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Boho Porch Swings Reveal: Small Front Porch Decorating Ideas

A small front porch gets a modern makeover with boho macrame swings. This budget-friendly transformation is relaxing and beautiful!

Happy almost Summer!

I’ve always loved swings…I would even put them inside if I had the chance. But Peter has always shut down my plans for swings… in the gazebo, the back patio… and almost the front porch. But this year I played the “it’s my birthday and Mother’s Day all in the same week” card.

And so he spent some quality time in the hot attic above the porch installing blocking so he and my dad could hang them up. Love you guys!

Our Small Front Porch Before…

Modern Front Porch Decorating Ideas…

And my plans… I actually put together about twelve different outdoor rug and pillow combinations because I’m a little crazy like that. In the end, the blacks and whites and aquas won out.

I wanted to tread lightly with this design, since the exterior of our house has craftsman features, including the pillars on the front porch.

rendering of Boho front porch with macrame swing chairs

Font porches aren’t a big deal here in Seattle like they are in some parts of the country. That’s not to say we don’t drool over gorgeous wrap-around porches.

But most houses aren’t built with a lot of extra space for a seating area. We tend to have our outdoor living spaces in the back yard.

close-up of macrame swings on a porch with cushions and outdoor pillows

But I think front porches are going to take on a whole new significance in the Summer of Social Distancing. I’m loving that I can have a friend over and provide hospitality and a nice spot to chat, without anyone having to come into the house.

I would have hung the macrame swings six feet apart… but there wasn’t enough room on our small porch. And I suppose swinging would be less than relaxing if you keep whacking into pillars.

MOdern Porch Swings

I’ve been eyeing these round macrame swing chairs for a few years now… they just speak to me! And the price was speaking to me too… $65 is hard to beat!

I was honestly thinking these porch swings would be mostly for show and not that comfortable… but I was seriously wrong! They are AMAZING! And everyone who’s sat in them agrees!

2 Boho porch swings with sring lights, an outdoor rug, and an end table

I added these inexpensive grey outdoor cushions for an extra layer of comfort.

close-up of wood outdoor end table in boho-style outdoor living room

And isn’t this wood end table gorgeous?

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Modern Front Porch Swings At Night…

And it’s also the perfect spot for drinks after the kids go to bed…

Boho porch at dusk with two macrame swing chairs, glowing string lights, an outdoor rug, outdoor pillows, and blankets

I’m so excited for this new outdoor living space! Did you enjoy this post? Please help me out by pinning it!

Boho Porch Reveal: modern porch with macrame swings and candlelight

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