Small Front Porch Decor: 7 Budget Friendly Decorating Ideas

Are you looking for inexpensive ways to decorate your small front porch or stoop? Take a look at these simple and charming front porch decor ideas you can use to create a welcoming front porch ! With just a few inexpensive decor elements your front door area can be transformed even on a small budget!


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How to Decorate a Small Front Porch

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Happy Friday! I hope you had a wonderful week! This week’s Friday Favorites is a little different as I am participating in a front porch decor blog hop with a few other fun blogger friends! Spring weather is starting here and I can’t wait to spend our days outdoors. It was nice to get our front porch ready for the season, so we can take advantage of the space all spring and summer. Our front entryway is very small and it can be a challenge to style, but with a few little updates, we were able to create a space we love. After you read through my small front porch decor ideas, be sure to check out the other blogger’s porches as well!

Small Front Porch Chairs

Even on a small front porch, you can add a mini conversation area. It might only be one small chair or stool but it make the spot very cozy!

This year, we found a small front porch chair. Last year, we were able to fit a rocking chair. You can see our porch from last summer HERE. While I absolutely LOVED having the rocking chair on the front porch, it was a little big for the small space. It was a very functional decor piece but it just didn’t look quite right there. We really used the chair all the time, most often me, but I did catch the kids sometimes sitting out there reading a book.

Actually, I was ready to put the rocking chair back on the porch but I when I realized it was need to be repainted, I started to reconsider. Then, my six-year-old and I were at Target in the outdoor patio section and we found so many fun outdoor chair options! I brought this small front porch chair home and then asked the kids what they liked better. Does anyone else ask their family to take a vote on decor decisions? We all opted for the smaller chair because it made the porch feel bigger and more open.


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Yellow Planter (similar)// Small Patio Chair // Black and White Striped Pillow // Outdoor Metal Table (similar)

The fabric on the chair is really cool! It can get wet and dries up really nice. It is actually a really comfy chair–especially with a pillow!

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Shop Discount Stores for Inexpensive Options

When you are working with small decorating budget, you want to be sure to look everywhere for home decor–including places you would never think. That rocking chair that I mentioned was actually a garage sale find! I have been known to grab small furniture pieces from the side of the road. (Not ashamed to admit it!)

This year I scored a fabulous spring porch item at a very unexpected place. You won’t believe where I got the white side table!

FIVE BELOW of all places! I was at Five Below with the kids the other day and there is a lot of cute home and garden accessories! No reason to spend more money on something that may or may not last more than a year anyway! I find that outdoor furniture, no matter how much you spend on it, does not hold up as long as you would like! 

I found a similar table that has a removable tray. This is a great inexpensive table option.

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Yellow Planter(similar)// Patio Chair // Black and White Striped Pillow // Outdoor Metal Table (similar)

Use Pillows and Blankets for Coziness

I love adding a pillow and blanket to our porch chair. However, a pillow or blanket might not work out if you have an uncovered space. Even though our space is covered, the pillow still gets hit from the elements, so I am sure to choose an outdoor pillow.  If the weather is really bad, I try to remember to bring in the pillow and blanket.

This might not be a practical option for you, so it is something to consider!

Add Texture with Layered Doormats

The layered doormat look is still a big trend.You can add a bit of style and your own personality with a fun doormat. For an even richer look, add a layered doormat look. Find a patterned larger rug for the base layer and then add a cute and fun smaller doormat for the top layer.

We have had the black and white rug for a few years and I still LOVE it. This is a similar black and white rug option. The rug has held up so well and even after a few years does not need to be replaced. However, doormats don’t hold up as well and usually need replacing every year–especially after a long winter!

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Lemon Doormat Currently Sold Out (Another Option HERE and HERE) //Black and White Rug Option

I was so excited to put out my new lemon doormat that I have been talking about since I purchased it a few months ago! The doormat was the inspiration for the rest of the porch as I added little pops of yellow! Once I get the rest of our summer flowers, I will be sure to incorporate more yellow.

Lemon Doormat Currently Sold Out (Another Option HERE and HERE)// Black and White Rug Option//Yellow Planter // Black and White Pillow

The bigger rug underneath the doormat really ties a front entryway together.


Consider the Right Lighting

If you have it in your budget, consider a new light fixture. A nice light can really give your small front porch a “polished look”. You do not have to spend a TON of money on a porch light. There are many options at Home Depot and Lowes.

Favorite Porch Light Options

Make Your Front Door Pop with a Wreath

Whether you have a newer front door or a older door that has seen better days, a new wreath can really give it a fresh look! Stick to a neutral wreath with a lot of greenery if you plan to use the wreath through all seasons. If you pick one with a lot of flowers, you may find you need to swap it out more often to fit with the season.

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Decorate with Inexpensive Plants and Flowers

If you are on a tight budget for your porch decor, one of the cheapest decor tricks is to use flowers and plants to fill the spot. Save the most money by buying flowers in flats (not already potted) and then plant the flowers into inexpensive pots. 

Plants and flowers also add color and cheer to a front porch. You can even pick flowers that match any color themes you have with your small front porch. In my case, I tied in the yellow and whites with my flowers.

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Small Front Porch Budget Decor Ideas

Decide what you want out of the space and focus on your priorities. Do you want seating? Would you rather a lot of plants and flowers? Do you need a new wreath or doormat?

In my case, our porch was complete after a few additional decor pieces. The blanket and pillow were things I already had.  I purchased the yellow planter from Kirklands. Then, I added another plant, which was a $10 bargain from Whole Foods! (You never know where you will find home decor!). Also, the wreath was on sale at Home Depot! (similar HERE).

You don’t need to do a complete overhaul of your entryway every season. Take a look at what you already have to work with and then mix in a few new pieces.

The key is to take your time filling a space. I’ve slowly been collecting a few things over the last few months and it all came together. Sometimes when you go out looking to decorate a space in a short amount of time, you end up buying things you don’t really like. Focus on one key decor element you love and then build the rest of the space around that piece!

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Spring Front Porch Decor Ideas

Other Front Porch Posts You Might Like:

Halloween Front Porch Decor

12 Adorable Spring Front Porch Welcome Mats


This front door blog hop was the motivation I needed to get our front door area spruced up for the season! Be sure to check out these front porch ideas as well:

Keri Lynn Synder  (She is also sharing small porch decor ideas!)

Sincerely Jackline

Our Tiny Nest



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  1. April 5, 2019 / 8:12 am

    I am obsessed with the layered doormat look! And I love that adorable side table too!

  2. April 5, 2019 / 8:54 am

    I need to add some front porch decor to brighten it! I did use yellow for my accent color in my living room and kitchen. My hubby received a gift card from a client and I put it to use to decorate for spring! Your porch is lovely and I am going to have to stop by 5 and below soon!

  3. April 5, 2019 / 8:56 am

    Love the lemonade!! And nice chair for a home feel.

  4. candy
    April 5, 2019 / 9:08 am

    One thing I do want to get for my front porch is a pretty new mat for the front door. Now to just go find what I want.

  5. Becca
    April 5, 2019 / 5:42 pm

    This is so cute!! So simple yet adds so much character and fun summer feels. I’m totally going to 5 below for that table. I was looking for one today and they were all $40+. Thanks for sharing!! Made my day 🙂

  6. April 5, 2019 / 5:47 pm

    Your porch looks so cute! We have a very small front step area and I doubt there would be space for a chair on it, but I’d love to add some decor to it!

  7. April 5, 2019 / 5:57 pm

    I am digging the lemon mat! I almost bought a cute one with pineapples that was super cute too. Cute porch! – Amy

  8. April 5, 2019 / 7:08 pm

    Where have I been that I didn’t know about the layered doormat idea?!?! That would do wonders for the look of our entrance. I love it!

  9. Danielle
    April 5, 2019 / 9:58 pm

    I have never noticed a layered doormat before…BUT that looks amazing! The porch is such an underused area of our home but I know it would be used if it was set up like this!

  10. April 5, 2019 / 11:46 pm

    You did a lovely job with this! I absolutely LOVE the vibrant yellow planter with the black door. Awesome!

  11. April 6, 2019 / 8:29 am

    Fabulous! I love the entire set up and seriously love your front door! =)

  12. April 6, 2019 / 2:53 pm

    I am loving all the pops of color! Great job

  13. Jalisa Harris
    April 6, 2019 / 2:58 pm

    I just moved and have a huge backyard but the smallest front porch so this is a definite to implement

  14. April 6, 2019 / 4:04 pm

    What a great use of space!!

  15. April 8, 2019 / 10:28 am

    Your front porch is adorable, you did such a great job! I love the layered rug look, too 🙂

    • Karen
      July 21, 2019 / 6:00 pm

      it all looks lovely ! The color of the wreath on the front door Really works against the black!!

  16. Myisia
    June 3, 2019 / 10:00 am

    I love this I have an small porch as well which really gets unnoticed we live in Condominium and our porch faces the side where it never get noticed all the doors is an boring brown color I asked could I paint my door because no one rarely sees it unless it’s an delivery from FedEx …to make an long story short it’s just bland…so I just throw an mat out and 2 planters and stands…so this has me excited thanks for sharing…I do have the table it’s the blue one so I will go from there that’s the color on my deck

  17. Joan Deeken
    July 2, 2019 / 10:15 am

    Love what you did. Really cute. Especially love the black door. Do you know the make of the door? That is exactly the style we are looking for for an addition we are putting on our home. If so can you email me the manufacturer?

  18. Karen
    July 21, 2019 / 6:00 pm

    it all looks lovely ! The color of the wreath on the front door Really works against the black!!

    • Jaclyn
      July 21, 2019 / 6:18 pm

      Thank you so much Karen! It is small but it is nice to have a welcoming space no matter the size!

  19. Laly
    February 19, 2020 / 1:08 am

    Where is that little table from ? Love it !

    • Jaclyn
      February 19, 2020 / 6:43 am

      Would you believe Five Below? I hope they have more there this spring.

  20. Michelle
    April 12, 2020 / 4:32 pm

    Loving your front door color? What color is that?

    • Jaclyn
      April 13, 2020 / 8:29 am

      It is a black— we ordered door that way so it is a manufacture color:)

      • Lonnette Presley
        August 23, 2020 / 12:23 pm

        Where did you get your front door? Love and want it!

        • Jaclyn
          August 26, 2020 / 10:31 am

          Hi! Thanks Lonnette!It is a fiberglass door. I do not know the manufacture but there are similar ones at Home Depot!

        • Jaclyn
          August 26, 2020 / 10:31 am

          The line Feather River has some similar ones.

      • Am
        August 26, 2020 / 10:09 am

        Where can I find a door like this? I’m in love with it!

        • Jaclyn
          August 26, 2020 / 10:31 am

          Hi–It is a fiberglass door. I do not know the manufacture but there are similar ones at Home Depot!

  21. Maggie
    June 3, 2020 / 3:05 pm

    Where is the porch light from??

    • Jaclyn
      June 3, 2020 / 4:46 pm

      It was there when we moved in but I would imagine Home Depot or Lowes–it isn’t too fancy.

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