My heart was singing today because warmer temperatures have finally arrived here in Illinois! The trees are finally leafing out, birds are singing, and tulips and daffodils are dancing in the breeze. I’m anxious to usher in summer and enjoy time on the front porch.
I rounded up several examples of pretty porches to provide inspiration for sprucing up your porch this season. An easy way to give your porch a new look is by swapping out your cushions and pillows. Bright colors are always fun.
Add a new indoor/outdoor rug to provide a touch of color.
Who can resist a big porch swing? If you’ve got the space, this is almost a necessity!
Large container gardens add instant color and softness to this brick porch. Include a flea market bench and you’re good to go!
It almost looks like the garden has crawled up onto this front porch.
Containers are a great vehicle for bringing your flower gardens up onto the porch.
Freshen up your summer front porch by pulling house colors into your accessories. Pillows and plant stands emphasize the orange door.
Drapes add an ethereal touch to the porch, but you might not enjoy cleaning them. Keep summer days cooler on the porch with overhead ceiling fans.
If you have a long front porch, consider adding a dining table at one end. Dining al fresco is such a summer treat! I dragged my kitchen table outside for a temporary and fun front porch dining experience.
And if your porch isn’t that large, you could always tuck a small cafe table and chairs in the corner. Add fun paper lanterns for a party effect.
This isn’t a front porch … but it sure is a pretty porch with its cute potting bench and metal light fixtures.
Do you have any plans to spruce up your front porch or another outdoor area this year?