10 Summer porches we absolutely love

Jul 16, 2013 at 7:00 a.m. ET

Summer is the perfect time to sip a cold drink while enjoying the sunshine. This roundup of summer porches will get you inspired to create an outdoor retreat of your own.


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With a few soft touches of aqua and pink, this pretty porch is ready for summer!


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Rocking chairs are great for relaxing, and cheap options are easily found at thrift stores. Give a secondhand chair a few coats of paint, and you'll have the perfect place to curl up on the porch.


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This light, coastal feel will have you spending more time outdoors than indoors. Who wouldn't want to read a good book against this pretty backdrop?


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Natural wood tones and decorative accents keep this porch in sync with the garden that surrounds it. No need for bold colors here. This porch is a throwback to everything that's already perfect about summer.


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If your porch is a bit on the narrow side, opt for an outdoor bench rather than bulky patio furniture. Add a few potted plants and some decorative pillows, and you're all set.


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Add unique pieces to your porch to create a playful, eclectic look. This porch features painted furniture pieces that break away from matchy-matchy patio sets, creating a fun and inviting look.


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Get creative with textiles. Add a pop of summer color to your porch without changing anything permanently. Simply paint stripes onto a painter's tarp, and you'll be good to go!


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Americana goes eclectic in this fresh summer porch design. To get this look, combine a mix of neutral planters with rustic furniture and a few patriotic accessories.


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Nothing says summer like bright pinks and oranges. Give your patio furniture new life by swapping out the cushions and adding some colorful vases, and your porch will be seasonal in no time at all.


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Enclosed porches allow you to enjoy the outdoors while keeping out pesky insects and undesired weather conditions. If you have an enclosed porch, create an outdoor living room using furniture arrangements similar to those you'd use indoors.

More summer decorating ideas

Summer decor guide for kitchens
Summer decor guide for bathrooms
Summer decor guide for bedrooms
Summer decor guide for living spaces