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Indoor Porches You'll Love

Whether it's a four-season, three-season, enclosed, or sunroom, your porch can become an inviting and relaxing gathering spot or at-home getaway with a few simple design tricks.

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    • Strike a Contrast

      Lime green seat cushions and turquoise accessories infuse this screened porch with youthful energy. The mismatched collection of furniture looks cohesive thanks to white paint, which coordinates with the porch's white framing and the house's white trim. A large painting on one wall adds artistic flair to the outdoor living space.

    • Sunny Style

      This sunny screened porch welcomes visitors with an eclectic collection of furniture and accessories. The cozy seat cushion atop the wicker sofa provides the perfect spot for relaxing. A trunk-turned-coffee table offers a surface to place a tray of drinks as well as a hidden storage area for blankets and spare pillows.

    • Hello, Sunshine

      A small skylight above the seating area in this indoor porch welcomes views of the sky. The wood paneled ceiling treatment draws the eye upward and emphasizes the skylight. Screened windows prevent unwanted critters from making their way inside without disrupting any views of the outside.

    • Luxe Touch

      Bring posh style to your indoor porch with these expert design ideas.

    • Eclectic Mission

      In this sunroom, simple, mission-style furniture gets a dose of personality thanks to a handful of colorful decorating touches. In one corner, a blue-painted chair contrasts the look of the other dark wood furnishings. A graphic area rug beneath the coffee table adds a splash of whimsy and helps ground the seating arrangement.

    • Wicker Wonders

      Wicker reigns supreme in this sunroom, where the woven material infuses the space with an inviting and relaxed energy. The sofa and coffee table were painted a deep, emerald green, which adds whimsy to the ensemble of naturally finished pieces. The colorful rug beneath the seating area echoes the woven texture of the furniture.

    • Opening Up

      Collapsible screens allow this sun porch to transform from closed and protected to open and airy in no time at all. A trendy color scheme of chocolate brown, lime green, and rusty orange infuses the space with energy. The lattice pattern featured on the furniture adds another layer of visual interest.

    • Pattern Play

      A collection of mismatched furniture and colorful accessories look right at home in this casual sunporch. The various patterns blend well with one another because they're all relatively similar in scale. Circular lanterns hanging from the ceiling tie in with the color palette and provide ambient lighting when the sun goes down.

    • Orange Crush

      Striking orange accents add warmth to this indoor porch. Geometric-print throws on the armchairs tie expertly in with the orange-painted table and benches. The blue-gray shutters hung in one of the windows help cool down the warm orange hues.

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      Rustic Chic

      Styles collide in this unique, rustic-meets-trendy sunroom. A dramatic stone fireplace surround and furnishings of weathered wood convey down-home comfort. Accents of mint green, such as the painted ceiling beams and upholstered sofa, incorporate of-the-moment style.

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      Straight and Narrow

      A narrow screened porch off the back of this home provides a summery dining spot for the whole family. The red-painted chairs along the sides of the dining table add a splash of color to the neutral space. Screens on all of the windows act as barriers that help keep out unwanted critters and crawlers.

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      Mixing Materials

      Wicker furniture is often a staple of outdoor living, however, these sleek-lined pieces look anything but ordinary. A sisal rug beneath the seating arrangement helps define the area. The two-sided fireplace adds warmth and light when the sun goes down.

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      Drama Queen

      Dramatic, floor-to-ceiling windows are emphasized by the Greek key pattern draperies in this wow-worthy sunroom. The coffee table base echoes the look of a traditional Greek column. Traditional-look furniture pieces, such as the sofa and chairs, are dressed with stylish indoor-outdoor fabrics that can stand up to wear and tear.

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      Rustic Simplicity

      Simple, mission-style furniture and rough stone accents give this sunporch a down-home feel. The furniture features sleek lines and minimal adornment, which allows the dramatic fireplace surround to shine. The wooden flooring and ceiling treatment envelope the space with warmth.

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      Country Chic

      A patriotic-inspired color palette makes this porch the perfect summertime entertainment station. Gentle reds and pastel pinks mingle with soft blues and crisp white to create a space that's truly all-American. Heavy-duty indoor-outdoor fabrics ensure the furniture can stand up to everyday wear and tear.

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      Tuscan Dream

      Reclaimed wood ceiling beams, wrought-iron accents, and stone flooring convey old-world style in this sunporch. French doors along one side of the room welcome visitors from the inside. On the opposite wall, heavy curtains can be thrown open to welcome fresh breezes or closed if the space ever feels chilly.

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      Natural Beauty

      White-painted brick walls and large, arched windows welcome the sunshine in this sunporch. Wicker furniture, a staple of most outdoor living spaces, makes its way into the seating area. Accents of green, such as the seat cushions, blend well with the potted plants and container gardens.

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      Open and Inviting

      Stone walls and a dramatic pitched ceiling make a wow-worthy statement in this sunporch. The ceiling was painted blue, which draws the eye upward and emphasizes the height of the room. The blue color of the ceiling is repeated and echoed through the various patterned throws on the sofa and chairs.

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      Warm Woods

      A large dining table and camp-style seats offer plenty of room for a crowd in this screened porch. Candles atop a low-hanging metal beam incorporate subtle warmth and ambient lighting to the space. The bundled branch coffee table nearby also makes a nod to outdoor living.

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      Perfect Porch Style

      A four-season porch design for casual entertaining is enhanced by equally casual furnishings. Adirondack chairs are an always-welcome classic, perfect for lounging. In this space, the design was adapted into a sofa, which easily accommodates two people. An infusion of red, white, and blue in striped motifs creates a nautical look that exudes summer style.

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      Cottage Porch

      An infusion of airy cottage style is the perfect complement to the flood of natural light that fills a window-lined enclosed porch. Mimic the look of a classic cottage front porch by installing beaded board on the ceiling. For full-on cottage style, use plenty of wicker accessories, flowers, and soft, bright colors like the frothy aqua on this dining room set. If you're enclosing an open-air porch, create continuity by using the same trim and window styles in the enclosure that's in the rest of your home.

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      Bold Accents

      This screen porch is a breezy spot to spend spring, summer, and fall days. A light stain on the porch floor, white furniture and walls, and a wood table provides a neutral backdrop. Bright accents on the pillows, vases, and candelabra fill the space with color. For updates on a budget, limit bold colors to accessories. They are less expensive than large pieces of furniture and easier to update when you crave a change.

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      Sweetly Summer

      This all-white porch desperately needed a color infusion. Plenty of pink came to the rescue, adding a soft, feminine touch to the stark space. A few potted plants bring a dash of the outdoors into this screened-in space. A savvy furniture arrangement makes the most of the porch's spacious footprint—a conversation area sits adjacent to a dining table and chairs, providing two seating zones for the space.

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      Cozy Screen Porch

      This stacked-stone fireplace not only adds warmth to the screen porch, it also acts as a privacy screen, partially blocking the view from the outside into the porch addition. To give your porch substance, add in architectural millwork, such as these the simple pilasters with columns.

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      Color Splash

      This screen porch gets a punch of color from bright furniture and accessories that can withstand the elements. Colorful outdoor-grade wicker chairs and zippy vinyl lamps that mimic paper party lanterns pop against the white walls and window treatments.

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      Breezy Room

      Treat an indoor porch like you would any other room by filling it with furniture, soft accents, and light fixtures. The woven table brings warm-weather style to the porch. An indoor-outdoor rug adds color and anchors the table and chairs. An antique chandelier provides light and elegance. Gauzy window treatments and colorful table linens complete the porch's casual yet glamorous look.

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      Cozy Porch Space

      Make the most of a small porch with slender furniture. A small bistro table-and-chairs set adds functional seating to this home's casual porch, while not overwhelming the tiny space like a larger set would.

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      Painted Porch

      Give your porch a boost with a little bit of paint. Revive worn chairs with a few coats of paint in a bright hue. Or try painting your door a striking color. Black paint turns this ornately trimmed door into a worthy focal point.

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      A Study in Contrasts

      The muted khaki-and-olive palette on this porch needed a little vibrancy. And that's what it got, thanks to a few raspberry accents and orange chairs. As with any room, texture has the power to transform—it's another element that gives this room life. Wicker chairs, a jute rug, and billowy curtains soften the crisp lines of the porch railings and columns.

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      Lounging Porch

      Comfortable pieces of furniture, like these lounge chairs and chaise, add to the inviting space of a light-soaked sunroom or enclosed porch. For added comfort, incorporate plush pillows and a soft area rug.

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      Porch Dining

      Add the functionality of a dining room to an enclosed porch with a few basic furniture pieces. Start with an intimate round table and comfortable chairs, then incorporate a sideboard, credenza, or buffet. A versatile piece of furniture like this one adds storage as well as a place to set up food and drinks for a porch dinner party.

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