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1970’s Tri-level Exterior Front Porch Update

Well, guys, spring is here at last in Kentucky!   I’m excited to get started on my Modern Farmhouse Front Porch Design.

We only have the landscaping, the porch railing, and the styling of our front porch and we will be finished with the exterior of this house!!  

It will amazing to have this project finished.

After everything that we did last fall to get our 1970’s Tri-Level exterior updated, I’m so ready to finish this part of the project.  

This tired exterior got a new paint job, a new black metal roof and gutters, a new front porch with a pergola, and a built-in modern planter.  

We also removed the wrought iron Juliette porch and doors and installed new windows instead.  

It looks so much more clean and simple.

So here is what it looks like now!  Quite an improvement, wouldn’t you say.

Take the Tour of our Modern Farmhouse home and see what we have completed on the inside so far.

Modern Farmhouse Porch Railing

I’ve been researching porch railing that will keep within the modern style I am going for.  I really want to use black cable railing because I don’t want anything to impede the view of the farmland.  But after pricing it I’m not sure that it will fit in our budget.  I’m not giving up yet though!

Modern Farmhouse Landscape Plan

The landscape around this house was nonexistent.  Everything here was so overgrown and outdated that we decided that other than the birch tree on the right corner the rest would have to go.

My husband wants to use river rock around the house instead of mulch and I’m trying hard to get there.  So I’m spending time on Pinterest to come up with a plan that will incorporate the shrubs and other plants into the rock to soften it up some.  Here is kinda what I’m thinking.  Let me know in the comments what you think.  I’d love some feedback.

Modern Farmhouse Front Porch Design Plan

In coming up with a plan to style my new front porch I’m leaning on my whole house color scheme as my starting point.  Black, white and wood and a pop of color.   With the house being painted white I need a ton of contrast for it to pop.



I got this awesome black and white rug from Target that will look great as the backdrop for my entire front porch design. I bought two of them so that I can have one under dining set and another under my seating area.

How cute is this doormat?  It couldn’t fit my front porch design any better!  It is also from Target.  I love it when a plan comes together and everything I had in mind is out there and somewhat easy to find.

Patio Furniture

Target also has this amazing seating and dining set.  It’s called the Bangor Collection and it has great modern lines and will fit perfectly in my black, white and wood color scheme.  I’m in love with this set and the matching dining set!

I wanted a round table that wouldn’t take up too much room.  My front porch is 15X40, but I didn’t want the table and chairs to swallow up the entire space.  We have another larger table on our back deck for family meals.  My husband and I hope to enjoy our coffee out here when it warms up consistently.  It’s such a beautiful view!

Modern Farmhouse Style Accessories

Using layers and texture to give your space interest is a great way to make an otherwise simple color scheme come to life.  Twinkling lights at night plants and pillows with texture and geometric shapes will give this space a fun and inviting feel.

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Costa Farms Majesty Palm Tree



48 FT Outdoor String Lights


Outdoor Market Table Umbrella


Geometric Decorative Throw Pillow


I am super excited about this design plan! I’m going to start ordering these pieces as soon, and I finish this post.  What is your favorite outdoor style?    Cottage or a more traditional farmhouse?  I’d love to hear from you, leave me a comment, and make sure to share it with your friends.

Blessings during this difficult time!