Warm weather is upon us, which can only mean one thing, the porch has officially become our main living space. Add charm to your outdoor room with one of these cute crafts. Along with newly planted flowerbeds and hanging baskets, a spruced-up front porch is a great way to welcome the warmer weather and friends who are sure to stop by for a visit. Here are some fun summer front porch decorating ideas to get you started.
Decorating with Stripes
Use painters’ tape, fabric paint, and lengths of unadorned canvas drop cloth or cushion covers to create summery striped tablecloths or seat cushions. Read more at Martha Stewart.
Refinish Wicker Chairs
Sand down rocking chairs found at your local flea market and then add paint for a whole new look. Read more at Anita of Far Above Rubies.
Plant a Vertical Garden
This porch isn’t afraid of experimenting with color! Brightly painted pots hung on a repurposed shipping pallet add to its cheery mood. Read more at Jenna Burger Design.
Convert a Colander Into a Planter
Forgo traditional hanging plant containers for this DIY, and guests will be complimenting your decorating skills before they even walk through the front door. Read more at Country Living.
Build a Gnome a Home
If you have unsightly tree stumps in your backyard and you either don’t want to have them pulled or the process is a bit too expensive, you can turn those stumps into decorative aspects. Simply build a gnome home in them. Read more at Snapguide.
We wanted to add something a little fun to the porch and thought that these wooden seagulls were pretty cute. Read more at Clean and Scentsible.
Even if you don’t tend to enjoy a cocktail every now and then, a backyard bar can be a great addition to any home. If you aren’t a fan of cocktails, you can just use it to serve lemonade or sodas. Read more at Turtles and Tails.
Whitewash Terra Cotta Pots
Make your planters stand out in a sea of rustic orange with this cool whitewashed effect. Read more at Tidbits.
Turn Wood Pallets Into an Outdoor Loveseat
Get more bang for your buck by building your own porch-ready seating options. This chair was constructed using pallets, while the seat cushions and pillows are covered with coffee bean sacks. Read more at Funky Junk Interiors.