Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

Porch Perfect! 6 Ideas for Decorating Outdoor Spaces

Are you longing for an eye-catching and comfortable outdoor space this summer? Decorating your porch with items from an Ohio Valley Goodwill thrift store can be a creative and budget-friendly way to add charm and personality to your curb appeal while offering you a place to relax and enjoy the sunshine!

Here are some ideas to inspire you to create a picture-perfect front porch:

#1: Outdoor Seating Area: Thrifted cushions or outdoor pillows will help add some color and personality to your space.  

#2: Planters and Pots: Goodwill stores often have a variety of planters and pots in different shapes and sizes. You can find unique containers like vintage metal buckets, ceramic pots, or even repurpose items like old teapots or boots as planters. Fill them with colorful flowers (live or faux!) or vibrant succulents to create a charming display.

#3: Decorative Signage: Look for wooden signs or plaques with interesting quotes or sayings. You can paint them in your preferred colors or distress them for a vintage look. Hang them on your porch wall or prop them against a corner for an inviting touch.

Outdoor light from Goodwill
Outdoor light from Goodwill

#4: Outdoor Lighting: Hunt for old lanterns, candle holders, or string lights at your nearest Goodwill thrift store. They can add a warm and cozy ambiance to your porch. Make sure any electrical items are in good working condition and safe for outdoor use.

#5: Wall Art and Mirrors: Wall décor isn’t just for the indoors! Frames, mirrors, or artwork can also add a layer of personality to your porch wall. At Goodwill, you can often find a variety of styles, including vintage or eclectic pieces you can repaint or refinish.

#6: Outdoor Rugs and Doormats: Check out Goodwill’s rug section for durable, weather-resistant rugs or mats. They can add color and texture to your porch while also providing a cozy feel. And don’t forget “” you can always layer rugs to further anchor your space!

Remember, the key to decorating with thrifted finds is to have an open mind and let your creativity shine. Embrace the unique and eclectic nature of these finds, and don’t be afraid to mix and match different styles to create a personalized and inviting porch space.

Design your own ideal porch space! Find your nearest Ohio Valley Goodwill thrift store and start shopping. Go back often to take advantage of the new items that hit shelves every day.

And remember, when you shop at Goodwill, you’re supporting job skills training and other services that empower individuals to find life-fulfilling employment opportunities.