Wide stone steps and a porch that runs the length of the house make this transitional home, beautifully lit for night, feel all the more welcoming. An unusual round turret and balcony sits between two more traditional gables.
On the back porch, the family has a great space for entertaining and spending time with each other. An extra large sectional sofa sits in front of a beautiful stone fireplace that provides plenty of heat on cool fall nights in Georgia. There is also a dining area on the back porch so that the homeowners can enjoy their beautiful mountain views while eating a good meal.
A wide covered porch with lighting and comfortable furnitures gives this home an outdoor retreat that's usable all day and into the night. The daybed features a movable acrylic panel that can be used to prop up pillows in lots of different configurations.
The screened-in porch has a stone fireplace and a swing for lazy days and chilly nights. Designers used a a semi-transparent gray stain for the ceiling's wood paneling that allows the wood grain to be visible and matches the tones of the stonework.
This screened-in porch is lit with an industrial-chic chandelier so it can be enjoyed at night as well as during the day. Exposed ceiling beams and coastal-style wooden chairs add even more character to the space, as seen on HGTV's Property Brothers.
This elegant outdoor space has plenty of options for relaxation or entertaining. The lounge area on the back porch provides a larger space for entertaining, while the smaller area around the fire pit gives the family a more intimate option for cool fall nights.
This black home office was originally an enclosed porch with no electricity or air conditioning. Picture frame molding was added to the walls, and pocket doors replaced the previous room's swinging doors. A fun pendant fixture from Terrain throws interesting patterns on the wall at night.
At night, this seaside home in New England practically glows from inside, setting a warm and welcoming tone for any late arrivals. Two large lanterns illuminate the front porch and thus safely guide visitors from the gravel path to the front door.
The swing-bed pergola defines a space for homeowners to sit back and enjoy their backyard. Palm trees were added to add more of a resort-vibe to nights by the pool. Touches of home can be seen in the columns, which mimic the front porch, and dainty white picket fences on either side.
The ceiling of the front porch was painted aqua, to provide contrast for the home's deep charcoal gray exterior and give a preview of the strong use of color inside the home. A coordinating aqua knit throw on one end of the sectional sofa keeps guests warm and cozy on chilly nights.
Storage Dilemma: You love entertaining on your deck, patio or porch but hate constantly running inside your house for supplies. Solution: Choose flexible outdoor furniture pieces – like a coffee table with drawers – so you can keep extra napkins, plates or throws for chilly nights nearby and avoid unnecessary trips inside.
Keeping it cozy and glamorous, this Halloween porch decor features a chic white twig wreath. Add some Christmas ornaments or ribbon and it easily transitions to your next holiday. Cool black branches turn an existing garden pot into great Halloween decor when you add some moss at the base. Keep pillows and throws handy in wooden bins for cool nights.