9 budget-friendly spring front porch decor ideas.


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9 budget-friendly spring front porch decor ideas.

By emily.bailey

Monday, March 30, 2020

9 budget-friendly spring front porch decor ideas | Schlage

With these budget-friendly décor ideas, you’ll be able to enjoy your outdoor space all spring and summer.



If your house alone just isn’t enough for you to show off your style, if you need the perfect space for entertaining or relaxing, look no further than your front porch. With these budget-friendly décor ideas, you’ll be able to enjoy your outdoor space all spring and summer.


9 budget-friendly spring front porch decor ideas.

1. DIY some planters

Whether you have a large garden or just a stoop, potted plants let you add a dash of color to welcome all your guests. One small project, which also lets you easily bring your plants inside if the temperatures drop again, is upcycling cookie, tea and other food tins.

For something a little bigger, The Home Depot shows us how to build a hexagon planter. We can picture this on a larger porch or anywhere in your yard.

2. Make alternate arrangements

Going vertical is an excellent alternative to a regular planter. Jenna Burger Design gives us tips for creating our own wall-hung pallet garden that still lets you grow your favorite flowers, herbs and other plants in colorful pots.

Going overhead is another prime opportunity for hanging arrangements. Instead of lining the perimeter of your porch, however, consider spacing those baskets throughout. You just might capture a luxurious jungle vibe with the right greenery. Home BNC also has an inspiring collection of hanging planter ideas that includes repurposed items like chandeliers, colanders and bird cages.

3. Consider artificial options

If you’re worried about keeping plants alive, we have another option that’s as gorgeous as it is artificial. As you outfit your porch with furniture – more on that in a moment – consider plant-inspired and floral-patterned fabrics. Pillows, rugs and wall art can give even the brownest of thumbs a natural feel. Try this tutorial from Home Stories A to Z for making an easy pillow cover for your porch furniture.

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.

Choosing a front door paint color can be intimidating, but the good news is that with so many options, it’s hard to go wrong. Get started with DIY Network’s gallery of some of the most inviting colors to paint a front door.

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.

Installing Schlage door hardware is as simple as it is economical, too. Our smart locks and Schlage Custom™ locks come with interactive instructions that will take you through the process step-by-step. Those electronic deadbolts are also battery powered, so there’s no hardwiring necessary. Visit our How-To Center for even more tips.

6. Hang out with style

When you think spring wreaths, your first mental image is probably round and flower-covered. Don’t box yourself in. Two Twenty One made a jute-wrapped monogram wreath that is both budget-friendly and stylish.

If you can’t give up the flowery look though – we wouldn’t blame you – try this DIY flower basket from Chic on a Shoestring or a picture frame wreath by The Whimsical Lady.

7. Add a comfy seat

You’re well on your way to a beautiful front porch. Next you need somewhere comfortable to sit while you admire it. A daybed, either hanging or fixed, provides a nice lounge space for warm nights.


Some of us at Schlage love the look of the hanging daybed but don’t have the room to pull it off. That’s why we’re fans of The Merrythought’s DIY hanging lounge chair. If you’re trying to capture a Bohemian modern aesthetic in your home, this is a great project for you.

A bistro set is a nice touch for relaxing and sipping beverages, even if you don’t have the luxury of a large porch. The Crafted Life dressed up a small, simple table and chairs with little more than some outdoor paint.
Finally, the most budget-friendly of all: If you got it, flaunt it. Sometimes a simple re-arrangement of what you already own – and it could come from inside the house – is all it takes to freshen up your front porch décor.

8. Have fun with fabrics

To soften a concrete, wood and metal porch with a hard, cold feel, turn to fabrics. Outdoor rugs add color, are comfortable under foot and come in so many sizes, you should easily find one that suits your style and needs. A plain mat can be spruced up easily, as Design Improvised shows us in this DIY outdoor rug tutorial.

We’ve already mentioned pillows, which you’ll probably need if you tackled one of those outdoor daybed projects, but don’t forget outdoor drapes. These offer the benefits of both shade and privacy.

9. Don’t forget about Fido

You aren’t the only one who wants to enjoy the great outdoors. Wouldn’t It Be Lovely shows how to make a sturdy DIY dog bed so even the biggest pooch feels welcome on your front porch.

As the weather heats up, make sure your dog has some water to stay hydrated. An elevated bowl stand is convenient for them and stylish for you.
Last but not least, keep them safe. Yellow Brick Home kicks the ugly, flimsy baby gate to the curb with this flattering DIY dog gate. By the looks of things, this should hold up to the most excited of tail wags and distracted nature lovers. Squirrel!

For more front porch décor inspiration, find us on Pinterest and Instagram. We also have loads of tips, both practical and stylish, in our outdoor spring cleaning checklist.