My Summer Front Porch this year is filled with patriotic colors and lots of fresh flowers. I love this time of year when the weather is mild. It gives me great incentive to go out and get my patio spaces ready for some outdoor entertaining! I am also sharing one of my favorite recipes for a delicious rosé cocktail!
Summer Front Porch
If you’ve been here before, you may have noticed that I change my front door area quite frequently. Here are links to some of my front porch posts throughout the seasons:
For summer I like to bring in a pop of red to my front porch. I added some geraniums, Allysum, Impatiens and Hypoestes to my pots. You can see a walking tour of what I did on my Instagram Highlights.
Seasonal Updates to my front porch
One of my favorite parts about our home is our front porch during summer. We have a wide covered porch that allows for some front yard seating. I love sitting our here and watching my kids ride their bikes on the street and enjoy the warm spring weather!
We have some cafe lights strung across the porch that add a certain magical quality to the scene. Because twinkly lights shouldn’t just be for the holidays right?! We set these on a timer to go on dusk and off after 4 hours.
Last summer we purchased these hanging chairs for our front porch. While they were an investment, we haven’t regretted the decision one bit. I often get asked if they are comfortable and my answer is always YES! So comfortable in fact that my husband often falls asleep in them!
I placed some Euro sized pillows on them as a cushion and I keep some throws on hand for those cooler evenings. This seems to be the popular spot for happy hour and where we gather with neighbors. And there is always some rosé somewhere nearby!
SHOP ITEMS FROM MY PORCH
Rosé Cocktail Recipe
One of my favorite recipes for easy entertaining is this Rosé Sangria. Using just 3 ingredients and whatever fruit you have on hand, this is the perfect summer cocktail! After all, rosé season is just around the corner!
- 1 bottle dry Rosé
- 2 cups sparkling water
- 1/4 cup St. Germain Elderflower liquor
- 1 cup berries
- 1 handful mint
- Mix all ingredients together in a big pitcher. Serve over ice. Optional: garnish with additional fruit or ice.
I hope this got your juices flowing and you are inspired to start decorating your front porch for summer! Be sure and stop by next month where I will give you a tour of my backyard entertaining space! Sign up for my newsletter HERE and I’ll send you a reminder when it is live on the blog!