15 Screened In Porch Ideas for a Perfect Outdoor Retreat

Paint the Rattan

Because the cottage interior is so colorful, this space was deliberately left weathered and gray as a nice contrast.

Hang Curtains

Rather than screen in the porch with mesh, owners left it open and framed the view with gauzy curtains that can be closed on buggy nights.

Double the Breeze

For a traditional home, designer Ty Larkins created a porch with elongated curtain panels that can be closed or tied back depending on the sunlight. The subtle outdoor ceiling fan makes a breeze on warm summer afternoons.

Equip It for Fall

This three-season screened in porch in a Martha's Vineyard family home features a stone fireplace for warmth and coziness. The large stone fireplace makes it "a three season room," interior designer James Hunifod says. Guests can enjoy the view of the sprawling meadow outside whenever they visit.

Play Up a High Ceiling

In this laid-back porch by architect Bill Ryall, extra-tall screens let in tons of air and light. The design by Kris Cochran features a simple mod butterfly chair and dining set that don't distract from its clean lines.

Embrace the Light

Designed by Karen Cohen and Ani Antreasya, this screened in porch idea creates a charming backdrop for intimate dinners. After the sunset, the sconces on each wall panel illuminate the room with a moody glow.

Weatherproof It

If you have a wraparound porch that you use for dining and lounging, hang curtains that can insulate the space and keep the rain and cold air out.

Make Room for Everyone

Jane Hawkins Hoke converted a barn in Cashiers, North Carolina, into a year-round retreat. The screened in porch is the most-frequented room in the house! Hoke custom-made the dining table to fit in with its surroundings.

Lean Into Dark Tones

Immerse yourself in your outdoor space with dark wooden accents that echo your surroundings. Here, the chandelier and furniture stand out against the white and green decorative accents.

Use Nature as a Screen

With a swing on your side and enchanting trees blowing as a backdrop, all you need is Ryan Gosling to make your Notebook dreams come true. Add plush throw pillows to support your back while you read.

Stock It for Cocktail Hour

Ashley Gilbreath designed a four-bedroom vacation home for her family with views of a dune lake and the Gulf of Mexico. Its screened in porch is a vibrant, pattern-filled spot for happy hour with family and friends.

Paint the Wicker

Here's a quick and easy screened in porch idea: Cover white wicker in a bold coat of fresh paint. Let the painted wicker furnishings on the screened in porch of this dreamy summer home inspire you.

Stay Neutral

If you're not sure where to begin, continue to grow in place and start with a neutral color palette. Protect your furniture with slipcovers that can withstand any storm or season change.

Install Concrete Flooring

You'll glide across a cool concrete floor like this one all summer. They're affordable and bring depth to a traditional screened in porch. Add an indoor-outdoor rug, and you'll be dancing the night away in no time.

Go Gray

Rain or shine, gray elevates the cool factor in your home. Keep the look monochromatic, as designer Analisse Taft-Gersten did here. This screened in porch gets used from "mid-May to mid-September" for breakfast and dinner.

Follow us on Social Media