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How To Style A Small Front Porch For Early Spring

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Sharing simple tips on how to style a small front porch for spring. 

front porch with spring decorations

See how easy it is to style a small front porch for spring with these simple and inexpensive decorating ideas.

I’m excited to share my spring porch as part of the Celebrate Spring Blog Hop hosted by Leen from Sand Dollar Lane.

Every day this week there will be spring decorating inspiration from some of your favorite home decor bloggers.

You will find all of the links at the end of this post. So, be sure to pop back in all week for lots of spring eye candy!

23 bloggers share spring decor

 Today is all about spring porches. If you are visiting from Postcards From The Ridge, welcome!

Angie has such a beautiful porch and I love to see how she decorates it for each season. If you’ve visited here before, you know I share lots of easy crafts and home decorating ideas on a budget.

That means I DIY just about everything. It’s a great way to keep costs down, and also turn your house into a home. 

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Tips on how to style a small front porch

My front porch is small, but that doesn’t stop me from adding seasonal and holiday decor. One of the staple pieces for my front porch is a deacons bench that I refinished several years ago. 

white bunny and spring pillow on front porch

It fits perfectly at the top of the porch steps, and the seat lifts for storage. I keep gardening tools and supplies for outdoors in it, so it’s very convenient.

All it takes is a spring pillow and throw to welcome spring to the porch. Of course, the adorable bunny helps too!

In case you missed it, I love sweet little bunnies for spring and Easter. 

Add lanterns decorated for spring

Another staple in my porch decor are lanterns. They can be used in so many different ways. An adorable ceramic bunny and Easter eggs decorate this farmhouse style metal lantern.

galvanized metal lantern with bunny

It is not anywhere near warm enough in New England to have real plants or flowers yet. In fact, I had to clean off snow and ice to get this porch ready.

That meant I couldn’t add any real spring flowers, so I went with faux to add pops of color to this early spring porch.

As soon as mother’s day arrives, I switch the silk flowers out for real plants. It’s something I look forward to all winter!

bunny planter and topiary on front porch

Isn’t that bunny planter so cute? I found him at a local antique store last season. 

Add a spring wreath to your front door

The first thing I change out on my front porch, for any season, is the front door wreath. It’s the first thing friends and family see, or nowadays, the Amazon or UPS delivery man or woman.   

front porch with spring tobacco basket

This tobacco basket spring wreath is one of my favorite craft projects yet. I fell in love with the sweet little straw bunny when I spotted him. He totally reminds me of Peter Rabbit!

spring tobacco basket wreath on gray wall

Add a porch sign

Another easy DIY project you can incorporate into your porch decor is a wood porch sign. One of my simple tips is to make the sign double-sided. It saves on storage and money! 

spring front porch with welcome sign

The backside says Be Merry, which I may have kept up a little too long this year. 

spring front porch decor

If you don’t have room for a standing porch sign, consider adding a hanging wood sign, like the DIY pallet wood spring bunny sign.

Again, you can create another design on the back, and switch it out once spring is over. Wouldn’t a beautiful summer bouquet of flowers be pretty? 

Layer decorative rugs

Add dimension and texture to your porch by layering two sizes of door mats. I keep the buffalo check rug out all year, and just top it with a smaller seasonal rug.

How To Style A Small Front Porch For Early Spring

You can find really cute ones at the craft store for a great price-especially if you use a coupon.

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Here are my 5 simple tips for styling a small front porch:

  • Add a focal piece, like a chair or bench, if there is room.
  • Bring in a seasonal throw and pillows for that cozy factor.
  • Layer rugs for dimension and texture.
  • Decorate with lanterns and seasonal decor.
  • Add pops of color with flowers and plants.

I hope you enjoyed these simple tips for how to style a small front porch for early spring. Next up is Vicki from 2 Bees In A Pod.

I’ve seen a preview, and  you do not want to miss her beautiful spring porch!

porches collage

Sand Dollar Lane // My Wee Abode // Postcards from the Ridge

Our Crafty Mom // 2 Bees in a Pod

spring mantels

Sweet Pea // DIY Beautify // Live Laugh Rowe

1905 Farmhouse // Accidental Dreamhouse

spring entryways

Thistlewood Farms // A Life Unfolding // Noting Grace
Blue Sky at Home // The Tattered Pew

spring diy ideas

Zucchini Sisters // Hearth and Vine // Sonya Burgess Blog
My Family Thyme // The February Fox

spring tablescapes

The Little by Little Home // Worthing Court // Aratari at Home
What Meegan Makes // The Roots of Home

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Thursday 11th of March 2021

Your porch looks so welcoming, Michelle! I can't wait until we can put real flowers outside, too. My mom always went by the same rule of thumb to wait until Mother's Day. I love the bunny in the galvanized lantern and your pretty wreath in the tobacco basket. Hope you get some mild weather soon! Pinned. It was fun hopping with you, my friend!

Lindsay Aratari

Thursday 11th of March 2021

I love that floral pillow!


Thursday 11th of March 2021

I adore your sweet bunny sign my friend! Fingers crossed that Spring is here to stay!

Dara @The Roots of Home

Wednesday 10th of March 2021

Wow Michelle! You really made the most of your small porch. I love your deacons bench. And your tobacco basket wreath is so pretty and creative!

KariAnne Wood

Wednesday 10th of March 2021

Your porch is so pretty and springy! What a beautiful space! It makes me so happy!

You are amazing, friend! KariAnne

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