Raised in California and transplanted to Utah. Married my college sweetheart from Montana, and we are raising 4 nuggets together. I love all things DIY projects and doing them on a budget. I don’t mind messing up and am ok with the 90/10 rule - nothing is perfect over here and it’s fine by me! Encouraging all ‘wanna-be’ DIYers to just get out there and try it! You will be so glad you did.”
I am excited to be sharing some simple ways to restyle your front porch as we head into the summer season. If you are joining our Easy Summer Styling Blog Hop from Camelot Art Creations – welcome! A huge shout out to our host Kelly from The Tattered Pew for bringing us all together!
My front porch was ready for a refresh this year and I am so happy to be partnering with one of my favorite stores, RC Willey, for this post. I have been shopping at RC Willey for over 20 years, can you tell I just love them? They have so many ideas in their store and on their website for all of us aspiring home decorators.
To start off, I figured out what I wanted in this space and drew it out in digital format. I use an app called Pic Collage for this.
I knew what my budget was and I set out to shop their store for ideas. The entire shop is like home decor eye candy and I love it. Additionally I browsed their website for more ideas. Here is how what I was looking for:
My first step was to figure out what furniture would fit into this space AND into my budget. I was wanting a wicker set that could handle the weather elements in Utah. I chose lighter fabric and a darker wicker stain. The set that worked best for me was called Palm Harbor Sand and Brown 3 piece Wicker Furniture Set found here.
In addition to couches, I wanted a coffee table to rest our feet on (luckily it came in the set), and a side table to rest our drinks on. When you are shopping for furniture and you are trying to find the matching pieces, scroll down to the bottom of the page on the website and it will usually have links for you to follow. I found this Palm Harbor Wicker Coffee Table for a great deal here.
They next step for me was to add some color with my pillows. I like to change these out with the seasons and holidays, so a bright pop of blue was perfect for summer. The Kinley Navy Indoor-Outdoor for $20 was perfect, I snagged 4 of there here.
Rugs can add a lot of character to your front porch. Since I keep the inside of my home pretty neutral, I knew I wanted to go with a big look for the front porch. I picked up a 4 foot by 6 foot rug called Finesse Striped Navy Indoor-Outdoor Rug found here.
RC Willey sells some amazing greenery, inside the store and online. I built wood wall vases last year so I could change out the greenery as I wanted. You can follow along with that post here. For summer I chose some darling cotton stems for that space. They were $7 a stem from RC Willey here.
I love the look of a fire glow, but a fire pit was not an option for this space. So I opted for a few candlesticks to have on the coffee table. RC Willey carries a heavy duty one made out of stone, and I knew it could handle the crazy weather we get here in Utah and not blow here. You can find it here.
Once all of my packages arrived (some I picked up from my local RC Willey), I was able to start setting it up. You have to put the furniture together and it is super easy. It includes all the tools you need as well – it is like a DIY kit my friends! I love how it all came together.
If you are looking to update your front porch this summer, think of these 5 steps to walk you through the process: Furniture, Pillows, Rugs, Greenery, and Candlesticks. Mix and match however you would like! Remember that you do not have to be a professional to decorate. It is your home, so do what works for YOU.
Make sure to follow along with our Easy Summer Styling Home Tour and visit Sarah from Grace In Our Space next, you will love what she is showcasing! Have a wonderful summer!