Farmhouse Valentine's day porch decor ideas for your small front porch. Greet friends, family, and guests with these charming cottage farmhouse outdoor Valentine decorations.
February 14th is almost here and I'm feeling the Valentine spirit! Each year I get so excited to share with you Valentine's decor ideas but these Valentine's day porch decor ideas are my favorite so far. Even a winter porch can be warm and welcoming. Let's take a closer look at Valentine's Day porch decor ideas!
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FARMHOUSE VALENTINE'S DAY PORCH DECOR IDEAS
I like to keep it simple with decorations for Valentine's day but I still love to bring out lots of love in our decor because this is a time to show those you love how much they mean to you. A great way to do that is through decorations on your front door, porch, or stoop.
Let's get started as I walk you through simple steps to add cottage farmhouse Valentine's decor to your small or large front porch. Here are the supplies you will need to decorate your porch for Valentine's day. If this is your first time decorating for Valentine's Day, you may find you have some of these supplies on hand or you can find them in craft stores.
- Small rug
- Wreath (I made my wreath from Dollar Tree items)
- Chair (I am using an old french style bistro chair)
- Galvanized bucket
- Small chalkboard sign
- Chalkpaint marker
DOLLAR STORE HEART SHAPED WREATH DIY
One way to keep costs down is to make a wreath with dollar store items. This is one of my favorite DIY projects. This heart shaped wreath DIY was created from a Dollar Tree heart wreath and hung with my directions on how to hang a wreath with ribbon. A pretty wreath can set the tone for your whole porch.
I love that it's a subtle way of representing love day. I have more directions on my how to make a heart shaped wreath post if you would like to make one too.
Your heart wreath can feature the colors and flowers that reflect your love and the green leaves hold the promise of spring. They even make great gifts! You can personalize your heart wreath with pretty hearts or fairy lights, whatever puts you in the Valentine's Day spirit.
Small Front Porch Valentine Decorations
Now for the easy part and that is placing a chair on your front porch. A great idea is to see what you have around to use. I had this old antique vintage french bistro chair in my garage. It is the perfect addition to the porch because it is so thin and minimal.
Maybe you have a cute bright red chair or something similar. I also had a cool idea to use this small, chalkboard sign to make a Valentine's porch sign. You can decorate it with a sweet message, red or pink hearts; your Valentine’s Day sign will surely brighten someone's day.
Small porches need to show as much negative space as possible this chair did the trick. It is thin and holds up great to weather.
Simply add a chair and then add an old galvanized bucket of flowers on top. Roses and other pink or red flowers have Valentine's day written all over them. Mixing the different shades and colors can add depth to your arrangement. Since it is chilly outside I thought sitting flowers at my front door will let them last longer than inside my dry warm home.
Guess what? They have stayed absolutely beautiful. I did add the plant food that comes with the grocery store flowers to the water but between the cool air and the food, they are doing wonderful. It turned out to be the perfect time of year to keep them looking great. What a great way to brighten things up in the winter months.
Where is the best place to buy fresh flowers?
My favorite place to purchase flowers is grocery stores and a few other places. I have a whole post on the best places to buy flowers.
Next, toss a few of those flowers either from the wreath peonies or the bucket full of roses in other areas like this adorable dog statue. He's a great addition to celebrate special occasions and seasons.
These are the flowers and greenery left over from the wreath. I added a little raffia to the bottom of the basket and then the greenery and flowers. Super simple.
One last note about the fresh roses. I did bring them in on nights when the temperature is freezing.
Valentine's Day Porch Layered Rugs
The herringbone rug was black and white but I wanted to soften the black. I painted chalk paint over the black areas and it did the trick.
If you are wondering if the chalk paint will hold up I have a DIY rug out of a drop cloth and chalk paint post where I painted a porch accent rug with chalk paint and it held up great and washed very nicely. It's an inexpensive way to bring new life to old decor.
ENTRYWAY VALENTINE DECORATIONS
I like to teach that your front porch is a snippet of what is to come inside. So let your front porch decorations slip just inside the door.
You can utilize your existing home decor. We have an old bench just inside so it is the perfect spot to add a few love decorations. You can add a basket with flowers, pillows, or anything your heart desires.
I added a hanging basket with flowers.
And now you have a lovely setting to welcome guests with love. DIY Valentine’s Day decor can be done quickly and easily. See how simple it is to decorate for Valentine's day?
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Now that you have your simple small front porch decorated for Valentine's day the last thing I want to recommend is to save some of the petals from the roses and sprinkle them around the floor of the porch.
Here is an overall photo of how the Valentine's porch looks. Your outdoor Valentine’s decorations create a warm and welcoming entry. Who knew DIY Valentine's Day decor could be so cute yet so simple?
Valentine’s day porch decor will have everyone feeling the love. Even Kit, our cat, likes feeling the love on the front porch. LOL! Actually, he looks real enthused!!!
I hope you have been inspired and have enjoyed these cottage farmhouse Valentine's day front porch ideas. If you enjoyed these tips, check out my post 5 Effortless Valentine Room Ideas to Make your Valentine Feel Special. Happy Valentine's Day!
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