Finally the long overdue post, our new screened in porch reveal. This space has undoubtedly become our favorite room in the house now.
To tell you the truth, I was against the idea of ripping apart our good size deck and replacing it with a screened in porch but B insisted that this was the way to go and it would be worth it in the long run. Couldn’t have been more true!
We wanted a cozy place to lounge as well as eat. My main requisite was the swingasan chair, from Pier1. We had the exact chair back home and have fond memories of it. We found it on sale last Christmas and snatched it up even before we had any ideas about how we were going to decorate the space.
The outdoor wicker sectional, coffee table, Parisienne cafe dining chairs, and rug are from Wayfair/ Joss & Main. The outdoor dining table is from World Market, bench from At Home, and outdoor curtains from Overstock. We DIY’d the curtain rods from pipe flanges and rods. Tutorial coming soon.
I tell you, this project was jinxed from the start with conflicting opinions. First, it was me who opposed the screened in porch then it was B’s turn to oppose the swing. Thankfully it was B who was proved wrong as this piece of furniture has gotten the most use of all. The kids come from school and go straight to it. I love to lounge on the swing before bed time listening to some music. It has also become a magnet in attracting our guests. 🙂
The mini green house was a FB yard sale find. You might remember it from this Spring post.
The galvanized tray end table is from At Home. The flamingo pillows, my favorites are from Bed Bath and Beyond. I had my heart set on flamingo pillows and looked far and wide but everything I found was either too flashy or pink or small. The moment I saw these online I knew they’d be perfect for the space. The other pillows are from At Home and Ross.
We’ve plans of getting a ladder style end table or plant stand for the space near the fiddle leaf fig but haven’t found one that’s calling our name. Hopefully soon.
Here’s the view from the outside. If you missed the post about my back yard cottage garden check this out.
What a big difference from what we used to have!
What do you do in winter with a space like this? Do you bring all the pillows and cushions inside? What about the curtains? These are outdoor curtains but it can get quite windy here. Should I take them down for the season?
Pratheeba @ Centsible Indian says
Gosh, it looks amazing. Love your creativity. Maybe you can convert it into a sunroom for all kinds of seasons?
Thanks Pratheeba. We looked into that option, which was double the cost. 🙁
Pratheeba @centsible Indian says
Your screened porch has been in my mind for a while and we are finally considering to do this for our house.
Can you share how you find contractors to do this? Does it require city permit? I think it need HOA permit right?
We found the contractor on Angie’s List. Your local community Facebook group are a great source for contractor recommendations. Yes you need both the county and HOA permits. The contractor will help the county one and will give you the plans to submit to HOA. Good luck with porch! You will love it.
Loved you blog. I really liked your Patio makeover. Can you please let me know where you got your sectional and coffee table from? I am looking for the same kind. Checked in Wayfair but no luck.
Thank you Meera. This is the set we bought. Looks like it is out of stock now.
Beautiful Sunroom Vidya ! What kind of flooring you have is it indoor wood floor or deck floor.
Thank you Sheetal. It is wood deck flooring.
Vidya, your porch looks like a separate room! It’s hard to believe that this is in the open air and without windows. It is very cozy … It seems to me that it is as warm and safe there as in the house. This huge sofa, it continues the idea of the interior of the house. Tell me, are you not afraid that the sofas are taken in by moisture, and after a while they will deteriorate? I would be very worried that after the rain the sofa and all the furniture will be wet. In my region, fog often appears in the morning, and there is a high probability that all the furniture will be wet. Perhaps there is some kind of special sofa cover to avoid this?
These are outdoor sofas, so they are durable. We haven’t had any issues so far.