Embracing easy summer living can be as simple as spending time each day on your front porch. There is something utterly relaxing about hanging out on the porch, whether it’s to sip morning coffee or unwind at the end of the day.
Don’t stay cooped up inside! These ten summer porch decor ideas below will help you make the most of your outdoor living spaces this season.
HIT THE FLEA MARKET
Digging for treasures at outdoor flea markets and summer yard sales is always an adventure. Folding chairs, vintage wicker and small wood tables are natural choices, but keep an eye out for interesting containers for plants, mirrors and artwork, too.
SET UP AN OUTDOOR DINING SPACE
Eating al fresco is even more pleasant when you’ve taken care to make your space as comfy as possible. Start by using a table as big as will comfortably fit on your porch.
CHANNEL THE HAMPTONS
Natural wood, sandy beige and blue make a classic beach house combination that works anywhere. Unfinished teak furniture fades to sandy gray as it weathers.
HANG A PORCH SWING
Just looking at a porch swing invites relaxation. And swinging on one while daydreaming on a summer afternoon is even better. Be sure to get help safely hanging your swing so it has the proper support.
REPURPOSE AND REFRESH
Take advantage of a free weekend to spruce up your porch with a few creative DIY projects. Fashion a stump into a plant stand, give your porch floor a coat of color.
CREATE A COZY SPOT FOT TWO
Instead of letting it sit unused, fill that small nook or awkward corner with a pair of chairs and a small table. Bring out coffee in the morning, a book and iced tea in the afternoon, or a nosh and a glass of wine as the sun dips in the evening.
If the sun and heat are keeping you from enjoying your porch as much as you could, an outdoor ceiling fan or a set of outdoor drapes could help.
STENCIL A MESSAGE
Eschew the typical welcome mat in favor of something more creative: words stenciled directly on the ground. Paint words on the steps, front walk or porch floor for a personal touch.
DISPLAY YOUR SUMMER GEARS
Prop up that surfboard, screw in a few hooks to hang wet beach towels on and toss sandals in a basket by the door. You will make things easier on yourself and create instant decor.
BRING COLOR WITH CUT FLOWERS
Vases of flowers or even a small posy would be unexpected and totally charming on the porch, you can sit and appreciate the blooms as you sip your morning coffee.
Your porch is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors during the summer, and you can help make it an inviting area with the right summer porch decor ideas. As an extension of your home, your porch should not only be a place to sit and drink a cool beverage, but it should also display your personality.