POLYWOOD Porch Makeover

Originally Published on June 29, 2016. Last Updated on October 4, 2023.

Set in rural Indiana, about 45 minutes away from our headquarters, sits a charming home with sweeping countryside views. Our customers moved there over 30 years ago, and as their family grew, so did the house. See how we helped outfit their latest addition—a wraparound porch with a gazebo—using POLYWOOD furniture and rustic accents.

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The Challenge
The Furniture & Decor
The Final Look
Recreate the Look
More Farm Fresh Designs
Homespun Styles From Our Community

The Challenge

The homeowners wanted to create a gathering place where the whole family can come together on Sunday afternoons. Furnishings needed to fit the rustic theme they already had going, and they needed to be able to handle the hot summers and frigid winters Indiana experienced annually.

POLYWOOD Indiana Porch Makeover - Before Picture

The Furniture & Decor

Follow along to learn how we brought this look to life. 

Rustic Rocking Chairs

The homeowners had existing black furniture, so our team chose Jefferson Woven Rockers in the same shade. Using neutral tones offers flexibility as they fit a variety of color schemes and styles—a bonus for the homeowners if they decide to change up the look down the road. 

Woven seats and backs add to the rocking chairs’ rusticity, while the low-maintenance frames boast all-weather durability. Indiana experiences all four seasons, so it’s wise to use furniture that can withstand blizzards, thunderstorms, direct sunlight, humidity, and other weather conditions.

Additional Accessories 

To ensure a quaint farmhouse feel, we chose woven baskets, quilts, and galvanized pots with fluffy ferns. We propped a pair of seafoam blue accent pillows on the rockers to ensure a good color balance and tied on tan seat cushions to ground the look in a mid-tone shade.

A two-shelf side table and area rug brought more dimension and function to the space. There was also a great mix of textures with galvanized metal accents, wooden crates, and woven details. The overall color palette was neutral, warm, and earthy.

POLYWOOD Jefferson 3-Piece Woven Rocker in Black/Cahaba
Featured: Jefferson 3-Piece Woven Rocker Set in Black/Cahaba

Outdoor Inspiration

Use our rustic mood board to jumpstart your creativity.

POLYWOOD Farmhouse Style Mood Board

The Final Look

We successfully styled a cozy, serene setting where the homeowners could rock their grandchildren to sleep or take in the villatic views on quiet evenings.  

The finishing touch that truly brought everything together was the homeowner’s dog, Kobi, who eagerly agreed to be our model for the day.

POLYWOOD Indiana Porch Makeover - After Picture
Featured: Jefferson 3-Piece Woven Rocker Set in Black/Cahaba

Recreate the Look

You can bring a farmhouse-inspired front porch motif to your home with these easy tips:

  • Rocking chairs are front porch staples, but feel free to try other seating, such as Adirondack chairs, swings, or benches.
  • Accent tables offer extra serving space and more opportunities to bring in color and dimension.
  • Select seat cushions and throw pillows in complementary colors.
  • Invite Mother Nature in with potted herbs, ferns, or seasonal blooms.
  • Distressed wooden trays or platters add rustic touches and convenient ways to carry drinks and snacks.

More Farm Fresh Designs

Plan your next porch update with these beautifully bucolic pieces and sets.

Country Living Legacy Rocking Chair 3-Piece Set

Invite family and friends to sit for a spell. The comfortable rocking chair pair lets you sway through the seasons, with a coordinating side table that holds tall ice-filled tumblers and a pitcher of your famous sweet tea.

Shop the Country Living by POLYWOOD Collection

Traditional Garden 48″ Glider

POLYWOOD Traditional Garden 48" Glider in White
Featured: Traditional Garden 48″ Glider in White

Stop and smell the roses from the comfort of one of our best-selling gliders. Loved for its timeless form and so-smooth function, this all-weather glider is all you could ever want in front porch relaxation. 

Braxton 3-Piece Deep Seating Rocker Set

POLYWOOD Braxton 3-Piece Deep Seating Rocker Set in Black/Grey Mist
Featured: Braxton 3-Piece Deep Seating Rocker Set in Black/Grey Mist

Farmhouse warmth with a wink of chic, this rocker set from our Braxton Collection features transitional designs that give you the best of both worlds.

Classic Adirondack 5-Piece Round Farmhouse Dining Set

Featured: Classic Adirondack 5-Piece Round Farmhouse Dining Set in White

New neighbors just moved in next door? Grab a few mugs and invite them to share morning coffee with you over this cozy setup. Or catch up with old friends around the table at your next wine night.

Buffalo Plaid Performance Fabric

POLYWOOD Jefferson 3-Piece Woven Rocker Set in White/White Loom and Outdoor Lumbar Pillow in Buffalo Plaid Grey Mist
Featured: Jefferson 3-Piece Woven Rocker Set in White/White Loom and Outdoor Lumbar Pillow in Buffalo Plaid Grey Mist

Add softness to porch swings and sofas with pillows and seat cushions tailored in this cheerful checkered pattern. Available in seven happy hues, this fabric gives total farmhouse vibes.

POLYWOOD Buffalo Plaid Color Swatches

Homespun Styles From Our Community

Real people, really creative. See how our customers used POLYWOOD furniture to style farmhouse motifs.

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