The temperatures are rising and the days are becoming warm and wonderful. If you're anything like my family and me, you're looking for any excuse to
spend time outside. Updating your porch or patio for the summer not only expands your
living space, but also gives you a new, fun and fresh area to welcome guests.
Keep reading for five simple ways to update your porch or patio this season!
If you're looking for something
that will set you apart from your neighbors, new door numbers will do the
trick. This DIY project from Beautiful Matters
uses some scrap plywood, varnish and
leftover paint to create oversized numbers for the front porch. This is an
affordable way to add visual interest to your home, while also making your house
numbers visible from the street. While you’re at it, give your old mailbox a
Wreaths aren't just a wintertime
accessory — they're one of my favorite ways to add instant color and a quick
seasonal update to your porch, no matter what the time of year. You can make your own summer wreaths
quickly and easily using a grapevine wreath form, flowering foliage and some wired ribbon. The colors give a welcoming touch to your front door, and the
entire project only costs a few dollars.
A string of white twinkle lights look amazing during
any season, you can put them up on your porch or patio right now. How about wrapping them around a topiary planter?
an easy way to add a festive feel during the day and they highlight your
outdoor décor at night.
Stenciling an outdoor rug with craft paint is a fun and affordable way to brighten up your patio.
Buy a plain rug that can easily be cleaned of mud and other debris, then
stencil it with whatever color you want. This comprehensive how-to
from Hunted Interior is easy to follow and you'll get great results!
Click here for more of my ideas on decorating your porch or patio this summer. What are
your favorite ways to spruce up your outdoor space for the season? I'd love to
hear your ideas in the comments. Happy