Our front porch is quickly becoming one of our favorite spaces in our home! It's a spot to hang out nightly and entertain friends. We even sometimes sit out there to use the internet during work. It's becoming a cozy favorite!
Before: This is how our front porch looked for the first eight months we lived here. It was fine, and didn't feel as horribly unfinished as some of the other rooms in our home but I knew it had more potential! As soon as we got our first hint of warm weather I started messing around with ideas out there. My goal was to make it a spot where we would want to sip a glass of wine in the evenings, or enjoy a morning cup of coffee. :)
Here's the story of everything we've added (so far)…
By the front door we added a thrifted plant stand, painted white with some plants. When we were buying the plants we specifically looked for things that could stay outside all summer. Fingers crossed they all survive! I love this little pop of color that greets everyone who comes to our home.
Adding green was a huge part of what made this space come alive. We made hanging planters and painted terra cotta pots white for flowers and extra plants.
We made some DIY pillows. It was a quick afternoon project that adds so much pattern and fun to the space!
Source List: Rug/Target, Chairs/Thifted, Coffee Table/Flea Market Find, Pillows/DIY, Plant Stand/Flea Market Find.
Thanks so much for taking a peek at our porch! I am excited to see how it evolves in future seasons. For now, my only goal was to make it an inviting space that we actually use and that's something I can check off the list. Yay!
Happy Monday! xo. Elsie
I’m so jealous. I’d love a house with a porch, especially this one! x
Your space turned out lovely! I especially love your pillows with the little pop of orange!! I too recently restyled my outdoor space. You can check it out here!
It looks so beautiful and relax!!! Congrats! XO! ♥
It would be great help if you give the details of the plants that you use in your greening projects!
I wonder if the type of paint matters n the terra cotta and other pots, in terms of affecting the health of the plant? I really like the idea of painting flower pots white, especially the terra cotta pots (which are cheap!!)
What a cozy looking space! I am hoping to create the same feel for our little balcony. Just to have a place to enjoy a nice cup of tea and a book.
So perfect! Makes me jealous I don’t even have a fire escape here in Brooklyn. Guess I’ll just live vicariously through you guys!!
It looks so lovely and cozy! When I see this I can’t wait to get a porch of my own 🙂
It looks so cozy! It must be nice to spend time out there.
I couldn’t stop gazing at all the details in these images! I can just imagine myself pottering around on the porch. It’s so inspirational how simple it all seemed, you just need a little bit of motivation to turn something bland into something wonderful. Lovely photographs as well!
I absolutely love this porch! I live in the city, and wish that I could add such a vibrant vibe to our stoop! Maybe someday… c:
I live in Alaska, and the green + gorgeous porch is making me seriously jealous! WTF weather, be better!
What a GORGEOUS space! I love every single little detail and thought that went into designing this porch space, especially all of the plants! Can I live here, pretty please? 🙂
It looks great!
Love how open, bright and welcoming it is! Great job!!
Looks great! Simple and stylish very true to your style as always! I am really lovin that plant stand!
Would love to have a cozy porch like this someday! Great job!
Ah, STOP POSTING ABOUT YOUR PORCH!I have such bad porch envy it’s getting ridiculous! Really gorgeous and I’m suitably jealous!Rx
Hi! im from Uruguay, a little country in South America (between Brazil and Argentina) I just want to let u know that i love your blog and that is super inspiring! thanx for sharing your life with us!
Love your porch and hanging planters! What kind of rope is it that you used? Michael’s craft store did not have anything nor did the two hardware stores I tried.