Story & Photos By Jina Armstrong
The minute March 1st comes, me and my sister hit the garden stores for something that is Alive fresh and colorful
I was excited about this issue because I love to redo and freshen up my front door space when spring shows up. After all, this is the first thing your friends see when they come to visit, and it’s a great way to add instant curb appeal. I hope these ideas will get you thinking outside of the box when it comes to redecorating your front porch for spring and summer.
The great thing about decorating a porch is, whether you have a small porch, big porch, side porch, or just a walkway to your home, you have a perfect area to add some personality to your space. What I enjoy most about sprucing up my porch is using things other living plants. I have probably pushed the “button” when it comes to what items I might use to decorate with, but if it brings you happiness and brightens up your home, then go for it!
Somethings I like to consider are: Focal point (wow factor), Different heights, Texture, And maybe some living things. You can also have some standards that stay year-round, like chairs and tables, but use different colors to add appeal for the season.
Back to me pushing the button, AA, my husband, and I love to take a trip to Round top-Warrenton during antiques week. This is where a lot of my “out of the box” things come from. Sometimes we go with a particular item in mind, but most of the time, we come across something cool and different that we never knew we needed! That is where the wheelbarrow, ladder, and washing machine came from. I am drawn to rust and old, galvanized things. I feel like they really make a pot of geraniums stand out. It’s just a really good backdrop to show off your pretty seasonal plants. You probably have something back behind your house or your mom and dad’s place that would make the perfect planter. Keep your eyes open and think outside what the normal planter might be. It’s fun and gives you a mission. Who doesn’t like to hunt for the perfect treasure, or in this case, the perfect planter!
Whatever your style might be, one thing to remember is not to overthink it. It’s just a porch; you can change it over and over again.
Your friends and family that come to visit or the people that drive or walk past by your home will get a pretty little surprise!
The most important thing is to have fun and use things you have around the house. These little redos do not have to cost a lot of money. You can have a beautiful porch on any budget.
Just get out there and get busy! I would love to see what all pretty places y’all come up with! Send me your pics and I’ll share them so others can be inspired too!