Decorating Porches Ideas For Summer 2013

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. Ready your outdoor spaces for a fun filled summer of grilling, patio parties, and relaxing.
Get inspired by these creative ideas for adding personality and practicality to your outdoor living spaces.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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