How to Deck Out Your Springtime Entryway

gorgeous springtime entryway ideas for your Best Spring home

Looking for a way to spruce up your springtime entryway? Learn how to use colorful flowers and plants to transform your front porch just in time for spring. Let’s get started. 

Why not do what I did and head to Lowe’s for some Monrovia annuals or perennials? You can get ideas before you go on the Monrovia website. I’m so excited to show you how fun and easy it is to take your front entryway from drab to fab in no time at all.

Watch my two-minute video Springtime Entryway Refresh.

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What You Want To Do

  1. Make people feel welcome.
  2. Make your home look fresh and inviting.
  3. Express who you are, your style, and your personality.

My Springtime Entryway Situation

I received a beautiful new spring wreath. I was so excited to hang it on my front door. However, as soon as I hung it up I realized how dull and lifeless the rest of the front porch was. The beauty of the wreath was in stark contrast to the rest of the scene. It was abundantly clear that I needed a spring porch overhaul.

Floral Springtime Entryway

Operation Springtime Entryway Update

First things first: Time to clean up the ravages of winter.

  • Time to get out the broom
  • Wipe down the cobwebs
  • Dust off the ledges
  • Sweep out all the dead leaves and dust that have accumulated over the winter months.

Wanting to start with a fresh, clean slate I moved the large orchid plants out. They had just finished their blooming cycle so they weren’t adding much to the entryway. Plus, I was ready for something new. Don’t be afraid to start from scratch to get a fresh perspective. It helps creative thinking when you move everything out and start with nothing.

Confession of a Plant-Challenged Decorator

Confession: I am not very experienced with flowers, plants, gardening and do not have a green thumb. My exposure to to most planting experiences (whether planting inside or out) is to buy the most beautiful, healthiest plants I can find, read all the information provided on the tag (i.e. how much sun or water the plant needs). Then cross my fingers and hold my breath hoping they won’t die. Good thing my husband usually steps in and takes over before that happens.

Truth be told, this is why Monrovia Plants are my go-to choice. If you know Monrovia you know that they grow the healthiest, highest quality plants. Their plants are nurtured with attention to every detail to ensure vibrancy and lasting beauty. They also have very helpful plant information tags that come with every plant so even a novice like myself can determine if the plant they fall in love with is well suited to the environment where they are planting.

Off to Lowe’s

Now that I had a clean porch I headed to Lowe’s to get flowers. There’s no better way to make a colorful springtime splash than with beautiful, vibrant flowers. Literally, you can’t go wrong.

Springtime Entryway Decor


Choose Your Color Palette for Your Springtime Entryway

At Lowe’s I was overwhelmed with colorful options. Wow, how to choose? This is when it’s good to have your color palette in mind before you go. Otherwise, you will have a really hard time deciding and may get totally lost in a sea of pretty flowering plants in every shape and color. This is another reason I recommend checking out the Monrovia website before you go.

Take your cues from the colors that already exist in your space. The most important color is probably your front door, since this sits center stage. Next to consider is the color of your house and any other contributing colors that exist in the setting, i.e. a bench, your planters, accent colors on your home etc.

Because my door is black I looked for something bright to really pop against it. I also wanted to bring in white because of my new white wreath. If you have a light colored door you may want to choose a coordinating color or a complementary color for contrast. It really is all about color, though, so don’t be shy.

Why I Love Monrovia

I try to buy Monrovia plants when I can because of their exceptional quality. Lowe’s carries a lot of Monrovia plants which is why I choose Lowe’s to shop for most of my plants. For online convenience, shop the Monrovia plant selection. What I love about shopping the Monrovia website is they provide you with plant suggestions based on your zip code that they have already determined will thrive in your local climate. Now that’s what I’m talking about.

Springtime Entryway Floral Decor

Springtime Entryway Floral Decorating

Aren’t these all amazing? This is exactly what I’m talking about when I said, “lost in a sea of pretty flowering plants in every shape and color.” They are all so beautiful.

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Floral Springtime Entryway

Now for the hard part: choosing. As soon as I saw the red geraniums I knew those were the ones. They were the brightest flowers in the store, and I knew they would look great against the black door. Next, I picked out white pansies for the perfect pop of white I needed as my accent color and to tie back to my wreath.

Decorating Your Springtime Entryway

When thinking about how to decorate your springtime entryway here are some things to consider:

1. Fill the Space

How many plants do you need to fill the space? It’s easier to be in your space and think about this before leaving home. You don’t have to have an exact number, but some planning can go a long way to helping you make your decisions.

2. Furniture Possibilities

Do you have enough room for additional decor items like a bench, a chair or a little table? Take measurements and put them in your notes section of your phone. That way whenever you see something you don’t have to guess and hassle with returns if things don’t fit.

3. Add Your Personality with Decor

Do you want to add any whimsical decor items besides plants, i.e. a wagon, an antique ladder or some lanterns?

4. Plant Display

How will you display your plants in your springtime entryway? What kind of pots or planters do you want to use?

5. Create a Variety of Levels

Decorating on different levels. Think about ways to raise some plants up so that you can “layer” the color and bring the eye up off of the ground. Depending on how much room you have will determine some of these decisions. Lowe’s has lots of options no matter your style.

6.  Decorate Your Front Door

It’s time to decorate your front door. After all, this is your central focus. Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box. A wreath isn’t the only option. What about a basket? A basket is fun because you can change it up for the season. You can add seasonal flowers and change them out to match your color scheme and have fun decorating for different holidays.

7. Consider Hanging Planters

I don’t have a place to hang these but if I did I love this idea. They lift the eye to new levels and always look fabulous.

Creating Your Planters

To keep my color palette neutral, I chose terra-cotta planters along with a galvanized bucket I already owned. I didn’t want to add additional colors to complete with the white and black. You know me, always trying to use what I have.

I planted one geranium per pot and planted 12 pansies around the circumference of each pot. The galvanized pot was a little smaller so I only planted eight pansies around that one and added the four left over pansies to another small pot. This took only about 20 minutes to complete. It was fun and easy. Creating these beautiful planters left me feeling satisfied and proud. It doesn’t take much.

Colorful Springtime Entryway

Creating Levels and Arranging the Decor for Your Springtime Entryway

Since my springtime entryway is architecturally symmetrical I am tempted to decorate symmetrically as well. However, because I have a variety of decor items in uneven numbers I find it more practical to decorate each side separately. I still strive for an overall balance.

I had two white lanterns, one big and one small. And I had two white crates, one big and one small. I put the lanterns on one side and the crates on the other side in order to balance the amount of white on both sides.

Colorful Springtime Entryway

One the right side I used a wrought iron plant stand to raise the flower pot up and allow for a second plant to sit underneath. My faux lavender pots add a bit of detail without creating a strong color statement.

On the left side I used the crates to create different levels for the pots.

Colorful Springtime Entryway

Inviting Springtime Entryway

Floral Front Door Entryway

The Final Reveal of My Springtime Entryway

I am so excited about my refreshed springtime entryway. The colorful details added by my Monrovia plants made all the difference. I’m in love with how much brighter and cheerier the space feels with the addition of a few brightly-colored Monrovia annuals. The updates were inexpensive and easy, both factors being key for this busy mom. For more ideas about how to spruce up your outdoor patio or garden just head to the Grow Beautifully Monrovia Blog.

As always, we’d love to hear from you. Let us know if this inspired you and what ideas you have to add. Julie and I just love your feedback.

Happy Planting!

With love,

jodie & julie

colorful details make all the difference

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  1. Jordan says:

    Looks great! Makes me want to tackle my porch. I missed the green thumb gene too… so I’ll have to check Monrovia out.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Haha, Jordan! Yeah, that good old “green thumb gene” could come in handy! But when you don’t have it especially we need all the help we can get. Of the most importance is to be assured to buy the highest quality plants and Monrovia really have proven to be just that. Thanks honey, for reading and your sweet reply. XO ~ Julie & Jodie

  2. Patti says:

    Great job Jodie ???? You’re adorable and your front porch looks great! I never realized I’ve been using Monrovia plants…. you’re right they do last longer than most others.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Patti, I love it! I know, sometimes we don’t pay attention to details. I only knew because my hubby is a plant connoisseur and knew they were the best. Thanks as always for your kindest support. Julie & I appreciate you to no end! Blessings, Jodie & Julie

  3. Sukhi kaur says:

    Wow ????, you are too good. Your blogs are always in my to do list, to read. Thanks for the amazing tips. As i said before too you two are my biggest inspiration. I am 27 and I look up to you ladies. I am thrilled with everything you do and write.

    Thank you so much for being there and for just being YOU!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Sukhi, You are too sweet! We love to hear your kind words. It makes all our efforts feel very worthwhile. We sure hope you will continue to enjoy all we share on IG and especially here on our blog. Blessings to you, Julie & Jodie

  4. Pat says:

    This is so pretty!!! Please, where did you purchase the white wreath from? Sorry, the white flowers look like petunias, not pansys, sorry!!!????????

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Dear Pat, the white wreath is from Erin @peachesandpolish on Instagram. Tell her Jodie sent you. Thank you for correcting me and my flower naming. I’m definitely no expert on flowers, which is obvious haha! Always learning. Thank you so much for your sweet support. XO ~ Jodie & Julie

      • Brenda says:

        Ha, ha, I was going to let you know also they were petunias. You did a nice job and I loved all your tips. I have purchased Monrovia plants in the past and yes they are good quality. Thank you for the post.

  5. Lucy Lawicki says:

    Great job on the video! Awesome fun! Your entry looks fantastic! @beachgidget ????

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Lucy, You are so sweet! I’m so glad you like it. Did you check out the wonderful website for Monrovia? It is an excellent resource! Tons of inspiration and the coolest part is that you can plug in your zip code and get the plants that will do well for your area! I’m going to be using it from now on. Thank you, Darling, for your kind and beautiful friendship & support. With gratitude, Jodie & Jodie

  6. Gabriela says:

    LOVE!! LOVE!! I just love you two ladies! You are such a blessing to us all! Thank you for sharing all your beautiful ideas, and inspiring me.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Gabriela, Aw, you are such a sweetheart! Thank YOU for your continued kindness and support! We love hearing from you, and we love hearing that you are inspired. We thank you in return for your grateful heart. Blessings, Julie & Jodie

  7. Sooo nice! I love the colors you chose…it’s all sort of patriotic-ish!!! 🙂 The entryway looks amazing! Awesome photos, great post as usual!!! love love love it 🙂

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Dean, Thank you so much for coming to our blog. Your support is very appreciated. We are thoroughly enjoying sharing our projects on the blog and love that you have followed us over here. We hope we can continue to inspire you! With gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  8. Kim says:

    How fun! A little bit goes a long way and you did a beautiful job!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you Kim, That means a lot! We appreciate as always your kind words! Thank you for your generous support. We hope we continue to inspire you. With blessings, Julie & Jodie

  9. Janine says:

    Love your porch, Jodie! All the colors looks so gorgeous against your black door! Your tutorial is great and so helpful!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Aw Janine, Thank you Sweetie Pie! So glad to see you over here on our blog. We know how busy you are, but your kindness and support always means so much to Julie & me. With love and friendship, Jodie (& Julie)

  10. Tammy says:

    Your porch is so beautiful!! Loved the video. You inspired me with the crates. Never thought about using them to hold up pots.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Dear Tammy, You are so sweet! Firstly, thank you for reading and secondly, thank you so much for your kind reply. It means so much to hear when we have helped to inspire! It makes all our efforts worthwhile. We hope you will join us regularly and keep the kind feedback coming. With blessings and gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  11. Thanks for reminding

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Darion, We are glad you enjoyed the post. This was one of our favorites! The Monrovia plants have proven to be amazing quality. So happy to showcase! Sincerely, Jodie & Julie

  12. Love the ideas of layers and height. I never think of that! Beautiful porch.

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