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Spring Porch (Sunny Side Up)

Happy Friday! I hope your week has been a good one! I’m sharing my spring/summer porch to kick off the weekend. Bring it on! The porch and the weekend. I’m ready.

Spring Porch (Sunny Side Up)

{faux eucalyptus trees (similar options linked below)/faux raspberry peonies (on sale!)/

faux hydrangea stems/ceramic planters/coiled baskets/jute rug/stripe sage rug}

Remember in the fall when I decided that faux trees were the way to go? Best decision EVER. So I took it one step further this spring with faux flowers too.

Because I’m tricky like that. :)

Spring Porch (Sunny Side Up)

Don’t get me wrong.. I love real flowers on my front porch this time of year! But I’m limited on what plants will work since this porch gets full shade and every summer my plants die a slow death when we travel. I always think I’ll remember to ask a friend to water my plants while we’re gone and then I always forget to ask a friend to water my plants while we’re gone.

I usually return home from summer travels to dead plants and a sad looking porch.

But not this year!

Spring Porch (Sunny Side Up)

You’ve all seen these beautiful raspberry peonies in my home. I’ve had them for years and love pulling them out every spring! I placed them in these textured ceramic planters and love the way they instantly brightened my porch. (*Sidenote – The peonies are marked down right now! Also these planters look more white in person than they do on-line.) 

Spring Porch (Sunny Side Up)

I’ve had these beautiful faux white hydrangea stems for years too and bought a few more to have enough to fill my coiled round baskets. I have 7 hydrangea stems in each basket and I could easily fit more, but the leaves on these faux stems are thick and and bushy and I like the way these flowers look a little spaced out!

Spring Porch (Sunny Side Up)

Beautiful, realistic and ZERO maintenance!

Spring Porch (Sunny Side Up)

I’m using the same jute rug I used in the fall and added this fun sage stripe rug. Needed my green fix. :)

Spring Porch (Sunny Side Up)

I’m very happy about this new development!

Will I go all faux on my porch from now on?

That I don’t know.

Spring Porch (Sunny Side Up)

What I do know is that this is one summer my porch will look just as good at the end of our trip as it did at the beginning.

Because.. say it with me..

I’m all sorts of tricky like that.


Enjoy your weekend!


xoxo, Erin
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16 thoughts on “Spring/Summer Porch

  1. Looks great, Erin. Faux must be the way to go (or would it be gaux?? ;) ) Thanks for sharing your very pretty porch. I kept thinking the door looked different, too, but maybe I’m wrong about that (most likely). I hope you have a glorious weekend! Happy Mother’s Day if you don’t post again before Sunday.

    1. Thank you so much Jeanne! I hope you’re having the best weekend too! You deserve it! (Door is the same.. so happy you like the porch.) ;)

  2. Your porch looks cheery and ready for spring/summer! Why not use faux when they look as good as yours do? Our porch has a roof, but still too open to allow much in the way of flowers. So, I’ll use a few giant ferns and maybe a pot of bright impatiens. Love this time of year when trees are in bloom, daffodils still look sunny, and soon flowers will pop up. I noticed my hostas are above ground…yay! 😁 Love your porch design!

    1. Thank you so much Holly! Your porch flowers sound so beautiful. I agree.. best time of year when everything is blooming! Enjoy your weekend! xo

  3. perfect porch for Mother’s Day and start of summer!
    The pink flowers w/the gray siding-Perfect!
    A close friend used to do this (I think I mentioned?) and often mixed real and the NOT SO REAL ;-D

    1. I’m so happy you like it Sharon! Thank you! Your friend has it figured out. :) Happy early Mother’s Day weekend! xo

  4. Hi Erin – Quick question, and maybe others can chime in as well…Do you use floor mats inside of your doorways or just outside? I’m getting ready to refinish our wood floors and am struggling with whether or not to have them. Secondly, how well do the area rugs that you have hold up to routine vauuming? ( I’m assuming that you have a non-slip/skid piece underneath.) We’re empty nesters now (sigh), but have a furry (make that very furry!) rescue dog. Thank you for any advice!

    1. Hi Ingrid! I don’t use them on the inside! I do put non-skid pads underneath most of my rugs inside my house and everything has held up great! And my kids do NOT go easy on my rugs. I’m constantly spot cleaning and vacuuming them! So I feel your pain with your furry family member. :) Happy weekend!

    2. I use floor mat inside and outside our doorway. I find that even with a floor mat outside dirt always gets inside the house and the floor mat catches them before it travels it’s way more inside. I usually vacuum the floor mat just inside the door and I swear it catches more dirt than is visible to the eye.

  5. Erin, I thought the plants on your porch were real. I think spacing the hydrangea makes it look realistic than having tons of blooms in the pot too. I wish we had a big porch like you and I can layer flowers, lanterns and all kinds of stuff. I wanted to layer two doormats on the porch this spring but my husband quickly frowned against it. He said it doesn’t make sense to have a floor mat over a floor mat. I wish I can convince him that it’s not weird because if others are doing it then it’s very common.

  6. Hello Erin – I love the faux flowers, especially the pink peonies :) What do you fill the bottom of the planters with?

    1. Thank you Chris! I don’t have anything in them! The stems are long and I bent them a little.. all of the bent stems fill the planter so you don’t need anything under them! :)

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