by Erin Vaughan
Is there anything more classic than a front porch? Plunking yourself down on a summer evening after the heat of the day has dissipated, sipping on the beverage of your choice, taking in the cool air, watching the night roll in—it’s a time-honored tradition that’s as American as apple pie. But just because porch-sitting is a well-worn ritual doesn’t mean that your decor needs to be old-school. What better way to celebrate your James Hardie® siding and trim than by giving your outdoor space a fresh update—get inspired by these themed porches. With kicky new takes on vintage design schemes, they’re a great way to shake off decor ennui. Here’s a look at some of the best ones we’ve seen.