Room Makeovers|Summer

New England Colonial Farmer’s Porch

Considering adding a farmer’s porch? This New England Colonial farmer’s porch added so much character and charm to the front of a builder-grade center entry colonial home.

From the first time we drove up to this house over nine years ago, I knew it needed a farmer’s porch. For years I pinned photos of farmer’s porches and dreamed about what ours would look like. In 2019, we had to replace allll of our exterior (long story for another day, but you can read a little about it here!) and we knew it was finally time to bring my porch dream to life.

Today, I’m sharing the porch all prettied up for summer! Although, honestly, the decor is pretty seasonless and could be used during any time of the year. Check out the bottom of the post for a group of bloggers sharing their outdoor spaces today.

New England Colonial Farmer’s Porch Decorated for Summer

Outdoor seating area in decorated for summer

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Naturally, the main thing I always dreamed of when it came to the farmer’s porch was a porch swing. I love this one so much! It took a while to arrive, but it was certainly worth the wait.

New England Colonial Farmer's Porch

Our garden, which was planted last summer, is definitely filling in. I have a newfound passion for gardening and growing things! I don’t love weeding though. Luckily I have two boys who were more than happy (ha!) to weed for me before I took these photos.

Porch with white columns and lattice in front of the garden

We made our entire exterior into Azek with vinyl siding. So there are no paint colors! But I’ll make sure to add the source list to the bottom in case you’re curious about the brand colors.

farmer's porch swing with outdoor pillows

There’s my happy spot! I’ve spent many happy hours right here on the farmer’s porch swing writing my book and sipping coffee (or a glass of wine in the evenings with Mack!).

Farmer's porch with gray wicker chairs and bed swing to make up a relaxing conversation area

I kept things relatively simple. Simple is the name of the game around here! We have some big news to share soon (but no, it’s not another baby! haha). There are some big changes ahead!

Front porch decor

These specific wicker chairs aren’t available any longer, but I found a slightly narrower version here! The blanket is avaiable here.

bed swing on the summer porch

The woven outdoor rug has held up very well, especially considering the price. You can grab that here.

outdoor lanterns with glitter lights

The lanterns are also from very long ago (possibly from Homegoods) but these have a similar feel!

relaxing porch rocking chairs with a glass of wine

On the other side of the porch we have this rocking chair set. I grabbed some of the pillows from inside from my recent Summer Home Tour. Honestly, we typically keep this side very pared down!

Wood look front door with faux ferns and a wreath

I didn’t change up much with the front door. I use these (pretty convincing, honestly) faux ferns for spring and summer. These urns are a fairly close match!

New England Colonial with three dormers and black shutters with farmer's porch

Overall, this farmer’s porch has been such a positive addition to our New England Colonial! The yard isn’t completely finished yet, but once it is I’ll be photographing the exterior to share with you! It’s coming together so nicely. Everything to the left used to be a thicket of invasive vines.

lantern and garden in front of blue-gray colonial with farmer's porch

Farmer’s Porch Sources

“Cedar” Vinyl Planks: Everlast Advanced Composite Siding in Seaside Gray
“Cedar” Shake Vinyl Shingles: Mastic Cedar Discovery in Everest
All Exterior White Trim, Lattice, Etc.: Azek Trim, not painted
Front Door: Thermatru wood-look door in Mohagany
Shutters: exact source unknown, Similar Here, black
Decking: exact source unknown, composite, we chose the dark gray option
Metal Roof: exact source unknown, Standing Seam Metal Roof in Black
Roof Shingle Color: exact source unknown, Black, it was already here.
Lantern Posts: Walpole Outdoors
Replacement Windows: Pella 350 Series
Bed Swing: Four Oaks
Gray Wicker Chairs: Similar here
Side Table: Here
Outdoor Rug: Here
Ottomans: Here
Wood Lanterns: Similar Here
Porch Lanterns: Here
Rocking Chair Set: Here

  This week I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Summer Seasonal Simplicity Series: Outdoor Spaces Tours! Be sure to check out all of the beautiful inspiration by visiting the links under the images below.  

Sharing Tuesday…

   

Inspiration for Moms // She Gave it a Go // Grace in My Space // Deeply Southern Home

   

Life is a Party // Nina Hendrick // Happy Happy Nester // Craftberry Bush

   

Maison de Cinq // Hallstrom Home // House by Hoff // My Sweet Savannah

 

Sharing Wednesday….

   

The Happy Housie // Joanna Anastasia // Cassie Bustamante // The Tattered Pew

   

Life is Better At Home // Tatertots and Jello // Finding Silver Pennies // Lemon Thistle

   

A Pretty Life // Dans le Lakehouse // Clean & Scentsible // Willow Street Interiors