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40 Screened Porch Design Ideas

Protected from the elements and biting bugs, these screened-in patios and porches offer indoor-outdoor living at its finest.

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Photo: Lisa Romerein. From: HGTV Magazine.

The Best of Both Worlds

Part covered porch and part living room/dining room/playroom (or most any other room), a screened porch lets you enjoy fresh breezes without worrying about bugs or any other pesky critters crashing the party. Plus, many screened porches offer sufficient protection from the elements so you can bring indoor furniture outside to truly make the space an extension of your home's interior.

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Photo: Tomas Espinoza. From: Brian Patrick Flynn.

Create a Focal Point

Just as you would in an interior space, plan your porch around a focal point. Here, the colorful fireplace not only offers warmth on chilly nights, but also visually anchors the seating area and ties the various shades of blues and grays together.

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Brighten Up With Bistro Lights

Not just for the great outdoors, bistro lights are a budget-friendly, easy DIY addition that'll add magical sparkle and illumination so you can keep the party going late into the night.

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Photo: Stacy Zarin Goldberg. From: HGTV Magazine.

Make It Your Happy Place

A combo of nearly indestructible materials (Trex flooring, a tempered glass tabletop and woven plastic chairs) and lots of pretty pops of pink make this outdoor dining area a cheery spot to enjoy a snack or a family card game. Learn more about this family-friendly space featured in HGTV Magazine, below.

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