Decorating your front porch may be a very exciting activity, but at the same time, you may be frustrated because you need to match the decorations well. It is likely to happen if you don’t have a certain theme for your porch. But, if you like to have a simple theme for your porch, choosing this rustic front porch décor will be suitable for you.
Here are some rustic porch ideas you can try and also some simple DIY projects to help you cut the budget.
Read also: DIY porch ideas for spring and summer.
1. Simple DIY Wooden Sign
One of the key points of rustic décor is wood. You can actually make your front porch looks rustic by placing different kinds of wooden decorations here and this wooden sign is one of them. This wooden sign is actually easy to make and by placing it near your door, it doesn’t only add some rustic vibe but also a great welcoming sign for your guests.
To make this wooden sign, you just need a large wood or plank and write your own welcoming sign on it. You can paint the wood beforehand using wood paint, but if you want to have a more rustic vibe, you can distress the wood using sandpaper and leave the natural color of the wood.
2. DIY Rustic Wooden Shelves
The next simple DIY project you can make is this rustic wooden shelves. This wooden shelves will be great storage for your favorite flowers as well as other decorations. To make these wooden shelves, you just need some pieces of woods and nails.
Arrange the woods together and nail them down to make the shelves. After you’ve done, you can place it among the chairs on your porch and you can decorate it with some potted flowers and a large vase. Again, you can paint it, but you can also leave it as it is to preserve the natural color and create a more rustic vibe.
3. Wooden Ladder for Decorations
Are you happen to have an old ladder on your house? If yes, you can make use of it as your front porch decoration. You can put some decorations, like potted flowers and other small decorations on it.
Place it on the corner of your porch beside an old wooden table to create more balance. Or you can place some small potted flowers around it to make the atmosphere cozier.
4. Rustic Tin Planters
Flowers as decorations won’t go wrong. The flowers will brighten up the mood and they will be the centerpiece of the porch. But, growing them in usual planters is too common. If you have some tin pails laying around your house, you can make use of them as your flower planters.
All you need to do is to make some drainage holes at the bottom of the tin and start planting your flowers. Place the flowers along the stairs as a welcoming sign to your guest. To make it more interesting, you can arrange more than one of them.
5. Old Lanterns
Old lanterns will also be interesting decorations for your front porch. You don’t always need to hang them and place the candles on it. You can fill the lanterns will small decorations, like artificial flowers or small figures. You can also decorate the outer side of the lanterns with flower.
But, if you still want the lanterns to light up the dark night on your porch, you can use bigger candles on it and you can still add some smaller decorations on it, but make sure that the decoration won’t melt or be burned. After you have done decorating the lanterns, you can gather a group of lanterns to create a centerpiece on your porch.
6. Rustic Bench and Wreath
If you want a simple decoration for your front porch, you can adopt this rustic bench and wreath decoration. You don’t need to prepare other decorations for your porch, because all you need to prepare is a wooden bench, some logs and basket, and wreath.
Place the wooden bench near your door and place a basket of logs beside. To create a focal point, you can hang the wreath above the bench. If you want to create a warmer porch atmosphere, you can put some blankets on the bench and place a carpet underneath.
7. Cozy Sitting Area
The front porch is the best place to spend your time after an exhausting and busy day. To spend your lazy time here, you definitely need to decorate it as cozy as possible. You can place two small chairs on the porch and a small coffee table among them.
To protect you from the summer heat or cold wind, you can also place a big flower pot near your chairs. You can also place an additional metal stool on it to create a more rustic vibe. Don’t forget to place some flowers on the coffee table.
8. Wooden Bucket Decoration
Limited front porch won’t be an excuse to not decorate it. You can still have your rustic vibe by placing a wooden basket near your door. You can also place some logs on it. On rainy days, the wooden basket will be the best place for your umbrella. You can also hang a branch wreath on your door. If you want to have a more rustic vibe, you can also paint your front door.
9. Distressed Wooden Chair
The last decoration idea for your rustic front porch is this wooden chair. You can use an old chair you don’t use or you can buy one on a thrift store. Make a hole on it and transform it into a potted flower holder. To make it more rustic, you can distress the wood. To do it, you will need to distress the paint of the wood using sandpaper.
To create some white stains on the woods, you need to prepare paint wash and apply the paint in multiplied coats. After the paint dries off, you can wipe it and you will have a distressed wooden chair for your porch.