9 budget-friendly spring front porch decor ideas.


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9 budget-friendly spring front porch decor ideas.

By emily.bailey

Friday, April 26, 2019

8 budget-friendly spring front porch decor ideas | Schlage

Make the most of your front porch with these budget-friendly decor ideas you can enjoy all spring and summer.



The art of porching is quickly coming back in style with many homeowners creating a space that is both an extension of their style and perfect for entertaining or relaxing. Make the most of your front porch with these budget-friendly decor ideas you can enjoy all spring and summer.

1. Add a comfy seat

The perfect front porch starts with a comfy place to sit. Although patio furniture can be pricey, there's plenty of DIY inspiration across the web to help you get the perfect look for the right budget. We're especially loving this DIY outdoor daybed for starters.

DIY outdoor patio furniture
If you need an even more budget-friendly idea, use your existing furniture – maybe with new cushions – and pay special attention to placement. Group chairs on the same side of the door, for example. One on each side might create a more symmetrical look, but it’s not very practical for conversation seating.

2. Upcycle unique planters

Head to your local re-sale store or even your garage or attic to find a unique piece that can act as a new planter. We love this idea from DIY Network that uses an old tricycle to display succulents in this outdoor space.

Unique planter ideas
Get in the spring spirit with recycled rubber boot planters. As you can see in this Good Housekeeping gallery, they’re colorful as well as versatile. Set them on the porch, hang them from the door in place of a wreath or decorate an otherwise plain fence.

3. Create DIY planters

If the vintage look isn't quite your style, try building your own unique planter instead. We're loving this hexagon planter idea from The Home Depot.

DIY wood planter
If you want to be friendly to your bank account and the environment, check out some biodegradable options for planters, especially great for starting seeds, from Preparedness Mama. Then transfer them to one of these repurposed items (a book?!), inspired by The Spruce.

4. Brighten the front door

There's no better way to say goodbye to winter than with a fresh coat of bright paint on your front door. This project can be completed in a single afternoon. It's an easy way to give yourself a cheerful welcome every day. Check out our door painting tips to make this project as easy as possible.

Bright front door paint colors

If you love the idea of a bright door but are afraid to pull the trigger on something too bold, consider these tips for “colorful neutrals” from the April 2019 issue of Better Homes & Gardens:

  • Choose blues with soft gray undertones. Light to medium shades provide a touch of color to escape the dull.

  • Try clay-like colors – terra-cotta for example – to hint at pink without feeling like you’re at a baby shower. Think earth tones with a touch of rosiness.

  • Dark green can be surprisingly neutral. Green in general compliments other colors, so when you go dark, it sets the stage for other elements to pop. Consider a deep green with lighter wood accents, such as those made of pine.

5. Refresh entry door hardware

Nothing makes a front door pop better than a fresh handleset or smart lock in the perfect finish. Take some time to clean your hardware or swap an outdated set for a new style that better complements your front door. Check out our Instagram feed for plenty of inspiration.

Front door deadbolt and handleset

6. Hang a $25 spring wreath

A spring wreath that's affordable and easy to make? Sign us up! We love the look of this spring wreath from Life by Anastasia as much as we love the price tag on this project. Be sure to check out our Accessorize Your Door board on Pinterest for plenty of DIY wreath inspiration.

DIY front door wreath
If you’re hoping for something other than a wreath, you’re in luck. And if you’re looking for another upcycling project, you’re even luckier. Try Addicted 2 Decorating’s umbrella “basket.” Fill an umbrella – clear or colorful – with some of your favorite tall flowers or branches to liven up your door.

7. Have fun with fabrics

Just because you’re outside doesn’t mean you can’t still have plush fabrics. You’ll want to make sure they’ll still hold up to the elements, but adding cushions, rugs and even drapes are an inexpensive way to bring new color and texture to your porch. Get the details on these indoor/outdoor drapes, courtesy of our friends at HGTV.

Front porch decor ideas

8. Hang plants somewhere new

Have a little fun with your plant placement by creating an arrangement that hangs from the ceiling of your porch rather than the perimeter. This hanging basket arrangement from Country Living adds the perfect amount of personality to this front porch retreat.

Front porch hanging plants
If you don’t have a covered porch that allows for hanging arrangements, think about adding latticework for climbing plants like ivy, morning glory, Virginia creeper or climbing hydrangea.

9. Re-arrange

You may already have everything you need for the perfect front porch atmosphere. Try re-arranging your furniture, accessories and decor to give the front of your home a fresh new feel. We love this list of 15 ways to arrange your front porch from How to Decorate.

Patio furniture
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