Easy ideas and inspiration
for fun summer front porch decor.
Includes a daisy wreath,
easy planter ideas and
how to add accessories.
Now that May is here, I’m beginning to believe that summer might actually be around the corner. It’s been terribly cold and rainy here in Ohio so I’m ready for the sun to shine. Even though I’ve not used it much yet, our front porch is decked and decorated for summer. I can’t wait for that first nice day.
I change my porch decor with the seasons, but this year I missed out on spring. To make up for that, I added pansies to my pots…but I’ll have to switch them out later with something that can stand the heat. For now, I am loving the purple, white, and blue blooms.
I’ve never used a rug before but have wanted to try one on the porch for a long time. Instead of buying something new and then not liking it, I used a rug I already had. This blue plaid rug was in our entry for a few years and since it’s made for the outdoors, I decided give it a go. (All shopping sources are listed at the end.)
I think it adds a great pop of color and seems to make the concrete less noticeable. That’s a win/win in my book!
The only other things I added to this end of the porch are the two navy gingham pillows. I picked them up on one of my pop-ins to T. J. Maxx. As sometimes happens, I just knew they were perfect when I saw them, so they immediately went in my cart.
Tip: Pillows like this are an investment. Stick to your color palette and you’ll be able to use them elsewhere in your home. Buy pillows with down inserts. Next time you can save some money and just buy pillow covers because you already have wonderful inserts.
I’ve had a lot of questions about using pillows outside…do they fade, get wet, etc. I’ve personally never had any issues. Of course sometimes they get wet, but they always dry out. My porch gets morning sun so I don’t have trouble with fading. If the fabric is washable, the pillow covers are easy to launder. If not, I don’t worry about it.
I’ve also had questions about keeping the porch clean. A few years ago, my dad bought me a little, cordless blower. It’s not very powerful but it blows off my porch beautifully. I keep it right out side my back door on a hook, so it’s easy to grab and go. I try to remember to put the battery in the charger after I use it. (This is crucial!)
I didn’t collect everything on our porch at once. It’s took me several years to get the basics like hardware, lights and furniture. I replaced old and worn-out items one at a time. If you want to makeover your own porch, make a plan and then make a list. Add items you want to birthday or Christmas lists…and save your money. Little by little, you will tick off your wish list and have the summer front porch decor you’ve always wanted.
As always, Kelly was outside with me when I was taking these pictures. It was quite chilly that day but it felt good to be out and busy.
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Summer Front Porch Decor Sources:
Doormat | Black planter boxes | Rug | Rockers | Mailbox | Porch lights | Address plaque | Gingham Pillows (similar) | Blue lantern (similar) | Door wreath | Flower crate & oval planter (At Home) | Door color | Wreath hanger | Door hardware | Cordless blower | Watering can
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