Front Porch Decorating Ideas – Light it Up with Lanterns!

Front Porch Decorating Trends: Lanterns

Your front porch  is often the first thing you notice when you pull up to your home – and an area for relaxing and socializing with your family and neighbors. Decorating your front porch can be a fun ritual for each and every season.

Let there be light!

Everywhere you look, outdoor lanterns are cropping up as one of the top outdoor decor trends not only inside the home but outside too!  Adding additional lighting to your front porch makes it welcoming and cozy any time of day. The possibilities are endless: you can place lanterns on your front steps, on your porch railing, or on the floor – you can even hang them from the ceiling for extra drama!

Here are a few images to get you inspired.

Pottery Barn’s “Bristol” Lantern Series Offers a Range of Styles, from Casual to Formal to Dramatic!

A classic hurricane lamp like this one from Crate and Barrel is a tried and true pick:


Imagine how pretty the light will be coming from these glass panels!

Tiny lanterns, like the ones below (also from Pottery Barn) add rustic charm to your front porch decor.

Mixing and matching lantern sizes  and styles can add visual interest to your porch.

Feeling a little non-traditional? What about these wire lanterns from West Elm?


These West Elm wire lanterns give a soft, muted glow.

Worried about having flames on your porch? Retailers from Amazon to Target to Pottery Barn offer flameless outdoor candles – offering the same glow as a candle without the worry!


These battery-operated tea lights from Target offer a no-fuss, no-worry alternative to regular candles.

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