It’s almost that time of year when the weather turns cooler and summer fun comes to an end. If you have a screened in porch attached to your house, you undoubtedly spent many enjoyable summer hours out there entertaining family and friends during weekend barbecues as well as relaxing during the week with a good book and a glass of lemonade. While tiki lights, brightly colored throw pillows and fruit scented candles may have been your choices for summertime decorating for your screened in porch, updating your screened in porch decor for the winter season will ensure that your entire home has a seasonal flair.
Christmas Lights. Small white Christmas lights hung around the perimeter of the ceiling of your screened in porch will surely brighten those long winter nights. By lighting them before guests come over for the evening and opening the curtains on your windows and sliders, you will create a lovely ambiance and make your guests feel extremely cozy in your home.
Cardinals. Who doesn’t love the classic red winter bird? Beautiful red cardinal figurines can be placed on your glass table on your screened in porch for a colorful and festive display. If you have a white wicker furniture set on your screened in porch, several red cardinal decorations will create a very pretty and striking balance.
Christmas Tree. A small artificial Christmas tree placed in the corner of your screened in porch can be left up all winter long. Decorate the tree with stars, mitten and sled ornaments for a very pretty and inviting country look. The on line store TenderHeart Treasures carries some wonderful themed ornament packages that are appropriate to leave in place long after the Christmas holiday.
Wrought Iron Lanterns. Replace your light and breezy candle holders with black wrought iron lanterns for the winter. Lighting the lanterns on your screened in porch during a winter storm will surely warm up your home and offer some additional outside light to your house.
Winter Wreath. Several grapevine winter wreaths hung in your screened porch will quickly add some fun winter decor to this part of the house. You can either purchase winter themed wreaths ready to hang or spend a fun afternoon creating your own with a wreath, a hot glue gun and whatever items represents winter the most to you.
Snowmen. Pile your snowmen stuffed “animals” on the furniture in your screened in porch and arrange snowmen themed candle holders on the table. Be sure these items are well protected from the elements during a snow storm.
Use The Color Red. Not only is red a classic Christmas color, the bright rich color also helps to drastically brighten up gray Winter days. Switch out your pastel colored and designed seat cushions and pillows for deep red. The beauty and richness of color will help to create a warm and inviting atmosphere on your screened in porch during the long and cold months of winter.