Use these screened in porch ideas to make your outdoor space live like an indoor room. Includes easy, budget-friendly tips and decor inspiration.
Welcome to summer on the porch! Today I’m joining Jennifer from Town ‘n Country Living, along with an amazing bunch of decor bloggers, and we’re sharing our summer colors. I’m sure it’s no surprise that my colors for this summer are blue and white. I just completed a porch makeover and have some screened in porch ideas to share along with the room details.
I started this back porch project with a blank slate. The only thing in the porch when I began was the white chest. My goals for this makeover were to have completely maintenance-free decor and to achieve a simple, functional space. I didn’t want tons of pillows or long curtains. I wanted it to be easily assembled in the spring, and easily put away in the fall.
Everything I purchased is made from weather-proof materials. Even the rug is made from 100% polypropylene so it can be hosed off if it gets dirty. The wicker chairs are resin, the round table is a very heavy metal, and the bistro chairs are aluminum/resin. Nothing will ever need painted which is a huge relief to me.
I wanted a small sitting area and an area for a table with chairs. Because the room is sort of long and narrow, there wasn’t a lot of choice for furniture placement. The sitting area was put together around the chest and was grounded with the rug. The table and chairs fit nicely at the end of the space.
The chairs all came pre-assembled but I had to put the table together. It took some time but once I got started, it was relatively easy. Of course, if you have a handy husband or teenager lurking around, it’s the perfect way to put them to work!
I didn’t have a set budget in mind, but since I started with basically nothing, I knew it was going to cost between $500 – $1000. I was very careful about shopping around and trying to find budget-friendly items. It’s a small space, it’s only used for a few months, and no one uses it except me. It just made no sense to invest a ton of money. The total cost of this screened in porch makeover was just over $700.00. The round table was more than I wanted to pay, but in the end, it was a good decision. The table is sturdy and heavy which is what I wanted. The bistro chairs were a splurge, but I love them so I don’t feel guilty at all. I was able to reuse cushions and pillows which helped at the end when I was tired of spending money!
Screened In Porch Ideas: Shopping Sources
set of white resin wicker chairs | navy pillow covers | paisley outdoor mat | bistro chairs | fern wreath | round white bistro table | striped fabric on pillows & footstool | vintage blue ball jars | white/blue striped napkins | navy handled flatware | small lamp (similar) | blue placemat | vintage garden gates
Blue striped pitcher: no longer available.
Decorative bee skep: purchased locally.
Lampshade: DIY project.
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If you have any helpful screened in porch ideas of your own, please share in the comments. I’m always looking for ways to make this outdoor space easier to maintain. I hope you have a few extra minutes to check out the links below. I will be updating them as the week progresses so check back!