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Spring Front Porch Decor

Use inexpensive plants and decor items you likely already have, to enhance your front porch decor this Spring! 

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As is always the case when Spring rolls around, our yard and front porch was disastrous after the long winter! Imagine how excited I was to have an excuse to pretty it up when some of my favorite bloggers asked me to be a part of a Spring Porch Decor Makeover. Thanks to Amy from White Cottage Home & Living for organizing! PS: Scroll to the bottom of this page for more fabulous Spring Porch Decor ideas!

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PPS: Because I love you all so much, I made you a free Printable Spring Hanging Basket guide. Not only does this printable have a guide outlining how I planted the spring basket found later in this post, but it also includes a list of plants perfect for hanging baskets for your porch. Get your free Printable Spring Hanging Basket Guide now!

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Where was I? Oh yes, April/May equals hiney-kicking around here – it’s birthday season meaning we have five birthdays between the end of April and the beginning of June, including my upcoming birthday – feel free to send gifts! The only we’ve given our front porch since the Fall has been all of us running in and out of the front door zillions of times a day. Instead of a lovely front porch, it was full of dust, pollen, and loads of spiderwebs. #HalloweeninMayAnyone

 

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A front porch nicely decorated for Spring gives me all the smiles. With a bit of effort, even less cash and a broom I had my front porch fresh, clean and Spring-ready in under an hour!


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How to Spice up Your Spring Front Porch Decor

First, I got out my trusty broom.  It’s incredible the difference a good cleaning makes! Then it was time for styling and the following changes:

  • Updated the front door porch mat
  • Added colorful, seasonal plants
  • Brought the inside out with colorful pillows and throws
  • Added a few fun accents such as a fun bicycle and a colorful wreath – because.. Spring.

Spring Decor Doormat

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A colorful doormat from Target, layered over a green stripe,  sets the tone and color scheme for the front porch decor – not traditional – but who says it has to be? Sadly, the doormat I have isn’t available, but I did find this one and this one that is just as fun!


Choosing Seasonal Plants for Warmer Spring Weather

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With minimal decor, plants stand in and add texture, color, and interest. Plants can be expensive, so, I always gravitate to those that are looking a little worse for wear due to underwatering and a significant price cut – you’d be amazed what a little bit of miracle grow can do and it’s worth the effort for 50% off!.

Annual Flowers for front porchPlant Stand Makeover (coming soon)


Annuals

I rely pretty heavily on Annuals for color and texture at this time of year. Petunias, violas, and ferns do very well on my shady, dry front porch. I’m a little lazy and don’t like replanting, instead preferring to dress up the planter pots my new green friends come home i. Click here for an easy, and gorgeous, colorful DIY planter update to these pots. (coming soon)

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English ivy, yellow begonias, and pink impatiens make up my Spring Hanging basket. The vine will make another appearance next year, and I’ll likely work it into my fall hanging basket when the time comes.

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You can find ideas for other fun Spring planter ideas in this planting guide, available for free download, that I mentioned earlier. Your gardening zone will determine whether you can use the plants suggested. Don’t leave without the guide!

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Spring Porch Decor

I love to shop my home, moving furniture from inside to out and reusing items where I can as the seasons change. Styling in this way saves me a fortune and keeps me from getting bored with my decor – it’s never the same twice! With a covered porch I’m pretty comfortable using inexpensive, indoor furniture for short periods.

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Although I didn’t purchase anything new for the porch (besides plants), I did add in this newly upcycled plant stand that received some TLC earlier this week! With its new faux marble top and cheery apple green base, it’s a fun addition to the porch and will get lots of use in the years to come. Click here for more details on the plant stand makeover and a link to faux marble painting guide.

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Rocker Upcycle

 

I’m all about comfort and love the idea of hanging out on the front porch in either a rocker or the porch swing with a cup of cold lemonade and a good book on a hot, sunny Spring day. These throw cushions are on constant rotation around the house.

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Enjoying My New Spring Porch Decor

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So, let’s take stock. May is in full swing. My front porch decorations look great. The weather is warm. And, I’m down about a pound of pollen from the front of my house. Not bad for an hours worth of minor effort and cash.

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With any luck, I’ll be spending at least a few Spring days enjoying the sights, smells and sounds of Spring from the comfort of my front porch. If that doesn’t pan out, seeing my porch as I run in and out of the door is guaranteed to make me happy! How could it not with such fun, colorful, festive front porch decor to come home to?

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I hope you were able to find a few budget-friendly front porch decor ideas to bring the best of Spring to your home outdoors. Be sure to stop by and visit these lovely ladies for even more inspiration!

 

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Front Door Porch Fall 2017

How to Get a Fun {Colorful} Fall Front Door Porch On the Cheap

Bring all the best of Autumn to your front door porch with inexpensive plants and decor items you likely already have. Outdoor decorating that can take you from September all the way to Thanksgiving. These ideas are fast and easy too! Fantastic autumn outdoor decor ideas for your front door porch!

Y’all, my yard and garden were a mess – still are honestly. So much so that I almost bowed out of this seasons Outdoor Spaces blog hop – thanks to Sara for hosting, by the way! PS: Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post for more fantastic ideas for your Fall Outdoor Spaces!

 

Front Door Porch Fall 2017

Where was I? Oh yes, September=hiney-kicking and not one project in or around the house and home complete and the only action my front porch has seen has been my running in and out of the front door zillion of times a day. Whereas usually by now I’ve been enjoying a lovely front door porch decorated for the season it’s not the case this year! Instead, my porch was full of dust, pollen, and loads of spiderwebs – perfect for Halloween I guess?

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Rocker Upcycle

The thing is, it makes me feel cheery and happy when I see a front porch nicely decorated for the season, and it makes me feel not so good when it looks terrible. With a teeny bit of effort and cash – and a broom – I had my front door porch in ship-shape in under an hour, including plant shopping time!

Front Door Porch Fall 2017 - Welcome Sign

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The first thing I did was to make a date with my broom. It’s amazing what a difference a good cleaning will make! After we were back to basics and fewer spider condos on board, it was time for a little styling.

Continuing with my current trend of less traditional and ultra-colorful decor, I made the following minor changes:

  • Switched out the front door porch mat
  • Add color and exotic plants
  • Shopped my home for colorful pillows, throws and blanket scarves
  • Added pumpkins – ’cause.. fall.

Doormat

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I started with this doormat from Better Homes and Gardens, which I used to set the tone and color scheme for the porch – not traditional – but who says it has to be? I had a hard time picking a mat to layer over the wide black and white stripe. I loved this one – so cute, and this one is pretty adorable as well. I, myself, decided to go full-on color instead.  If you are partial to the stripes but aren’t too keen on your doormat yelling at you, even if it is sweet, this one is extra large and similar in style without the wording.

Choosing Plants

I did a quick run to pick out some plants. Because I wasn’t doing a ton of decorating, I relied pretty heavily on plants for color, texture, and interest. You can easily spend a fortune on plants, but you can also find some good deals at this time of year with perennials (they come back every year) that are past their season and looking a little worse for wear. If you can afford them, now is a good time to buy them – they’ll be full price in the spring.

Front Door Porch Fall 2017 - Asparagus Fern

Perennials

I wasn’t looking to do any significant planting, but I did splurge on a few perennials – this fun and interesting-looking chartreuse Asparagus Fern is my new favorite, which I came to find out isn’t a fern at all but related to asparagus! I look the spiky texture and think it will be just as fun for Halloween. The Asparagus Fern doesn’t tolerate frost – it’ll be coming inside when the temperatures drop.

Front Door Porch Fall 2017 - mums

Mums in violet and burnt orange are always a favorite, and I can plant them in my front flower bed at the end of the season – If I’m lucky they’ll come back next year! I picked these up at my local nursery for $6 each earlier in the month. They’ve been slow to bloom, but when they do get around to it, they’ll be spectacular.

Annuals

Front Door Porch Fall 2017 - Celosia

Annuals are a great way to add color and are relatively inexpensive. I used a fuschia Celosia with soft, bright spikes to contrast against the Asparagus Fern at the front door. Pansies and an annual hanging basket of Petunias and Verbena will take some frost. Ornamental cabbage in dark purples and greens will be sticking around for Halloween, too!

Front Door Porch Fall 2017 - Pansy Basket

Front Door Porch Fall 2017 - Ornamental Cabbage

You can find ideas for other fun and colorful plants on this list, available for free download. Be sure to check your gardening zone, especially when planting perennials.

 Decor

Decor cost me nothing. I shop my home, moving furniture from inside to out and reusing items where I can as the seasons change. Styling in this way saves me a fortune and keeps me from getting bored with my decor – it’s never the same twice! With a covered porch I’m pretty comfortable using inexpensive, indoor furniture like this console table outside for short periods of time. If this isn’t the case with you, use your discretion.

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This garden stool isn’t available in bright red, but it would be just as cute in white and probably a bit more versatile.

Front Door Porch Fall 2017 - front door vignette

I’m all about comfort and love the idea of hanging out on the front porch in either a rocker or the porch swing with a cup of hot cider on a crisp, sunny day. These throw cushions are on a constant rotation around the house.

Front Door Porch Fall 2017 - Blanket Scarves

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Front Door Porch Fall 2017 - Swing

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I keep throws around everywhere to take the edge off of a seasonal chill. I love the versatility of blanket scarves  – think blank, scarf or shawl – and they come in SO many different colors!

Pumpkins

Nothing says fall like pumpkins and they are available EVERYWHERE. I’ve yet to pick any fresh pumpkins this year – remember, September=hiney-kicking – so, I relied on foam, plastic, and fabric to fulfill my pumpkin needs.

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I thought of bringing these fun fabric-covered pumpkins out but decided to leave them on the mantle for now.

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Other accents ideas that scream fall:

  • Acorns
  • Apples
  • Pinecones
  • Woodland critters

Enjoying the Fruits of My Labors

So, let’s take stock. September is nearly over. My porch looks great. My yard is STILL a mess. Not bad for an hours worth of minor effort and cash.

With any luck, I’ll be spending at least a few October days enjoying the sights, smells and sounds of Autumn from the comfort of my front porch. If that doesn’t pan out, seeing my porch as I run in and out of the door is guaranteed to make me happy! How could it not with such a fun, colorful, festive porch to come home to?

I hope you were able to find a few budget-friendly ideas to bring the best of Autumn to your front porch. Be sure to stop by and visit these lovely ladies for even more ideas!

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How to Make Your Front Porch a Showstopper this July 4th

Reusing many items you likely have around your home,  you can have the best front porch in the neighborhood this 4th of July. These ideas cost little and but are big on patriotic fun!

I’m so excited to be participating in Garden and Outdoor Spaces Blog Hop for the second year in a row! I had such a fun time creating a functional and charming outdoor seating area in my driveway last year. Many thanks to the always sweet Tara at Lehman Lane for hosting this fun hop and be sure to check out all of the other Garden and Outdoor spaces from my blogging buddies at the end of this post.

As for me, I’m talking about my front porch and the 4th of July.

For me, the 4th of July brings to mind a time gone by.  Parades, fireworks, apple pie, picnics and ice cream cones, cook outs with hot dogs, cheeseburgers, and corn on the cob – banners on every door and the flag flying high on every front porch, which by the way, has a pitcher of lemonade ready to serve! It’s America at it’s best, but with a nostalgic spin.

With the 4th quickly approaching, it is time to get into the patriotic spirit. What better way to celebrate than to decorate your front porch during this festive day?  Reusing many items you likely have around your home,  you can have the best porch in the neighborhood that’s little on cost and big on patriotic fun. *This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Please see our disclosure statement for further information. Thanks for supporting Knock it Off Kim! 

How to Make Your Front Porch a Showstopper this July 4th

START WITH A FLAG

An easy and inexpensive accessory, nothing says 4th of July more than Old Glory!.

ADD THROW PILLOWS TO YOUR SEATING

Adding red or navy throw pillows to our  DIY Upcycled Handwoven Rockers softened the modern style. These cushions are made with quick-dry filling and outdoor fabric to make sure they hold up to the elements.

ACCESSORIZE

What says Americana and summer more than a bicycle? It’s funny, this bicycle of mine doesn’t get a lot of use in the riding department, but it certainly makes an adorable planter.

The blue ribbons holding the basket add a nice pop of color. When my husband saw I’d parked the bike at the front door, he only shook his head. We’d recently decided I should get rid of it because I don’t use it, but clearly,  I’m a hoarder, and will do anything to keep it!

A few decorative signs, an antique-style wall planter, and plaques complete the look.

 PLANT FLOWERS

Red, white, and blue, with shots of yellow flowering plants add color and texture to an otherwise neutral front porch. I love how the colors pop off of the white and turquoise in the bicycle.

PUT UP A PATRIOTIC DOOR WREATH

I made this DIY Red, White, and Blue Swag Wreath years ago but it’s still one of my favorite things to ring in the fourth. The tea-stained fabric has a nostalgic look that I love.

 

ENJOY IT

With a few additions to your front porch, you’ll have an outdoor space to enjoy long after the 4th of July!

How are you planning to show your red, white and blue?

 

 

 

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