Summer Front Porch Refresh

It's officially summer! With the days lasting a bit longer, we are loving our extra family time relaxing together outside. The baby absolutely LOVES being outdoors, and lately our favorite outdoor hangout spot has been the front porch.

I knew it was finally time to make this spot warm and cozy since I hadn't done anything to it since we moved in last year! When Home Decorators Collection asked me to be a part of their #HDCrugsforthesummer tour, it was the perfect motivation to make this space welcoming and comfortable.

Check out the before/after of our summertime front porch!!

It's now the perfect spot to cozy up and enjoy family time! :)

With a few essential items, I was able to pull this space together quickly and affordably (win-win!). Thanks to the great selection of outdoor items at Home Decorators Collection, this small space is now the perfect place to relax and welcome guests.

Without a doubt, the biggest impact in this small space comes from the beautiful blue patterned rug.  I'll admit there were about five different rugs in my cart at one time, but when I came across this beautiful Martha Stewart Temple Gate outdoor rug, I was in love! The size and texture were perfect.

When the rug arrived, the coloring was even more beautitiful in person! I was happy to find that the material is both soft and thicker than most outdoor rugs. It's also husband-approved because it's functional too ;) Our porch is covered but it does get wet when it rains; I've found this rug takes water well and dries quickly, which means more time to enjoy being outside together. 

Home Decorators Collection has a huge selection of outdoor items, and I also scooped up the navy outdoor lumbar pillow and a monogrammed square outdoor pillow. I love the custom braided trim to give the pillows a little something special. The monogrammed square pillow didn't quite make it in time, but I'll be sure to show you how it looks in the space! Check out their sale on outdoor furniture and decor if you're looking to cozy up an outdoor space too.

For more inspiring outdoor spaces, be sure to check this amazing group of blogger friends for the #hdcrugsforthesummer sponsored by Home Decorators Collection:

Monday: Gloribell from I Don't Know How She Does It
Tuesday: Sarah from Life on Virginia Street
Wednesday: Danielle from The Cheerful Home
Thursday: Haeley from Design Improvised
Friday: Danielle from Finding Silver Pennies

Front Porch Source list:
martha stewart temple gate rug: home decorators collection
outdoor lumbar pillow (color: indigo sunbrella): home decorators collection
square monogrammed pillow (color: indigo sunbrealla): home decorators collection
outdoor loveseat, chair, cushions: home depot
medallion pillows, white ceramic stool: home goods
lantern: gifted from friend
hanging planters, blue pot: hobby lobby
wreath: target
iron wall decor: gifted from friend (thanks, aubrie!)
table: grandparent's garage (thanks, grandma!)

Thank you so much to Home Decorators Collection for sponsoring this post. All choices and opinions are my own. For more decor inspiration check them out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

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