Swing into Spring with your Spring Front Porch Glow Up!
Are you ready to kick the Winter blues and get your front porch ready to greet the Spring? We sure are!
We’ve come up with a list of things you can do to kick your porch up a notch and show your neighborhood that you are ready for warmer weather. If you don’t have a porch, most of these tips can be applied to your patio or even your stoop. Heck, if you don’t want to swing your whole porch into Spring or you are looking for a smaller project, you can apply these tips to something as small as your front door.
Spring Front Porch Glow Up Tips
Step One – Spring Front Porch Clean Up
You want to start out with a blank canvas before you can really spruce up anything on your front porch. Putting a few stems on a dirty worn-out surface will barely help you reach your vision.
I recommend you clear any furniture or large debris off your porch, stoop, or patio, and give your space a good power washing. Don’t have a pressure washer you can buy one (they’re fairly inexpensive). Not in the budget? Borrow from a neighbor, browse Facebook Marketplace to get one second-hand, or see about renting one from your local hardware store.
Step Two – Add Seating and Personality
Now that your porch is truly a clean slate, you can start adding things (but not too many) to make it the Spring front porch of your dreams! Let’s talk outdoor furniture: I am a sucker for a good porch swing. I find that they give your space such a relaxing atmosphere. Plus, you can actually swing into spring with one of these beauties.
Porch swings can be such inviting and cozy nooks to sip your morning coffee and check out the morning dew as you begin a beautiful Spring day! They are also a great spot to capture photos of the kids and make beautiful and everlasting springtime memories! Throw some bright and colorful pillows on there and the charm is endless!
If literally swinging into Spring isn’t what you had in mind, you can also get these crisp and cool spring vibes with a small table and chairs, a cute little bench, or maybe even an outdoor sectional… it depends on your personal style and how much space you are working with.
If you already have furniture out there, even better! You will just need to get ready to decorate and celebrate Spring!
Step Three – Flowers Galore
BLOOMS, BLOOMS and did we mention… BLOOMS? Obviously, when I think of springtime, I think about all of the beautiful and colorful flowers I know and love. I can’t get through the first week of spring without bringing bouquets of daffodils and tulips into my home! The porch is no exception. I love decorating with fun window boxes and adding all of my favorite seasonal blooms! Between your favorite florals and maybe a small herb garden (my favorites are basil, parsley, and cilantro), you’ll be greeting spring with all of its wonderful staples. Lastly, throw a few of your favorite flowers in a small vase on a table or sill.
Step Four – Finishing Touches
It is time for the finishing touches to your Spring front porch! For me, this includes a layered welcome mat; I love throwing a colorful rug under my regular mat to make it pop a little bit. This also includes some sort of wreath on the door; it can be anything from a wreath of your favorite blooms to a DIY project you create with the kids to a personal touch like a monogram.
I like to finish off my spring front porch with a couple of hummingbird feeders – I love watching those tiny beauties visit to get their afternoon snack! Having them around makes me truly feel like I have achieved my vision of swinging into springtime! Not a hummingbird fan? Any bird feeder will do to welcome our beautiful avian friends back from wherever they vacationed for the cold winter months! Another option is a wind-chime that can be strummed by the nice breezes to remind you that in fact… Spring has arrived.
The most important thing about your Spring front porch is that it makes you inspired to embrace the warming weather. If you adore the beauty you’ve created on your porch, you will want to spend your Springtime taking it in and you have ultimately swung into Spring and completed your Spring front porch glow-up!
Now It’s Your Turn
If you have put these tips into action, share what you have created with us on Twitter. We can’t wait to see your springtime visions BLOOM.