Are you looking for some summer front porch revamp ideas right now? I just revamped mine and can’t wait to share how it turned out!
What do terra cotta pots, galvanized buckets, plant racks and a hydrangea wreath have in common?
They are all part of my summer front porch revamp
They can also all be used on your front porch, of course. *insert cheesy grin here*
I loved collecting all the various items for my summer front porch and want to give you all my tips for bringing together your own outdoor space as well.
Front porch styling is fun
I was researching porch decor ideas on Pinterest and Instagram one day when I stumbled upon Julie and Jodie from The Design Twins Blog. Their account is stunning, and it was their use of crates on the front porch that immediately caught my eye.
We don’t have a porch in the traditional sense, and I realized this would be the perfect way to add some curb appeal to this space.
Find ideas and items that make sense for your front porch
I bought these wooden crates from Wal-Mart and spray painted them white. They had two sizes and I opted to use the larger ones. The prices were very reasonable – I paid $9.99 for each of them.
I also bought this iron plant stand at a thrift store last summer. It came with a terra cotta pot which had one of those foam pieces inside with some outdated 80’s style faux flowers.
I’m still somewhat proud that I was able to look past all that and knew if I utilized the stand with some real flowers it would be awesome!
It meant that I spray painted the rack again (as you can see, there were some rusted spots) and also clear coated it for protection.
Here are some of my tips for a fun summer front porch revamp:
- Browse on Pinterest, Instagram or in your favorite interior design magazine for inspiration. There are so many front porch decor ideas out there, so research and find something that really “speaks to you.” When I stumbled on that crate photo, I couldn’t take my eyes away from it. I knew it would be a perfect central piece for my porch.
- Create visual interest. The magic of the crates is that they not only add height and fill vertical space, they allow for a lot of versatility in terms of styling my front porch. I revamped it here using galvanized buckets with sunpatiens. In Fall I placed pumpkins on the crates. I can take a crate out, display different pieces on them, or place them on either side of my front door.
- Look for inexpensive ways to revamp where you can. As I’ve mentioned, most of the items for my summer front porch are bargain finds. The only things not purchased from garage sales, thrift stores or the Dollar Store are the crates and the terra cotta pot beside the crates (which I had around since the first summer at the house). Even if you might have to rip out some faux flowers or repaint something, most times it’s worth it.
4. Invest in a doormat. I can’t tell you how happy I was when I saw the “doormat of my dreams” at Hobby Lobby last summer. It sounds ridiculous, but I’d had my eye on the pretty cursive “Hello” mat for a long time and having to only pay $10 for it was sweet! Tell me again why Canada doesn’t have Hobby Lobby?! It just brought this extra fun to the front porch, and it makes it feel welcoming which is what it’s all about.
5. Make use of your door. This is one of my favorite parts of styling my porch – utilizing the door! Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas time; you can find so many stunning floral summer wreaths or greenery to hang on your front door. You can also hang a cute summer jute bag with some faux flowers or green stems inside if you’d rather not use a wreath.
6. Display a unique item. This farm girl statue is still one of my favorite finds from my garage sale hunting adventures. I love how she stands out, and yet also fits right into the corner against the more neutral crates and potted flowers. If you don’t have a lot of space on your front porch, you can also hang items like a sign or galvanized stars on your siding if you’re brave enough – or are able to convince your husband. 😉
I really hope these tips give you inspiration to start your own summer front porch revamp
Maybe you don’t enjoy going to garage sales or have the patience to wait for bargains. But if you just look around a bit, you might be surprised at the things you will find.
I’d love to know what items you’re considering using or have used. If you’ve recently created your own summer front porch revamp, I’d love to know how it went so feel free to share below and save these ideas on your Pinterest board for later.