How to Brighten Your Porch For Spring – Styled for Spring Home Tour

Welcome to the ultimate spring inspiration tour, Styled for Spring Home Tour, featuring tons of my favorite designers! This is part one of a two week series showcasing ideas for how to style your home for spring. This week we will be sharing ideas on how to style your front porch, entryway and kitchen for spring. Next week, part two we will be sharing styling ideas for your living room, dining room and bedroom.

If you are here from my fabulous friend Yvonne at Stone Gable, welcome! Yvonne always has the best ideas for styling your home. If this is your first time here,  I would love for you to look around awhile and come back often! My husband and I have been married for almost 20 years and have 5 wonderful kiddos. I love design, fashion and entertaining. Here on RGD,  you will find lots of tips for living life in style.

Spring is literally knocking on our front door here in Arizona. It is bitter sweet for me. Sweet because the weather is perfect, and everything is in bloom. Bitter because that means we are closer to the long, hot Arizona summer! Let’s just focus on the sweat, I mean sweet!

This year, I wanted to give our porch a bright, cheery look for spring, different from our normally neutral porch {here}. The front porch is one of my favorite places to decorate for the seasons because it doesn’t take much to make it feel warm and welcoming, festive and fun.

Today I’m sharing my 3 favorite ways to brighten your porch for spring.

1. Hang a Fabulous Wreath

I looked and looked for inspiration for a spring wreath. When I saw this pink peony and cherry blossom wreath from an online store, I knew it was the one! I clicked on the wreath and realized it was not available anymore!!! So, I decided I would try to recreate it on my own. I’ll be sharing a tutorial on how I made it later this week.

Why you should make your own wreath

  • You can create exactly what you want
  • No one else will have exactly what you have
  • It’s easier than you think

If you’re not ready to tackle making your own wreath, I’ve sourced a few of my favorite already to hang wreaths for you {affiliate links used for your personality}…

2. Add a doormat with personality

I’m embarrassed to say that our last doormat was purchased the week we moved into our house… 10 years ago! It was too small for our door, but it is one of those things that you just never think about replacing. I’m reminding you to replace it!!!! Don’t wait 10 years like I did!

When buying a doormat – use these tips

  • Buy one that is as wide or wider than the width of  your door.
  • Read reviews about the durability of the mat. You don’t want one that will shed, or wear poorly.
  • Find one that fits your style.

3. Plant flowers that coordinate

Chose flowers that match with the color scheme of your porch. This will give your porch continuity and style! Pink was my color of choice to brighten our porch, so I chose matching pink geraniums to tie in with the wreath. After I shot these photos, I picked up some light pink, white and hot pink geraniums and added them to the base of our potted rose trees. They look like a little ombre garden.

Fabulous Pots for those new flowers…

Finish off the look by adding outdoor lanterns and candles with timers.

This one tip will add a special feel to your porch. It will make it feel more inviting and cozy. Make sure to use outdoor candles so they don’t melt!!! These candles are my favorite. I have two different style lanterns. Two really large gold lanterns and two medium sized lanterns.

Now visit Courtney from French Country Cottage and see how she styled her house for spring. Then go brighten up your porch for spring!

French Country Cottage

Thistlewood Farms

Decor Gold Designs

So Much Better With Age

Craftberry Bush

Zevy Joy

Lindsay Hill Interiors

Sunny Side Up

Just a Girl and Her Blog

CC + Mike

Dimples & Tangles



Be sure and check out week #2 where the following talented bloggers share how to decorate your bedroom, dining and living room for spring!

1| Decor Gold Designs  2| Shabby Fufu  3| Life on Virginia Street

4| Randi Garrett Design  5| Maison de Pax  6| Eleven Gables

7| Know How She Does It  8| A Thoughtful Place 9|  The Leslie Style




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37 thoughts on “How to Brighten Your Porch For Spring – Styled for Spring Home Tour

    1. Thank you Bree! It’s the one place in our home that isn’t a disaster right now!!! See you soon! xoxo

  1. Your wreath turned out gorgeous! I can’t wait for the tutorial. And now I’m realizing that I’ve had my doormat for almost 10 years and it is tiny! Time for a new one!

    1. Thanks Nancy! Haha! Time to update!!! I couldn’t believe the difference such a small change made! xo

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by Kim! You are always so kind! Have a lovely day my friend! xo

  2. Loved your tour Randi. Everything you do is always so gorgeous! That wreath is just seriously too much. I can’t even! Can I just hire you to make one for me? Pretty please?!? 🙂 Thanks so much for the invite on the blog hop. Always so honored to be a part of anything that involves you talented ladies!

    1. CC you are the sweetest! Why aren’t we neighbors? I’d just help you make one! I’m so happy to have met you through our blogs. You my friend are amazing! xo

    1. Gina thank you so much for your sweet comment! I’m so glad you found me and hope you come back! Have a lovely day! xo


    1. Hi Bobbi! I will definitely babe dishing out all the details so you can buy exactly what I bought so you can make your very own cherry blossom, peony wreath! You sweet comment made my day! Thank you!!! xo

  4. Randi your spring touches are gorgeous as usual and I loved the tips! You are so talented friend. Thank you for including me – it means a lot! xo

  5. Hi Randi,
    I think I’m in love with your courtyard and porch! I live in Arizona and I don’t think I’ve seen one lovelier here! Looking forward to your future posts!

  6. Randi it’s al so incredible! That wreath is just stunning and I love the coordinating pots! Perfection!! Your home is so dreamy!!

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