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Gorgeous Screened In Porch Decorating Ideas

Screened in porches have a huge appeal. Today I am sharing some gorgeous screened in porch decorating ideas to make your outdoor space feel like another room in your home.

Screened in porches are great because they protect you from the elements and keep your space bug free. If you are anything like me the bugs just love you. Screened in porches create a space where you can enjoy the outdoors without getting eaten alive!

When thinking about decorating your screened in porch there are several things you want to keep in mind.

How will you be using the space?

First, you need to consider how you will be using the space. If it’s large then you might want to create different zones.

Consider creating an outdoor dining room where you can eat without having to swat away flies!

A glass round table and blue and white wicker chairs with a pink and yellow rug under.  A wood ceiling and large palm tree in the corner.
Source: Zarin Goldberg

Have a lounge zone with a couch or a hammock where you can curl up with a book or take a nap.

A screened in porch with a hanging swing, a wood coffee table and a blue and white rug.
Source: Worthing Court

If you have kids then you might want to create a space where they can safely play. The possibilities are endless with your porch!

Choosing Furniture

Choosing furniture for your screened in porch can go in many directions.

DIY Furniture

One idea for your porch is to build your own furniture. Or you can take a piece of furniture and refresh it, make it new.

I did this with a patio table that flipped over in a wind storm and the glass shattered. I took scrap wood and created a new tabletop!

A patio table that has a wood top in different shades of stain.

Outdoor Furniture

You can purchase outdoor furniture for your screened in porch. This is great because in a rain storm sometimes a bit of rain can come in and outdoor furniture is built to handle the elements.

A screened in porch with a wood dining table and chairs and two wood benches.
Source: Crisp Architects

Use Indoor Furniture Outside

You can also use indoor furniture outside and this is great because it makes the screened in porch really feel like an extension to your home.

Because it’s not made to handle the elements you might want to have furniture covers to protect it when you aren’t using them.

A screened in porch with white wicker furniture and blue and white checkered pillows.
Source: On Sutton Place

Consider Your Flooring

The flooring of your screened in porch can really elevate the space. The options for outdoor spaces are more limited than indoor ones. Even so, there are some really great things you can do with the flooring.

Consider painting your floors. You can do a unique stencil like my friend Carrie over at Lovely Etc.

A screened in porch with a stenciled floor, a wood picnic table and white wicker couch.
Source: Lovely Etc.

Add indoor/outdoor rugs to your space to make it feel more like a room inside your home. This can also really help define different zones of your porch.

A screened in porch with a white wood bench, a chair with a royal blue cushion and a hammock.
Source: Pretty Handy Girl

Add Lighting

I always say that lighting can make or break the look of a room. With a screened in porch the possibilities are endless!

Hang a chandelier over a dining table or in the center of the room.

A screened in porch with a wood dining table and white wicker chairs.
Source: Martha Stewart

Ceiling Fans are a great idea because they will help you stay cool on those hot summer days.

A screened in porch with a dining table and chairs and a couch and two arm chairs.
Source: Blesserhouse

String lights are a fun option that creates a great atmosphere.

A screened in porch with a fireplace, string lights and a dining table.
Source: Kaleidoscope Living

Highlight the Ceiling

Consider adding a design element to your ceiling!

A small screened in porch with a couch, table, chair and two stools.
Source: Elle Decor

Create Privacy

If you don’t have a lot of privacy on your screened in porch then you might want to add some so you don’t feel like you are in a fish bowl.

Curtains are a great option and they make the space feel more cozy.

A sectional sofa with beige cushions on a screened in porch with white sheer curtains.
Source: Making Lemonade

Another idea is to create a privacy wall. You can make it an outdoor accent wall with plants or artwork.

A dark wood screened in porch with a privacy wall behind the sectional.
Source: This Old House


Accessories are the thing that makes a home feel like a home. It showcases your personality and your screened in porch is no place to skip the accessories.

Artwork is a great way to make a porch feel like an extension of your home.

A screened in porch with neutral furniture, a neutral colored rug, two lanterns and a sign on the wall that says gather.
Souce: Nina Williams

Pillows and blankets are perfect for those chilly nights or for naps.

A screened in porch with dark furniture and light gray cushions, a white coffee table and lots of pillows on the couch.
Source: Less Than Perfect Life of Bliss

Add some fun decor using bright colors or unique items.

A screened in porch with wood furniture, navy blue cushions and a rug with a geometric pattern on it.
Source: Kelleynan

Make sure you add some plants to your screened in porch! They bring life to the space and are the perfect addition to this indoor/outdoor room.

A screened in porch with lots of seating, plants and a ceiling fan.
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Take a piece of furniture and create an outdoor bar.

A light wood bar cart with champagne bottles, glasses and a plant with pink flowers.
Source: Serena and Lily

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As a licensed Real Estate Agent and an avid home decorator, I strive to give my clients the very best I can when it comes to staging, selling, and decorating their homes. I have lots of experience with paint color choices and love to DIY my home so I can have everything just the way I want it. I share my ideas and projects with the world in the hopes that I can help others have their homes just the way they want as well.

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