Enclosed Porch Decorating IdeasCathy from Saskatoon writes:
I recently moved into a beautiful old character home built in the 1920's. It has a heated enclosed porch with big windows, and I've been looking for decorating ideas, such as lighting and furniture, and have not found much.
I would love to hear some ideas! Thank you.
Congratulations! We have loads of porch decorating ideas on our site. Here are some pages to help you get started.
Richella's Front PorchAlthough it's not an enclosed porch, Richella's decorating ideas would work wonderfully for a screened porch like yours. Richella talks about outdoor lighting ideas and wall art on her porch, too. And she gives tips on where she purchases her lovely porch amenities.
Susan from Between Naps on the Porch, is very creative and resourceful with porch decorating (all decorating, for that matter!). Susan is generous with sharing her decorating tips, too.
How about an outdoor area rug to warm up your porch? If your floor is bare, an area rug would surely cozy it up and add color.
Take a look at our porch decorating section, Cathy. We have bunches of information on our site with decorating examples, porch furniture and such.
Just look down our left hand navigation bar and you will find lots of ideas to inspire your porch decorating.
Susan's Screened Porch: A Dream PorchA screened porch is a welcome addition to outdoor living. Susan of Between Naps on the Porch is graciously sharing her wonderful enclosed porch decorating ideas with us.
We've seen many porches and this is one of our favorites. We hope you'll enjoy seeing her porch pictures and perhaps gleaning a few great ideas for your porch as well.
Susan writes: "Shortly after the completion of the porch last spring, the porch just didn't "feel" quite the way I had envisioned. Do you ever do that...stand in a room and know something is missing but you aren't quite sure what it is?
Susan's Thoughts About Her Enclosed Porch Decorating IdeasIt felt as if the "edges" of the porch were too hard. I wanted the porch to feel softer, like the wonderful breezes I could feel swirling through on those blue sky days. Then it hit me...wonder how sheer curtains would look. "
Being the creative decorator that she is, Susan found inexpensive sheer panels at Walmart for $5 each and purchased 10 to complete the porch. The rods cost approximately $50.
For $100, Susan was able to completely transform the look and feel of her screen porch. She says that a year later she still has the same sheers and that they've held up beautifully.
Note the wonderful wicker furniture and if you look in the top right corner in the picture above you'll see an external speaker. Easily installed during construction, this feature will allow you to bring music to your porch.
We've had external speakers on our porches and enjoyed them very much. It's something you should consider either for an existing porch or when building a new one.
Nothing makes a screened-in porch more appealing than sitting down with a large glass of your favorite iced tea on a hot summer day under the breezes of outdoor fans.
Thanks to Susan for sharing her wonderful enclosed porch decorating ideas with us. Please visit her blog Between Naps on the Porch for more beautiful photos and posts.
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