I think front porches, or any porches for that matter, are wonderful.
I like flowers in old flower pots on a porch. Geraniums go anywhere, and like it sunny and dry. The chippy castoff bench adds character.
A flag is a great addition. As are more flowers. I cannot get over how many daisies are on these plants this year. They have provided enjoyment for me daily for months. And they make me feel like a success!