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Easy Summer Decorating Ideas For Your Porch

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Take a fresh and bright approach to your next porch decorating project. Start by slipping into summer with these Easy Summer Decorating Ideas For Your Porch! Adding red buffalo check pillows and a basket of red geraniums are the finishing touches!

This year summer is here and in full force. The weather conditions are all over the place it’s been either too hot or too rainy. But that hasn’t stopped me from decorating my porch like I usually do. If it’s raining then I get to sit on my front porch and relax while watching the rain fall. There’s just something about how soothing and calming the rain is…at least for me.

If you’ve been following Behind the Designs Blog you’ll remember the Summer Front Porch Updates Before and After post. I really loved how the red geraniums looked in that summer porch decor, so much so, that I carried them over to the other side of the front porch for a unified look. This porch area is to the right of the front door and spans the remaining length of the front of the house.

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As you can see we still have that green painted porch floor. It’s easy to say let’s change it but much harder when you’ve used paint. My tip from personal experience, don’t paint porch floors unless you know 100% for sure you’re going to love them always. We have found not only is it crazy difficult to remove the paint, it also degrades the wood because the wood can’t breathe with the heavy paint over it.

Of course the easiest way to add farmhouse style to your front porch is to add in a few outdoor rocking chairs. My husband and I would take walks around our neighborhood and I’d occasionally see a porch chair but nothing like our white rocking chairs that we found at Lowe’s. They go perfectly with the welcoming, relaxing vibe our farmhouse wrap-around porch and decor gives off. I think if I see them again I’m going to snag a few more for the side porch.

Summer Porch Decor Elements

  • White Rocking Chairs (Lowe’s)
  • Red Buffalo Check Pillows (Michaels)
  • Red Buffalo Check Table Napkin (garage sale find!)
  • Natural Wicker Basket (Michaels)
  • Faux Red Geraniums (Michaels)
  • Porch Rules Sign (Michales)

The easiest way to start decorating your porch is to find a theme; something you love, be it a flower, a color or pattern. Then fan that out to other elements in the design for a magazine worthy look. I especially love to create little vignettes on the tables or in the corners of the porch. It just gives the whole look a little something extra. One element to always include is a quote sign. Adding a seasonal quote of some sort also lends to tying in all the parts of your porch decor.

Summer Decorating Ideas For Your Porch

When I saw these beautiful big red buffalo check pillows I fell in love with the idea of using them on our porch; adding them to the red geraniums in a market-style wicker basket made it all come together nicely for a warm and welcoming front porch.

The red and white buffalo check table square was actually a set of napkins that we found at a garage sale! So that was a super budget-friendly decor addition.

Every porch should have a porch rules sign or at least a “welcome to the porch” sign. I felt like I hit the jackpot when I found this sign. It was like it was made to fit in that spot between the shutters and I couldn’t have planned it better. The quote reads, “Porch Rules, take a nap, sip a drink, gather with loved ones, feel the warm breeze, relax, forget your worries, enjoy a good book, share stories, listen to the birds”.

All the important stuff you should do when on the porch! Wouldn’t you agree?! There are so many good suggestions I don’t know what to do first. Guess I’m going to have to do them all! Looks like I’ll need a planner bucket list to keep track of what I’ve done. I can’t wait for a warm day to grab some sweet tea and sit for a bit relaxing and listen to all the birds chirping nearby.

Just to add a little something extra to this seating area, I’ve been toying with the idea of creating a wood table top for the small table. I was thinking of doing it in the color of the wood around the porch rules sign. What do you think?

I have no idea what this little insect is but he photobombed my pictures. I’m sure he’s just stopping by to “take a nap” before he heads out again. I welcome all guests to my porch so today is his day to shine. Although I don’t know what this insect is, I think it’s some kind of angle shades moth? If you know what it is, please comment below. I’d love to find out!

It seems like every year I’m changing out pieces of my porch decor with the goal of freshening it up. Just like my door wreaths, creating a welcoming look to our porch decor each season is important to me. It’s the first thing visitors and passersby see and I’ll admit, I do love hearing feedback especially when they compliment how lovely our house looks. I personally feel curb appeal is important, but that’s just me. Now if it inspires someone to update their house look for the season, I think that’s great!

Were you inspired to create a little sitting area on your porch?

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