“To create a warm, soft and romantic glow, I used pillar candles in a few spots on this front porch. The candlelight offers just the right amount of lighting, not to take away from the breathtaking view of the sunset over the hillside vineyard,” says designer Miyuki Yamaguchi. “Use battery-operated pillar candles — they’re a much safer option to enjoy from dusk till dawn,” she adds. The natural flame look is a perfect fit for the bohemian style of the decor.
A light wood dining table and matching chairs anchor this outdoor dining room. A matching buffet serves as a handy storage unit and display surface, while a round green area rug adds color to the space.
Tall vertical windows bring natural light into the home while also adding texture and rhythm to the home’s design. A curved concrete path leads to the outdoor living space tucked into the covered porch.
Glass solar string lights can be stunning in the canopy of trees, above an arbor, or hanging from a porch or deck. The Aurora Glow light set, by Allsop Home & Garden, is made of hand-blown glass that is illuminated at dusk.
Add a shine to your porch or patio with copper lighting. To get this look on a budget, you can take copper buckets, tubs or big bowls, which you can find new for less than $50, and drill a hole in the bottom, says designer Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta. Add a light kit, which are sold from $5-$20, depending on the finish, and you have one-of-a-kind outdoor lighting.
A metal gable porch roof with exposed beams keeps with the country farmhouse style of the exterior. Red Tolix chairs, a glowing, barn-style pendant light, and pots overflowing with vibrant green plants create an inviting entrance.
With a cushioned sofa, two armchairs and a wicker coffee table, this screened porch is perfect for year-round entertaining. Since the space receives so much sunshine during the day, the curtains can be used for light control and privacy.
This streamlined porch area features many structural details to create a visually interesting entrance to the HGTV Dream Home 2014. A tile path leads to a light wood door flanked by large windows, which opens up the space for a welcoming feel.
Leather upholstered furniture creates a great outdoor dining area on this covered patio. Yellow light fixtures add small pops of vibrant color and keep the porch bright. Plants in the window planter add lush, natural color to the neutral palette.
As seen on HGTV's hit show, Fixer Upper, the formal dining room in this home was moved to the sunporch to create a unique space for entertaining. With plenty of natural light, the space feels bright and open, while the brick fireplace makes the space feel a part of the home. A new, rustic dining room table brings this space to life, as the new chandelier helps to light the space and add a touch of elegance.
Retractable screens allow the screened-in porch to be open to the fresh air. A wood paneled ceiling extends out to cover the exposed area, which features a pair of bright blue Adirondack rocking chairs and a ceiling fan above to add a light breeze during the hotter months.