by this newly constructed Georgia beauty, built as a Southern Living Idea House.
Railings and Trellises
Railings or trellises between porch posts are common farmhouse details. They delineate the porch from the yard and enhance overall curb appeal.
Sweet Little Somethings
The floor of a farmhouse porch can be stained or painted to suit your style. Consider checkerboard or stenciled patterns, too. They will add pattern and color with little to no care and maintenance.
This Old House
Nothing aids relaxation and reflection quite like time spent on a porch swing. This graphic black swing looks modern next to retro armchairs. For similar items, try Home Decorators for the classic swing and Crate & Barrel for the chairs.
A retro glider wouldn’t be out of place on a farmhouse porch (Grandin Road, $399). Nor would a ceiling or table fan to circulate air on a hot summer day. For a look at some "Really Cool Cooling Fans", click here.
Finding the right wall-mounted lighting is easy with a gooseneck fixture like this from The Home Depot finished in oil-rubbed bronze. For more classic exterior light fixtures, click here.
The Home Depot
More on Farmhouse Style?
To learn more about the history and architectural elements that distinguish the Farmhouse porch, click here. For more porch styles, consider:
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