33 Cozy Back Porches That'll Make the Neighbors Never Want to Leave

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Warm weather is finally here, barbecues are ready and waiting to be fired up, and weekend parties are right around the corner. As happy of a time as spring is, let's be honest: It's summer that's everyone's favorite. The lazy days spent in the pool; the Saturday afternoon BBQs; family vacations. I mean, who wouldn't love summer? (Yes, even if you do have a house full of crazy kids home all day.) But if you ask me, the best spot to be on a sunny day or even a warm summer night is lounging on the back porch, surrounded by family and friends. And you might be surprised by how much people are stepping up their game these days when it comes to warm and inviting porch decor. In fact, just a quick scroll through Pinterest or Instagram will serve up some major back porch eye candy.


Outdoor area rugs. Comfy porch couches. Fire pits and swinging porch swings and bistro lights overhead. Oh, and let's not forget the hanging rope hammock! Yep; a great back porch setup can really set the tone for a great BBQ -- and an epic summer. Looking for a little inspiration? We've rounded up 33 back porches with a style all their own. There are decks that have been transformed into cozy corners that guests won't be able to resist settling into. And screened-in porches that'll make them feel one with nature, without having to deal with pesky bugs. And even tiny balcony porches for city dwellers that have been turned into a dreamy oasis high above the bustling city. It's all here -- and ready to serve as inspiration for even more welcoming outdoor spaces.