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March 14, 2019

11 Awesome Ideas for Porch Enclosures

Porch enclosures add so much to a home, and there are so many stylish ways to make the absolute most of the extra space. From plants to unique color schemes, there’s no limit to how you can make it the new favorite room in your house.

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Here are some ideas:

1. Add some greenery

Make your sunroom a true extension of the outdoors by adding a little, or a lot, of greenery. Floor plants stored in richly hued pottery provide welcome bursts of color to your porch enclosure, while hanging plants provide floor-to-ceiling lushness.

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Creating a semitropical setting indoors can also help combat the winter blues and increase humidity. And even in the summer, plants can still work magic — studies show that they purify air, reduce stress, improve health, and sharpen focus. Don’t be afraid to go a little overboard. The more the better!

2. Bring on the bright and bold

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The snow outside says it’s still winter, the leafy pomegranate trees inside think it must be Spring. I really wish the poms had it right because I am soooooo over winter. It’s not that I necessarily hate the snow (well, I kind of do) but I feel antsy and ready for the visible changes all around me that herald a new season. I want to see the tips of the daffodils poking up through the soil. The beginnings of the cherry and plum blossoms. The fragrant lilacs that first show up in the white lilac bushes and later in the leggy pink and purple trees. I want to set our chickens free and to plant our snap and snow peas. I want my children to spend more time outdoors. Patience has never been my strong suit, y’all. . . . . #bhghome #rshome #howyouhome #peepmypad #sunroom #wintergarden #kismetcheckoutmyhouse #cljsquad #showemyourstyled #breinspired #sodomino #mydomaine #wishingforspring #pomegranatetree #mymidcenturymix #midcenturymodern

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Let your porch enclosure be a bright spot in your day with touches of vivid color. A chair, pillows, or rugs in radiant hues can really perk up a sunroom, adding bold contrast to otherwise understated décor. And there’s no need to be subtle if the rest of the space is relatively muted. Striking tones of yellow, green, and even pink can make a real splash.

3. Create a social space

Outdoor living space in Eze-Breeze porch enclosure.

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Porch enclosures are the perfect place to host gatherings, big or small. Create a comfortable setting for guests with ample seating, including cushy chairs and couches or futons. Don’t skimp on plushness — add lots of pillows for a relaxed, casual setting that makes friends and family feel at home. Add all that to a great view, and you’ve got party perfection.

4. Shape it up

Backyard view through Eze-Breeze sunroom.

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Amp up the look of any porch enclosure with a variety of shapes. Unexpected graphic elements and geometric patterns lend a bit of boldness. Details like striped pillows and herringbone rugs can make for striking visuals, but you don’t have to stop there. Think beyond textiles with woven chairs and furniture with strong angles. Too sharp? Curved and circular accents might provide the contrast you’re looking for.

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5. Lighten up with wood and wicker

Light-colored wooden and wicker details can add calmness to your porch enclosure. Natural materials create a serene scene and can be easily mixed and matched. Bamboo or rattan furniture is an easy style win, while an eclectic collection of wooden tables, wicker lighting fixtures, and other accessories offer a perfect complement to decorative pillows and greenery.

6. Let the space work for you

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[ad] Love my bright little office corner… my new chair arrived yesterday from @cheeky_chairs and it’s super cool and quite modern but I love mixing it up and it works. I love this poster as it’s my favourite song ever!!!! both by Pogues and originally by Ewan Macoll. Also pretty proud of my little certificate for completing #vasaloppet in 4 hours 10 a cross country ski race in Norway. It’s a great spot to work as it has a lovely view of the garden and the light comes in and hits my back. Right off to @fazenda.group in Leeds for Fins 18th!!! His birthday is actually on Monday but he’s skiing with school lucky bugger… can you imagine turning 18 with all your mates skiing #funtimes #welljel . . . #vasaloppet #sodomino #blueplaques #homeofficedecor #sunnymorning #sunroom #roomwithaview #homeoffice #sunnyday #plants #plantsofinstagram #shelfie #art #applemac #homeofficedecor #officechair #marble #eclecticdecor #bestofinterior #interiorstyle #rusticdecor #eclecticdecor #elledecor #apartmenttherapy #homeofficedesign #dirtyoldtown

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Take your home office to a new level by creating a workspace in your porch enclosure. The natural elements that a sunroom showcases can stir the senses and spark inspiration. Place a desk or table near a window to make the most of mood-boosting outdoor light. Fill your work area with favorite art and other things you love to turn up the energy of the space.

7. Keep it subtle

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The sun is out, but not for long! Looks like a snow storm is headed our way. However, I have learned that Virginia weather is unpredictable lol We can have all four seasons in the span of a week. Going to enjoy the sunshine (even if it may be freezing out), do some much needed cleaning, and a bit of painting too. You give a girl 8 paint colors and she’s gonna make up paint projects even if there isn’t any 😂 Thanks @fusionmineralpaint 🎨🖌 And, you may have noticed some progress sneak peeks in stories yesterday of the laundry room. It is almost done y’all! We are at the finishing touches point in this room makeover. I can’t wait to show it off to y’all hopefully in a day or so Hope you are having an amazing Tuesday morning so far, and be sure to check out stories later today as I find furniture to paint 😂

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Not partial to color that pops? Muted hues lend subtle elegance to porch enclosures. Take a minimalist approach with neutral shades in every corner to make your style statement. Go for different shades of one color, and if you crave a bit more contrast, pick pieces with accents of dark blues, black, brown, or grey. The effect can be light, airy, and elegant.

8. Rev up the retro

If you have an appreciation for previous decades, rev up your porch enclosure with retro and retro-inspired décor. Pieces from the past add personality to modern spaces — and, ironically, the look can actually feel fresher than trendier items that go out of style and appear dated quickly. And you don’t have to go all-out vintage if that doesn’t work with your home. Instead, consider an antique focal point, like a table or a lamp, to spruce things up.

9. Shake up your family room

Family playing with dog in Eze-Breeze porch enclosure.

Featuring our Horizontal Side Slider, Cabana Door, and Removable Vent Fixed Lite products

Breathe some life — and light — into the traditional family room by moving it to the natural setting of a porch enclosure. Many, like the ones we make at Eze Breeze, can be configured to be as spacious as a living room and perfect for relaxing or playing. Comfy furniture that everyone in the house will love to lounge on lends a homey feel.

10. Make it monochrome

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Still busy over here organizing and cleaning and I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I found fan fur on my ceiling fans😆 😂 what can I say, it happens! Well, now that my whole bottom floor is clean and organized and fur free, besides Reuben and Douglas of course💕🐾, I was thinking of doing a video tour of the first floor. Would you like that? Whether you are new to my feed, or have been with me from the beginning when I started a year ago, I never do videos, speak, or show pics of myself. Why, because I’m camera shy and who doesn’t hate the sound of their on voice?!😂 but for some reason those are the top two things that are asked of me all the time. So maybe if I have the guts, that will happen at the end of the week. Maybe if you guys give me the courage I’ll do it😊 I must say, I’m so inspired by @kristywicks. She always has these pretty candle lit tours, where everything looks so lovely and calm. I bet she never has fan fur, ever!! Hope you are having a great week! #whiteinteriors #whitefarmhouse #farmhousestyle #farmhousechic #newyearsresolutions #kitchennook #sunroom #sunnyspot #frenchfarmhouse #bhghome #whitewashed #farmhousefresh #thecottagejournal #countrylivingmag #newenglandhome

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Achieve an undeniably luxe look for your porch enclosure with a monochromatic color scheme. All-white décor can be stunning, but if that’s not practical for your lifestyle, mixing a few different shades of blue or gold can also create dramatic, streamlined style. Need a bit more contrast? Get it by introducing a range of textures with rugs, blankets, interesting surfaces, and more.

11. Live the al fresco life

A porch enclosure breathes new life into your home. It can also spice up your lifestyle. Make your sunroom an almost-al-fresco eating destination for every season. It’s a fun family or entertaining experience and a great way to start or end your day.

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Happy Friday! And more importantly happy International Women’s Day to all you fierce, amazing, and incredibly talented ladies! 💪🏼🙌🏼 #giveyourselfpermission to celebrate yourself and all the other badass women you know today because I’m more than sure we all deserve it! 😘 . . So it’s no secret that this room is my favorite ❤️ Even though it was pretty gross when we bought the house 😆that original wall to wall to ceiling beadboard stole my heart! Because of this room I know our next house will have lots of natural light and its walls covered in beadboard and/or shiplap ☺️ There’s still more to do to this room and tomorrow we’ll be hitting up a architectural salvage shop in hopes of finding some matching beadboard. I’ll explain why in my stories tonight and taking y’all with us tomorrow! 😄 . These diy built in benches are up on the blog! And bonus, the seats open because who doesn’t need more places to hide all the things 😉😂 Link in my profile or visit www.midcountyjournal.com . . #sunroom #sunroomdecor #sunroomfurniture #breakfastnook #breakfastbench #builtinbench #tabaccobasket #builtins #sunnyroom #antiquetable #oldhome #oldhomelove #sunporch #plantlady #antiquechair #chippypaint #paintedfloor #whitesandwoods #vintagecrock #farmhousefurniture #cottageandfarm #cottagefarmhouse #paintedfloors #topiary #sunnyroom #beadboard #marketplacefinds #chalkpaintedfurniture #bhghome

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