it’s time to dust off our rockers, grab an iced tea and sit a spell. ‘cuz my front porch is officially open for the summer. those april showers bring may flowers. so it’s that time of year to share a few front porch decor ideas for spring. many of you know the front and backyards had a recent design overhaul. it’s important to me to utilize every square inch of space inside and out when it comes to your home. there’s nothing better than lounging outside on a lazy saturday afternoon sipping a cold glass of sun tea. so today, i’m sharing the front yard. welcome to the home design series the front porch.
first stop is my local nursery Cofer’s, to load up on a few plants. there are three window boxes on our porch just waiting to be spruced up for spring. along with a planter and urn. and the front door needs a spring wreath. come along with me as i go plant shopping.
last year the birds desperately tried to build a nest in my wreath! i can’t tell you how many times i opened the front door only to have mama bird fly in… this year i am vigilantly patrolling this particular zone.
come on in and sit a spell on my front porch! how cute is this summer-ready ootd? a dark rinse denim shirt from Ralph Lauren goes with everything as it acts as a neutral. today, i pulled on a pair of preppy shorts from J.Crew complete with embroidered tennis rackets. i’m wearing a size 8. the length is 7″. white mules (old, similar here and here) from J.Crew are just the ticket with this outfit but a pair of white sneakers would look adorable too.
my gardening tools are toted back and forth from backyard to front with ease. love this nine-piece set that has all the basics tucked inside pockets. a pair of waterproof garden clogs are a must-have. when i’m finished slogging around in the mud i simply spray them down with a water hose.
hydrangeas are one of my all-time favorite plants. there are several planted along the sidewalk to our front door.
two new dogwoods and one Japanese maple grace the front yard.
gardenias and azalaeas.
a proper southern porch needs a rocker or two. maybe three since i have three boys. the green nantucket rocker was purchased from Grandin Road. the bunnies are also from Grandin Road, as well as most of my outdoor decor, including the planters, wreath, and faux boxwood. this is my one-stop-shop for the cutest outdoor decor. ugh! the black rockers definitely need a coat of paint. add that to my honey-do list!
the outdoor pillows are from Williams Sonoma
a Boston fern always hangs on my front porch. this one will triple in size by the end of summer.
thanks for stopping by today! i hope you enjoyed the home design series the front porch edition.