Transform your screened porch into a family room. When the style and comfort of indoor furniture combine with durability, you can relax a little closer to the view. Accessorize with all-weather accents, such as a floor lamp designed for porch living, and achieve carefree style with mold-, mildew- and fade-resistant fabrics.
Catch a nap cradled in a wave-shaped chaise. Placed at an angle, the contoured rattan piece softens corners, while thoughtful accents create the feel of an indoor niche.
Choose multifunctional pieces for your porch. A tray table displays a favorite vase and could hold snacks for a picnic in this homey, covered space.
A concrete pool surround becomes a cozy lounge and entertaining area when contemporary design meets beach-towel comfort. Slather on sunscreen as you recline on resort-style chaises.
Bare feet seek solace on an all-weather rug that looks and feels as if it were made for indoor floors. Such accents help outside spaces feel more complete.
Gather for a tall, cool one in a back nook, where room-size furnishings set the scene for afternoon cocktails. A natural-fiber table and set of stools accommodates a crowd.
Between sun baths, cool off under a sleek outdoor shower, which lowers for a foot wash.
Prepare for spontaneous entertaining with furniture that can withstand the elements, such as a teak table and a matching set of folding chairs. The vibrant cabana stripe on sling-style seating makes every occasion festive.
A cottage-style hutch -- with its built-in ice bucket, cutting board, glass and wine racks, and storage cabinet -- create on-deck prep and serving areas that eliminate multiple trips inside.
To decorate the table, blur the distinction between indoors and out. Clip palm fronds or palmetto leaves for simple arrangements in a stylized glass bamboo vase. Tealights in pineapple-shaped glass lanterns glow to match the sun's last rays. Scattered shells at place settings bring the ocean closer.