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Spring Front porch

I jokingly said to my husband a few weeks ago it is definitely Spring in our neighborhood. I know this because Saturday mornings before I can stumble to the coffee maker and make sense of my day I hear every piece of lawn equipment known to man ruining the silence of a Saturday morning.

Curb appeal and porch décor in this established neighborhood is of utmost importance  and the state of my porch left a ton to be desired.  We recently had some limbs cut down on the larger trees in the front to open up the house, and in the next few days we’ll be cleaning out the beds and planting new flowers so it was only right I got the front porch together.

Oh porch. It had seen little love since Christmas.

Spring Front porch

I went to Big Lots to pick up some additional seating and cushions to go with my existing rocking chair. I figured the kids were tired of sitting on the steps when they follow me out there for my quiet time. Big Lots had a very good selection of high quality outdoor furniture as well as lawn and garden products, including gazebos as well as seating and decor that I was able to mix and match to meet my needs. They have a great value priced selection of items to help decorate your outdoor space.

Big Lots Outdoor Furniture

I really want this. Not sure where to put it but I’m thinking long and hard

Big Lots Outdoor Furniture

Left Big Lots with my seating and cushions. I’m coming back for you pergola 😐

Big Lots Outdoor Furniture

Front porches can be seen as extensions of the inside of your home. To keep everything cohesive I decided to pick colors that were complementary to the colors in my living room, and I also added in some patterns as well.

Here a a few things to keep in mind if you want your porch to flow into your indoor living space:


1.Keep the Same or Complementary Color Palette: Use this color palette with seasonal patterns, pillows and decor

2.Use Greenery: Plants in homes bring color, and in some cases clean the air. Be sure to add a little color and life to your porch with live greenery. Consider the amount of light your porch receives when selecting your plants. Add these plants to large statement planters. If your porch is too small for seating and plants, I would say go with planters.

3.Put up Hanging Decor: This can be a fun sign, or a picture. The walls of your porch need love like the walls inside of your house.


Once you’ve refreshed your porch you’ll see the instant lift it gives your curb appeal, and you won’t have to worry about the neighbors driving by your house wondering when you are planning to do something with the place.

After it was all said and done I have an amazing space that is warm and welcoming to our guests.

Spring Front porch

Spring Front porch

Spring Front porch

Spring Front porch

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Spring Front porch

I use my outdoor space as a getaway on Summer evenings and as a perch on which to sit and be nosy! If you need some inspiration for your space be sure to visit Big Lots. Keep in mind styles and assortment vary by store.

Do you have a front porch? Have you dressed it up for the season?!

 

 

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6 Comments

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    Trina - Baby Shopaholic
    April 14, 2016 at 7:46 am

    Looks great! I love the planters and the pillows.
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    Law_Fal
    April 14, 2016 at 9:36 am

    I love Big Lots!
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    Nicole
    April 14, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    It looks beautiful !!

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      Mimi
      April 24, 2016 at 10:26 pm

      Thanks Nicole!

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    Latoya
    May 3, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    YESSSSSSS to ALL OF IT! I love it!!!!

  • Reply
    Rae
    May 12, 2016 at 11:48 am

    I love it!

    Unfortunately, I do not have a front porch — it’s one of the things I sacrificed on my lists of must-haves when buying a home. It was either get the front porch or get the carport and well, the carport won. It’s not the end of the world though.

    Good news is, I can live vicariously through your posts AND this particular post has helped me locate the perfect pergola at a price that really makes me happy. My backyard still needs A LOT of work but I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. LOL!
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