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I don’t know about you, but I just love this time of the year. The weather is warming up, things are turning green and we are beginning to spend more time outdoors. Although our winter wasn’t too terribly brutal this season, Spring is always such a welcomed sight after long, dreary cold days in Chicago.
I think what I really love about ushering in the Spring Season, is removing all signs of winter. My process for decorating the porch for Spring starts with removing the spent plants or finally taking down the mini Christmas trees!
I swap out any leftover pillows from fall for something bright and fresh. Finally…removing the holiday door mat is always a true sign winter is behind us. Yes, it was definitely time!!
I’m a big believer that a decorated porch helps us to enjoy the warmth of the season without even leaving our homes. My porches are treated like additional rooms in our home but with the benefit of the outdoors.
I try to put the same level of attention and detail in making sure they are cozy and comfortable spaces for my family, friends, and neighbors who stop by for a visit.
11 Outdoor Spring Decorations
Cozy outdoor furniture
Cozy outdoor furniture is a must when it comes to front porch decor. Find seating that is comfortable and suitable for any outdoor weather condition.
Spring Outdoor Wreaths
Outdoor wreaths create the perfect focal point on your front door. I also opt for a pretty faux option, that can be used season after season! Plus there are so many affordable Spring wreath options with different types of faux greenery!
Lit or unlit, lanterns are a great outdoor porch accessory. I like to place all of my lanterns together for a more collected look. Fill the lanterns with flameless candles or place string lights inside.
Also, try to look for candles that have timers, so you’re not climbing up and down constantly turning them on. They will create such a pretty ambiance in your space!
There are so many planters that you can shop for these days. You can either flank each side of the front door with a planter or mix and match a group of flower pots for more interest. Don’t forget to fill them with seasonal flowers or plants.
Make sure there are plenty of areas to place a drink, a book, or a cute potted Spring plant on the front porch. Also, be sure to place your side tables next to your comfy chairs and couches.
Spring Door Mat
Doormats or welcome mats are a must-have for any front door. Besides removing dirt from shoes before you enter the home, they also can greet your visitors with a pretty Spring image or a saying like “Hello Spring”.
If you have the necessary space on your porch, swap out your outdoor rug for something more suitable for Spring. Try to look for lighter materials in the rug such as sisal, jute, or a flat weave.
A washable rug may be an especially helpful option as well. Particularly if you have kids who always seem to be covered in mud!
Plants (real or faux)
For me, Spring is all about flowers! I LOVE doing my planters each year. The sight of flowers and plants is everything to your Spring porch. Flowers in cheerful, pretty colors are one of my favorite Spring porch decorating ideas and will help welcome any guest to your porch.
Find plants that are suitable for the amount of light your porch will get throughout the day. If you don’t exactly have a green thumb, no worries. There are plenty of fabulous faux plants and flowers out there.
The fastest way to introduce Spring to the front porch is by swapping out the winter pillows for fresh, bright Spring pillows. For this decorating idea, try to find colorful pillow covers that are washable and will hold up to any type of weather conditions.
Easter decor is a classic Spring porch idea. It’s not necessary to go all out Easter bunny on the porch, but simple outdoor Easter decorations like moss eggs, cement bunnies, or Spring flags help to create a festive Easter mood.
You can instantly add Spring cheer to your space with a welcome sign. Premade signs are easy to find online or you can customize a sign with a special message.
Plus, this handy little porch decorating idea can be reused each year to welcome Spring to your home!
Now that it’s Spring, we are spending more time outside on the porch. So why not hang a pretty clock and thermometer on your wall so you can always keep track of the time!? You can find plenty of cute options online that can also be used year-round!
Front Porch Decor For Spring
Outdoor Spring Cleaning
First things first, it’s time to get the porch clean so it’s ready to enjoy for the Spring season.
Wipe down your furniture, clean the cushions and pressure wash the porch if necessary. This will also provide a clean slate on which you can place your nice new Spring decor.
Add a front door rug
Greet your guests with a fun front door rug when they come to your door. One of my favorite front porch decorating tips is to layer a seasonal rug on top of a base rug. It makes the area look more purposeful and that way I only have to swap out the smaller rug each season.
Swap out pillows
Time to add a pop of color to your outdoor furniture. Complement your outdoor cushions with fun and bright Spring colored throw pillows and blankets.
Blue and white are a classic and calming color combo but you can also go bold with yellows and reds! Choose whatever colors bring you some Spring joy!
Use indoor decor items, outdoors
If your porch can handle the elements of the weather, move some of your favorite indoor décor accessories outdoors for the season. For this front porch idea, I love to use my indoor baskets and vases to complete my Spring décor on the porch.
Fill your outdoor space with Spring flowers
Nothing screams Spring on the porch then beautiful blooms and potted plants. Find plants and flowers that can handle the growing conditions of your porch (shade or sun).
You can never go wrong on a covered porch with shade-loving ferns or ornamental grasses in a pretty basket.
Spring Porch Ideas
- Hang some cute hanging baskets filled with flowers
- Display some cute rain boots for a touch of charm
- If you have the space, install a cute chair swing
- Add some twinkling lights to make the evenings more magical
- Decorate with galvanized watering jugs
- Use an old ladder as a plant stand
- Use moss in planters and baskets
- Add a chalkboard sign with a cute Spring message
- Add some decorative bird houses
I hope these ideas on outdoor decorations have your Spring wheels turning and will inspire you to do something special on your front porch this season!