Beautiful Porches: Outdoor Living in the Summertime

porch woven furniture
Photo from CountryHome
Porches and summertime go hand and hand, along with lemonade -- am I right? A good porch might be a quiet place to read a book or an enchanting space for summer entertaining.

Here are a bunch of beautiful porches -- front porches, back porches, indoor porches, and outdoor porches -- to get you inspired to use your lovely porch this summer.


Bright pillows, cushions, and some colorful decor items can be all it takes to freshen up your porch for summertime living and enjoyment.

porch vintage signs chairs table
Photo from The Design Files
Vintage signs and red-pillowed chairs give this porch a little color and a lot of fun. What a nice place to have coffee or dine into the evening.

porch sunroom furniture
Photo from going home to roost
Here's a lovely and colorful back porch. Love the pops of color and the paper lanterns, and all that lovely daylight surely turns into a pretty starry night backdrop. (See the Before and After porch makeover on going home to roost.)

orange door porch rocking chair
Photo by orange door
How could I forget rocking chairs? Rocking chairs on the porch ... a summer must if you don't have a porch swing (via AT)!

screened in porch bed sleeping room
Photo from Smile and Wave
And here's the ultimate in dreamy porches -- a screened-in sleeping porch. Oh ... my ... word ... love this.

Do you use your porch in the summer? Tell us about it.

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