A screened porch can be a great thing to have, especially if you live in the South where the weather is hot and humid and you are plagued by mosquitos, if you need some great decorating ideas to update your home. You can sit out on your porch and it is just like sitting in the shade, where you can still enjoy the breeze and all the sounds and smells of your backyard. At the same time, you are protected from those obnoxious mosquitos. If you take some time to decorate your screened porch you can turn it into a real paradise.
Fill it with shade loving plants. The whole point of your screened porch is to enjoy yourself outdoors without the annoyance of insects. You can make your screened porch even more lush and verdant by adding several potted plants of various shapes and sizes. Try to pick out a few that are especially fragrant or colorful. If you add enough plants, you can create your very own bug-free jungle.
Turn your screened porch into a second dining room. Whether it be at sidewalk cafes or in picnics, people around the world love eating outdoors. Get a really nice dining set including a table and chairs for your patio. Choose something that is designed to withstand outside weather like wrought iron and tile or wood. This way, you can serve candlelit meals and enjoy the breeze while you sip wine in your own backyard.
Hang up some fairy lights. In the United States, people generally frown upon leaving the Christmas lights up year round. In Europe, however, Christmas lights are called fairy lights and they are a totally appropriate thing to have in your kitchen or bedroom all year. Tiny white fairy lights simulate candlelight and can make your screened in patio look like it is being illuminated by lightening bugs when the sun goes down.