Creative Screened Porch Design ideas

Modern farmhouse screened porch via Redbud Custom Homes.

Modern farmhouse screened porchWhen my husband and I first started dating, the house he lived in had a small screened porch built on the back. The screens protected us from mosquitos, a ceiling fan helped temper the hot Indiana summer nights, comfy seating invited us to sit and rest, and the surrounding backyard—dotted with fireflies blinking on and off throughout the evening—let us escape the city for a while. I loved it out there.

Screened porches are ideal spots to relax, unwind, and catch up with family and friends (and potential future spouses). Here are some creative screened porch design ideas to show how wonderful these spaces can be if you have thoughts of adding your own screened space.

Whether converting an existing sunroom into a screened space or adding on a screened porch, the design possibilities are endless.

Beautiful screened porch

via Trehus 

The home owners of this modern farmhouse enclosed half of their back patio to create a beautiful screened porch. 

Modern farmhouse screened porch

via Redbud Custom Homes

Modern farmhouse screened porch via Redbud Custom Homes.

via Redbud Custom Homes


This Atlanta, Georgia, screened porch feels chic and luxurious yet so very inviting. Imagine lounging on that swing bed with a glass of sweet iced tea.

Screened Porch with Swing

via Robert Norris

This stunning screened porch is attached to a traditional-style home in Chicago. The high ceiling makes the space feel larger, and the fireplace offers a source of heat for cooler fall days.

Screened Porch with Fireplace

via Fraerman Associates Architecture

Built on the back of a South Carolina Lowcountry bungalow, this large screened porch offers a warm and welcoming space to entertain, connect with the outdoors, and access the nearby fire pit.

Lowcountry Screened Porch

via Costal Living

This small screened porch is a sweet extension of the home that also allows for the enjoyment of the outdoors.

Small Screened Porch

via EnviroHomeDesign

The cozy side porch on this South Carolina cottage is the perfect place to escape the heat of the day.

Cottage Screened Porch

via Allison Ramsey Architects

Spanning the length of the farmhouse it’s built onto, this rustic screened porch offers areas for entertaining, sleeping, and more.

Farm Screened Porch

via Country Living

This serene screened porch was designed to be a sanctuary—a place to relax, regroup, and reconnect with nature.

Screened Porch Sanctuary

via Cathy Zaeske

Nestled among the backyard trees, this screened porch provides a cool, calm respite from the hustle and bustle.

Gray Screened Porch

via The Seattle Times

Architectural details like the dentil molding matched to the house and the latticework in the lower screened sections make this screened porch look more original to the home. Pretty landscaping around the foundation help tie it in, too.

Landscaped Screened Porch

via McHale Landscape Design

If you already have a deck on your home, you might be able to enclose some or all of it to create a great screened porch space. (Be sure the deck foundation can structurally support the additional weight of the screened porch first. A contractor, architect, or other professional can help you determine this.)

Screened Deck Porch

via Professional Deck Builder

Screened porches can range from elegant to rustic and offer space to entertain or just kick back and relax for a while.

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About Christy Wagner

Hi! I’m Christy, an editor and writer. My husband, Keith, and I live in Fishers, Indiana, where I enjoy reading, writing, crocheting, quilting, embroidering, pouring candles, gardening, baking, and just about anything else creative. I’m so excited to be teaming up with Cyndy and sharing some fun ideas on The Creativity Exchange!

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