Ideas and inspiration for adding spring decor elements to your porch that will carry through the whole summer. Features a door basket, sitting area accessories, and plants.
No matter who you are, or where you live, there are times during the year when it’s definitely not pleasant to be outside. But when the weather cooperates, and the temps are comfortable, being outside is one of the great joys of life. Right now, here in Ohio, we’re experiencing some of that perfect weather. I took advantage of the nice days, and decorated a blue and white summer porch…and I truly enjoyed every minute.
The Front Door
Every porch refresh I have ever planned has begun with the front door. I normally choose the door decor first, but this year I started with the doormat. The minute I saw it, I knew the blue background and sunny yellow lemons on the hooked doormat would be perfect.
Using the doormat as inspiration, I put together the door basket, and added flowers and ivy to the planter boxes. Like most of you, sometimes the things I plan in my head don’t work out exactly like I think they will. Such is the case with the planters. The white begonias are beautiful, but there are white impatiens in there too, and they don’t have a single bloom on them. The ivy is a bit straggly, but I’m hoping in a month or two, everything will have filled in and bloomed. Fingers crossed!
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The Sitting Area
Setting up our porch sitting area is always one of the highlights of my year, and this year is no different. This porch sitting area is simple and functional. Everything was very dirty, so it all got a good cleaning the day before the decorating began.
Porch Accessory Ideas
When it comes to porch accessories, the best advice I can give is to bring the inside out. Decorate your outdoor space like you would the inside of your home. Be practical of course, but let your own personal style shine through, and decorate with things you love.
If room allows, comfortable seating is a lovely touch to add to any outdoor space. Rockers are the quintessential American porch accessory, and I love the charm they add to a plain space. Other ideas are a bistro set, porch swing, bench, or if you are short on space, a small stool.
If your porch area is covered, or has protection from the elements, adding pillows to your seating area is an easy and budget-friendly way to add color and personality. The blue and white pillows pictured above were purchased in early spring when I refreshed our living room decor. I found a set of 4 pillow covers in varying patterns. I simply bought two sets, and ended up with 4 sets of pillow covers for a very reasonable price.
Colorful Garden Stool
There are so many things to love about garden stools. Garden stools are a great way to change or update your decor, both inside and out. They are affordable, you can add a pop of color, and provide function at the same time. They are super easy to move around, and fit just about anywhere!
Lanterns are one of the best and most versatile decor accessories you can buy. They are available in a wide range of styles, and any price range. You can buy individual lanterns, or like the ones pictured above, you can purchase lanterns in sets. Fill them with candles, faux greenery, small pots, or any other natural element.
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- Polywood rockers
- Garden stool
- Blue and white ceramic planters
- Lantern set
- Front door basket
- Door hardware
- White planter boxes
- Lemon doormat (blue 24 x 36)
- Door basket is hung with a Command hook
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