One of the easiest ways to improve the curb appeal of just about any house is to show a little love to the entryway. Whether that’s a full porch, a narrow walkway or even an apartment stoop, there are a lot of ways to make your entryway both pretty and welcoming. Today, I’m taking all of you on a virtual tour of my summer front porch.
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One of my tricks for easily decorating my porch for any season is that I have some staples that remain on the porch all year long. And then with each new season, I simply switch out the accents, like textiles, greenery and lanterns. This time of year, I like to incorporate ferns and herbs because they love this growing season.
I try to coordinate the pots and planters I use without matching outright. The greenery I used this year is displayed in rustic metal pots, planters and bins. Target typically has a pretty good selection of galvanized pots and planters. I tend to favor the galvanized look because I think it’s neutral enough for every season. I make great use of these types of gardening containers in my cozy fall patio, too.
I have a bistro table on my porch that stays there year-round. It gives me an easy base to decorate with a fun new vignette every time the weather changes. We don’t do a ton of front porch sitting but this spot does give us that option when we want it.
I think bistro tables are great for the porch because they’re fairly compact and don’t take up a ton of space. For my summer front porch, I styled my bistro table with a cute little beverage station.
On the far end of my space, I have a galvanized garden table that stays put year-round. For the season, I adorned my wooden pallet with a patriotic-colored rag garland.
Rag garlands are ridiculously easy and inexpensive to make and I love using them on my porch because they add a splash of color and texture that can otherwise be hard to come by when you’re decorating outdoors. I have a rag garland for pretty much every season of the year.
Another way to add texture is through the use of rugs and welcome mats. I layered a couple of cute ones for this fun and trendy look.
And then, of course, I have to post this friendly reminder for our guests to remove their shoes.
I hope you’ve all enjoyed this tour! How do you style your entryway for the summer?
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