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How to Decorate Your Front Porch for Summer

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There’s nothing quite like enjoying a summer morning with a cup of coffee and a cozy front porch. Whether you’re entertaining guests, unwinding with your favorite tunes or identifying a new bird, having a stylish and comfortable front porch helps you make the most of long summer days. Decorating your front porch also increases your home’s curb appeal. Ready to get started? Read our simple decor ideas below to create your perfect summer front porch.

Incorporate Plenty of Greenery

Greenify your front porch by visiting your local greenhouse. Introducing plants helps blur the line between your yard and patio, making for a more seamless transition between outdoor space and indoor-adjacent space. Select a plant (or two!) that can tolerate a bit of heat and humidity, like snake plants, a Monstera deliciosa or cacti. For more color, combine greenery, vining plants and flowers to create eye-catching container gardens. Add more personality by placing your plants in a textured ceramic pot.

Add Comfortable Seating

A weatherproof couch or lounge chair is a perfect addition to any front porch, especially if you plan to spend long amounts of time there and need comfortable seating options! Look for outdoor furniture that’s built to withstand sun exposure and rain, or visit your local hardware store to find an easy-to-apply weatherproof stain. For a more eclectic look, visit your local thrift or antique store for the chance to find one-of-a-kind pieces.

Consider an Outdoor Rug

You can create dimension on your front porch with minimal upkeep with an outdoor rug. Like all outdoor furniture, look for materials that can handle heavy foot traffic and wick away moisture. To preserve your rug’s color and quality, consider placing it in a shady spot on your porch away from direct sunlight.

Create Interest with Accent Pillows

Tie your outdoor furniture together with a few accent pillows of your choice. Not only do they add extra comfort to your seating, but accent pillows also give you the opportunity to introduce additional colors and textures into your porch’s design. Choose mismatched pillows in colorful hues for a summer-inspired palette that’s easy to switch throughout the changing seasons and holidays.

Hang Decor on Your Entry Door

Wreaths aren’t only for the holiday season! Seasonal wreaths can be hung on entry doors year-round, adding personality and charm to any home. If you’re looking for an intermediate-level DIY project, collect natural objects like pinecones, branches and greenery to make your own summer wreath.

Illuminate a Path with Solar Lights

Install solar lighting alongside your driveway or path to your front porch. Adding solar lights makes your front porch more accessible to friends and family—without sacrificing its aesthetic. With various solar light options, like uplighting, pathway lights and spotlights, you can tastefully illuminate your front porch and the surrounding area.

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