Summer is reaching its height here in Tennessee, and the front porch is the perfect place to relax and watch the fireflies as the sun sinks below the horizon or enjoy the sound of the rain. We recently redecorated our front porch to give it a classic southern charm/summer farmhouse feel and make it a much cozier space that we can enjoy.
I don’t know if you are like me but the stretch of summer just after Independence Day to the end of August I’m not really sure what to decorate our porch with, it’s too early for fall with its gorgeous pumpkins but I don’t want to leave all of our Independence Day decor up. So after some Pinterest perusing, we set out to tackle the project of decorating our front porch, to create a summer farmhouse porch feel.
Southern Charm Meets Farmhouse
In the south, your porch is an extension of your home it has to be welcoming and ready to relax when a random shower pops up. To get that classic southern feel you absolutely have to have some sort of seating! Enter our chippy black bench from one of our 400-mile yard sale adventure, its the perfect size for our porch and can sit flush up against the wall. We placed a small table just in front of the bench for people to sit their coffee or sweet tea. This is the perfect spot to sit and read our bible while enjoying a tasty beverage. To the bench, we added some cute throw pillows and a soft blanket.
Want to recreate the look? These benches have that classic farmhouse/southern feel: Jeremiah Spindleback Bench, Distressed Metal & Wood Bench, and Colonial Windsor Bench. Don’t forget the throw pillows! These pillows are the cutest farmhouse-styled throw pillows and would look amazing on any of those benches.
Container Garden For Your Summer Front Porch
Around the door, we placed urns on either side of the door, around these we added some galvanized buckets for a bit of a contrast. To one side of the door, we placed an old butter churn filled with flags, and a vintage mailbox from Decor Steals, and on the other we placed an old pair of rainboots.
Pro tip: don’t just plant one single plant in your pots, layer them! Place something trailing/viny in the front. Follow that with something a little bit taller. Behind that (in the center) plant your tallest flower. This will give your container garden a more dramatic look.
Summer Farmhouse Porch
We weren’t quite ready to bid all of our Independence Day decor goodbye so we kept the bunting hanging from the ceiling. The pop of color is perfect and it has so much of that farmhouse charm we love.
On the other side of our porch, we placed a sweet wicker table and vintage white chair we made over. On the table, we placed a beautiful lantern and crock full of beautiful flowers, just to make the whole space more welcoming and help create that summer farmhouse porch feel we were going for.
Overall our porch has become a welcoming and cozy place for us to sit, relax and enjoy! It’s also a cozy space that greets our visitors as they come to the door. How have you decorated your porch to create a welcoming space? Check out our tips for decorating a porch!
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