Transform Your Small Porch Into A Summer Oasis

Transform Your Small Porch Into A Summer Oasis

Posted by New England Trading Co on 18th Jul 2022

Summer is the perfect time to spruce up your front porch. Whether it’s to create an area where you can relax, entertain guests, or just be an inviting entrance to your home, try incorporating these front entry ideas to add color, texture, and life to this special summer space.

1. Dress up your front door.

A cheerful front door is the easiest way to bring summer vibes to your front porch - here’s how you can transform your door to give your guests a warm welcome.

Give your door a new coat of paint. Painting your front door welcomes the new season in style and elevates your porch. We’re loving these beachy door colors that would look amazing on any coastal home.

Gorgeous summer wreaths are a wonderful way to transform front door decor for summer. Simple greenery wreaths are always in style and can be dressed up or down as you please, perfect for summer and beyond.

A versatile rope wreath also works so well in perking up your front door - whether you hang it on its own, dress it up with a ribbon, or weave flowers for a fresh touch, it can be enjoyed all year long.

If you love seasonal wreaths, our blooming flower wreaths will definitely help you welcome summer into the home.

Don’t forget to include a charming outdoor doormat to welcome your guests. Choose a large front door mat that properly fills your door space, and brings the texture and color it needs to pop.

These nautical rope doormats are a great way to make a first impression. They come in so many different colors - whether you enjoy the cheery coastal blues or love a pop of vibrant yellow, these outdoor mats will bring summer right to your doorstep. You’ll be so happy to see them every day.

Check out these surefire ways in choosing the best outdoor doormat for your front door.

2. Transform your front porch into your own outdoor living room.

Consider your front porch as an extension of your house. Bring indoor elements into your outdoor space for a cozy summer season.

Set up a small seating area so you’ll be able to fully enjoy the nice weather. All you need are a few chairs and a table surface for setting down outdoor-friendly drinkware.

Add accent pillows to your seating area for style and comfort. Striped designs and woven pieces are perfect for summer - these pillows remind you that warmer days are here and you should be outdoors to enjoy it.

Bonus points for bringing out nautical throw blankets if you plan to sit outside and relax on cooler nights.

A cute side table also makes for a good spot to set down trays while entertaining guests or for small flower pots or planters to energize the space.

Display artwork - vintage signs are such a charming addition to a summer front porch. Nautical home decor that uses reclaimed materials, like this one-of-a-kind metal wall art, adds whimsy and brings a unique touch to any entrance.

If you prefer to keep it minimal, one friendly sign can do the trick. This whale welcome wood sign pairs beautifully with almost any exterior and brings ocean-inspired charm to your front porch.

Throw in additional summer-inspired accessories but avoid going overboard. Add one or two unique coastal accessories to achieve just the right amount of summer vibes. We love how these wooden buoys lend nautical flair with their blues and stripes.

3. Add summer plants and flowers.

Bring potted plants and flowers to your porch this summer. For other times of the year, you can exchange these summer greenery with seasonal displays.

Use different planter sizes for visual interest. Mix and match a variety of patterns and colors. We love how our Lobster Rope Baskets work as outdoor planters, bringing sea-inspired color accents to your entrance. Pair them with a Lobster Rope Doormat for a cheery and charming look.

For a long-lasting arrangement that doesn’t require maintenance, opt for artificial outdoor plants. These faux foliage are so lush and natural-looking that your neighbors will never be able to tell the difference. We love these stunning tree replicas just as much as we adore our gorgeous summer flower displays, all of which add a burst of cheerful color to the front door.

Loving these summer front porch ideas? Here are more creative tips on how you can add coastal flair to your front door.

Looking for more coastal accessories for your summer front porch?

“Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Transform Your Small Porch Into A Summer Oasis