SIX BUDGET SPRING FRONT PORCH IDEAS. These spring decorating ideas for your front porch will inspire you to decorate your front porch on a budget.
As soon as the first day of spring arrived, I was immediately ready to get busy sprucing up our front porch! I think there is an internal clock in my body that says spring has arrived and I just can’t wait to get my hands in the dirt and new throw pillows on the porch. The thing is…Sprucing things up can be pricey. When I go to Home Depot, I want to get allll the flowers… all the pots…. alllll the porch furniture and allllll the outdoor pillows and rugs. But what’s a girl to do when she gives herself a $20 budget? It’s time to get creative!
Here are Five Spring Front Porch Ideas to spruce up your front porch on a budget. In my case- I spent less than $20 to give our front porch new life for spring! And be sure to stick around to see lots of spring porch inspiration at the end of this post.
Spring Front Porch Decor- Total Spent:
- Pair of Green Striped Pillows – $10
- Flowers from Home Depot – the annuals were on sale 5 for $5 last week- total spent $5
- Upcycled Planters- $4
Read on to see how I pulled this spring refresh off for under $20!
SIX BUDGET SPRING FRONT PORCH IDEAS
Spring Front Porch Ideas – SHOP THE HOUSE
Whenever I work on a space, the first thing I like to do is shop the house to see what I already have that will work. These Ikea pillows have been in rotation for several years and I’ve used them in lots of different spaces around the house.
Spring Front Porch Ideas- REPURPOSE TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
I really wanted a new wicker round side table to put between these two side chairs. But with a $20 budget, I needed to think outside the box. So I dug through the garage to see what I had on hand and came up with this wooden crate. I will keep my eyes open for a little table, but for now- this works perfect to hold a plant!
Spring Front Porch Ideas- USE INDOOR ITEMS
This blue and white garden stool has been in our living room, but now I use it here on the porch. This rug is not an outdoor rug, but since we have a roof- it works great! Also, those tall flowers in the green pitcher are something I would normally use indoors, but they work great out here for spring. The lantern has lived in various places indoor as well.
Spring Front Porch Ideas- INVEST IN THE BASICS
This moss wreath was a DIY I tackled last spring. Since then, I have been able to use it for any season or holiday with a simple ribbon update or embellishment. I love keeping a collection of basics on hands that I can use throughout the year. For this update, I just added a big burlap bow to stick with my color scheme and it is ready to take me to summer.
Spring Front Porch Ideas- UPCYCLED PLANTERS
The other day I popped in the thrift store and picked up three mismatched planters for under $4. All they needed was a quick coat of paint to make them work for my color scheme out here on the porch. Here you can see how I painted one navy blue, added black stripes to one, and then painted one white and added the black spots to the small one on the table.
Spring Front Porch Ideas- PLANTS ON A BUDGET
I wish I was a plant whisperer, but I am not. However, I do have a few tricks for getting more bang for your plant buck. Here are a few tips:
- Divide Plants to Make a New Plant– every spring, I divide my hostas as well as a big planter filled with monkey grass to make new plants. In the striped planter below, I just pulled up a small section of ground cover vines that were new and potted them. My mom has some huge hostas and these are great for dividing every spring. Ask your neighbor or a friend if you can divide some of their mature plants!
- Buy What’s on Sale– This one is obvious, but worth mentioning. I was sure to grab whatever Home Depot had on sale…luckily their annuals on sale 5 for $5 so that was all it took to add some new flowers.
- Buy Perennials– those rosemary plants have been in those pots since the fall. I love that they will last through different seasons.
- Mix in Fake Flowers– if all else fails- mix in some fake flowers you may have on hand. These white hydrangeas are not real, but make a great addition to the spring porch.
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Today I’m joined by a fabulous group of blogging friends who are also sharing their Spring Porches as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Spring Series.