The screened-in porch. A place to relax, cool off, and enjoy the sights and sounds of your backyard. If you’re like a lot of homeowners, you’re probably seeing your screened-in porch a bit differently these days. Social distancing has made this space a backyard oasis of sorts. More and more people are using screened-in porches to gather, socialize, and entertain safely.
In light of the renewed interest in this space, we’ve collected our favorite tips for making the most out of outdoor living on your screened-in porch. Keep reading to find the inspiration you’ve been looking for.
Decorating Ideas for Modern Screened-In Porch Interiors
As people look for ways to maximize usage of their screened-in porches, we’re seeing more creative interior design styles enter these living spaces. One of the most popular interior trends of late—mid-century modern— has made its way to screened-in porches. If you’re looking to create a space that’s as useful for entertaining as it is for “me time,” you’ll love this style.
To add a mid-century modern feel, focus on oversized screens with fine netting to offer clear sightlines. Use steel railing and a custom masonry outdoor fireplace to make a statement. Rattan porch swings, chairs, and tables bring the look together while adding a more inviting feel. You can even experiment with sputnik-style light fixtures, metal windchimes, and a geometric outdoor rug.
Contemporary Screened-In Porch Interior Ideas
Does your screened-in porch need an update? You’ll be glad to know the options for outdoor decorating are nearly endless these days. For a contemporary look, we love using a blue and white color palette. Try an oversized wicker outdoor sofa with blue and white striped cushions. Add in white rocking chairs, a drum-shaped gas firepit, and chinoiserie-print ceramic side tables to tie it all together.
Small Screened-In Porch Design Ideas
Working with a small screened-in porch? All the more reason to play up that cozy feel! With a smaller space, your design choices go a long way. If you love eye-catching looks, go for a yellow metal bistro set. Or, if you prefer something a bit more subdued, we love the look of a black and white rattan bistro set for that Parisian-inspired touch.
Don’t forget the space right above your head when decorating your screened-in porch. Yes, even the ceiling can be designed to add some extra oomph. Vaulted ceilings bring in some flair, while coffered ceilings add a touch of luxury. Remember that potted plants and hanging baskets are inexpensive ways to decorate your space and bring in some color!
At Owings Brothers Contracting, we love helping homeowners bring their vision for all spaces to life. Whether you’re looking to create an outdoor man cave or remodel your front porch, we can help. To get started creating your new favorite space in your home, contact our team of design experts today for a free consultation.