Screen Porch Style: sneak peek

Do you have a screened-in porch that needs a little TLC?   So did this family!  But not for long.....because this Friday, May 26, their porch will get a new look!   

The porch had a good base to begin with:

  • Wood floor
  • Vaulted ceiling
  • Tons of natural light coming in from all three sides of the porch
  • Two large outdoor rugs in black/cream 

The porch was missing: 

  • Color
  • Texture
  • Warmth
  • Functionality

For the new and improved space, the home-owners hoped for: 

  • Color
  • Closed storage
  • Accessories 
  • Added seating
  • Window treatments
  • more lighting

The design plan

I used the rugs as inspiration for the color scheme, and style for the porch.  Black is such a great accent color, and when I have the chance to pull it in, I do!  


The dominant colors the room will be sporting:

  • greens
  • grays
  • whites/creams
  • a splash of teal blue
  • a smidgin' of yellow
  • a speck of red  

Move it around!

The porch will be more functional, with the table/chair relocated over one rug, and the other rug placed on the other side of the porch, where a seating arrangement will go.  Rugs are great for setting boundaries between different types of spaces in a single room. 


I painted a dresser the customer already owned, black.  It will be great for storing table supplies like napkins and other "things" you don't want sitting out.  That dresser will provide a nice flat surface for accessories!  The dresser will serve as a non-traditional buffet.  I love this concept! 

The table/chairs were already in the space, and the customer purchased three additional seating options for the room; two matching wicker/cushion chairs, and a papasan chair!  The cushions are cream.  (Can't wait to get pillows on these!)

Style in the details

The drawers were lined with fabric containing the accent colors for the space. It's fun to add whimsy to a room with detail like this.....

fabric drawers.jpg

Some of the dresser hardware was changed, and the rest were painted white.  I incorporated white in the hardware, which looks striking against the black drawers. The white hardware also ties in with the fabric lined drawers.  (it's in the details!) 

drawer pulls.jpg


Typically the larger a room, the larger the accessories can be!  When larger accessories like pictures, and table top pieces are used, a little can go a long way.

Accessories that were added to the porch:

  • Wicker of varying shades (vases, trays, baskets, lamp base, chair)
pillows on chair.jpg
  • Floral arrangements (smidgin' of yellow)
I'll be using this large wicker vase and the yellow flowers in the family's porch area

I'll be using this large wicker vase and the yellow flowers in the family's porch area

  • Greenery (wreath) 
  • Glass items with color (buffet area, table)
  • Floor lamp/table lamp
  • Window panels (curtains) 
  • decorative pillows for seating area
  • Seat cushions for dining table
  • Table accessories

I wish I could show you more, but I can't just yet!   It has been so fun designing the space, and I can't wait to see it all come together this Friday! 

I hope you tune in on Friday, May 26 to see the actual porch getting its face-lift!! I will be posting sneak peeks on Facebook all morning, with a full blog post to follow! 


See more room make-overs below!!!!