12 Ways to Decorate Your Porch This Summer

Spending all the time outdoors this season.

swinging daybed
Francesco Lagnese

Comfy pillows? Check. Mood lighting? Check. Now just add a beach read and a fruity cocktail and you've got a getaway that's just two steps away.

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1 Light & Airy
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Kelli Boyd Photography

For a summer update that feels clean and fresh, swap out any dark colors for whites and neutrals.

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Garden Stool, $109, jossandmain.com

2 Choose Colorful Furniture
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Courtesy of Sugar and Cloth

Brightly colored furniture makes your porch feel like a tropical beach hideout. (Bonus if you choose wicker!)

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Colorful Wicker Ottoman, $71, amazon.com

3 Rattan + Straw
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Courtesy of Lark & Linen

Whether you go big with a covered patio or just add in subtle pops like a hanging lantern, no textures epitomize summer more than rattan and straw.

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Rattan Lantern, $30, target.com

4 Set Up A Bar
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Courtesy of Old Brand New

Happy hour's at your place!

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5 Frame With Flowers
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Kelli Boyd Photography

Frame your front door with seasonal summer flowers.

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6 Add Plants
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Porch or jungle oasis?

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7 String Lights
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Courtesy of Seventh House on the Left

We're guessing you're going to be outside at night a lot this summer— this easy DIY will come in handy.

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8 Pile on Pillows
swinging daybed
Francesco Lagnese

Swapping out your pillows is the easy (and cost-effective) way to upgrade your front porch each season.

9 Use Patterns
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James Merrell

These botanical print chairs are everything our plain white chairs wish they could be.

10 Color Your Trim
rattan outdoor furniture
Bjorn Wallander

If you want to add pops of color without touching the walls, try painting your trim.

11 Use Contrast
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James Merrell

Don't be afraid to play around with color — complementary shades can feel modern and bright when done right.

12 Add Rustic Accents
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Courtesy of Centsational Style

Old barrels and vintage lanterns are made for a farmhouse-style porch.

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