Transform Your Front Porch for Summer with These Decor Tips
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Transform Your Front Porch for Summer with These Decor Tips

Summer is just around the corner, and it's time to start thinking about how to decorate your front porch to welcome the warm weather. Whether you're entertaining guests or just enjoying some fresh air, a well-decorated porch can transform your outdoor space.

In this post, we'll take a look at my summer porch decor, which features our Nickel Designs watermelon doormat and a green buffalo check doormat layering rug, as well as faux topiaries and a wreath that I made. Plus, I'll share three tips for decorating your front porch for summer.

Let's start with the adorable watermelon doormat. This playful and colorful doormat is the perfect way to welcome guests to your home. It features a bright red and green text and a sweet watermelon slice with black seeds. It's made of durable natural coir material, so it's perfect for outdoor use. Plus, it's a great conversation starter for your guests!

To add some depth and texture to the porch, I layered the watermelon doormat with a green buffalo check doormat. The buffalo check pattern in green and white adds a classic touch to the porch and complements the doormat design.

Here are my favorite doormat + layering rug combos from our new summer collection:

Summer Doormats and Layering Rugs

Next, let's talk about the faux topiaries. These are a great way to add some greenery to your porch without the maintenance that comes with real plants. I chose to use faux topiaries because they look great all season long and can withstand the summer heat. Plus, they're a great investment because you can use them year after year.

Here are a few faux topiaries that I love from Amazon:

Lastly, let's talk about the wreath that I made. I used a metal circle wreath as the base and added some faux greenery and flowers in shades of red and white. The wreath adds a pop of color to the porch and ties everything together.

If you're not into DIY, here are my current favorite summer wreaths from Amazon:

Now that we've covered my summer porch decor, let's share three tips for decorating your front porch for summer:

1. Add pops of color: Summer is the perfect time to add some bright and playful colors to your porch. Think about incorporating colorful pillows, rugs, and accessories.

2. Incorporate greenery: Whether you choose real or faux plants, greenery is a must for any summer porch decor. You can add potted plants, hanging baskets, or even topiaries to bring some life to your space.

3. Use outdoor lighting: Adding lighting to your front porch is a simple yet effective way to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere. You can use string lights, lanterns, or even outdoor sconces to add some warmth and ambiance to your space. Not only does it enhance the aesthetics of your porch, but it also extends your porch time into the evening.

In conclusion, your front porch is the first impression your guests will have of your home, so it's important to decorate it with care. By incorporating colorful doormats, faux topiaries, and a wreath, you can create a welcoming and inviting space that's perfect for summer. Plus, by following our three tips, you can create a summer porch that you'll love to spend time in all season long.

Happy Decorating! 

xo, Nicole