7 Best Screened-In Porch Ideas to Transform Your Outdoor Living Space

Make It Cohesive with Paint

Kelly Gray painted the porch swing and all the wicker furniture in this Georgia lake house the same color as the house's exterior (Night Watch by Glidden). A through-line connects inside and out.

Create a Breezy Dining Porch

This little porch is balanced with a brilliant white exposed rafter ceiling and rustic elements like vintage ladderback chairs. For short porches, pick a dining table no wider than 36

Bring The Living Room Outside

Wicker chairs, braided lamps, and a Bluetooth-compatible gramophone create a relaxed, time-slowing atmosphere on CL Editor-in-Chief Rachel Hardage Barrett's Mississippi farmhouse's 50-foot porch.

Layer On the Patina

Vintage elements like aged wicker (avoid the paint!) and old blankets can give your new screened-in porch a timeless look. Katie Barnes used an old potato chip container as a planter on her lake house porch

Keep it Neutral

This screened-in porch has a zinc roof, concrete flooring, and a sand-washed cinderblock fireplace. Firewood is stored year-round in two large concrete bins. We find ourselves building fires out here all the time

Make Room for Company

Up the road from Laurel, Mississippi, HGTV's Home Town hosts Jim and Mallory Rasberry's cottage has rustic charm and Home Town elegance. With long wood benches and red metal chairs

Paint the Floor

Country Living editor-approved insect mosquito repeller is unnecessary on this attractive dining porch. We eat every meal out here, say the rustic South Carolina retreat owners.