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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  2. Love! When I start working on my porch I'm recruiting your help!

  3. Wow, what a beautiful transformation!!! I LOVE the inviting feel of your porch. I too have a small porch and I can't wait to check out the items at Home Decorators Collection.

  4. Wow, what a beautiful transformation!!! I LOVE the inviting feel of your porch. I too have a small porch and I can't wait to check out the items at Home Decorators Collection.

  5. This is gorgeous!!! Thinking of everything you will be recruited to do when we move to our new home!!! Love ya girl :)

  6. Danielle this is so beautiful! You are truly talented. A perfect place to cozy up on a cool evening! Love it:)

  7. You did an amazing job transforming the front porch! It looks awesome! You are quite impressive!

  8. It looks great and I love the rug! We're gonna have to plan a time to see it in person! :)

  9. What an inviting front porch area! I absolutely love the colors and textures you have incorporated into the decor. Very lovely Miss Danielle!! =)

  10. Looks awesome - very inviting. Perfect conversational space!! Great color choices - tied in very nicely!

  11. The before and after shots look great! Those ferns will get fluffy and throw some shade soon :) we always like to keep some sort of citronella on hand (candle or plant) to keep those pests at bay...

  12. I just love what you have done with space! It looks so relaxing! Pass the lemonade, please!

  13. I love everything about this space! I love the color and design of the rug, def a win! Thanks for some great inspiration, as always!

  14. Just taking a look at your front porch put me in a relaxed mood. I want to have a seat! I love the colors you've chosen and that rug ties it all together and makes it compete. Makes me want to spruce up my front porch. I need some color! Great job Danielle!!