How To Decorate a Small Front Porch

How To Decorate a Small Front Porch

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This blog post has been a long time coming. I posted a video of my transformed front porch last year. Now, I’m finally posting this on my blog. In my defense, I wanted to wait til Fourth of July, since that is the theme of my porch. A’last, the 4th is upon us.

I will say, besides different plants, not much has changed here 😊. I do have plans this year of painting my door black. If I do, I’ll be sure to share that with you guys as well as current front porch photos.

 

So withouth further adu, let’s start are with the list:

 

Small Front Porch Decorating Ideas For Summer

DURATION: 1 weekend  |  MY COST: apprx. $180  |  DIFFICULTY:

“MY COST” may or may not reflect the cost of items that I already own, but I will try to list each item as well as suggestions as to where to purchase them. Items that I had to purchase for the project will be bold with a price. If you have any questions about an item, please leave a comment below.

SUPPLIES:

  • Bench | $99.00 – Big Lots
  • 3 Flower Pots | $4.99ea – Home Depot
  • 2 Pink Flowers | $2.99ea – Walmart
  • 2 American Pillows | $4.99ea – Ross
  • Red striped throw | $7.99 – Marshalls
  • Large Candle lantern | $12.99 – Home Depot
  • Small Candle lantern | $9.99 – Home Depot
  • Blue Rug | $7.99 – Ross
  • American Flag Wreath | $9.99 – Home Goods
  • Black Spray Krylon Paint | Home Depot
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Let’s begin the steps:

This project was surprisingly difficult. I’m not sure if it was the time constraints I was under or the fact that I had the hardest time finding a bench to fit in the space. Since I decided to makeover my front porch as part of a YouTube collaboration, I had limited time to figure out what I wanted. I was dead set on having a bench in this space, and most of the time I spent looking for a bench to fit in the space. But before I go down that road, let’s talk about my door and sconces.

 

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My sconces looked old and worn down from the weather. I honestly do not know what color they were before I spray painted them LOL. I took them down, removed all of the glass and cleaned with soap and water. I gave the sconce a light sand to remove any chipped and loose paint, then spray painted black. I think it took 2 light coats and maybe an hour and a half including dry time. Back on the house they went and what a transformation. This cost me no money since I already had black spray paint.

 

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Next I started on my front door. Like the sconces, my door was worn and dull. I knew I wanted to decorate my front porch, but couldn’t see adding anything new until this was done. So I sanded and stained it an Ebony color using Minwax
Small Front Porch Decorating Ideas For Summer | Outdoor Living | Home Decor | Curb Appeal | Fourth of July Decoration | 4th of July Decoration

 

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I don’t know why I was so determined to have a bench here. I stopped at just about every store I thought would have an outdoor bench. Walmart, Home Goods, TJ Max, Marshalls, Target, Kroger, HEB,  Goodwill, several flea markets, Lowes, Home Depot… I could really go on, but you get the point. Even purchased and brought home a few of ’em. Let’s just say, those relationships didn’t work out. Then I had the bright idea to make my own bench with cinder blocks and wood. You guessed it, that didn’t work either.

 

I was at my whit’s end and ready to give up. I had 1 weekend left to complete this project and besides staining my front door, I hadn’t done anything. Then, as if it were meant to be, during a quick unrelated visit to Big Lots, I stumbled across this beauty. Unfortunately, Big Lots no longer carry this bench. I’ll post a link to a similar bench at the end of the post.

 

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And after a few coats of black spray paint…

 

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This bench fits perfectly on my porch


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So, once I found a bench it was time for the fun part. DECORATING!!!!

 

Small Front Porch Decorating Ideas For Summer | Outdoor Living | Home Decor | Curb Appeal | Fourth of July Decoration | 4th of July Decoration

 

 

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I found the patriotic pillows at Ross Dress for Less and the throw from HomeGoods.

 

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Here’s the view of the other side of my small porch.

 

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This cutie here is compliments of HomeGoods.




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The rug was also purchased from Ross Dress for Less.

 

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Plus, a few plants and these cute little lantterns from HomeDepot was just enough to make this side pop.

 

 

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And there you have my small front porch makeover. Here are a few more pictures for your enjoyment.

 

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Small Front Porch Decorating Ideas For Summer | Outdoor Living | Home Decor | Curb Appeal | Fourth of July Decoration | 4th of July Decoration




Small Front Porch Decorating Ideas For Summer | Outdoor Living | Home Decor | Curb Appeal | Fourth of July Decoration | 4th of July Decoration

 

Check out my tutorial for the DIY Fourth of July Decorations: Stars & Stripes Chargers to see how I made this star plate using Dollar Tree supplies.

 

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Small Front Porch Decorating Ideas For Summer | Outdoor Living | Home Decor | Curb Appeal | Fourth of July Decoration | 4th of July Decoration

 

How do you think my porch turned out? If you struggle with how to decorate your small front porch, I hope this serves as inspiration. Leave me a comment below and share with me any struggles or ideas you have for a small front porch.

 

Oh BTW, If you are not following me on instagram, please check me out http://instagram.com/iamangelaeast. There, you will find all sorts of stuff I have going on 😊.

 

I hope you all have a blessed day.

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18 Comments
  • Lovely work 🙂

    June 23, 2017 at 4:11 am
  • Wow you have such an eye for decor. I love it!

    June 26, 2017 at 8:10 pm
  • Your front porch makeover is amazing! You could not have decorated that better! I love how inexpensive it was too! Shows a lot of people that you don’t have to spend a fortune to make a space look perfect!

    June 26, 2017 at 8:23 pm
  • This is adorable! Something right out of HGTV! I so miss having a front porch! It’s the one thing I hate about being in an apartment, but one day I’ll have a house with a porch! 🙂

    June 27, 2017 at 8:36 am
  • Ahhh this is super cute! I honestly have never even considering dressing up the front porch aside from a chair to sit out in the sun. I thought this would be a super pricey project, so I’m amazed at how little the transformation cost. Gotta love Ross, Homegoods, etc!

    June 27, 2017 at 8:54 am
  • These decor ideas are so cute!! I love this and would love to try some of these on our porch!

    June 27, 2017 at 10:46 am
  • Small porches can be tricky to decorate as they tend to clutter up real quick…your’s looks just perfect. And, I just bought the same lanterns for my living room! I think they are just adorable

    June 27, 2017 at 11:15 pm
  • The layers & patterns look great! Love that you reused somethings you had AND re purposed somethings you found at an affordable price. Big Lots, Marshalls, Ross are all my go to places when I need a quick redo!

    July 10, 2017 at 11:53 am
  • i love your updates. they motivate me to work on my porch. i think i need some paint!

    July 10, 2017 at 1:21 pm

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