Front porch designs are usually modeled after a home’s architecture – such as country, contemporary, or perhaps a Victorian style. If you want your front porch to serve as an outdoor family room, then choose contemporary front porch designs. A round dining table painted in a bright blue or green with mismatched chairs creates a great place to enjoy after-dinner snacks and board games. Create another seating area for relaxing and watching the world go by. Use Adirondack chairs and low tables for a get-away-from-it-all effect. Include outdoor area rugs to help define the spaces. A porch swing for cuddling in the cool of the evening completes the look.