Especially for a house in four seasons country, screened porch is a must. This great spot prevents bugs from entering the house but allowing breeze to flow in. You could enjoy the spring and autumn while staying indoor. For some people, the porch has become second living space apart from the main bedroom. In this case, why don’t you decorate the space properly?
1. Rustic’s Warmth
To be able to provide heat, your screened porch needs heating system. Of course, you could think less and install the modern heater. Flick the button and the system works for you. Another approach would be installing fireplace in your screened porch area. This would warm not only your body but also your eyes. Don’t forget to provide small nook to keep the firewood.
You could go for prettier setting by putting brick colored stones on the fire place’s wall. A nice lantern installed on the ceiling near to the fireplace would make great decoration. Pair them with wooden table and earthy furniture. For some spike of colors, add a flower vase in the middle of the table. This would be a perfect spot for gathering or alone time.
2. Rattan Theme
Doing the mix match concept might be confusing and too much for some people. If you are one of them, then try the rattan theme instead. It matches perfectly for natural and clean concept. In terms of durability, rattan could last for years before it needs to be replaced. Also, you could always paint this furniture to match your interior tone.
When you purchase rattan furniture, you will notice how the weaving creates certain pattern. It could be used to upgrade the screened porch look. For example, purchase the linear fiber only to emphasize the height and support the “higher illusion”. For a porch located next to a garden, you could pick one of the decorative rattan furniture.
3. Dark and Cheerful
Not all of you have the privilege to build screened porch. There are many cases when the house owners buy a house with screened porch. The previous owners might have certain concept and taste. When it comes to old and modern, most porches have dark colors. You could see the dark brown pillars, ceilings, doors and balustrade.
What should you do if you want something cheerful and fun? First suggestion would be buying colorful rug and cushions. Be bold with the color combination. You could also put pattern like stripes and checkered cover to play. If needed, you could repaint the lantern to brighter color such as red or light green. Enjoy the combination of dark and cheerful.
4. Swing Style
Have you seen screened porch with swing? You could adopt this idea for your space as well. Make sure to consult the workers about this matter beforehand. The ceiling truss must be checked. It might not be able to handle the maximum capacity and weight of swing. Do you want to do total reparation on the screened porch because the ceiling falls apart?
Having a swing in screened porch is a luxury. Adults without children could make it napping spot. With several chairs and tables around, you could have small gathering. Those who live with kids don’t have to worry about playroom. Empty the spot in front of swing and lay a soft rug. Let kids enjoy their playing area until dawn.
5. Seating Corner
When you build a porch, how do you plan to use the area? Some of you might need the area to welcome guests or for family gathering. It might also turn into perfect spot for your afternoon tea time. All those options require one main furniture to be present; sofa. Resist to add more items to screened porch, especially when the space is small.
Is there any trick to maximize the area without being cramped? You could try to install L sofa in the corner. See if you could add more chairs or armless sofa to the space. Pick light shade to create bright and airy effect. The cushion should compliment the sofa but also providing freshness. Take pastel tone or sky colors.
6. Clean White
Most screened porches are installed on the wing side. Some of them are placed in front of the house and functioned as the second living room. When you sit on the porch, you could enjoy the nature; fresh air, falling leaves, green trees, and so on. In order to enjoy these beauties, some house owners decide to take clean white concept.
Just like its name, you could see only white furniture; white table, chair, sofa, cushion and even the flooring. You could also mix grey and broken white as well. If you want to add more colors, play with the light. At night, these illuminations are important to create ambience. A lantern on the wall will add interior point in the porch.
7. Classic Cottage
Do you like classic concept? Then you should love this idea. It fits well for suburban houses with large glass windows. The keys of classic cottage idea are details and consistency. To start with, you should take a main element, for example wood and nature. Then start listing what would be the best furniture that belong to this category.
First thing to decide is the center table and the chairs. After that, you can add more decorative items. For the table, you may bring in the multi-purpose table chest. The chair can be made from rattan, completed with soft seating and cushion. The final touch will be brown table lamp, classic standing lamp and tropical plants.
8. Passion Theme
Having a theme is good, but passionate combination might steal everybody’s attention. Each of you could have different opinion about the color combination. The foolproof pair is creme and crimson red. Between the two, creme should be the dominant color. For the sofa frame, you could pick dark brown tone.
Where should you put the red splash? The cushion cover is the perfect spot. You could either pick whole red or creme cover with red flower print. On the table, you could also put red flower pot.