Colorful Summer Porch Styling - outdoor summer decorating ideas | Inspired by Charm

Recently, I decided to refresh my side porch for the summer, and today I thought I’d give you a peek. In an ideal world, I’d invite all of you over to sip sangria and visit. But since there aren’t enough seats for everyone, I figured this mini-tour would be the next best thing.

Colorful Summer Porch Styling - outdoor summer decorating ideas | Inspired by Charm

For the past two years, I’ve been styling my side porch pretty much the same way, so a change was in order. It actually all started when I spotted this fun pillow at HomeGoods. That became my jumping off point for some colorful summer porch styling.

Colorful Summer Porch Styling - outdoor summer decorating ideas | Inspired by Charm

Colorful Summer Porch Styling - outdoor summer decorating ideas | Inspired by Charm

I also decided to get new tables because my old ones were beginning to rust again. Far too many coats of spray paint had also left them looking a bit shabby.

Colorful Summer Porch Styling - outdoor summer decorating ideas | Inspired by Charm

For my coffee table, I opted for a pair of round iron and wood-topped side tables. Their shape adds a bit of interest, and they can easily be moved around as needed.

Colorful Summer Porch Styling - outdoor summer decorating ideas | Inspired by Charm

I also pulled in a few simple side tables which offer places to set a drink, plant, or decorative accessory.

Colorful Summer Porch Styling - outdoor summer decorating ideas | Inspired by Charm

 Colorful Summer Porch Styling - outdoor summer decorating ideas | Inspired by Charm

During the past couple of years, I had been using a reddish orange bench for my coffee table. It suffered a few dings and dents this past winter, so I patched the bruises and gave it a fresh coat of black paint.

Colorful Summer Porch Styling - outdoor summer decorating ideas | Inspired by Charm

Now it doubles as a side table and a place to show off a few plants.

Colorful Summer Porch Styling - outdoor summer decorating ideas | Inspired by Charm

Colorful Summer Porch Styling - outdoor summer decorating ideas | Inspired by Charm

Normally, I fill my porch with annual flowers, but this year I went with lots of succulents. The latter require much less water and will still look great even though I won’t be here to water them daily. (Side note: if you’re looking for big succulents, hit up Home Depot. I love their selection!)

Colorful Summer Porch Styling - outdoor summer decorating ideas | Inspired by Charm

Some other fun accessories (mostly from HomeGoods), a few ferns, and a simple outdoor rug (from Walmart) complete the space.

Colorful Summer Porch Styling - outdoor summer decorating ideas | Inspired by Charm

Colorful Summer Porch Styling - outdoor summer decorating ideas | Inspired by Charm

Although it’s not a major change, it was fun to switch things up and try something new this year. And best of all, it’s just in time for summer!

Colorful Summer Porch Styling - outdoor summer decorating ideas | Inspired by Charm

Over on the HomeGoods blog, Design Happy, I’m talking more about this space and sharing 4 Tips to Add Color and Style to Your Porch. Click here to head on over there for more inspiration.

Comments

  • paula at

    Beautiful porch. Where are those side tables from?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      They are from HomeGoods as well.

      xo Michael

  • Elaine DiSanto at

    Oh, I LOVE that pillow, and can see why it inspired you!!

    I crochet afghans, and I can picture that design as an afghan… my next project!!

  • Silvana Joanne at

    Oh wow I love those pillows. It looks like such a cozy spot to hang out.

  • Elle at

    Great new look! Everything works so well together. Hope you have many happy times out there this summer and fall.

  • Mary at

    Michael, could you please tell me where I can get the watering can please?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      It’s from HomeGoods.

      xo Michael

  • Kristin at

    Just wondering if there is a brand on those pillows?! I’m dying to get my hands on them!! This looks super cozy but fresh and clean at the same time. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Kristin, there were tags on them, but I cut them off. I’m not sure if the brand name was listed. So sorry!

      xo Michael

  • Angie at

    Are all the side tables from Homegoods? Also were did the black table come from? PS. I saw this on the Homegoods site.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hey there! All the tables are from HomeGoods except for the black bench (with the plants and birdhouse.)

      xo Michael

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