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Happy Wednesday! Now that we’ve passed Memorial Day, it’s (un)officially time to kick off the summer. We like to spend a lot of time outdoors when the weather is nice, so we’ve been focusing on making our new yard look nice over the past few months. I️ had front porch decor on my list, but kept putting it off while I️ searched for the perfect planters. While I️ didn’t end up finding the ones I️ really wanted, we stumbled upon some pretty ones a few weeks ago and bought them right on the spot!
Refreshing Our Front Porch Decor
In our previous homes, our entryway was very small without an actual porch, so we didn’t need a lot of decor. Now that we have a decent-sized porch, I️’ve been keeping my eye out for front porch decor ideas. I️ love the layered rug look and that was one of the first things I️ did after we bought the house. I️ also put up my wreath that I️ made a few years ago and change out the flowers for each season. I️ had a garden flag from our last house that I️ put by the front steps, but probably need to find a new one soon since it’s pretty faded! We also bought a new flag kit to hang an American flag, but I️ also have my eye on a Virginia Tech flag for the fall.
I️ really wanted to get white chippendale planters to flank each side of the front door, but I️ had so much trouble finding them this spring! I️ looked in the fall and saw lots of options, so I️ was surprised that they were so hard to find this time of year. Word to the wise, if you love something, buy it when you see it! Anyways, we went to Lowe’s to see what they had in-store, and we found these wooden white planters and they were close enough to what I️ wanted, so we bought them. I️ love flowers, but wanted something low-maintenance since we aren’t exactly gifted gardeners, so we picked up Boston Ferns and an annual flower for each planter.
How We Planted the Ferns
Rather than fill each planter full of garden soil, we cut up styrofoam pieces we had in the garage and filled the bottom of the planters with it. This allows for water to properly drain out of the bottom of the planter and cuts down on the amount of soil you need to buy. Next, we put some soil on top of the styrofoam and planted the fern and flower and topped it off with the remaining soil. This helped ensure the plants were sitting up high enough in the planter as well!
This front porch decor refresh was pretty inexpensive and transformed our entryway. It’s easy to switch things out for different seasons, too – we can replant different flowers in the planters, switch out the florals in the wreath and put out a new doormat for each season!
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