Decorating your outdoor spaces for spring helps excite you about the warm fun days ahead. Learn the five things needed to decorate your pergola or porch for spring.
Today is the first day of Celebrate Spring Blog Hop! Your favorite bloggers are sharing gorgeous spring decorating ideas all week long, starting with porches today. Be sure to visit all the blogs at the end of this post. If you are visiting from 2 Bees in a Pod, welcome! I love that cute little door basket!
Decorating a porch or pergola is so fun. You can use brighter colors and different fabrics than you use indoors. Outdoor space decorating tends to be more casual and comfortable too, which is probably why I enjoy it so much, I am into casual and comfortable.
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How to decorate a pergola for spring
I am showing my pergola decorated for spring but of course, these tips can be used to decorate any outdoor space like a patio, porch, or screen room as well.
We scored this cute faux wicker set on fb marketplace for a good price last summer. We try to buy used items as often as possible because it’s easy on the budget and it’s environmentally friendly, both of which are important to us.
Here are a few new options in case you can’t find a used set (it can be difficult this time of year).
This set is similar to ours
I absolutely LOVE the look of THIS SET
This set has swivel chairs and that green is so pretty for spring.
I like the big comfy cushions on this Northport Outdoor Furniture Set
If you plan to dine on your pergola, this dining set would be perfect!
Pillows made with outdoor fabric
Outdoor pillows not only help make your space comfy but are also a great way to add colors and patterns. When choosing pillows for your outdoor area make sure they’re made from outdoor fabric or they won’t last.
When my outdoor pillows start to look a little grungy I pressure wash them and they look new again. Alternately, you could spray your pillows with a fabric protector to help them last outdoors.
Reversible pillows like this Mint Gray reversible pillow are a great way to spend less. You get two looks for one price.
This Patterned Reversible pillow may be my favorite outdoor pillow of all time I love both sides of this reversible pillow.
This pretty Blue Threshold pillow is perfect for pergola or porch decorating all year long.
I love the hydrangeas on these Spring Blossoms Pillows
This handmade pink floral pillow is great for spring decor indoors or outdoors.
Flowers for Spring Decorating
No pergola or porch decorating for spring would be complete without flowers and plants!
I like to decorate with picked flowers in a vase and also spring potted plants.
Some spring flowers for vases (or cute creamers like this one I bought from Emery Merchantile) are
- primrose (I used these on my spring porch here)
- forsythia (as seen in my spring decor here)
For potted plants, a good rule of thumb is if the garden centers in your area have them out for sale it’s probably safe for them to be outside without the risk of them getting too cold. If there happens to be a surprise cold night it’s easy to bring them inside.
This year to decorate our pergola for spring, I used dark pink snapdragons, pink and white geraniums and white lobularia . I also added a little air plant in a seashell for a coastal touch.
We love relaxing in our pergola area in the evening. We usually have some sort of game going on. Small games that can be tucked away work best for your pergola/porch area. This little aqua and blue beads that we use to play checkers double as cute decor.
Here are a few more we like to play on our porch
Comfy throw blankets
When decorating your pergola for spring, don’t forget the evenings can be chilly and you may want a soft and pretty throw blanket to keep you warm.
This pretty plaid throw was a Kirkland’s find but they are sold out. This plaid Navy Plaid Chenille Throw is similar.
This Threshold Cotton Blanket would be perfect for a spring porch.
I like how versatile this nice Blue White Border Throw is.
I adore anything linen and this handmade Stone Washed Linen Throw is so pretty!
Another comfy handmade option is this Chunky Knit Blanket.
More Pergola & Spring Decorating Tips
Up next on the Celebrate Spring Blog Hop is my friend, Julie from My Wee Abode. You’ll love the way she decorated her cute patio!
Be sure to check out all the porch inspiration today and check back all week for the rest of the spring decorating ideas including mantels, entryways, DIY ideas and tablescapes.