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My summer porch is off to a good start! Technically this is my spring porch but since I didn’t pull it together until mid May I decided to call it my summer porch. Now I feel ahead of the game instead of behind it.
I’m super tricky like that. ;)
I tried a few different trees and rugs this year and truly can’t decide which look I like best! I’m sharing all options so let me know if you have a favorite. If you can’t decide either my porch might just have a new look every other week. I can think of worse things! :)
The one item I won’t be switching out any time soon are my new modern rustic fluted planters. Ahhh! They are so beautiful! I have wanted black fluted planters for a while and almost bought these concrete fluted planters but I just couldn’t get excited about how heavy they are. These modern fluted planters are lightweight and easy to move! HUGE selling point for me since I’m always moving my decor around so much and have zero upper body strength. Ha. I love the wide fluted design and texture. They come in 4 sizes and I bought the medium and large. They will be perfect during the fall/winter months too. So versatile! I added some faux white hydrangeas to the medium planters. (My exact hydrangeas didn’t come back in stock this year but I’ve heard great things about these faux hydrangeas from Amazon! Very affordable too. I linked other similar options above.)
In the large planter I have these beautiful faux ficus trees.
Very realistic for the price! I have a few books below each tree adding some height. If you’re new here, I went with all faux plants and flowers for my porch a couple of years ago and haven’t looked back! My porch gets all shade and we travel a lot during the summer. I struggled for years to keep things living in this spot and wasted so much money on plants that didn’t last long! I love having a porch that always looks put together with ZERO effort after I’ve styled it. It reminds me of trying out a faux Christmas tree for the first time. Once I did that it was over! Never going back to the hassle of real again. Ha.
I love this jute area rug. If it looks familiar to you that’s because I had the runner in my kitchen for a year. It’s in my upstairs laundry room at the moment!
This is look #1!
Look #2 is the same trees with this cute striped jute rug. It adds a little more depth with the brown right!? I love both rugs.
Look #3 is with my beloved natural jute rug that I usually have on my porch. It’s plain and simple and always looks good! Guess I love all THREE rugs.
Oh wait.. there’s a 4th. :) I bought this cute little stripe rug to try layering on top of my jute rug, but it’s too small so I put it in front of our mudroom door.
As if I didn’t have enough options with my various rugs I decided to try these beautiful olive trees too! I feel like you can’t ever go wrong with a good olive tree. Or with good olive branches!
Or with an olive wreath. :)
Cute! See why I can’t decide!? I love the olive trees too!
They aren’t as full and bright green as the faux ficus trees, but they have a sophisticated look I love. I didn’t need books with the olive trees because they are a little taller too. Weighing all pros and cons here. :)
Let me know if you have a favorite tree and rug! I love them all and I’m indecisive at times so come on by to visit this summer and you’ll probably see a different look each visit! Especially since I plan on adding some 4th of July decor soon.
Good thing my planters are lightweight and easy to move. ;)