Coastal Decor Ideas
June is here and it’s time for me to put away the Spring wreath and get the porch ready for the warm days of summer. This Spring was so chilly that I only put out a wreath on the front door so I’ve been dying to put together a Summer front porch to enjoy.
My Summer front porch was completely inspired by my last trip to the Christmas Tree Shops. It’s one of my favorite places to find seasonal decor.
I put together a quick and super simple door swag for the front door. I used a sage colored hanging bush stem from Michael’s ( it’s from their Spring flower line and I have to go grab some more before they are gone; they are so lovely in real life) for the base.
A little trick is to paint your wreath holder the same color as your front door to help it blend in. My door is Sherwin Williams ‘Sea Salt’
I added two wooden buoy reproductions from the Christmas Tree Shop next. Can you believe they were only $5.99 each!
Christmas Tree doesn’t have online shopping available so sorry to those that don’t live in the New England area. I did find a similar buoy that you can get on Amazon for a few dollars more.
I added 2 faux star fish wrapped in a piece of raffia, and then finished off my door swag with a piece of nautical rope lightly tied and draping down ( I lightly frayed the ends of the rope for a more rustic look).
I also found a Nantucket bike basket at the Christmas Tree Shops too. The Nantucket lightship basket style is common in New England; especially in coastal homes. The original baskets were made by sailors in the Nantucket area and are quite collectible now.
When I found this basket I knew that it would be perfect for making a hanging wall basket…I had originally planned on putting the basket on my front door and the buoy swag on the wall but I couldn’t close the screen door so I had to pivot!!
I put a little hot glue on a starfish and wrapped a piece of raffia around it. I ran a longer piece of raffia around the basket and then hung the starfish to the front.
I finished off the basket with the same greenery that I used on the door swag ( gosh, I have to go grab some more after I’m done writing this!
Walmart had the most beautiful begonia hanging baskets. I replanted it in a blue ceramic pot that I’ve for years.
I have a wicker Better Homes & Gardens loveseat on the porch that I love to relax on at the end of the day. If you see one at your local Walmart you should grab it- it’s really comfortable and weather resistant. I’ve left it on my front porch all winter and it’s no worse for wear.
I put down my outdoor rug; this will be the 3rd summer I’ve had it out on my front porch and it’s still in great shape. It’s from the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart but is out of stock right now.
Here’s my finished front porch, all I need is a big iced coffee and a good book and I’m ready to chill for awhile out here.