DIY Outdoor Porch Ideas

The perfect porch can become the entertaining space of your dreams, but do you know what you need to make that dream come true? The Hometalk community has all of the hacks you need to get you started and inspire you to build your own porch. Join the conversation on our dicussion boards or take a moment to watch a video. Be inspired!

Design Ideas for Porches

Pick a color theme

Choose a color theme of two or three colors only. Using only these colors allows your porch to utilize color without looking tacky.

Go vintage and antique

Decorate your porch using antique items and anything vintage. Create a feeling of nostalgia as guests enter your home.

Create a hangout spot

Turn your porch into a cozy place to meet and greet by adding chairs, potted plants, and lights for evening meetups.

Choose bright colors

Make a confident and lasting impression by using bright colors to decorate and paint your porch.

Build a modern porch

Design a modern porch by using materials such as brick or stone. Keep your colors neutral and your design minimal and simple.

Top DIY Porch Projects

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Outdoor Porch Videos

DIY outdoor porch video tutorials to inspire you. Don't forget to take notes.

Catalog Inspired Decor for My Front Porch

I love getting all of those catalogs at home, they are like free magazines to me. They are a great source of inspiration, and I admit, I have made many catalog purchases over the years. When I spotted a beautiful urn filler in the Grandinroad spring catalog I was smitten.

DIY Small Rental Apartment Balcony Makeover

One of the first things I did when I moved into my rental apartment is give the balcony a makeover. But after living there for 5 years, I was ready for a new look! I had installed reed fencing panels to cover up the concrete walls but I was tired of that look and wanted to change things up.

Small Rental Balcony Makeover: Before and After

When I moved to LA from the East coast, I was determined to make the most out of my small balcony to enjoy the beautiful weather year round, even though I'm renting. It was a lot of work but it was well worth it: not only has it given me more usable square footage, it's also provided a much better view to look at from the inside of my apartment!

Front Porch Privacy Screen

When our neighbours decided to store their garbage bins at the side of their house we had more than just a curb appeal problem. Every time we came and went out the front door we were met with an unappealing view of their trash.

New Outdoor Porch Projects

Need some new DIY outdoor porch inspiration? Check out the new projects here.

Browse Outdoor Porch Projects

A New Porch Is Not Complete Without Flower Boxes
Build A Catio ~ a Tiny Screen House for Kitty Cats!
Front Porch Update.
Colorful Front Porch Redo for Free Continued!
DIY Patio and Garden Bench and Chair
Oversized Welcome Front Door Sign|No Stencil Needed!
New Patio Table From Old One
A More Comfortable Porch Swing Seat
My Sunroom Makeover.
Decor Beyond My Door
Easy Makeover Idea: Change Your Address Numbers
The Cutest Ways to Decorate Your Front Porch for Fall.
A Southern Screened Porch
The Perfect Small Balcony Makeover in 10 Simple Steps
DIY Porch Welcome Sign
Front Porch Upgrade.
My Stenciled Porch!
Update Those Boring Posts Outside Your Home!
A Southern Porch Reveal for Spring 2014
Small Rental Balcony Makeover: Before and After
How To Fix Broken Canvas On A Porch Swing
Sturdy Wood Screen Door
Welcome Table 🌹
Rotten Wood Repair: A Two Prong Attack With the Help of Elmer
Build A Porch Swing
My Bohemian Balcony Makeover: Built a Mini Deck, Stained & Stenciled..
Spring/Summer Porch Updates
20 Front Porch Ideas for Any Home or Budget
How To Swap An Old Porch Light With A Hanging Pendant
Outdoor Candle Chandelier Turned Coffee Cup Planter
Updating Front Entrance With Flagstone
Rustic Pallet Wood Flag
Screen Your Porch in 3 Easy Steps ...
Our New Porch Floor Color Choice
Front Porch Welcome Post
DIY Porch Sign
Painted Porch Rug
Small Screened-in Porch Makeover: From Drab to Fab in a Day
$10 Drop Cloth Curtains
How to Cover Metal Columns
Sun Porch Update on a Budget + a DIY Cricut Joy Tutorial
Christmas Tree Pallet
Curb Appeal on a Budget
How To Paint A Diamond Rug With No Math Needed
DIY Floor Stencil
Porch Transformed to a Sunroom
Vintage and Thrift Finds for A Fall Porch Welcome
Fun And Festive Fall Porch
Deck Railing Upcycled to Porch Ladder
How To: A DIY Cedar Lined Porch Ceiling
Cinderella Pumpkin Carriage
Fall Porch and DIY Outdoor Bench
Front Porch Faux Tile
A Beautiful Brick Porch in One Weekend
Easy DIY Personalized Doormat
Balcony Bar Top
Easy Welcome Sign - No Stencil Needed
Apartment Balcony Makeover From Basic to Oasis
7 Easy Ways to Get Your Porch Ready for Summer
How I Dressed up My Front Porch for Christmas and the Winter Season.