I have shared several pictures of my deck, but I do not share my front porch very often...mainly because it is small and we do not really spend any time on it. Today, I thought I would share with you how I decorated it for Summer.
Our front porch is small and only has room for a small bistro set, which is why we do not sit out there very often. Since people see it from the road, I do like for it to look nice. A couple of years ago, we updated the column to have a modern look. I also painted our front door a cheery yellow and got rid of the boring and outdated burgundy color.
I purchased this lime green bistro set a few years ago when it was on sale at Home Depot, and intend on re-painting it soon, since it has faded. I added red, floral pillows that my Mother-in-Law made to the chairs and a small potted flower to the table.
I like to use coordinated colors for the flowers in my pots. I also try to pick ones that do well in full sun since the front porch gets hit all day. This year, I chose petunias, begonias, salvia, and lantana. How cute is my little elephant watering can that my hubby picked up for me on a recent trip to the hardware store?!
I like to change out the wreaths on the door for each season. My crafty friend made me this beautiful burlap wreath, with an "H" for our last name. I think the colors are perfect for Memorial Day and 4th of July, so this is my Summer wreath.
I have a small topiary tree by the door that I decorate for the seasons as well. I currently have clothespin butterflies on it, that I picked up from World Market. I obviously have a love for butterflies as you can see with my antique brass butterflies hanging by the door. I found these last summer at a junk store for a few dollars! I guess the birds like my porch because while I was taking pictures, I noticed a bird nest in the wreath...with baby birds in it!!!
What is your favorite part of my front porch? How do you decorate your porch for the Summer?