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How To Add Patriotic Outdoor Decor To Your Front Porch

How to add patriotic outdoor decor to your front porch! I'm sharing some simple and budget friendly ways to add patriotic touches to your front porch! from A Heart Filled Home

Hello, friends! Today I’m sharing with you how to add patriotic outdoor decor to your front porch. Since moving into our fixer upper 6 months ago I haven’t done much to our front porch, so I was excited to spruce it up a little for the summer months!

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I usually like to keep my home decor fairly simple and understated. For my front porch my goals were to add some patriotic outdoor decor that was a little muted in color. I was so excited to find some great finds from Amazon that fit with my modern farmhouse decor and stayed within my budget.

How to add patriotic outdoor decor to your front porch! I'm sharing some simple and budget friendly ways to add patriotic touches to your front porch! from A Heart Filled Home
How to add patriotic outdoor decor to your front porch! I'm sharing some simple and budget friendly ways to add patriotic touches to your front porch! from A Heart Filled Home
How to add patriotic outdoor decor to your front porch! I'm sharing some simple and budget friendly ways to add patriotic touches to your front porch! from A Heart Filled Home




How to add patriotic outdoor decor to your front porch! I'm sharing some simple and budget friendly ways to add patriotic touches to your front porch! from A Heart Filled Home

Let’s get started with how I created my welcoming front porch with some patriotic outdoor decor.

How To Add Patriotic Outdoor Decor To Your Front Porch

  1. Start with seating: I have had a black metal outdoor bench for almost 10 years, and it’s still going strong! I purchased it from Costco and it’s been on our front porch at our last 5 homes. It’s super sturdy and has such a classic design that it hasn’t gone out of style!
  2. Add pillows for comfort and coziness: Adding throw pillows gives the seating area more comfort and makes it look more inviting. This is also a good way to add in color and texture. I found these red and white ticking striped pillows that will pull double-duty. They can be used for both the 4th of July and at Christmas time! I also added a patriotic pillow that I created using a pillow cover and a stencil!
  3. Drape a lightweight throw blanket on one side: Adding a lightweight blanket is the perfect way to add is some more color (blue for the holiday) and texture, coziness, and a way to keep warm on chilly mornings or evenings. I found this Turkish towel that can also be used as a blanket! It is super soft and I love how versatile it is – not to mention that it is budget friendly too!
  4. Add a side table for decor & functionality: I created a budget friendly side table with a craft crate, used this natural DIY wood stain, and then sealed it with some spray sealant. It is the perfect size for a side table and brings some rustic farmhouse vibes to the space.
  5. Use some greenery or flowers to add life: You can easily use something you have on hand for a vase to place some fresh or faux flowers in. Plants are a great way to add life to a space that feels flat. I used this DIY vintage crock to add in some faux hydrangeas from Dollar Tree, and then added an American Flag from Dollar Tree. This is perfect to last throughout the summer and celebrate the 4th of July!
How to add patriotic outdoor decor to your front porch! I'm sharing some simple and budget friendly ways to add patriotic touches to your front porch! from A Heart Filled Home
How to add patriotic outdoor decor to your front porch! I'm sharing some simple and budget friendly ways to add patriotic touches to your front porch! from A Heart Filled Home
How to add patriotic outdoor decor to your front porch! I'm sharing some simple and budget friendly ways to add patriotic touches to your front porch! from A Heart Filled Home
How to add patriotic outdoor decor to your front porch! I'm sharing some simple and budget friendly ways to add patriotic touches to your front porch! from A Heart Filled Home

I made the pillow in the center by using a plain pillow cover and stenciling my letters on with a fabric pen! You can see how I did it here! This method is perfect for making custom DIY pillow covers.

What do you think of my simple patriotic outdoor decor on my front porch? Do you usually decorate your porch for summer? I’m loving how simple and cozy my space looks now!

How to add patriotic outdoor decor to your front porch! I'm sharing some simple and budget friendly ways to add patriotic touches to your front porch! from A Heart Filled Home

Head over to take a look at all of the other inspiration that we have in our Pinterest Challenge blog hop! There are so many great ideas for decorating your porch!

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15 Comments

  • Reply Benita May 28, 2019 at 6:19 am

    Leslea, everything looks so pretty! Love your crate and those pillows! Have a great day! Hugs!

  • Reply Debbie-Dabble May 28, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Such a pretty Patriotic vignette!!! Love your use of the crate!! Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

  • Reply Katie Mansfield May 28, 2019 at 8:33 am

    I love the pillow. The crock is a brilliant idea.

  • Reply Terrie May 28, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Leslea, I love your porch decor and how you turned the crock into a vase. Very nice. I love the pillow you created. Love pillows and how inexpensive they are to style with. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Laura Ingalls Gunn May 28, 2019 at 9:38 am

    Love your sweet touches. I am a big fan of ticking in every color!

  • Reply cindy@countyroad407 May 28, 2019 at 11:04 am

    Great tutorial Leslea. I get the understated porch decor thing. I’m like that most of the time. I think it’s because I always want everything to match our front door and it’s an aqua color so it’s hard. Love that little bench and your pillows. Your version turned out perfect with just the right amount of festiveness! Thank you so much for joining in this month.

  • Reply Lora Bloomquist May 28, 2019 at 11:13 am

    Leslea, Love how your version fits your style; simple farmhouse clean. Great idea to use the red and white ticking for summer and Christmas;)

  • Reply Julie Briones May 28, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    Looks lovely, Leslea! Those pillows are perfect, and I love your galvanized lantern! Pinned!

  • Reply Paula@SweetPea May 28, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Your porch looks so pretty! You are clever to turn an old wine chiller into a vintage looking vase. What a great idea! I hope you get to enjoy this space many times between now and July 4.

  • Reply Crissy May 28, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    I love the tips you provide, Leslea! It really helps give readers a “formula” they can follow while still bringing in their own spin and personality. Your porch looks beautiful and tasteful, and I’m a big fan of the DIY elements, like your stenciled pillow. I’m all about that kind of project! It was fun doing this challenge with you!

  • Reply Barbara Chapman May 29, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    Love, love, love your Windsor bench, Leslea! Your version of this month’s Pinterest Challenge turned out really beautifully with nice subtle patriotic decorations. I love the stenciled pillow you made!!! I need to get crafting… 😉 Happy to be with you on this month’s tour. <3

    Happy almost summer,
    Barb 🙂

  • Reply Carol@BlueskyatHome June 3, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    Leslea, love the idea of using the vintage crate as a small table. Just the right feel. The red ticking pillows are precious for both the 4th and Christmas. Love your tips and ideas for how to go about creating the vignette.

  • Reply Amber Ferguson June 6, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Your patriotic decor and simple farmhouse touches are so adorable and perfect for welcoming summer! I am just smitten by your stenciled pillow too! Great tips for styling a porch. Your bricks are really pretty too!

    So happy to join you on this fun challenge! Have a beautiful summer!

  • Reply Christy @ Our Southern Home June 30, 2019 at 6:51 am

    What a lovely patriotic porch! Those pillows are absolutely amazing!

    • Reply Leslea July 3, 2019 at 1:33 pm

      Thank you so much Christy! I just love the striped pillows from Amazon, and I loved making the stenciled pillow!

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