Welcome Home: Reviving the Front Porch, From the Wraparound to the Stoop

Appreciation for the front porch, the home's connection to the community, is back. Whether your home has a small stoop or a Victorian wraparound, here's how to make it warm and welcoming.

If the stoop is large enough, add a small bench. This one, salvaged from an old carriage, is big enough to be comfortable for sitting but small enough not to overwhelm the stoop. Keep a basket with pillows or rolled-up cushions just inside the front door for easy access when everyone wants to enjoy socializing outside on a fine spring evening. Here, vintage ticking from old German mattresses is remade into exquisite pillows that are tucked into a Parisian tote made from rainforest-friendly raffia.
Photo By Povy Kendal Atchison