Most of the items in this room of my house are thrifted vintage items or items that have been passed down to me and even the newer items l have a bit of a vintage vibe.

Come In We're Open ~ thrifted vintage porch decor

Summer Thrifted Vintage Porch Decor

Sofas to saws, pillows to plants, this porch has all the lovely, comfy layers of a good family room. 

I don’t often share this part of my home but it is my favorite spot to just sit and ponder. 

When I first saw my home I was young and had opinions (a lot!) and this house was everything I didn’t want in a house. I had a list of NOTs and this house fit them all to a T except for one small thing that ended up being the turning point for me.  

I remember the first time I laid eyes on it ~ a cedar sunroom on the back of the house.  The day I first saw it was a warm one and the windows and doors had all been closed up tight…when I walked in the warmth and aroma said “home”.  

I knew then and there that this was the house for me.  It was such a little thing but it was “the” thing.  I’ve decorated my sunroom so many different ways since that first time but the prevailing style has always been vintage.  

TIPS FOR DECORATING A PORCH WITH THRIFTED VINTAGE ITEMS

  • Use items that still have a lot of life and usability left in them to decorate this outdoor space. Shop your own house first.
  • A dresser outdoors? Yes! If the porch is covered and the dresser is up against an interior wall. Use the dresser to stow items for entertaining such as plates, napkins, cups, and silverware. With everything right on hand, last minute entertaining is a breeze! You can also use the drawers to hold beverages such as water bottles or soda pop. 
  • Create a flow with color, texture, or a theme. This room has some items that were my fathers and grandfathers including saws and an antique folding ruler.
  • Sunrooms and porches are usually close to flowerbeds so I also added terracotta pots, figurines, and plants including a succulent arrangement in a thrift store strainer.
  • If entertaining is high up on your list, include seating areas and areas to eat comfortably.
  • Just like the rest of your home, allow this area to reflect your personality with little touches that make you smile when you see them.
  • Lastly, cover the windows with something sheer enough to allow a warm summer breeze to fill the space but to also offer a bit of privacy if necessary.