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 front porch was designed to look like an extension to the home. The new stone terrace matches the brick on the home. The terrace is covered with copper roof and held up with 5 hand painted columns. The Moroccan decorative lights dance in the wind and invite guests into the home. It was finished off with a new wooden door and sidelights.
This sun porch shields from the elements while large windows around the room let in ample natural light to connect it to the outdoors. A rich wood entertainment cabinet adds a darker, heavier piece to ground the neutral and airy design. Plush furniture and an elegant decor offer timeless traditional style.
For maximum visual impact, choose two main colors to work with and one accent. This porch is silver and red with a bit of evergreen. Then repurpose existing materials: Use big flower pots as a base and fill them with evergreen garland, huge ornaments, sparkly twigs and white lights. Another decorating tip is to repeat a few elements. This project used evergreen garland along the porch railing, which mirrored the green in the planters. The ornaments were also hung from the roof and featured in the red and green wreath on the door.
Instead of the time-consuming chore of stringing endless Christmas lights, save yourself some time and just line your porch stairs (or the porch itself) with luminaries (battery-powered candles are safest) and pretty glass or plexi vessels filled with ornaments. When Christmas is over, remove the ornaments but keep the winter-themed deer luminaries.
For homeowners who love to host family and friends, an outdoor entertaining space is a must. On this porch dining area, a handmade table, benches and chairs give ample seating. Muted black pendants provide handsome lighting overhead.
Under a metal roof and steel beams, a collection of hammocks creates an inviting, cozy space to unwind and enjoy the magnificent lake view from the top floor porch. Recessed wall lights give off a warm glow at floor level.
To bring the Moroccan inspired decor to the couple's four seasons porch, designers blended rich fabrics and textures. The ceilings are covered in a rich, stained wood that complements the other furniture in the space. Thick cushions add a luxurious, Moroccan feel to the space, while bold, blue accent pillows bring warmth into the space. In the rear of the room, a small, distressed hookah bar adds character and charm to the design while complementing the blue and cream patterned light fixture hanging from the ceiling. To complete the design, light, airy curtains adorn the windows tying the space together.
The wide open doorway of this covered seating area perfectly frames the stunning view of the Sardinian landscape and the Gulf of Cugnana. A wooden sea creature makes a delightful base for overhead lighting.
For the front porch of her new Rhode Island home, blogger Alison Vinciguerra of the blog Long Distance Loving used a wreath from The Home Depot that was pre-decorated with pinecones, holly leaves, gold feathers and fruit. She wove in white LED twinkle lights into the wreath and garland near a vintage-looking lantern.