Hello! Today I’m showing our home’s easy-care front porch decor for Spring and Summer. I’m joining other friends to feature our doors and Spring wreaths…in my case a hanging basket. Their links for inspiration are at the end of the post.
If you are new here, welcome! Last year, we moved from California to Atlantic Beach, Florida. Since we travel a bit with family living on the west coast, we wanted a low-maintenance, neutral outdoor space that could basically be hosed off but with plants that are hardy.
Here’s what we did to welcome guests on our small front porch.
Hanging Basket With Faux Flowers and Greenery On The Front Door
I can change the foliage seasonally and the texture is nice with this large Ballard Design hanging basket.
The eucalyptus, mums, and pampas grass reeds are from Target. I simply placed them inside the basket starting with the greenery (four of five bunches), then the flowers (three stems), and ending with the grasses (two bunches) on the left and right inside the basket.
Outdoor Rug By Threshold
I’m not crazy about our slate-tiled porch. Just a little too busy. It feels more mountain-like than coastal.
I was texting my friends, Annie and Cindy about it and they suggested a larger jute rug which was exactly what I was thinking about doing! In fact, I had this one on the small porch above so I knew it would be the right size.
What do you think? Alternatively, Annie also suggested painting the slate a dark grey (sort of like the real honed slate that we had in our Newport Beach kitchen).
I want to keep a fairly neutral color scheme with soft colors so that I can add bright colors if I feel like it (like say, at Christmas).
Durable Polywood Rocking Chairs For a Seating Area
These Adirondack chairs with modern clean lines stay looking like new. Howard loves to read the paper out here. It makes another outdoor living space. Polywood makes great outdoor furniture that can withstand the elements like the salt air and high heat that we have here in Florida.
Performance Fabric Throw Pillows
The Pottery Barn striped cushions sold out quickly last year (others here). They hold up to sun and moisture.
Easy Care Front Porch Decor with Drought-Tolerant Potted Plants
Chief is the head of the welcoming committee. As a former San Francisco city dog, he LOVES having a front and backyard. #FloridaRetirement
The pot toward the front (back ordered) is from McGee and Co. The plants here have to be manually watered so I wanted them to be able to withstand a little neglect. The ZZ Plant and Snake plants require little water. You can use these plants inside too. They are awesome.
The other shrubs in the ground are on a watering system. The new front door, hanging lantern, and landscaping have helped with the home’s curb appeal.
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I hope this gave you some front porch decor ideas. Let’s see what my friends’ DIY ideas are!
Blogger’s Best Spring Wreaths
- Modern Spring Wreath | My Sweet Savannah
- How To Make A Hydrangea Wreath | Modern Glam
- Moss Wreath DIY | Eleanor Rose Home
- The Fifteen Minute Spring Wreath DIY | My 100 Year Old Home
- Our New Home’s Easy Care Front Porch Decor | Classic Casual Home
- Spring Mushroom and Moss Wreath | Tatertots and Jello
- How to Make a Birds Nest From a Wreath | Craftberry Bush
- Book Page Wreath DIY | Happy Happy Nester
- Easy Birch Twig Spring Wreath | Most Lovely Things