Get your porch ready for summer parties, last-minute get-togethers, or casual hangouts with , ample storage, and a long table to display food and small bites. Then, set the scene by adding and comfy . Be sure to have a cooler ready to go (a wheel barrow also works!) and your favorite sangria recipe on hand.
A metal porch glider, a pair of retro chairs, and a table that doubles as a two-seater bench easily accommodate a half-dozen guests on the porch of this backyard cottage.
Round zinc baskets from are lined with sheet moss, then filled with soil and dried angel vine, which, like a flower frog, helps hold things in place. From there, anything goes on this Connecticut home's porch.
In the far corner of this porch, battered windows portion off a seating area and provide respite from the lakeside wind.
With ceiling fans, rocking chairs, symmetrical planters, and a loyal dog, this Texas home's porch couldn't be prettier.
This Tennessee home's porch draws you in the moment you drive up.
Add some punch to your porch by painting the exterior and ceiling contrasting colors and adding a bold striped rug.
Hinged together, salvaged French doors add decorative oomph to the outdoor seating area outside this gorgeous garden house.
All this renovated New York home's expansive porch needed to take it from scary to airy was new flooring and a fresh coat of paint. Inspired by a superstition that a light blue ceiling would repel bees, the owner painted it a soft blue-green shade.
The screened-porch at this Alabama home embodies modern country charm with its practical galvanized roof, concrete floors, and cinderblock fireplace covered in a sand wash. Huge concrete boxes let the owners store firewood year-round, and cushioned wicker chairs make this room even more cozy.
An antique porch swing turns this front porch into a cozy outdoor sitting room.
In the Gullah culture of South Carolina, a watery-green shade of paint was said to keep evil spirits, known as haints, from invading the home. These days, "haint blue" ceilings can be found in and beyond the Lowcountry, but you can try your luck with smaller doses of the shade. Here, the ceiling is painted Yarmouth Blue by Benjamin Moore.
Meet the hardest working porch in Georgia: It's a sitting room, a mudroom, a potting station, and a breakfast nook rolled into one—the perfect way to take advantage of a yearly average temperature of 62 degrees.
A vine-wrapped pergola and boxy gray wicker seating offers contrasting shape, color, and texture in this backyard of this California bungalow. Glazed pots filled with low-maintenance succulents create a layered look that mimics the home's interior.
The owners of this Oklahoma home enjoy spending time on their spacious porch, which has an L-shaped hanging porch bed that fits the whole crew. Josh crafted the bed with used mattresses and some two-by-fours and two-by-sixes from their local hardware store.
The homeowners of this lakeside Vermont bungalow hired regional contractors and cabinetmakers, and relied on natural materials sourced nearby to renovate their home.
Fall is all about making your home as cozy as possible—why not extend that feeling to your front porch? A wooden ladder displaying colorful throws, grapevine wreaths, and a bushel basket planter are just a few simple ways to amp up your porch for fall.
String lights from Target twinkle over the front porch of this Ohio lake house, and Pottery Barn wicker furniture surrounds an antique folding table, where the family plays cards.
Red Adirondack chairs by Cost Plus World Market look out on the Lemhi and Lost River mountains from this Idaho cabin's back porch.
The gliders on this California ranch's front porch date to the 1930s.
This backyard garden shed offers extra outdoor living space, courtesy of a porch strung with a Pawleys Island hammock.
The iron daybed on the front porch of this New York farmhouse makes the space comfortable and the family's preferred hangout.
This circa-1900 oak woodworker's table was drafted into service as a potting station, then hung vintage pails and watering cans on this cottage's exterior wall.
Mismatched woven chairs and a teak table set the scene for meals in the outdoor entertaining area of this California cottage.
Colorful Adirondack chairs from Charleston Gardens brighten this beach house's terrace.
On the back patio of this Martha's Vineyard home, a marble-topped table from Napa Home, built from old railroad ties, is paired with African chairs that repurpose oil drums. The iron pendant light is by Laura Lee.
The combination of California weather and a fireplace makes this outdoor living area a year-round hangout in this California home. Wicker chairs from a local shop surround the coffee table, fashioned out of a reclaimed wine barrel. The walls are painted Collonade Gray by Sherwin-Williams, while the fireplace is painted China White by Benjamin Moore.
On this Texas ranch, metal folding chairs (from Barton Springs Nursery in Austin) offer colorful contrast to a table built out of Texas limestone.