Saturday, April 17, 2010


So I am on a mission to make our 3 season porch feel more homey - more like another functional room in the house, rather than a random storage space off the back of the house. It really is a great space and we have actually come to love being out there, but it is definitely in need of some TLC.

We've gotten a good start on the process, by purchasing some patio furniture

And also by adding some other pieces to room, that didn't previously have a place in our house yet. Overall it's starting to look a lot better, but it still feels like kind of an unfinished hodgepodge.

My most recent attempt at making this room more homey was to add some window treatments. But given the unique size of the windows, that task proved to be much more difficult than I had anticipated. Working on a frugal budget and limited extra wall space, this is what I came up with

 What do you guys think? I wanted something neutral and natural - something to make the space feel like another room of the house, but also to bring the outdoors in and maintain the true identity of the room. I wanted the window treatments to accent the windows and view, not take away from them.

We are actually hoping DID to get some painting done in this room today. I want to bring a lighter more earthy color to the walls - we're planning for a very light green, with white trim. EDIT: We did get the painting done and the above photo features the room with freshly painted light green walls and white trim!!!

And eventually I would like to bring a more natural color outdoor carpet into the space as well.


Jessica said...

You're off to a good start! I love the patio furniture. Maybe some color like throw pillows or artwork to give a little personality to the area?

Katrina said...

Thanks, and great idea Jessica! I am actually currently debating which color throw pillows to put in this room. I was thinking light green and yellow maybe??? I am also open to suggestions for artwork as well - since this is such an unusual space, artwork might be a bit of a challenge. Thanks for reading and commenting :o)

Joann Winton said...

Wow! Your porch has lovely huge windows. And that’s a good thing because you don’t need to keep it lighted during daytime. Those windows are enough to keep the room well-lit with all the natural lights coming in. Anyway, those drapes are beautiful. It made the room look elegant.
Joann Winton @ AJC Roofing