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Shades of Blue Summer Front Porch

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Our front porch is one of my favorite outdoor areas in our home to decorate. It's that welcome you receive when you walk up to the door. Today I will share with you a few tips to create my look.

Summer Front Porch

front door with topiaries and rug

Faux Topiaries || Similar Urns || Outdoor Rug || Gnome || Similar Hello Mat || Lanterns

Welcome to our shades of blue summer front porch! 

This month's Pinterest Challenge is so my style and perfect in that I was already adding more blue to our home for summer. 

Welcome to another installment of our monthly Pinterest Challenges hosted by my sweet friend, Cindy, from County Road 407

If you are visiting from A Stroll Thru Life, welcome! Marty's home is a stunner!

This month for our Pinterest Challenge, we are recreating a beautiful front porch with inviting shades of blue from Bria Hammel Interiors. I am new to Bria's website. Let me just say that I love her style! It is so me. Be sure to give her a visit.

front porch
Bria Hammel Interiors

What I am recreating

  • blue rug
  • topiaries flanking the door
  • serving piece
  • wall art
  • hanging ferns
  • sitting area
front porch decorated with blues

Outdoor Rug || Faux Topiaries || Similar Urns

Layered rugs are huge right now, and I am sure to stay for some time. You can't go wrong if you decide to jump on the bandwagon.

I went with a much larger rug in the blue floral design. This is perhaps my favorite outdoor rug….ever. You can read more about it on this blog post.

Also on OSH!  Thanksgiving Tablescape

The larger rug creates a more dramatic entrance and eliminates the need to add other rugs to the porch. 

These faux topiaries are AMAZING!!! You can read all about them in this post. 

summer front porch with rockers and a white dog

Similar Chinoiserie Garden Stool || Similar Outdoor Wicker Rockers

I've always been a big fan of all things blue and white. I've been gravitating towards it more lately. It's just so classic and fresh. I've had this large pot for over 20 years. The garden stool was a recent purchase. It is so versatile so I'm sure you will see it all over the house and out. 

I made the pillows last year out of outdoor tablecloths. They are not that thick vinyl kind. This is actually a machine washable tablecloth. I simply recovered faded outdoor pillows. 

Bentley is such a ham for the camera. He is always underfoot when I start taking photos so I usually make use of him. You can follow his Instagram account HERE. My daughter runs it for Bentley. 

summer front porch with rockers

I typically use trays or salad plates as coasters on painted surfaces to contain condensation. 

summer front porch with blues and rockers

The console table and little painted stool were all thrift stores finds. You can find the details below.

Thrift Store Console Makeover

Stripe Painted Stool Makeover

porch console table with blue and white decor

The mirror was part of the dresser with our master bedroom set. I broke the set up a few years back and added it here to the porch. This table is great for decor or serving drinks and snacks. I kept it all very simple this year by bringing out one of my houseplants. They do well on the porch in the summer. 

Also on OSH!  Late Summer Front Porch
white lantern

I get so many questions about this lantern. I am going to link several below, but Hobby Lobby still has this one in store! I don't see it online. 

sitting area on the front porch

A few outdoor decorating books round out the seating area. They are so fun to look through for new ideas. I love bringing the Amazon Alexa outside with me. I listen to music as well as audiobooks with it. When done, I just return it to the charging base. 

You'll find my Shop the Look box below for shopping sources below. 

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25 Comments

  1. Lifestyle adjustments in interior design could include separating your toilet from the rest of the bathroom or reducing the size of your living room so that you can have a home office where you will spend more of your spare time.

  2. Christy, you have created the most beautiful outdoor room, my friend! I love how warm and welcoming it is with all the attention to detail. I’m just so impressed with the gorgeous diy mirror on your front porch. It’s a grand veranda in the most southern sense!

  3. Christy, your porch is fantastic!!! I miss the big porch we had at our last home in California. It was a nice size for decorating and had double doors which were perfect for hanging wreaths at Christmas. Yours, though, wow… With the new b/w rug and those amazing topiaries!!! I did check out your post about them. They look sooo real! Thanks for sharing about them. <3

    Enjoy your lovely porch,
    Barb 🙂

  4. I’ve always admired your front porch, Christy! That wreath with the topiaries and beautifully layered rugs looks so classy and welcoming. I love those upcycle projects too and clicked over to check out the console table. Lovely!

  5. Your porch looks so fresh and inviting! I love all the details and the blues really tie it together.
    Pamela | DIY Vibes

  6. Always enjoy seeing your porch and the topiaries make such a statement.

    Love your blues and how welcoming it feels.

    Cindy

  7. So many great ideas, Christy! And the lantern is so pretty… the moss accent is perfect, too! Pinning, as soon at TW starts working. It’s seems that your Pinterest social button is not working, just fyi.

  8. Christy, you do have the perfect porch with so much southern charm, I don’t know where to start. My favorite focal point has to be the mirror and table which is styled beautifully. I just want to relax and soak it all in.

  9. I always love seeing your perfectly Southern style home, Christy! That rug is awesome; it just sets everything off beautifully. I love the larger size, it matches the scale of everything else. Yes, the inspiration picture was right up your alley!

  10. Thanks so much, Cindy!!! Loving blue. Not sure about the topiaries. I love them. Seems like on some of the reviews that people had them out in the elements.

  11. Thanks so much, Marty! Wouldn’t it be fun to meet up some day over a glass of lemonade!

  12. Hi Christy! I love it Bentley is adorable (our friends just got a dog and named him bentley too).! I love those chairs!

  13. I always enjoy seeing your front porch, Christy! In any season you make it look not only pretty, but also inviting to guests and a great place to relax. Bentley is the perfect prop for blog photos. He is such a handsome little pooch!

  14. Your front porch is stunning. I love the archtecture of your home. A grand Southern Porch indeed. You have it decorated so beautifully. I would love to be sitting there in on of your pretty chairs and just enjoying the view.

  15. Bentley is so darn cute posing on the front porch! your porch always gives off a cozy, don’t every leave vibe. I hope you are enjoying a lot of time out there now

  16. Absolutely beautiful Christy. And Bentley is adorable. Fits right in with those pretty blues. Those topiaries are fabulous as well. I would love to have those. I wonder how they would do out in the sun all day?! Hmmm. Thank you for joining us. Pinned

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