Outdoor Screen Rooms ~ February 25, 2016

We have what could be a lovely screen room, if I could just figure out how to make the most of its rather large space.

It's built off the back of our garage, and has both east and south facing sides that are really wonderful in the summer time. It also has a covered, open deck area just outside the entry door into the screen room. 

I really love the deck area because it faces south and receives ample sunshine from morning through mid-afternoon. That's where I place my comfortable lawn chair, and often doze for a bit while the dogs are enjoying a beautifully sunny, summer day in the yard.

Inside the screen room is especially wonderful during a gentle rainfall. Have you ever laid outdoors under cover somewhere and heard that lulling, pitter-patter sound of the rain drops? That's exactly what I'm talking about! 

Our screen room has the perfect metal roof for making rain drops sound quite beautiful and relaxing. Dean has taken his share of naps during some of those warm, rainy summer days last year. I expect he'll do the same this year, too.

I've been browsing some sites for ideas on just how I might want to consider decorating the interior. I suppose if money were no object, I could do something simply stated and beautiful like this, 

but it would take a lot to get ours into that kind of shape. I still like this look, though, and figure I can glean different ideas from several types of styles. That's the fun of it to me! (I think I definitely need to invest in some wicker furniture either way!)

So, while I wait out this last stretch of our unusual and unpredictable winter, I think I'm going to continue browsing along, and maybe take a few ideas from these beautiful examples below!

This crisp, cool look of white and a kind of chartreuse is quite inviting.
I'm loving all the colorful plants in here!
Wicker and plants seem to be pretty popular screen room decor.
The rocker and that lounge chair would be perfect for me!
I definitely think I'm going to go with some curtains. How cheery and cozy!
Wow! All these ideas have really started the wheels going in my head. I can't wait to get started making something nice out of our screen room this year!

What projects have you most excited to jump into summer?
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  1. I would love to have a space like that! Here in Iowa we call them three-season porches so it's fun to read that you call them screen rooms! :) I will be anxious to see what you do with the space. I'm hoping to tackle our bedroom and gardens this summer. We'll see how that goes!

    1. Dean and I are excited to get going on this project, so I'll be sure and post updates as we progress. It'll be quite nice to have a whole other "outdoor" room to enjoy this spring and summer. Likewise, I'll be looking forward to seeing how your bedroom and gardens turn out! Bet you're still enjoying that lovely bathroom remodel of yours....It turned out fabulous!


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