Decorating your home in time for spring can be a fun project and a wonderful way to welcome the warmer weather.
If you’re considering decorating your home for spring, you’ll soon realize that this simply can’t be done without immersing the front porch in the spirit of the season.
Have you begun decorating your front porch for spring yet? If not, I’ve compiled 21 ideas for your spring porch decor to get you started.
- 1 Add A Splash Of Sunshine
- 2 Subtle, Yet Effective
- 3 Neat And Pretty
- 4 Bright Yellow And White Tulips Make For Brighter Days
- 5 Comfy, Cozy And Overall Homey
- 6 Lazy Spring Days
- 7 Good For The Soul
- 8 Your Kids Will Also Love This One
- 9 Soft Pops Of Color
- 10 Spring Flowers To Inspire
- 11 Fresh Flowers In A Basket
- 12 Pretty Petunias
- 13 Raining Color
- 14 Rustic Meets Chic
- 15 It’s All About The Texture
- 16 Warmth And Happiness
- 17 The Farm Feels
- 18 Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
- 19 Orange Rubber Boots
- 20 You Can Never Go Wrong With Spring Door Baskets
- 21 The Magic Garden
- 22 Spring Front Porch Decor Tips
- 23 FAQs
- 24 21 Spring Porch Ideas – Wrapping Up
- 25 About The Authors
Add A Splash Of Sunshine
Nothing is more welcoming than a front porch full of brightly colored flowers. When the weather is warm enough, placing large pots of colorful flowers make the perfect spring porch. I also suggest adding a simple flower wreath to the front door or a placard welcoming the spring season.
If you want your spring porch to really pack a punch, consider painting your front door with a bright color, like yellow, to welcome the warm days of spring. You could also try matching the colors of your flowers with features like your front door and window frames.
Subtle, Yet Effective
Sometimes you don’t want a lot of fanfare … and that’s also ok! Keep it simple with a spring wreath, a potted plant, and an adorable doormat.
If you’re unsure about what plants you should add to your spring porch decor ideas, I’d recommend those with small foliage and flowers (think Daisies, Baby’s Breath and Lobelia) that add a touch of subtlety to your design.
If your front porch is small, too many decorative items can make this area look busy and uninviting, according to Better Homes & Gardens, a world-renowned home decor magazine that’s been around for more than 100 years. So I suggest sticking to a few items that you know will make a statement.
Neat And Pretty
I think that nothing says, “Hello spring!” quite like a big bouquet of beautiful spring flowers. Your guests will be delighted when greeted by this happy pop of color. Pristine and poised, I think this gorgeous space is simply drool-worthy.
Many people presume that you have to clutter your spring front porch with different textures and greens because it’s an outdoor space. Still, I believe this modern design front porch shows that minimal eye-catching features can be just as effective and evoke all those beautiful springtime feels.
Bright Yellow And White Tulips Make For Brighter Days
This is definitely one of my favorite spring porch ideas! With a big “Welcome” on your front door, you’ll definitely start the spring season off on the right foot. You can also never underestimate the impact of a well-placed topiary on your spring front porch decor.
I think that pairing a topiary with a bright bunch of colorful tulips in a watering can creates a sleek statement without overpowering the rest of the spring front porch area. I love that spring porch decor ideas like this require barely any effort and are super cost-effective.
Comfy, Cozy And Overall Homey
It doesn’t get cozier than this! I think that installing a front porch swing and potted plants can contribute to a homey vibe that will have you itching to spend all your spring days in this comfy little space.
A great spring porch idea is to elevate your seating by hooking it to the roof with some rope or investing in a brand-new swing to make your whole spring front porch light and airy.
Terra cotta pots work great as a neutral background for the potted flowers adorning this beautiful spring porch. Can you imagine a prettier place to spend those warm spring days? I have to say that front porches like this one are just what I love to see on a warm spring day!
Lazy Spring Days
This design is another example showing that you don’t have to go overboard with your spring porch decor!
Inspired by romantic and feminine touches, and most especially, by an abundance of pink flowers, a simple arrangement featured on the steps of the spring porch and a rocking chair in the background creates a beautiful outdoor living space for lazy afternoon reading.
I think that one of the best spring porch ideas is to play with textures and incorporate colors that offset each element. I love how these blue hues make the flower colors pop.
Good For The Soul
Decorating your spring porch doesn’t just have to incorporate bright bunches of spring flowers. I believe that plants and grasses in small pots covered with pieces of hessian cloth can create a rustic yet elegant look that imbues a sense of peace and the tranquility of nature.
Of course, you could still add flowers to your front porches. The white flowers really work well in this particular outdoor space, as they give off a calm yet chic vibe, according to Longfield Gardens, an online retailer of premium flowers. Make sure that you have enough potting soil and your kids won’t be able to resist the urge to get involved in all the springtime festivities!
Your Kids Will Also Love This One
Are you short on time or money? When it comes to decorating outdoor spaces, this should never be an issue. All it takes is a simple arrangement of fake or fresh spring flowers (like these tulips) or some brightly colored spring porch decor ideas to breathe new life into your spring porch.
I suggest adding a bench and a metal watering can, and you’ll have the perfect play area for your little ones. Since Easter falls in spring, get your kids to help you with some Easter decorations with my easy Easter front porch decorating ideas.
Soft Pops Of Color
One thing’s for certain … you can never go wrong with Heather (or Lavender)!I think that the soft pop of color (and scent) of these flowers can complement and liven up just about any space.
Tiered planters are exceptional for planting herb gardens (this idea can also be applied to step tiers) Utilizing multiple levels offers the illusion of extra space.
I believe that the chalky white planters, together with the violet flowers create a calm and soothing atmosphere. Combine this look with other decorative elements, such as lanterns, candles or old bird cages, and you’ll soon create a piece of heaven right on your spring porch.
Spring Flowers To Inspire
With beautiful blooming blossoms, this spring front porch looks fresh and all set for spring! While a small front porch can often limit your options, it doesn’t have to feel small. Your spring front porch will always have the advantage of feeling cozy.
Smart planning and a little ingenuity go a long way in creating an efficient outdoor space, in my opinion. This design also offers another great example of how helpful and effective tiered planters can be.
Always a great spring porch idea, the chalkboard sign can come in handy when you’re wanting to convey a message or need a reminder.
Fresh Flowers In A Basket
Using the items you already have, you can transform the look of your front porch. I think that farm-inspired items like wicker baskets and candles are easy and practical, especially if you’re on a tight budget.
Add some fresh flowers and pair them with pretty white lanterns to ensure that your front area is ready for spring without spending a fortune. If you don’t have white lanterns, hand painted ones would work just as well. I suggest you opt for spray paint or regular white paint to decorate any lanterns (or even bird cages) that you may not be using.
Although this design also uses lanterns, the end product is very different from the previous spring porch idea, in my opinion. Lanterns are great if you don’t want to be OTT since you can still transform your front porch into a magical space without having to buy special porch decorations, according to Good Housekeeping, a renowned lifestyle magazine that’s been around for more than 120 years. Use candles to add light and extra ambiance to your porch on warm summer nights.
I love the contrast created by these black iron lanterns and the bright pink petunias, which add a dash of color to the arrangement.
Don’t have a ton of space to place planters on your front porch? Do yourself a favor and use hanging baskets so you can show off your houseplants in style. I suggest filling your hanging baskets with either one type or an assortment of flowers.
For tons of flower power on an easy-to-grow plant that thrives in the sun, you can never go wrong with Petunias. These tough plants can produce blooms all season long and come in a wide variety of bright colors and patterns, adding mountains of color to your front porch.
Rustic Meets Chic
As a home decor enthusiast, I have to say that decorating front porches is never as easy as having something as beautiful as a classic old watering can that you can make your own. Ask around before purchasing an old can: you never know what people are about to toss! You might just increase your curb appeal from your neighbors’ trash.
Once you have your hands on a great can, feel free to paint it however you like. You could have more than one can in an arrangement! Pair this with Peonies, other potted plants, and an old repurposed wooden fruit crate to meld the worlds of rustic and chic to create something classy that still feels relaxed and homey.
It’s All About The Texture
Why should your yard get to enjoy the Hydrangea blooms all by itself? A beautiful pastel cluster perks up one corner of the front porch in this eclectic design, in my opinion. I just love using simple elements and lots of texture on my tables.
The wicker basket used instead of the traditional vase to display the Hydrangeas adds to the rustic feel, making this one of my favorite spring porch ideas.
Warmth And Happiness
Potted flowers may transform a dreary porch into a lush, enchanted haven, while they also come with many benefits, according to Richgro, a family-owned premium garden supply manufacturer. Whether you seek gorgeous flowers, fragrant blossoms, herbs, or simply a little bit of peace, I believe that building your own happy little space on your porch is a great way to get it. The marigolds depicted in this design exude a warmth that makes me happy!
The Farm Feels
You can transform the look of your spring front porch using the decorative items you already have in your basement or attic! Farm-inspired items, like a galvanized bucket, old milk cans and wooden crates, are easy and practical, especially if you’re on a tight budget, in my opinion.
Add some plants and a few branches of yellow Mimosa to make sure that you’re ready for the spring without breaking the bank!
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Disposing of old, used tires is a growing problem. While some tires are recycled into rubber mulch and other items, such as a welcome mat, I think that one of the easiest ways to recycle unwanted tires is by making them into garden planters.
When you turn an old tire into a garden planter, you create a versatile addition to your garden while reducing the requirement to recycle or dispose of the tire. I adore these brightly painted yellow tires—they’re cute, colorful and make a statement. Inspired by this look? Head here to see how it’s done.
Orange Rubber Boots
The look just screams simple country and shows that you don’t need to incorporate tons of flowers and foliage to create a springtime feel. The orange rubber rain boots add the perfect amount of color that complements (yet stands out) amongst the other earthly colors, in my opinion.
It’s a pity this picture wasn’t taken at night, as I would have loved to see the magical effect created with the draped fairy lights.
You Can Never Go Wrong With Spring Door Baskets
I have to say that spring is the best time for displaying a lovely spring door basket. I really adore the idea of a spring flower basket adorning my spring front porch.
Whether you use artificial or real flowers, I think gorgeous spring wreaths or baskets on the front entrance say makes for a cheerful welcome to everyone passing by your home and create the perfect backdrop for your spring decor.
The Magic Garden
When you have limited porch space, it’s crucial to find functional furniture pieces that won’t make the area look cramped. Shop for chairs with slim profiles made of durable, outdoor-friendly materials. That way, you can incorporate more furnishings into the space without creating visual clutter.
I suggest you throw pillows and a rug to make it a little cozier and more comfortable. My favorite part of this design? The practical and beautifully draped fairy lights are a clear winner for me, and I’m sure that they’ll increase your curb appeal!
Spring Front Porch Decor Tips
After suggesting decor ideas for front porches to many people, I have observed that having an idea alone is not enough. Consider this example: I’ve mentioned adding spring flowers as one of the decor ideas I present in this article.
But what color of flowers should you choose? Should you place them beside the door or at the center of the porch using them to segregate the entrance and exit?
You must consider several other things when planning front porch decor ideas. According to Homes & Gardens, a British interior and home design magazine, not decorating the front porch appropriately can negatively impact your home’s curb appeal.
To avoid such issues, here are some spring front porch decor tips to remember:
Add Some Colorful Curtains
You can easily find many porch curtain ideas, such as adding curtains to only one side of the porch, using drop cloth curtains, adding light to the curtains, etc. Moreover, there are hundreds of color and design options for curtains.
So why not use them to add curb appeal to your outdoor space? You can also DIY a curtain if you don’t want to spend much on buying a new one. Watch this YouTube video for reference:
Choose A Color Palette
In my opinion, choosing a particular color palette can significantly impact the overall look and feel of your home’s outdoor space. Imagine using a combination of brown and orange or red and purple. It would take away all the curb appeal of your porch.
Therefore, choosing a color palette that reflects the freshness and vibrancy of spring and goes well with your house’s exterior paint is wise. I personally prefer considering the style of my home and then choosing a primary and accent color accordingly.
Add A Splash Of Color To Your Outdoor Furniture
You can also try adding a fresh coat of paint to your outdoor furniture. The spring season reflects freshness and a new beginning. Adding a fresh coat of spring-themed paint to the outdoor furniture will make everything on your porch look fresh and new.
According to HGTV, a website under the HGTV channel owned by Warner Bros, you will need tools like a scrapper tool, palm sander, tack cloth, drop cloth, oil-based paint, and sealant to paint wood furniture.
I personally like painting my wooden furniture in different colors. So, I have these tools at my home. But even if you have to buy these things, it will hardly cost you around $100.
Redesign Your Spring Decor Ideas For Winter
Just because you have implemented a particular spring decor idea doesn’t mean you have to start from scratch in winter. You can reuse many elements from your spring decor in your winter front porch decor ideas.For example, you can implement special doormats, curtains, lighting, etc., as they are perfect for winter decor ideas, too. I usually prefer green doormats for my front porch door, which go well with both spring and winter.
What Can I Hang On My Porch Besides Plants?
Besides plants, you can hang also hang items such as different glass jars on your porch. Jars from baby food or even mayonnaise jars could work. Votives or candles are pretty additions, but make sure that they’re suitable for the size of the jars you are utilizing.
How Can I Make My Porch Feel Cozy?
You can make your porch cozy by using items such as colorful throw pillows, an outdoor rug, soft cushions, and throws. You could also add lanterns and string lights. Combine different plants and flowers to create a cozy vibe.
What Looks Good On A Front Porch?
A rug looks good on a front porch. The presence of a rug lets everyone know that this is a spot to relax. An accent table along with comfortable seating creates an inviting feel. Potted plants and the right lighting can create a calm, yet welcoming atmosphere.
How Do I Brighten My Front Porch?
You can brighten your front porch by painting the porch floor and accessorize by adding some art pieces on porch walls with some accompanying light fixtures. Add furniture, along with brightly colored cozy cushions and throw pillows. Choose fabrics in vibrant patterns and colors that complement the diverse outdoor texture.
If you can’t find accessories that match your color scheme, just use some spray paint and you’ll be good to go!
21 Spring Porch Ideas – Wrapping Up
Have you enjoyed this collection of spring porch ideas? My list includes a variety of pretty porch decoration ideas that you can get started on right away.
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I hope these porch ideas have inspired you as much as they inspired me! If I sparked your creativity, let me know your thoughts in the comments below.