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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.