• MK

How To Decorate Your Porch: Stylish & Budget-Friendly Ideas For Spring

Updated: Nov 10, 2021

Easily spruce up your front porch this Spring with a few simple and budget-friendly ideas. It's easy to decorate your outdoor space for Spring with small purchases, quick tricks, or by using things you already have around the house.

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It's nice to shake things up as the seasons change. But if there's ever a need for an excuse to redecorate, the start of the Spring season is a great one! Something about coming out of Winter says it's time to get rid of an old look and begin embracing bright colors and fresh perspectives.

In today's post I'm sharing a few easy and quick tricks I used for decorating my porch this Spring! It took my (kinda sad) porch and made it a place I'd actually want to spend time in when the nicer weather came. We'll have your porch looking fresh and cozy in no time.

An Affordable Weather-Proof Rug

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A new rug has to be one of the quickest and easiest ways to transform any space, and a patio rug is no exception. Putting a rug on your patio can make the whole thing feel cozier and more cohesive, especially with patio furniture or other items that might seem randomly placed without the rug.

It pulls everything together!

If you already have a rug on your porch, changing it out for a fresh style can make just as big of an impact.

You should look for certain qualities in an outdoor rug. My new rug from Funky Strokes completely transformed my space and I just love its features, especially for such an affordable price.

  • Durable: Out in the elements, lots of foot traffic- you want a rug that'll hold up!

  • Waterproof: Even if you have a covered porch, there's a chance the rug will get wet. The wind blows rain in all directions, and it also will be in humidity and dew.

  • Easy to Clean: The best rugs are the ones that you can roll up and throw in the washer or quickly wipe down with a wet towel. You want it to be mud and mildew-resistant.

  • Kid & Pet Friendly: Look for rugs made with safe materials, like the Funky Strokes 100% virgin polypropylene that is safe for kids and pets. Also, consider durability here, loose strings can be a hazard.

  • Eco-friendly: Consider the materials and durability, so your rug won't go straight into a landfill within months.

I'm shocked at how nice this rug feels, despite being so durable. I thought I would need a shag rug- which you'd never put outside- to feel cozy. It was so nice to move my other rug indoors (that wasn't really made for outdoors, whoops) and put this comfortable, stylish, and weather-proof rug in its place.

My space immediately looked more put together, clean and tidy, and became a place I actually wanted to spend time in.

Buy or Make Your Own DIY Macramé Plant Hanger

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Macramé is a style that popped up in many of our homes' decorations lately, especially if you have a boho style preference. Not only is it a neutral decorative look (and full of flair depending on how it's knotted), it's so versatile: there are many DIY Macrame projects that are really easy and cheap to do.

I use macramé to add texture to a lot of my DIY projects, so I love to have a spool of the craft rope on hand at all times. You can get it on amazon.

Making a macrame plant hanger for your porch is just a quick and easy way to add new pieces to your outdoor space without spending a ton of money.

The option to buy a macrame hanger that's already made is there of course, for my DIY-ophobic friends. But if you're up for a fun project, I made this plant hanger in a matter of minutes by following along to a Youtube video tutorial.

If you're not a crafter (to each their own), check Amazon and off-price retailers like Home Goods in your area for plant hangers, wall art, and more adorable decorations for your porch.

Decorate Your Porch With Faux or Real Plants

No "how to decorate your porch for Spring" post would be complete without mentioning the addition of more greens and florals to your layout. Plants brighten up any space and bring the sunshine and colorful vibe indoors/onto your porch.

While plants can easily break the bank, there are also many affordable places where you can get indoor or patio plants for your patio this Spring. Head to your favorite place to buy plants and pick out a few new ones to spruce up your space!

I have so many ideas for adding plants to my small balcony-style porch... the only thing holding me back is the wildlife that keeps getting up there! (A squirrel ate my decorate gourd this Fall, for real.)

Here's some plant ideas to decorate your porch for Spring: