My Summer Porch

Hooray for the red, white and blue.

Need some summer porch decorating ideas? It’s fun gussying up my front porch for every season and this summer, my porch is getting patriotic with a little red, white and blue.

Summer porch decorating ideas - this porch screams summer with a welcoming wreath, plants galore and even fun buoy lights

Here’s how I took my shameful front porch from this …

Before porch - wait until you see the after porch all decorated for summer

to this …

Love this summer front porch - the buoy lights are so cool and love that wreath

I love these for hanging things outdoors:

Command™ Outdoor Light Clips
Command™ Outdoor Metal Hook

I love the texture of this wreath but wanted to jazz it up for summer so I added some red, white and blue rope and a few pieces of denim bunting.

Love this patriotic wreath - it's easy to turn an ordinary every day wreath into something special for summer in a snap

Love this outdoor wreath hanger instead of those over the door hangers

Why save outdoor string lights just for Christmas?  I found these adorable lights that look like the glass fishing buoys that I collect.

The fireflies won’t be the only ones lighting up the night now.  I love that they stay put plus they won’t damage my railing.

Tip: Add one light clip for every two feet of lights

Love these buoy lights strung from the front porch - such a fun idea for summer

Buoy String Lights are perfect for summer.

Love these buoy string lights on the front porch for summer

Of course, my porch isn’t complete without something old and these Vintage Soda Crates stacked high are perfect for showing off plants.

Love these vintage wood soda crates stacked on the front porch and holding plants

A few Old Croquet Mallets are nestled among the ferns for an unexpected punch of color.

Huge old metal tub filled with ferns on this summer front porch - love the old croquet mallets peeking out

Tuck vintage finds like this croquet mallet into your plants - love this summer front porch

More ferns because I just can’t get enough.

I hung these in reproduction olive buckets but I found These Vintage Olive Buckets at a great price! Just add rope and your favorite plant.

Love this olive bucket hanging planter and the huge fern

A Monogrammed Doormat welcomes guests.

Such a fun summer porch - tons of great ideas, especially the stacked soda crate planter!

Here’s to long sunny days, running for the ice cream truck and spending lots of time on the porch.

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  1. I’m getting ready to work on my front porch and never though of putting lights on for summer! I’d love to see a picture of yours lit at night.


  2. Love the stack of soda crates! Might have to steal that idea, turn the top one over and use it as a chair side table! Thanks for the inspiration! The croquet mallets are wonderful too!

  3. Love the porch!!! Love Command hangers too! Can you tell me if Command has developed anything that will stick to brick? Want to hang some things on the wall and don’t want to make a lot of holes in the brick. TYA

  4. Hi.. I have an antique Transferware platter that I would like to hang on the Formica backsplash over my sink. Do you think a Command hook will adhere to the formica enough to hold a large platter?

  5. Lovely!
    The small buoy lights are a perfect touch.

    I’ll keep in mind those hooks, generally my hooks just fall but I must be applying them the wrong way.

  6. I love your blog! Could you tell me what material your wreath is made from? I was thinking maybe raffia, but that wouldn’t account for the curly ends? Love it & your porch!
    Thank you,
    Sheila in Denver

  7. Great creation. Looks amazing. I just bought a crochet set in a yard sale for $2. I should of inspected it better because they aren’t in that great of shape. Thank you for giving me the perfect idea to repurpose these. But I have to say I’m a little bit mad at you. I should be packing to relocate to my new house and I’m spending all my time on your web site looking for design ideas. I’ll have to pry myself away from my lap top and get busy. Have a great day.

  8. Where on earth did you get your front door?? Absolutely love it, wanna get a new door and this is PERFECT!!

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