Seven Ways to Make Your Capitol City Home Front Porch Summertime-Ready!

Temperatures are rising and the days are getting longer—the unofficial beginning of summer is here! There’s no better place than your front porch to spend summer mornings sipping iced coffee or warm evenings watching the sun go down. Now’s the time to spruce up the front porch of your new home. Check out these seven ways to make your front porch the best place to hang out all season long!

  1. Give your porch a burst of color with potted plants! Check out this list of container plants that do well in hot weather. Try a multi-dimensional look by stacking varying sizes of pots to create an eye-catching look. Want to eat what you grow? You can plant fruits and veggies in containers as well!
  2. Outdoor cocktail stations aren’t just for weddings. A few recycled pallets and a wood cart are all you need to create a beautiful area to store your favorite summer beverages. This cute weathered red wagon makes for a charming cooler too!
  3. Not only are wreaths extremely easy to make, but they offer a variety of ways to be personalized exactly to your style. If you’re looking for maximum appeal with minimum effect on your wallet, this summer wreath craft is just for you. Design a season-specific wreath for your front door for less than $10!
  4. Outdoor pillows are a great addition to your space, adding both color and comfort. You can even try making your own using materials made with water-resistant, synthetic fibers. Make sure to choose fabrics made with water-resistant, synthetic fibers. A little DIY gives you the creative freedom you need to get the exact look you want for your front porch.
  5. Citronella is excellent for keeping the mosquitos away, but it has a very distinct smell! Did you know that you can also make your own bug repellent candles using beeswax and essential oils? Here’s an easy-to-follow tutorial to get you started. We love their idea of using star tart tins as candle molds!
  6. A little mood lighting goes a long way.  When the sun goes down, turn on these adorable string lights to create the perfect atmosphere, whether you’re entertaining or just having a relaxing night at home.
  7. Add a cozy outdoor rug for texture and a pop of color. Not only does it add personality to your space, but it also protects your porch from scratches and damage.

How will you jazz up your porch this summer? Let us know on social media!

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