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Summer Inspiration: The Sleeping Porch

We recently visited a friend's summer home on the Eastern Shore boasting an incredible dormitory-style sleeping porch that slept nearly twenty (!) people. Ever since, I've been amassing decor inspiration for my dream home, which will most definitely include a screened-in sleep space. Once a common f...
  • Laurie A

    An eco-friendly old-fashioned-style front porch required almost no new materials. The owners found two old half-round choir lofts and pieced them together. The “witch’s hat” peaked ceiling is a characteristic of Queen Anne architecture, which the remodeled ranch house emulates.

  • Trish Anderson

    10 Old House Features We Were Wrong to Abandon - Dutch doors, transom windows, and SLEEPING PORCHES! Yes please! For my future dream farmhouse.

  • Harriette Brown

    This collection presents some exciting ideas for creating charming outdoor living spaces for countryside that we are really interested.

  • Char Eberly

    Sleeping porch - I would build in twin-bed size banquettes (with storage, of course) around the sides - of what is essentially a screened porch - and let the kids sleep "outside" in summer and use it for nap space all year.....

  • Janice Rugh Rhoades

    A bedroom sunroom. So prettty!

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what a lovely porch . . .coming home to this every evening after work would be nice:)

How about a big 'ol cup of coffee in the morning at this table? Okay. Love that birdcage!!

twin beds, for our way in the future grandkids' sleepovers in our log cabin home. :)

love. great idea with the chandelier and stripped painting. brings so much interest to the front porch.

party on the porch... love that table!

This is literally my dream home...wrap around porch loooove it with a tire swing and a lake in the back

{Sleeping Porch} oh, to wake up amongst the trees!

my perfect country home...with a surrounding porch....and a big yard trees..maybe a stream in the of iced tea...tree house ..perfection!

I would imagine that watching a storm roll in while sitting on this porch would be a wondrous thing!

Southern Living - 'nuff said. Lots of great details on this porch. Love the screen doors.