4 things your screened porch has to have!

Here in NC, the yellow haze of pollen is starting to coat everything and causing allergies to flare.  Once we get through it though, we will be living on our screened porch for many months to come.  

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My favorite spot, day or night, is on our porch.


Besides the mandatory furniture for the porch (dining table and comfy chairs) and indoor/outdoor fabric on the cushions, here are the 4 additional items you need for a screened porch that keeps the livin' easy all season long.

1.  A sofa you can stretch out on.

2.  Casual, sturdy accent tables for stacking books, propping feet, and placing candles, drinks and plates.

4.  An outdoor lamp with 3 way bulb.  It is so relaxing to read at night on the porch.


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5.  Chinese lanterns.  You've got to get on a ladder and really stretch (carefully) to attach them to our ceiling--I use Commando hooks.  But once they're up there, they stay until just before the yellow pollen starts falling the following year.  I think a porch looks a little naked without colorful paper lanterns.


Oh wait, you need candles too.  I'm really enjoying the LED candles of all sizes, but we do mix in some real ones too.

There, that wasn't so hard, was it?