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30+ Glorious Screen Porch Designs For Ultimate Indoor-Outdoor Living

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Create a seamless indoor-outdoor living experience with a beautiful addition to your home with one of these breezy screen porch designs. There are several factors that you may wish to consider when adding a screened-in porch to your home. If you want to enhance your home’s indoor/outdoor capabilities, a screened-in porch may be the way to go.

This design decision will allow you to enjoy gentle breezes passing through a fine screening while shielding you from the elements and pesky bugs. You will want to consult a design expert when planning for your screened porch, but first you need to have an idea of where in your home you wish to create this addition. It may be an existing front or back porch that you wish to screen off. 

You will want to consider your view and flow. A screen porch design may impede your view through a window. However if you have a second-story deck, enclosing the space underneath could transform an underutilized space into an inviting outdoor living room. If you are adding a new porch to your home, it would be best to position it behind your home and to the side for a harmonious flow. 

These screened porches will help to provide a serene place for reading a book, sipping cocktails with friends, a girls spa party, additional space for overnight guests, or enjoying a cozy evening with the ones you love.

To create your ultimate indoor-outdoor living experience, have a look below for some spectacular screen porch designs that will inspire you for flooring, furnishings, lighting and decorating ideas to create your own porch that you will never want to leave! Below each of the images is source information and links to the designers of each project.

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1. A Michigan lake house features this beautiful screened porch just off the main bedroom. This wonderful space can be used to enjoy morning coffees and lounging in the early evening to watch the sunset. It would also be a great spot for curling up with a good book! (via Alan Design Studio)

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2. An inviting farmhouse style cottage on Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota features a picturesque hanging bed on the screened-in porch. This space boasts a clear view of the lake, and is a highly desired spot. Heaters are installed for cooler nights. (via Nor-Son Custom Builders)

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3. This beautiful screened-in porch showcases 5/4″x4″ IPE decking and Catawba Vista brick with white mortar in Charleston, South Carolina. The screens are a charcoal fiberglass “SCREEN TIGHT” screening system. The brick was supplied by Hanson Brick Company in Charleston, SC. The shutters were purchased and installed from Windward Shutters in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Porch dimensions: 12’x22′. (via Suiter Construction Company)

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4. A two-bedroom guest cottage nestled on the water’s edge of Silver Lake, New Hampshire features a fold-away door that connects the main living spaces with this four-season porch. This allows the space to flow beautifully. (via Battle Associates, Architects)

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5. Nestled in the heart of Naples, Florida near the Gulf of Mexico a charming cottage features this tropical porch. Comfortable outdoor wooden furnishings are adorned with white cushions and colorful pillows. (via LDL Interiors)

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6. A lovely lake cottage in Northern Georgia offers this sun-drench screened porch that is simple and inviting. (via Gridley + Graves Photographers)

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7. This narrow porch is perfect for the outdoor dining experience minus the bugs courtesy of the screens. Curtains help to block the sun when needed. (via MSiegel Design)

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8. This cozy cottage on Madeline Island, an island in Lake Superior features this farmhouse style porch. The screens provide 3-season comfort with serene lake and woodsy views. (via Albertsson Hansen Architecture)

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9. A beach style porch in Lake Macatawa, Michigan provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere for relaxing and entertaining. The swing can be found at Vintage Porch Swings. (via J Visser Design)

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10. This screened porch in South Carolina features a stacked Tennessee stone fireplace — 42″ FireRock firebox and the overall width is 6 feet. The hearth is 20″ deep. All of the sconces are by Carolina Lanterns. Wall sconces are The Charleston with a copper top and the lantern is a custom sized Aspen. The ceiling is southern yellow pine tongue in groove with a clear Sikkens finish. The floor is IPE. The hand rail is cedar painted white for the pickets with a mahogany top rail. The fiberglass screening product is the Screen Tite system. This screened porch is 16 feet X 25 feet. (via Christopher Rose Architects)

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11. A traditional porch in the New York countryside offers comfortable furnishings grouped around a cozy fireplace. The fireplace is clad in locally sourced fieldstone, while the hearth is bluestone. The mantle is a reclaimed barn beam sourced locally. The chair on the right is a family heirloom; the one of the left was sourced from Ballard Designs. Stools are from Pottery Barn. The flooring is stained mahogany. Hardie board siding was painted a custom color, while the ceiling is painted in Benjamin Moore Cumulus Cotton. Screen doors are from Phantom Screens. Porch dimensions: 33′-2″ by 12′-7″. (via Crisp Architects)

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12. A beach style screened-in back porch in Austin, Texas offers a relaxing space for lounging on a hammock. This would also make a fantastic spot for practicing yoga or meditation! (via Clayton Korte)

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13. A Florida home features this inviting screen front porch with a combination of real red cedar shingles and painted fiber cement lap siding. Similar wicker wing back chairs are the Ebel Bellevue collection. The ceiling fans are the 52″ Strata outdoor rated fans from Minka Aire. The screen is attached to a very small aluminum frame which has a rubber gasket. The screen is fed into the gasket with a plastic “pizza roller” tool to keep it tight. (via Geoff Chick & Associates)

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14. The screened porch of a welcoming hunting lodge in Oxford, Maryland features reclaimed materials and furnishings to evoke a rustic, yet luxurious 18th Century retreat. (via Johnson Berman)

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15. This welcoming beach style porch in South Carolina has comfortable wicker furnishings grouped around a stone clad fireplace. The dimensions of this porch is 21′-0″x20′-3″. See the rest of this gorgeous home here: Exquisite seaside retreat nestled on Kiawah Island, South Carolina. (via The Anderson Studio of Architecture & Design)

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16. A farmhouse porch in Sharon, Connecticut offers serene countryside views from a pair of casual daybeds. The wood used on the screened porch floor is reclaimed Ipe from the Far Rockaway Boardwalk, NYC. The Hudson Company supplied the material. The light fixture was sourced from PW Vintage Lighting. (via Hendricks Churchill)

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17. A charming farmhouse in Pennsylvania uses this 3-season screened-in porch as a family gathering spot. Decorated with vintage finds including a daybed, rocking chair and wooden porch swing. This casual spot offers its inhabitants idyllic countryside views. (via Sara Bates)

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18. A cabin up north with a screened porch offers a cozy, old-fashioned feel. Casual wicker seating is perfect for entertaining guests, while the hanging daybed can be used to accommodate overnight visitors. (via Sethbenn Photography)

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19. A vacation getaway home in Cape Cod with a screened-in front porch and cedar shingles. This beach style space feels warm and beautiful and relaxing. The sofa was custom made for the space in a performance fabric. The lantern is from Sandwich Lantern of Cape Cod. Outdoor towel hooks are from Restoration hardware. The ceiling is an exterior tongue and groove paneling that we painting with white exterior trim paint. On the floors, an exterior mahogany flooring that is suitable for a screened in porch. The rug is from pottery barn and is the heather chenille jute rug. (via Kelly Mcguill Home)

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20. Elegant screened-in porch in a countryside home features beautiful design details such as the black and white columns. The rug and pillows are all custom made for the project. They are all indoor/outdoor, made from stain and mold resistant fibers. The flooring is a natural, grey slate. (via Jules Duffy Designs)

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21. A back porch of a Cape Cod home offers woodsy views. The chairs are teak, from the Ventura Collection by Gloster. The wood flooring is fir painted grey (Benjamin Moore). The floors were prepped and sealed for painting, using a urethane based deck paint. The braided indoor/outdoor rug was purchased from Frontgate. On the chair, the starfish pillow is a needlepoint from LLBean. The windows are full glass as well as screens from the top to the molding just above the flooring. There is also a smaller screen and window for the bottom portion. (via Michelle Jacoby, Changing Spaces)

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22. This rustic style porch in Whitefish, Montana features beautiful elements such as bark-covered tree trunks used as posts. Furnishings include Danish modern chairs and a daybed that can transform this space into a sleep porch. Layers of texture add warmth to this space, from the faux fur and plaid cushions to the cowhide rug. Designer Tip: Boxy poufs can be used as footrests, a coffee table or provide additional seating. (via Denman Construction)

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23. This screened-in porch in Tennessee offers relaxing woodsy views. A beautiful stacked stone fireplace provides a focal point in this space. A fireplace screen plays off the branches that can be seen outdoors. Furnishings are grouped around the fireplace, complimented by nature-inspired greens and botanicals. Slate flooring adds a natural element to this space. (via Johnson & Galyon Homes)

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24. This 850-square-foot screened porch in North Carolina boasts Scandinavian accents, teak dining table (Palecek), woven dining chairs, and custom outdoor living furniture (Alfresco Home with Sunbrella fabric). There was originally a smaller deck where this porch is now. It sat much lower than the house and did not give this family enough space for dining, lounging and working from home, or protect from the elements and pesky bugs. Walls are covered with HardiePlank lap siding (Colonial Smooth) and painted in High Reflective White SW 7757 — Sherwin-Williams. A PollenTec screen keeps 99% of the pollen out. (via Catherine French Design)

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25. This cozy modern farmhouse style porch in Minnesota boasts both woodsy and lakeside views. Scandinavian influences can be seen in the black and white striped area rug, and artwork. A trio of white-washed tree stumps adds a rustic element to this space, which can be used as footrests and side tables. The hanging chair is a playful touch to this space, you can find similar at HomeGoods! See the rest of this spectacular home tour here: Dreamy modern farmhouse nestled on a bluff overlooking Prior Lake. (via David Charlez Designs)

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26. A pair of hanging daybeds adorn this cozy screened-in sleeping porch in a home on Amelia Island, just off the coast of northeast Florida. This is a great space for relaxing with a good book or hosting overnight guests with cool island breezes. (via Nathaniel Ebert)

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27. Overlooking Lake Minnetonka, this narrow screen porch takes advantage of what was originally just a backyard deck. Now this space can be enjoyed as a 3-season porch. The recessed mesh retractable screen is by Phantom Screens. (via Design Innovations)

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28. This timeless screened-in porch in a home in Washington DC features beautiful Ipe wood decking with a natural stain. Screens surround this space, while the addition of skylights drenches it with natural light. (via Case Architects & Remodeling)

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29. A rustic screen porch of a beautiful lake house in Minneapolis. The fireplace is a mix of Chilton tan/brown (25%) and Chilton Weathered Edge stone (75%). The hearth material is Chilton Random Flagstone (25% tan/brown, 75% Weatherededge (no pink stones). On the ceiling is tounge and groove cedar and is 6″ wide. The furnishings are from Wicker Warehouse, NJ. (via Lands End Development)

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30. This mountain style screened-in porch features comfortable seating around a stacked stone fireplace. The dimensions of this space is approximately 14′ x 25′. See the rest of this astounding home: Rustic-modern barn in the beautiful Swan Mountain Range. (via RMT Architects)

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31. A rustic four-season screened-in porch with vaulted ceilings and beautiful slate flooring provides countryside views in Illinois. (via Avondale Custom Homes)

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32. A 40- by 19-foot addition to a Chesapeake Bay home, a grilling kitchen, dining and living area provides creekside views. The brick-paved floor (26-HB 3⁄4″ Thin Brick, Glen-Gery) is on a slight pitch so it can be easily hosed off when needed. This spacious area can be converted into a sleeping porch with inflatable mattresses to host overnight guests. The seagrass rug is from Ballard Designs. Similar outdoor furnishings, Palmetto All-Weather Wicker, Pottery Barn. Steel columns support walls of screened panels. (via Southern Living)

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33. A Northern Wisconsin cabin features this rustic all season screened porch with a fireplace and daybeds to host overnight guests. (via Charlie & Co. Design)

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34. This screened porch was created as a sanctuary, a place to relax and be enveloped by the calming sights and sounds of nature. A monochromatic color palette helps to create a feeling of serenity while not detracting from the surrounding trees. Pops of black creates a sophisticated touch. There are three living zones on this porch, a space for dining, conversing and lounging. These spaces are defined with area rugs, furniture grouping and lighting. (via Your Favorite Room By Cathy Zaeske)

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35. In a Charlotte, North Carolina home, this screened porch features a modified gable roof to increase natural light and air. White trim and railings creates a cohesive bright feeling to this space. A tongue and groove ceiling is a bright glossy white, helping to reflect light. The Divano Roma Wicker Furniture is set atop an outdoor rug from the Martha Stewart Outdoor Living Collection at Home Decorators online. This porch is 12′ wide x 16′ deep. (via Archadeck of Charlotte)

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36. A tropical porch in Key West, Florida features Bahama shutters attached with hinges to bring in fresh breezes. The decking is TimberTech Azek color gray. (via Bender & Associates Architects)

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