13 pretty porches | Living the Country Life
More
Close

13 pretty porches

A porch combines the best of both worlds, bringing the inside out, and the outside in!
  • Country castle

    The wrap-around porch on this castle-like bed and breakfast has plenty of space for guests. Whether they feel like relaxing in the porch swing, reading in a comfy chair, or having a cup of coffee with friends, they can find the perfect spot. A white curved railing surrounds this amazing porch, and a covered entrance welcomes guests.

    Date Published: October 12, 2012
    Date Updated: November 9, 2012
  • Pooch on the porch

    This adorable dog has a great place to watch for squirrels in the yard! Square pillars and a cleanly styled white railing surround this porch, and rocking chairs provide a nice place to sit and enjoy the view of the beautiful gardens. Planters that hang over the porch railings are filled with trailing flowers and vines, and Old Glory waves in the breeze. What a lovely scene!

    Date Published: October 12, 2012
    Date Updated: November 9, 2012
  • Dinner on the porch

    This classic porch has plenty of room for a table, making a wonderful place to share a meal with friends and family. The porch was extended and covered, adding a gazebo-like room on the corner of the house for even more outdoor living space. A brightly painted floor and stair tops pop nicely against the white background of the house. 

    Date Published: October 12, 2012
    Date Updated: November 9, 2012
  • Colorful welcome

    This is the front of the house shown in the last slide. Note how the color on the floor matches the shutters, and the door is painted in a bright contrasting hue. The main porch isn't the only outdoor room this lovely house has to offer. A pair of French doors on the second story lead out to a second small porch, perfect for stargazing or having a morning cup of joe.

    Date Published: October 12, 2012
    Date Updated: November 9, 2012
  • A place to relax

    This cozy porch nook calls guests to come have a spot of tea, or maybe take a nap! A day bed packed with colorfol, comfy pillows is surrounded by mosquito netting suspended from the ceiling, and a pretty chandelier hangs over a rustic bench-turned-coffee table. 

    Date Published: October 12, 2012
    Date Updated: November 9, 2012
  • Majestic mountains

    When the view from your porch includes mountains like this, you don't need to do too much to make your porch beautiful. Here, a heavy white table is surrounded by white chairs, and topped with a white tablecloth and accessories. A pretty light fixture hangs overhead, so you can feel free to linger after dinner and enjoy that bottle of wine!

    Date Published: October 12, 2012
    Date Updated: November 9, 2012
  • Poolside porch

    What a glorious home! The back porch on this huge old house overlooks the pool, making a great place for Mom and Dad to keep an eye on their swimming kids, and a fun place for a poolside lunch. There's also a second-story porch on top of the main porch, for more outdoor fun. And look at those hydrangeas!

    Date Published: October 12, 2012
    Date Updated: November 9, 2012
  • Black and white and red all over

    A vibrant red wall is the perfect backdrop for the black and white furniture and accessories on this pretty porch. A huge vase of bright yellow sunflowers provides the perfect pop of contrasting color! A dark hardwood floor and white roof keep this space grounded.

    Date Published: October 12, 2012
    Date Updated: November 9, 2012
  • Screening room

    This three-season porch is screened in, allowing the homeowners to really live in this space, while still enjoying the feeling of being outdoors. The nice thing about porches like this is that you can use real furniture and accessories, without having to worry about them being ruined by the elements. A pretty screen door leads out to the deck.

    Date Published: October 12, 2012
    Date Updated: November 9, 2012
  • Inside out

    Half bedroom, half porch, a sleeping porch may seem old fashioned, but it's still a wonderful way to sleep! When it's hot inside, sleeping on a screened-in porch gives you as much breeze as possible, without the bugs. A ceiling fan helps, too. And on cool fall afternoons, nothing beats napping on the porch under a warm quilt!

    Date Published: October 12, 2012
    Date Updated: November 9, 2012
  • Double decker

    Not only does this classic country home have a lovely little porch surrounding the front door, it also has a huge, two-story porch on the side of the house. There is plenty of room on the side porches for the whole family to have dinner. The upper porch is covered with a roof, and decked out with chaise lounges, for a comfy spot to play games with family or take a nap.

    Date Published: October 12, 2012
    Date Updated: November 9, 2012
  • Blending in

    The gorgeous landscaping is the main attraction at this country home, and the color and design of the house and porch blend in beautifully. The roof on the rounded porch has some solid sections, and others that are partly open, letting the sunshine in! A brick walkway welcomes guests to come onto the porch and sit a spell.

    Date Published: October 12, 2012
    Date Updated: November 9, 2012
  • Lakeside lookout

    When your cabin is as close to the water as this, a wrap-around deck and porch is a must-have! What a wonderful place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or watch the sun set across the water.

    Date Published: October 12, 2012
    Date Updated: November 9, 2012

Latest Blogs

Betsy's Backyard |
5/25/18 | 11:05 AM
My daughter, Caroline, said she missed my blog, so I'm going to download a few ...read more
Betsy's Backyard |
3/12/18 | 1:18 PM
The Living the Country Life Spring/Summer 2018 issue comes out this month. I loved the...read more

Add Your Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login