spring porch decorating ideas

Seasonal Simplicity Spring Home Tour


Hello, friends! I hope you’re having a great Tuesday. Today is the second day of the Seasonal Simplicity Spring Home Tours hosted by April from House of Hoff and Krista from The Happy Housie. I’m so excited that I get to team up with such a talented group of bloggers for my first spring home tour!

When the tour ends on Friday, there will be a total of 25 beautiful homes decorated for spring with tons of ideas on how to add seasonal touches to your home without feeling like you have to go overboard.

Seasonal Simplicity Home Tour

If you’re coming over from The House of Wood…welcome! Isn’t Jen’s home beautiful?

I have to admit…my favorite season is spring. How appropriate is it that the first seasonal tour of our new/old house is for the spring season? And even more appropriate is the theme of the tour…Seasonal Simplicity. I’m all about keeping things simple. My goal for decorating my home for spring was to use things that I already have instead of buying anything at the store other than some plants that I’ll transfer to the garden.

So let’s get started on the porch!

Having a colorful, flower-filled porch to come home to makes me smile as soon as I pull in the driveway.
Spring Home Tour 2017- Front porch with red door painted in Sherwin Williams Real Red SW 6868
The cast iron bird door knocker can be found in this link. (affiliate link)

For the first time ever, I have a covered front porch so I couldn’t wait to gather some furniture and decorative items from the inside of the house to the outside. All of the furniture pieces were either free or thrift store finds so I gave them a couple coats exterior paint to pull the mismatched pieces together. The sign was a DIY project.

Plant shelf with potted flowers: Need some ideas for decorating your front porch? By adding a repurposed bookshelf from inside the house, you can add plants, flowers, and even candles to welcome your guests.
I pulled my blue mason jar collection together and added some candles.
Need some ideas for decorating your front porch? By adding a repurposed bookshelf from inside the house, you can add plants, flowers, and even candles to welcome your guests.
My husband, Jason, picked up this vintage toolbox from the Habitat for Humanity Restore because it came with tools but I quickly stole it from the garage because of the beautiful teal color.
Repurposed teal tool box for flowers adds a touch of color. Need some ideas for decorating your front porch? By adding a repurposed bookshelf from inside the house, you can add plants, flowers, and even candles to welcome your guests.
I plopped some perennials into these DIY aged terracotta pots. Once it gets warmer, I’ll transfer the perennials to the flower beds.
Flowers in DIY weathered pots:Need some ideas for decorating your front porch? By adding a repurposed bookshelf from inside the house, you can add plants, flowers, and even candles to welcome your guests.
Use a repurposed vintage toolbox to hold flowers.Need some ideas for decorating your front porch? By adding a repurposed bookshelf from inside the house, you can add plants, flowers, and even candles to welcome your guests.
The metal chairs were a thrift store find for $40 for the pair. They were royal blue so I gave them a couple coats oil rubbed bronze spray paint. The white table was rescued from the roadside. All that was salvageable was the pedestal base so we took it and added a new table top then painted it white.
Reproduction Tolix chairs and a pedestal table makes a sweet place to enjoy your morning coffee on the front porch.
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Nothing says spring like tulips. I love being able to decorate with flowers all year long so I bought these faux real touch tulips on Amazon for less than $5. Shipping took a few weeks, but it was totally worth it.

We are in the process of remodeling our 100-year-old bungalow. With all the dust from remodeling, I decided to keep seasonal decorating the inside of our home to a minimum this year.
Spring tour at Simplicity in the South living room entry wayWe repurposed the table you see here. It was a TV table given to us that was twice as deep as it is now. Jason made it fit the space and I painted it. My favorite part of the table is X detail on the sides made from lath strips from our house.
Seasonal Simplicity Spring Home Tour- x-detail entry way table
Spring Home Tour- foyer table
This vintage inspired enamelware bowl is sold as a fruit bowl but it makes a perfect place to stash our keys.
Spring Home Tour- filagree enamelware bowl
Jason was given one of the first Shopsmith lathes ever made that was produced in the early 1950’s. These lovely candlesticks were the first project he made with it. Seasonal Simplicity Spring Tour- handmade candle sticks
The tutorial for the driftwood heart can be found in this link.
Seasonal Simplicity Spring Home Tour- driftwood heart
Spring home tour- living room
Spring Home Tour 2017- cherry blossom stems

And now let’s move on to the master bedroom.

We’re in the process of turning an adjacent spare bedroom into a master bathroom, walk-in closet, and half-bathroom. The master bathroom will be the first room to be completed and I can’t wait to show you guys how it turns out. And I’ll be revealing the rest of the master bedroom in just few weeks.
For this vignette, I pulled together pieces that have similar colors. There’s something about the combination of green and white that feels very fresh and appropriately “springy” to me. Green is also Pantone’s color of the year so I wanted to find a way to incorporate into our home.
Simplicity in the South Spring home tour- fireplace mantel decorated for spring
You can see how we built the fireplace surround in this link.

Simplicity in the South- Spring home tour

// Jute Diamond Throw Rug //

Simplicity in the South- Spring Home Tour fireplace mantel spring vingnette

I bought the metal caddy on Decor Steals. It’s such a gorgeous shade of green.

Spring fireplace mantel decorations

My oldest son’s bedroom makeover was the first completed room I posted about for our new house and it’s the last room of the tour. He’s at college right now but he’ll totally get what this quote on the letter board says when he comes home. He’s not a fan of winter, either. 😉

I'm sorry for the things I said when it was winter. Rustic industrial office decorated for spring.

The built-in bed made from stock kitchen cabinets makes this room feel so cozy. The planks that cover the popcorn ceilings give this room a little extra farmhouse charm.

Cozy eclectic dormer bedroom with a built in bed and planked wall and ceilings

Well, that concludes our spring home tour today, folks!

Simple and inexpensive ways to add spring touches to your home are shown in this Seasonal Simplicity spring home tour by Simplicity in the South

Our home is a work in progress, so if you follow along, you won’t miss all the details on how we’ll inject some farmhouse style to our 1915 bungalow on a budget. The master bathroom is going to be pretty amazing. I really appreciate you stopping by! Make sure you go visit Aniko at Place of My Taste next. She has a gorgeous home full of color and awesome DIY projects.

Our Home’s Paint colors:

  • Front door Exterior: Sherwin Williams Real Red SW 6868
  • Living Room Walls: Sherwin Williams Repose Gray SW 7015
  • Living Room Wainscoting: Sherwin Williams Alabaster SW 7008
  • Living Room Front Door Interior: Sherwin Williams Dovetail SW 7018
  • Master Bedroom Walls: Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter HC-172
  • Master Bedroom Fireplace: Sherwin Williams Alabaster SW 7008
  • Dormer Bedroom Walls: Sherwin Williams Dorian Gray 7017
  • Dormer Bedroom Trim, Built-in Bed, & Ceiling: Sherwin Williams Alabaster SW 7008

For more seasonal decorating ideas, click this link.

Click the picture below or this link to see my favorite spring DIY project, a boxwood bunny wreath.

Spring or Easter display and a bunny boxwood wreath

Check out more spring decorating inspiration on Instagram with the hashtag #SeasonalSimplicity!

And if you want to see all the homes in the spring home tours and read more decorating tips, you can check out the full Seasonal Simplicity lineup here:

Seasonal Simplicity spring tour collage


House by Hoff / The Happy Housie / The Turquoise Home / Maison de Pax / Refresh Restyle


The House of Wood / Simplicity in the South / Place of My Taste / Tidy Mom / That’s My Letter


Sincerely, Sara D. / at HOME with the barkers / Paint Me Pink / Nina Hendrick Design Co. / A Burst of Beautiful


Just a Girl and Her Blog / Cherished Bliss / At Charlotte’s House / House 214 Design / Town and Country Living


Cassie Bustamante / Robb Restyle / Erin Spain / My Fabuless Life / The Wicker House



This project was featured at Home Stories A to Z!


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  1. Hello Tricia, my favorite season is spring. The entire flower pulled porch and vintage look very nice. I like your thoughts to make home simply beautiful in a budget. Thanks for sharing such an awesome blog.

    1. Thank you, so much! I just stopped by your beautiful blog and I adore your bathroom. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Such a pretty spring home tour! I’m so jealous that you already have plants outside. We are still another month or two away from that here in Indiana. 🙁

    1. The weather has been crazy here. It’s been in the 70’s since the 2nd week in February and now they’re calling for flurries on Sunday.

  3. Absolutely beautiful spring touches, Tricia! And I love the rooms you have tackled so far… I can tell your new home is going to be amazing when it’s done!

  4. Lovely tour. The email link didn’t work for me but it brought me to the blog so I got here by clicking on home. Thought you might want to know.

    1. Thank you, Barbara, for stopping by! I’ll check and see what I can do to fix the email link. Thanks for letting me know.

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