Your home’s front verandah is the face that people see from the kerb. Your home will be judged by what they see – your front lawn and verandah. A drab verandah will likely lead to a boring home and an uninspiring interior. Here are 50 great front verandah ideas and upgrade designs to easily improve kerb appeal and create an impressive front for your home;
1. Outdoor Curtains
Up the charm factor of your front verandah with billowy light curtains. Comes in handy as a privacy screen or shade against sunlight glare.
2. Black Pergola
Extend your verandah with this chic and modern pergola. Add climbers for shade and allure.
3. Hanging Planters
Hanging plants add definition to your front verandah. Make use of that vertical space to bring beauty and kerb appeal.
4. Stone Steps
Define the entrance to your home with impressive stone steps.
5. The Rustic Sofa Swing
Swings are among the top front verandah ideas. Be unique with this recycled pallet with sisal string cords sofa swing.
6. Step Lights
Step lights are a sensible and functional addition to your front verandah.
7. No Railings
Take out the railings and keep your verandah more open and inviting. The columns make your front appear taller and statelier.
8. White and Blue
Add powder blue to sparkling white and you have a cool and airy verandah. Curtains and skylights help complete the look.
9. Bougainvillea Climber
Cultivate bougainvillea shrubs as climbers for your verandah. They are sturdy lush green plants with bright long lasting flowers.
10. Screened Verandah
Screening is on the list of practical front verandah ideas, keeping insects and debris out, while maintaining an open view.
11. Rustic Modern
Enjoy a rustic, modern verandah by highlighting warm wood decking, minimal furniture and clean lines.
12. Creative Drop Lights
Offset a cosy corner with statement drop lights.
13. Shades of Brown
A neutral colour palette provides warmth to a verandah. Think tan cushions, creamy walls and ceilings and warm terracotta features.
14. A Touch of Greece
Add a grecian feel to your verandah with column and curve architecture. Enhance with a white and blue colour palette.
15. Large Modern Planters
Large planters are fast becoming a favourite amongst front verandah ideas. Geometric shapes in monochromatic colours make a strong focal point within your space.
16. Tropical Inspirations
Create your own tropical paradise in the comfort of your verandah by introducing a variety of exotic coloured plants.
17. Vertical Blinds
A totally open front glass verandah with the option to close. Clever!
18. A Pop of Colour
The neutral stone flooring and timber panelling, allows for exploration of colour! Think bright printed cushions and lush floral plants.
19. Comfy Sitting Nook
Maximum privacy and absolute comfort helps to create almost an indoor feel to your verandah.
20. Hanging Lounge Chairs
Add a nice touch of whimsy with these adorable hanging lounge chairs. Perfect for alone moments – with a good book, or your dreams.
21. Potted Garden
One of the greatest front verandah ideas for gardening. Small potted plants are more manageable, and the triangular stand lends height and character.
22. Grey and White
Behold the understated elegance of grey and white. The huge pot of hydrangeas perfectly complement the cool design.
23. Rustic Modern
Timber columns, wicker, and dark wood decking. Modern, with a lot of character.
24. Modern Neutrals
The tasteful combination of mocha and cream effectively enhances the greens, creating a timeless verandah design.
25. Clear Roofing
Get that totally outdoor feel while keeping a roof above you head.
26. Bare Brick
Display the raw beauty of bare brick in your front verandah. The columns, furniture and accents are kept polished and simple.
27. Flower Perfect
Bring the garden to your verandah! A nice profusion of bright flowers is all you need to transform a drab front to breathtaking.
28. Built-in Bench
This built-in side bench is a seat, a side screen, and a kiosk all in one.
29. Louvered Shutters
White louvered shutters efficiently screens and add style to this white columned verandah. Dark furniture and bright green accents are perfect to foil the stark whiteness.
30. Burnt Orange on White
This basic white verandah is turned into an extraordinary front with a lovely mix of burnt orange, greens, and warm browns.
31. Flower Boxes
One of the prettiest front verandah ideas – install flower boxes to the railings. Instant charm, colour, and fun.
32. Roman Inspired
This Roman inspired verandah includes imposing columns, marble floors, and iron furniture and accents. The covered pergola is a great idea for design and functionality.
33. Carved and Cushioned Chairs
You can never go wrong with a magnificent piece of furniture. These carved seats bring back the wondrous days of the past.
34. Candle Lanterns
Candle lanterns are pretty, whimsical, and functional. Place several lanterns for character, and light them up during special nights when you need to heat up the romantic air.
35.Trellis Side Screen
Not really a wall, but it provides the needed definition. A white trellis is always charming.
36. Greenhouse Inspiration
Create a mini greenhouse in your verandah with the combination of a glass wall, garden tools, wooden chairs and lush greenery.
37. Comfortable Rockers
Lists of front verandah ideas will not be complete without the comfortable rocking chairs. Very quintessential, sweet, and idyllic.
38. Lovely Lavender
Tired of classic white verandah? Keep the light verandah theme, but replace white with a lovely shade of lavender.
39. Dreamy Daybed
Maximise comfort by adding a daybed to your verandah! This daybed is narrow enough to be a couch, but wide enough for comfortable naps. A curtain can provide privacy when needed.
40. Plant Privacy Screen
Plant several layers of climber like jasmine, rose, clematis, or wisteria and let it cascade a pretty green wall.
41. The Grand Entrance
Put your front door in focus with symmetrical plants on both sides, dramatic paint, and lighting.
42. Shabby Chic
Achieving the shabby chic is tricky. You have to get the just right amount of shabbiness. The secret is not compromising on quality.
43. Wicker and White
This wicker and white verandah is a truly gracious and comforting mix. Add in bright red floors for a bit of character.
44. Hanging Garden
Create dimension and live verandah shade with a hanging potted garden. Keep it neat and beautiful by choosing pretty tiny plants and uniform planters.
45. Contemporary Stylish
Adopt the contemporary trend of today’s homes into your verandah. Neutral earth colours, rustic, and clean lines are a great choice.
46. Wooden Bench
It only takes a wooden bench and few pillows to turn this almost bare verandah is into an idyllic and welcoming front.
47. Privacy Shutters
Love the openness of a verandah but still need your privacy? A shuttered verandah can be opened and closed as needed.
48. All Shades of Yellow
Yellow is sunny, bright, and perky. Too much yellow can be blinding, but this clever mix of shades is cheerful and dazzling.
49. Homey Hammock
Bring on your inner Bohemian with a relaxing and laidback hammock.
50. Lots of Red
Red is the colour for a front verandah that calls for attention! Soften the effect with pretty wicker furniture, airy curtains, and interesting accents.
51. Chic Class
The colours, furniture, and design are bold, classy, and poised. This verandah is for the strong and confident.
52. Wisteria Screen
A bright curtain of feathery wisteria is enough to draw admiring eyes from the kerb. It might take years to cultivate wisteria climbers, but the result is one you can take huge pride in.
53. Relaxed Oasis
Front verandah ideas are towards creating a welcoming, relaxing, and attractive front. This cool green and grey combination delivers all.
54. Bright Furniture
Bright furnishings bring colour, jazz, and gorgeousness to this rather plain verandah.
55. Metal Railing
This verandah keeps things toned down, elegant, and stately. Neutral cool colours are pleasing to the eye, while the chrome railing heightens its modern sophistication.
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