Easy Summer Porch Ideas
Our front porch is one of my favorite spots in our home. Each spring and summer I look forward to sprucing it up and decorating it. If you are looking for some outdoor inspiration and some easy summer porch ideas then this post is for you!
Today I am joining the Spring into Summer, Porches, Patios & Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop hosted by the lovely Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home. If you are coming from Lora B. from Create & Ponder, welcome! Isn’t her vintage bicycle garden art so creative?
Easy Summer Porch Ideas
Whether you have a large or small porch decorating it for summer can really be quite easy! Below I am sharing some of my ideas.
Pick Your Colors
Deciding on the colors for your porch is an easy step to start with. For me I pick one fun item that I want my porch to revolve around. This year it is this darling green and white seed & supply sign from Cozy Cottage. This sign gave me so many ideas! From here I gathered other green, white, wood and black accessories. You can see last year’s porch HERE and how I used very different colors!
Shop Your Home
One easy ideas is to always shop your home first. I do this because I like to decorate my porch on a budget. In my garage I found these old green gardening tools and an old long planter to pull out more green. The old picnic basket, pew and oval basket bring in the natural wood tones while the white viburnum flowers pop the white nicely! My favorite buffalo check pillows from Hobby Lobby along with the black wrought iron chair add small touches of black. This color scheme coordinates with nature and the accessories! Easy porch ideas!
Use Live and Faux Plants
Our Viburnum snow ball bush has taken over our entry and I love it! Since there are so many snowballs I cut some for the porch and some to enjoy inside as well. I also brought out the lavender topiary my mom found for me at Costco and plopped her in an old bucket. I like the height she adds. The white geranium on the left of the pew is faux and from JOANN. I kept it simple and clutter free thus making it easy to decorate.
Choose Items You Love
When you decorate the ideas are endless so I think it’s important to include items you absolutely love. If you love bright colors use them! Or if hanging baskets make you happy use those. The most important step for easy summer porch ideas is do what makes you happy. For me happiness is my pew front and center and giant white snowball flowers everywhere! They signal summer for me and I wish they lasted longer!
I hope you found some easy summer porch ideas that you can use for your own porch. Just remember to have fun and make it a space that you can enjoy all summer long! Next up on the blog hop is Michelle from Thistle Key Lane. I know you will enjoy her summer ready patio and garden tour! Check out the links below for even more outdoor ideas and inspiration.
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Love your church pew, such a fabulous piece for the porch.
Thank you Marty! She is my favorite!
What a beautiful porch. I love the black and white paired with green. Such sweet touches!
Thank you Laura I love how it came out too!
Kelly I just love what you did with the pew. Very pretty. Hope you have a great week.
Thank you Terrie and happy summer!
I adore the church pew. I’ve wanted one forever. I love the green bucket and the green tool tray underneath the bench. What a perfect chippy green.
Everything is darling.
Thank you Katie…the minute I saw this pew I knew I needed it in my life! Crossing my fingers you find one too!
Kelly, your church pew creates such a charming porch! It is a pleasure to join you for the hop this week!Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Thank you Cecilia! I loved joining you as well!
Great porch decor! You certainly have a way of pulling everything together. Green, black, white, and natural wood tones all came together beautifully. I love the masses of white viburnum peeking out of a basket under the pew.
Thank you Judith you are so kind! This was a fun and easy one! Happy Summer!
Oh, how I love that pew and the way you styled it And, I really like the containers you used.
Have a fun summer on your beautiful porch.
Thank you Carol…I had fun adding the old metal planters!
Oh my golly- I cannot get over those snow ball flowers – simply gorgeous! Love all you’ve done to your porch. I like going off an inspiration piece too. Your sign is so fun. Happy Summer!
Hi Cindy! Happy summer to you too! The snowballs this year are simply amazing!
your wonderful old church pew says it all! love the Buffalo Check pillow and that adorable green bucket. You know I love vintage decor on the porch. this is a perfect spot!
Debra thanks for stopping by…vintage is always a good idea in my book! Happy Summer!
Kelly it all is so beautiful! Green, black and white is one of my favorite color schemes. It looks perfect on your porch. Love the sign and the the simple summer touches. The rusty green bucket with the faux hydrangea is awesome and those cascading snowballs over your porch entry are dreamy! I also love the big wooden crate with the fern. You have some of the most fabulous vintage finds and I always enjoy seeing how you use them in creative ways.
Thanks so much for joining the hop. Have a great summer!
Thank you Amber! Thank you for having me again this year!
I can see why you love your front porch! That old church pew is fantastic, and you have styled it just perfectly for summertime! The black and white buffalo check pillows are a great pop agains all of the green and white! Bravo!
Thank you so much Chloe!
The pew on the front porch is beautiful. I do love the idea of mixing faux and fresh florals. You could hardly tell the difference.
Thank you! Having those realistic faux flowers has been a game changer for me.
Kelly, I read your post twice just to look at the beautiful photos and take in your ideas and inspiration! So pretty!
Well goodness Kristin that just makes me so happy! Thank you friend!
Great post on porch decorating. I’m always looking for ways to energize my outdoors spaces. Love the green and black combo, and that you suggest the use of faux plants!
Pinning and following 🙂
Visiting from the summer blog hop.
Thank you so much Rachelle! My porch is so fun to decorate. Thanks for your kind words and for following along!
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