Modern Farmhouse Spring Front Porch Styling On A Budget

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Easy and doable ideas for adding spring touches to your front porch without breaking the bank.

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Today, I’m excited to be joining my friends for the annual Spring Ideas Tour, put together by my friend Angie from Postcards From The Ridge.  Our little group has spent the entire week bringing you spring inspiration for your mantels, tables and so much more!  Today, it’s all about porches and we’re going to take look at how I inexpensively decorated my front porch for the season.

Welcome!  Here at Worthing Court, it’s finally time to get the front porch ready for warm weather living.  Every year toward the end of February, I get antsy and start dreaming of  warmer days ahead, so it’s time for a celebration when I’m finally able to bring out all of the spring pillows!

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I’m always trying to decorate on a budget, so to save money, I used the same aqua/blue and cream pillows as last year.  But – to add a little freshness and cheer right at the front door this year, I layered a new aqua area rug under the welcome mat.

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I keep ivy growing in the pots inside of the baskets flanking my front door all year long.  By only planting the ivy toward the front of the pot, it leaves room in the back to add any seasonal plants or decor I want to.  During the fall I had pumpkins, and at Christmas and through the winter, I had evergreen trees with pinecones and lights.  For the spring, I’ve added ferns, a few hydrangea blooms and a couple of cute little concrete bunnies to the mix.  And btw – the ivy is real, but the ferns and hydrangeas are fake.

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Instead of a wreath on my front door, I added a basket filled with a variety of stems and greenery.  The trees are just beginning to leaf out here where I live, so the bare’ish stems don’t look like I’m rushing the season too much.  Here’s a little secret for you – to keep the stems from falling to the side, I’ve stuffed plastic grocery bags down inside the basket.  Ssssh – don’t tell!

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One of our favorite places to spend time, once the weather turns warm, is right here in these gliding Adirondack chairs.  When we’re wiling away some time in these chairs, I liken it to “watching the cars go by”, except for the fact that we live on a court and the most exciting thing we watch is our dogs chasing the squirrels across the front yard.  They never catch them, by the way. 😀

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Other simple decorations include a eucalyptus wreath between the shutters of both sets of windows, a cute pretend mailbox beside the front door, simple topiaries on the round tables between the chairs and a couple of white lanterns for an extra touch of brightness.

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Such simple decorations, but definitely spring worthy!  How do you decorate your porch for spring?

You’ll want to check out these ideas from my friends for even more spring inspiration!

Monday ~ Mantels

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Postcards from the Ridge // Anderson + Grant // Virginia Sweet Pea // Daily Dose of Style

Tuesday ~ Tablescapes

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Wednesday ~ Spring DIY

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Thursday ~ Spring Recipes

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Dukes & Duchesses // Domestically Speaking // Nourish & Nestle // Lindsay Aratari at Home

Friday ~ Porches & Decks

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  1. I always enjoy seeing your inviting front porch decorated for each season. I hope you have many happy evenings sitting in your glider this spring!

    1. Thank you so much, Paula! We’re already putting those gliders to work this spring. 😀

    1. Thank you, Betty. The siding is actually Network Gray from Sherwin Williams. 😀

  2. OK Suzy…how did we not realize that we were in this tour together while we were at the conference this week???!! So funny.

    In any event, what a lovely Spring Porch! You are so far ahead of me in getting your home ready to welcome Spring…I need to hightail it home to do the same.

    Thanks for the inspiration! You gave me lots of great ideas.

    It was so lovely meeting you this week.

    Hugs, Lynn

    1. I can’t believe that!!! I KNEW you looked familiar to me! It was wonderful meeting and chatting with you!

  3. Your chairs look so comfortable. What a wonderful, pretty spot to enjoy the warmer weather. Covered porches are such an asset to a home!

    1. Thank you! We’ll enjoy it until the mosquitoes make their appearance for the year, the we’ll retreat to the screen porch. lol

  4. Your front porch is gorgeous. I think it would look good all year round but do appreciate all the great creative ideas you have used to change out the season. Happy Spring Suzy!

    1. Thank you so much, Patti!

    1. Thank you, Shirley! Can’t wait to see the new home you’re building! I just know it will be gorgeous.

  5. Love your porch! Where I live, I can’t even think of getting my porches ready until Memorial Day! The pollen is terrible.?
    I use vinegar & water for the mildew.

    1. Thank you for the suggestion!

  6. We live in SC and get lots of yellow pollen on our white house . We use Simple Green and it works great to keep everything white. We are surrounded by trees so it’s to early for us to pressure wash and decorate still.?

    1. Thanks for the suggestion, Sharri! I’ll have to give Simple Green a try.

  7. Suzy,
    Your porch is so pretty and welcoming. It looks like the perfect place to sit and sip on a glass of iced tea on a warm summer night. Love the arrangement on the door. Thanks for joining the tour. I always love seeing your decorating ideas.

    1. Thank you, Angie. I always have fun at the bloghops you organize!

  8. Very beautiful porch and so inviting! I use vinegar and water and I’ve also had good luck with Magic Eraser on some dingy stains.

    1. Thank you, Nancy. Love Magic Erasers!

  9. Hi, Suzy! Great content as always. Do you have a link for a source for your front door basket? I love the idea.

  10. Love it all!
    2 Questions:
    1. What size is the aqua rug and where did you find it?
    2. Where did you find gliding Adirondack chairs? How comfortable!
    Thanks Suzy!
    ( A Louisville reader )

    1. Oops! I gave you the link to the wrong rug – so sorry! I found the rug at HomeGoods and it’s 36×62 (counting the tassels on each end).

  11. Hi your porch is beautiful. What is the paint color on your front door?

    1. Hi Jeanine. It’s Sherwin Williams Network Gray.

    1. Thank you so much, Larissa!

  12. Can you tell me where you got your round tables between your Adirondack chairs? I love them!

    1. Good news! Those are simply inexpensive baskets turned upside down. 😀

  13. I love your porch! So welcoming, and clean! Like others have commented, we live in an area with so much pollen it’s disheartening to start outdoor refreshing now – love the inspiration you’ve given me for when I begin though!!! Can you let us know where those fabulous sconces on either side of the door are from?

    1. Thank you, Julie! I always wait until the pollen is finished before doing much of anything on the porch. It’s just back again the next day, so what’s the point? lol Anyway, here’s the link to the lights you asked about:

  14. Suzy – I always love your style. Everything looks beautiful! Can you tell me the color that you used on your outdoor shutters? I want to paint my front door and shutters and I love that blue. Thanks.

  15. Kathie Magness says:

    I love the front porch and will try to replicate it. Fortunately, I already have a gray door. Do you recall where you got the black pots? Are they square? Size? Material? They look perfect. A grat choice as well as the items you planted.

    1. Thank you! The pots are actually white baskets that I spray painted black. I keep a large black plastic pot on the inside of them to put my dirt in so that the basket won’t rot.

  16. Hi. Your fake ferns look more realistic than most. Where did you get them?

    1. They came from Hobby Lobby and really are some of the most realistic looking faux ones that I’ve ever seen.