Easy DIY Summer Front Porch Ideas

Don’t leave your porch bare this summer. Instead, consider one of our easy DIY summer front porch ideas. Whether you have a small or large space to work with, these are easy to tweak to your personal style. The overall idea is to give your porch a cute upscale for the summer season.

What should I put on my front porch?

Believe it not, this is one of the most asked questions by homeowners and renters alike. Having any kind of porch space typically begs to be decorated but what to fill the space with becomes the top concern. There are a variety of quick-decor fixes that can be applied to any porch to give it an instant facelift:

  • Adding a rug
  • Placing a few chairs for comfortable seating
  • Getting an accent table
  • Having a few accessories on the table and/or porch
  • Putting extra lighting (if necessary)

These are just a few quick ways to add decor to your front porch. For more summer-related ideas, keep reading below for our top suggestions.

Easy DIY Summer Front Porch Ideas

Display of Summer Flowers

There are a number of flowers that come specifically during the summer months. Show them off by displaying them – real or faux – on your front porch. Using Dollar Tree flower hangers, rustic buckets or pails, and/or opting in for box planters are just a few ways to showcase the colors and flowers of the season. 

Welcome to the Beach

This is a classic summer front porch idea as it brings the top thing that most families do during this time and that’s take a beach vacation. Even if you don’t live close to a beach, you can still bring it alive with mason jars filled with sand and seashells, a beach-themed front door wreath, and a display of beach-related welcome signs. The Dollar Tree has a lot of options or you could incorporate things you find while on your next beach trip.

A Patriotic Touch

Whether your family has a veteran or you just love showing off your love for your country, having a patriotic-inspired porch says all things summer. It’s also ideal because two primary holidays fall during the “summer” months – Memorial Day and the 4th of July. Decorate your porch with an American flag, red geraniums, white seating with red throw pillows, and a few blue buckets filled with white flowers.

Summer Farmhouse Theme

The farmhouse theme is one that can stretch beyond summertime, but can definitely be brought to life by it as well. To pull off this theme, you’ll want to stick with bright colors such as white and pastels with a touch of rustic wood. Using a wooden crate painted white, you can fill it with potted flowers. Another idea is to add accessories such as watering cans, a rain barrel, and wooden seating. Top it off with an accompanying picket fence door hanger.

Country Rustic Summer Front Porch

Rocking chairs with throw pillows, a wooden ladder with potted plants, and an antique style table would easily make this decor idea a reality. Stop by your local antique or thrift store and collect a variety of pieces that can come together to complete the overall look. Old signs, buckets, and trinkets would do the trick.

Well-Lit Summer Porch

If your front porch lacks lighting, use this to your summer decor benefit. You can easily add lighting in a decorative way with a variety of lanterns and battery powered tealights. The key with using multiple lanterns is to have different sizes and colors. Choose a color scheme and run with it. Bright bold colors would draw attention while more modest colors would offer a bit more versatility.

Final Thoughts

Decorating your front porch for the summer doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In fact, it can be something fun for the entire family to do together. Use our ideas above to put together the perfect summer front porch. Which one are you most excited about trying? Also, don’t hesitate to let us know your own front porch decor ideas. Tell us about them in the comments below!

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