Today we’re talking about some homey things that may just prompt some fun projects for your own special space. These 15 screened in porch ideas will inspire your DIY skills and have you jazzing up and renovating by the weekend. Whether you do this to make entertaining a bit easier or just for the family to enjoy, check out the tutorials and inspiration below. Your porch will thank us.
1. Lantern Lighting
HGTV begins our inspiration with this gorgeous, screened-in porch that’s been highlight by a slew of lanterns. Giving this a Moroccan-Inspired look, that romantic lighting is really all you need to turn this space from day to night. You too can make this happen by adding these around the room plus some gorgeous curtains or fabrics all around the room.
2. Rustic Infusion
You could take a page out of Thistlewood Farms by creating a farmhouse-inspired screened-in porch for your home. There’s a lot of ways to go about decorating within this design niche. Also, there’s are a good variety of farmhouse-inspired decor DIYs that you can find to help spruce up.
3. Add A Swing
Porches and patios are fun to personalize and one of our favorite ways to do that is by adding a swing. We found this beauty on Pinterest, but there are a lot of great styles that you can install or even DIY if you’re feeling craft enough. This one has a more versatile style, that will fit in with a variety of outdoor looks.
4. Hang Twinkle Lights
If you’re thinking of easy, DIY ways to add a more warm and welcoming atmosphere to your porch, then this idea from Simply Organized will certainly do the trick. Sometimes screened-in porches can be bland and only used to functional. But all you have to do to amp the style and entertaining worth to the space is add some twinkle lights!
5. Nature Inspired
We not only love the decor in this space but we love its entire design. If you’re looking for screened-in porch setups to grab inspiration from before building your own, then this gorgeous one from Karen Foley is something you may want to take a second look at. With a nature-inspired take and a very organic, raw feel, it’s one of our favorites on the list.
6. Drop Cloth Porch Curtains
Another way to finish off your porch would be with some drop cloth curtains. Fortunately, you can learn how to make some of your own over at Here Comes the Sun. Neutral tones are always great for the home but don’t be scared to go with some color to personalize the area even more.
7. Include A Dining Area
Another DIY idea when it comes to your porch is to add a dining area to the scene. You can decorate and style it all on your own and add a space that’s easily used for entertaining and enjoying all year round. We love this setup from The Endearing Home and would definitely model our own after it.
8. Think Modern
Coco Cozy went with a modern scheme for her screened-in porch and we’re in love with this too. We’re very used to more traditional or natural scenes when it comes to our outdoor areas but keep in mind that you can create something more contemporary as well. You can both enjoy this room of the house and have it feel like part of your entire vision.
9. Personal Nooks
Another way to DIY and personalize your screened-in porch is to distinguish nooks. If you’re working with a nice size area, section them off nicely. Take this nook we found over at HGTV for example. Use this dining spot as a place to have coffee with the girls or do some afternoon writing.
10. Shed Transformation
We are absolute swooning for this DIY idea from The White Buffalo Styling Co.. Once an old shed and now a beautiful porch, it’s a transformation that’s truly inspiring. If you’ve got something similar out back, why not turn it into something usable for the family?
11. Distressed Glam
House Beautiful gives us another fun styling idea that we can take a run with. This distressed – but glam – setup if infused with so much fun, texture and feminine quality. We love the uniqueness behind this porch anyhow it’s not only perfect for enjoying the scenery outside but still a fashionable part of the home too.
12. B&W Geo Prints
Maybe you have more of a funky spirit. If so, take note from Serendipity Refined and their black and white, geo-inspired porch area. We love how just the easy addition of a throw rug with contrasting tones made this something even more special.
13. Initial Planter
Here’s another fun DIY that makes for a wonderful addition to your porch area. The florals will get sun from the natural lighting that the room gets hit with and the space gets a breath of fresh air from the petals. Have a peek at how to make this happen over at Remodelalholic.
14. Trendy Visions
Apartment Therapy showcased this small area and we love its quaintness and its trendy vibes. Varying textures, fun furniture pieces, and a welcoming air, it’s another great space to gather inspiration from when creating you own porch area.
15. $500 Budget
And finally, if you want to do more than DIY your own decor for your screened-in porch, then HuffPost has the project for you. Build your own space from scratch. All you need is $500 in your pocket – and some crafty hands – to get started.