Blue And Green Summer Porch Refresh

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Blue and green is the color scheme of the day for my summer porches! This post is filled with inspiring ideas for decorating your front porch and screen porch for the summer season.

Blue and greem summer porch decorations

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Are you like me? The very first parts of my home that I am in a hurry to spruce up for the summer are our outdoor spaces. I want to get them whipped into shape as quickly as I can so we can take full advantage of outdoor living during the summer!

Today is the first day of a full week of the Blogger’s Best Home Tours for summer 2023, hosted by my friend Kelly from The Tattered Pew. Kelly’s blog is a wonderful mix of home decor, inspiration and encouragement and she is one of sweetest souls that I’m blessed to connect with.

I love how she used blue and green for the summer in her entry, family room and kitchen.

If fact, if you’re coming over from The Tattered Pew, welcome to Worthing Court!

Blue and greem summer porch decorations

Buckle up for lots of pictures because I’ve worked hard over the last few weeks cleaning and painting and sewing to give both my front porch and screen porch a cheerful, summer refresh!

Let’s take a look at my front porch first.

A little over a year ago, I started moving away from farmhouse style and have been embracing more of a timeless decorating style. I love the ease and comfort of farmhouse decor, but at my core, traditional decor has my heart. ❤️

Blue and greem summer porch decorations
Blue and greem summer porch decorations

The front porch may look quite a bit different, but the only permanent change that I made was to paint our stained wood Adirondack chairs white. Making that one change totally transformed the look of our porch.

If you’d like to see them when they were stained, take a look HERE at last summer’s front porch.

Blue and greem summer porch decorations

The painted version of the chairs was debuted for last year’s fall front porch, which was decorated with navy and burgundy. It was so pretty!

The rest of the new, refreshed look was accomplished with pillows, bench cushions and different accessories that I pulled from my stash.

Blue and greem summer porch decorations

It’s entirely possible that my very favorite things on the front porch are the brightly colored blue and green pagoda pillow covers.

I love them so much that I intend to move them to the inside of the house when summer is over.

You can easily tell that I love to mix patterns! Luckily, I can provide you with links to everything, or something similar, in case you’d like to embrace this color palette too:

Blue and greem summer porch decorations

I’ve used large gray baskets, turned upside down, as end tables for several years. To freshen them up this year, I purchased an unfinished wood table round for each one and spray painted them a pretty shade of blue.

Blue and greem summer porch decorations

I love having a pretty front porch to welcome any visitors, but the screen porch is where we live the majority of the time during the summer.

We’re so determined to take full advantage of outdoor living season, that you’ll often find us out here when it’s 90º with 1000% humidity, with the ceiling fan and two smaller fans going in an attempt to stay cool….talking the entire time about how hot it is. #stubborn

It seems like this porch underwent a bit more of a drastic refresh than the front porch. It’s a bit of illusion though, because it was all accomplished with one minor furniture repurpose, fabric and paint.

Blue and greem summer porch decorations

If you’ve seen my back porch before, you may remember that I used to have a set of louvered doors behind a small gray chest, on the same wall where this white hutch is currently located.

The chest is actually part of a hutch that we inherited from my mother-in-law. The top shelf part used to hang on the wall outside of my laundry room and acted as a drop-zone of sorts. I added hooks to it and it worked very well for corralling our coats and other paraphernalia.

With a fresh coat of exterior white paint and new hardware, I love its new look!

Blue and greem summer porch decorations

As I’ve been changing my decorating style over the last several months, the hubs and I have had a blast visiting every consignment store within driving distance and have found so many “treasures”.

Blue and greem summer porch decorations
Blue and greem summer porch decorations
Blue and greem summer porch decorations

As part of our determination to take full advantage of outdoor weather, we even purchased an inexpensive tv that we place on the chest after it cools off at night. To protect it, we either carry it inside or keep it covered with a grill cover.

And there’s no better place to recline and watch tv than the swing, piled high with oodles of pillows. 😃

Blue and greem summer porch decorations

By the way – this outdoor rug is NINE years old and is from Ballard Designs. Even after power washing it every year, it still looks almost new. I find their outdoor rugs to be very durable and affordable. I can’t recommend their outdoor rugs enough!

All of the pillows on the porch are a combination of consignment store finds, Amazon finds and pillows that I made. I’ve linked what I could below.

Just as with the blue and green pagoda pillows on the front porch, this colorful pagoda fabric is another favorite!

Blue and greem summer porch decorations

The yellow in the fabric allowed me to bring in yellow as an accent color in other areas of the porch, as you can see from this clam shell bowl filled with faux lemons…..

Blue and greem summer porch decorations

….and the cute faux lemon tree on the shelves too!

Blue and greem summer porch decorations

And it gave me the idea to set our table-for-two with a pretty lemon tablecloth and a few if the yellow cabbage-ware dishes that I inherited from my mom.

Blue and greem summer porch decorations

The tulip goblets are from her too, and are a favorite to use for my favorite low calorie summer drink.

Blue and greem summer porch decorations

The faux bamboo flatware and wicker napkin rings are a perfect fit for the style of this summer tablescape!

Blue and greem summer porch decorations

You may have noticed touches of red on a couple of the pillow fabrics, so I added a bush of the most realistic faux red geraniums that I’ve ever seen. The spot of red and pops of yellow give your eye a bit of a rest from all of the blue and green.

The rattan planter is another consignment store score!

Blue and greem summer porch decorations

Thank you for coming by for a visit on my summer styled porches today!

Next up on the summer tour is Yvonne, from StoneGable. You definitely don’t want to miss her simple summer decorating tips and ideas that she’s sharing from her foyer, living room, dining room and sunroom.

Then be sure to check out the rest of the tours this week.

Bloggers’ Best Summer Home Tours

This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best Summer Home Tours. Twenty eight talented and creative women will be opening their homes up for you to tour all week long. You can visit each summer home tour by clicking the links below.

Monday’s Tours

The Tattered Pew // Worthing Court // StoneGable

My Wee Abode // Southern Home and Hospitality // My Thrift Store Addiction

Tuesday’s Tours

She Gave It a Go // Cottage In The Mitten // Eleanor Rose Home

Peacock Ridge Farm // Bricks n’ Blooms // Cottage On Bunker Hill

Wednesday’s Tours

White Arrows Home // A Life Unfolding // Simply2Moms

WM Design House // White Lilac Farmhouse

Thursday’s Tours

The Ponds Farmhouse // Thistle Key Lane // Open Doors Open Hearts

Robyn’s French Nest // Cloches and Lavender // DIY Beautify

Friday’s Tours

Pasha Is Home // My Family Thyme

Midwest Life and Style // Amy Sadler Designs

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  1. Yvonne @ StoneGable says:

    Suzy, your outside summer living area is just as lovely as your home’s inside! I love all the blue and green with little pops of yellow and red on your porches. I’d brave the heat too if I could swing on that gorgeous swing! LOVE all your decor. You are so talented, my friend! xo