Guest Picks: Furnishing an Enclosed Porch
A natural driftwood lamp base adds interest and texture. This would go on the console.
An antique stone garden statue like this one goes on the console, opposite the lamp.
This colorful Michelle Armas abstract print would hang over the console.
To cover the terra-cotta tile floor and add texture, I'd use a seagrass rug with a neutral color binding.
White gauze panels hung from ceiling to floor in the corners of the porch add a breezy touch.
Only bamboo will do as curtain rods to hang the gauze!
A large drum shade in a neutral is perfect for the overhead lighting.
I love this rattan armchair with white cushions.
Here's another rattan chair. I like the idea of a mismatched set.
This weathered brass side table belongs between the two chairs.
Here's a collection of glass cloches for the side table.
I have to have a chaise with a white slipcover for lounging.
This is perfect for holding magazines beside the chaise. I love the unexpected touch of metallic on the porch!
Here's a kicky pillow for the chaise.
This black and white tie-dye pillow is for one of the rattan chairs.
And this pink, graphic pillow is for the other chair.
These baskets from Kubu are for collecting those dirty shoes.
Could you have a porch without the ever-popular fiddle-leaf fig tree?
The really unexpected element would be an ornate, antique mirror. I have to have one or two old things in every room, and I plan to hang a mirror or two on the cross braces of the screened walls to add interest and reflect the outdoors.
Another antiqued mirror on the screened walls, and I'm done!More: 10 Elements of a Porch Paradise
My porch is screened on three sides, and the painted brick exterior of the house makes up the fourth side. This Asian-style console table would be perfect along the brick wall.