Farmhouse Summer Porch Decor

Farmhouse Summer Porch Decor

Can you even believe we are talking about summer decorating? The porch is the first place I like to start on our seasonal farmhouse decor and I will show you why.

If you have hung around here for more than two months, you will know that I like to think of an inspirational theme to get me started as I decorate for each of the seasons.

This year’s theme was “nautical”.  But, when I say pick a theme, I need to caveat this idea.  Don’t go hog wild with your theme, just use touches of it and then bring in some practical pieces and sentimetal pieces.

Whiskey barrel and french lemonade for rustic summer patio decorating

Old steamer trunk and hanging star make perfect farmhouse porch decor for summer

When my sister was little, she mentioned at one point that she “liked cats”.  And somehow that got translated into “Susan loves, adores and must have EVERYTHING she can possibly own that is cat themed.”

For at least a decade she opened gift after gift from unsuspecting family members who were sure they had found her the perfect gift- cat themed, of course.  It got taken way. too. far!   It’s still a family joke, thirty years later.

This is what I mean by -don’t let your theme become overpowering. You don’t want the place to look like a gift shop from the beach just because you want to bring in a little nautical twist, if ya know what I mean.

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For my farmhouse summer porch, I brought back the wicker chairs I used last fall, added in a steamer trunk for more seating and a whiskey barrel!!  How’s that for nautical?

Ferns and steamer trunk for summer porch decor

Old steamer trunk and hanging star make perfect farmhouse porch decor for summer

 

Vintage tennis rackets as porch decor for old farmhouse by sheholdsdearly.com

Urn with ivy and gazing ball, boho pillow on steamer trunk

I ended up sending a few things like a jar of seashells and a small sailboat into the house to dilute the ocean/ sailer vibe going on out here and brought in some sentimental pieces.

Adding in some vintage tennis rackets and crochet set helped to bring in the look of summer activities.

Vintage tennis rackets as porch decor for old farmhouse by sheholdsdearly.com

Next, I wanted a way to address the blazing heat of summer.  This porch gets particularly hot mid -morning, so I pulled down my living room curtains (!) and hung them outside to create some more shade.

By using some cheapo curtains rods, I could easily hang them in strategic places for a uniquely, dreamy look that I may recreate every summer- we love it that much!

navy front door, wicker chairs, patio curtains, outdoor curtains, whiskey barrel as porch decor

 

Vintage tennis rackets as porch decor for old farmhouse by sheholdsdearly.com

Finally, I added in some ferns to create a fresh, cooling atmosphere and set out some french lemonade and goblets.  They are mostly for looks, but once I did it for the pictures everyone in the house was asking for a glass of lemonade.

 

Tin bucket, sea shells and french lemonade from World Market- summer porch decor by sheholdsdearly.com

So, there you have it- a quick breakdown of the thought processes I use to decorate my porch in the summer.  Thank you so much for stopping by, you don’t know how much I appreciate my blog readers every day, you make all the work of blogging sooo worth it!

Seashells and ferns on a whiskey barrel for natural, summer porch decor

Before you go, hop on over to visit some of my best blogging friends and get some more summer decorating tips and tricks from them, as well!  You will not be disappointed.

Click on the links below.

      Farmhouse on Boone    |         Little Glass Jar      |       Sincerely, Marie Designs

 

 

She Holds Dearly (that’s me!)        |          Zevy Joy

 

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6 Comments

  1. May 15, 2018 / 12:32 PM

    That is so hilarious about your sister. My grandma has the idea that I am obsessed with chocolate, so she used to have something chocolate related every time I saw her. I’m not complaining! Ha. Beautiful beautiful decor, as always!! And definitely not overboard (pun, lol) on the nautical theme.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      Author
      May 16, 2018 / 8:53 AM

      OH funny! They try, don’t they? So sweet, really, those relatives that want to make us so happy with their gifts.

      Thanks for all your encouragement, I’m so proud of you and inspired by all you have accomplished with your wonderful blog. xoxo

  2. May 15, 2018 / 1:46 PM

    Oh your poor sister! lol I couldn’t agree more when it comes to taking a theme overboard. It really just becomes cheesy. I love your porch and the small nautical touches are perfect. I wish I lived closer so I could sit on the porch and chat with you!

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      Author
      May 16, 2018 / 8:54 AM

      Is that so funny???!! Thank you for your heartfelt compliments, they mean so much to me. And, girl, someday I hope we do get to sit on my porch and chat. xoxo

  3. Nancy Davies
    May 15, 2018 / 3:36 PM

    Sarah, I love your porch decor. Just so summery and not beachy but with just a hint of summer pleasures. I live in the southern hemisphere so winter is looming so off to see what I can do to make my house entrance way more cosy. Thank you for sharing this lovely arrangement.

    • Sarah | She Holds Dearly
      Author
      May 16, 2018 / 8:56 AM

      Nancy, thank you for your wonderful feedback, I am glad you approve! I’m excited for you to come up with ideas that make your entrance way more summery.

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