Any ideas how to decorate our narrow 3 season porch?

This is in our log cabin. Would love decor ideas!! Thanks!
q any ideas how to decorate our narrow 3 season porch on our log cabin, how to
q any ideas how to decorate our narrow 3 season porch on our log cabin, how to
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  • Michelle W Michelle W on Feb 22, 2017
    What a fantastic space, can I suggest one long runner, in a bright colour, perhaps blues and red. Bigger comfortable chairs, a table and bigger lamps, although the space looks narrow, you need bigger furniture. I hope that helps.
  • Susan shahian Susan shahian on Feb 22, 2017
    I needs a big rug, runner if you can find that size and length. could put in a long table also
    Two recliners and bigger floor lamps. I agree with Michelle
  • Lindcurt Lindcurt on Feb 22, 2017
    Move the rug and chairs down to the end near the day bed for a conversation area. Add a game table at the other end with chairs for some rousing card or domino games. Place a console/storage where the chairs are now to store games, puzzles, etc...
    • Steve Woodward Steve Woodward on Feb 25, 2017
      I agree, two distict reas would give it not only usefulness, but make it easier to decorate. DO NOT do one runner, that accents the lenght,.. instead two similar or same area rugs/carpets. add some outdoor to the indoors as well. use that decor to tie the now two separate areas together.
  • Jcraw Jcraw on Feb 23, 2017
    Paint the wall(s) a soft leaf green to bring the outdoors in and accentuate your windows as "pictures/artwork". It will help to remind you why you bought your cabin-in-the-country.
    A bold stripe or plaid, or Native American style cover on the daybed will help balance and brighten the beautiful logwork. Lots of pillows to make it a reading nook. IKEA sells inexpensive crook-neck floor lamps with small footprint - this would emphasize the cozy reading feel. Facing the bed I'd put a comfy upholstered chair with a small table between them For your book and teacup.
    At the other end I too would set up a game area. Your camp chairs are fine. Get two more so they can be folded, out of the way when not needed. Get an appropriate sized table, or adapt by cutting a plywood top. Paint it a fun color that works with your bedspread. For the console in the middle, go thrift shopping. Legs can easily be cut off a piece to fit it under the window. Or find an old locker, paint it and lay it on its side.
    Re rugs, I'd be tempted to use three. One under each seating group and a runner down the center of the room. Look too at the carpet squares now widely available in lots of colors - another chance to have fun with pattern.
    It looks like a wonderful home. Enjoy it.
  • Peg Peg on Feb 23, 2017
    Thank you to everyone that all the ideas...not going to stop the discussion are all getting me excited and moving on lots of fun ideas
  • Rd_17787209 Rd_17787209 on Feb 24, 2017
    How about a couple of ceiling fans - variable speed - for those hot lazy days. Light colored swags or valances to make it lighter, space seems dark. Puffy, comfy pillows on the couch/futon. Or if the space is big enough how about a hammock chair or swing?
  • Lois Lent Lois Lent on Feb 24, 2017
    Hang a platform swing in place of the bed,
  • G.B. Woot G.B. Woot on Feb 26, 2017
    I'm more of a practical minimalist type and would hate to try and keep a beautiful rug clean ....depending on how this space is used. ...snow, dirt, etc tracked in... In case this is a rugged space and you will not want to fret over dirty snow boots and kid treatment, here are my ideas.

    I would go for a cowhide rug (I get faux ones that look real for less!) as they hold up well and clean easily for these types of spaces. I would put it between the sofa bed and chairs. The carpet squares I suspect are a practical necessity next to the door for catching dirty shoes and snow boots. I put in a snow grate outside my door and that helped. But I also use light weight rugs that can easily be washed and dried -- I have a few that I cycle through on any given weekend. When the weather is good, I put them away or only use one!

    Use sconce lighting (there are trick ways to do this using the lamp plug) and get rid of end table. Have folding table(s) for when you need it (or them). This will allow you room to get bigger more comfortable chairs. It looks like you have some robust log might even be able to put a hook and hang the tables out of the way, and they could also serve as "decor"...depending of course on the look you are going for.

    I like the daybed and it looks like you are trying to use pillows appropriately. You could get 2-3 larger pillows to create more of a sofa look. Choose a bedspread and pillows that add color and/or to create the feel you want in the room. You can easily change it up when you get tired of it with new pillows!

    If you need storage for blankets or anything, you could get a trunk (flat top) that could go in front of the bed and serve as a "coffee table" of sorts.
  • Just John Just John on Feb 26, 2017
    Do you absolutely have to have this space to exit at this cabin? Like I commented on another site, I love a big porch........this looks like a fantastic place for a screened in one.
    ........with all those windows recycled into the logged wall on the right.
  • Ann Ann on Feb 26, 2017
    It seems contradictory, but, all interior designers will tell you not to use small furniture in a small space--it makes a room look cluttered. 2 or 3 larger pieces look better. I would go with larger pillows on the daybed and if you want smaller ones for sleeping, get a trunk to store them in. The floor is beautiful, so, I would use rugs only at the entry way that were washable. Get rid of the small table and use a floor lamp--it will save space. Personally, I don't like the camp chairs. If I am going to be relaxing in a space, I want plush, comfortable seating, like a wicker loveseat, or wicker chairs. I would also nix the game table idea--you can do that at your kitchen table. Why clutter up the space that is meant for relaxing? Something I do when I want to redesign a space is Google for the item I want in the color I want and copy and paste into Draw (a free program from Open Office). I then arrange the pieces in the order they would be in a room (you can crop the pictures to get rid of white space on the top, bottom, left, right). Then, you can see what everything looks like when put together--it's called a Mood Board.
  • Deborah George Deborah George on Feb 26, 2017
    Love the porch as it reminds me of one a neighbor had at their log home where I grew up. Porches are for families & kids gather there like Hen's gather for June Bugs. I'd keep the daybed or make the platform swing bed. Nothing like sleeping on the porch on a summer night. I'd keep things simple and serviceable. Hanging lamp over the daybed. A floating shelf nearby to hold a few books. A rug next to it with a trunk to use as a coffee table/storage container. A small rug at both doors. Then I'd make an entertainment area at the opposite end with a small game table and folding chairs. If I could fit it in two comfortable rocking chairs facing the windows.
  • Mary Mary on Feb 27, 2017
    Have you gone to and put in log cabin porch ideas. Try it
  • G.B. Woot G.B. Woot on Mar 11, 2017
    I would love to see what you come up with!
  • Nau21415244 Nau21415244 on Mar 12, 2017
    on Craig's list you can find free or cheap church pews to fit the space all around lots of seating. Buy foam and fabric on sale orvon sale day at Savation Army to recover no make pews comfortable. You will have pleenty of room doing this. You can buy tables that fold up Make the walls sky blue to bring in the outside. Place games in room. It should be a fun space
  • Roxy Roxy on May 05, 2017
    My 3 season porch has a wall of two large sliding windows and sliding glass door at entrance and at narrow end. It's only 12' by 6' with golden oak Pergo floor and two walls of white vinyl siding from the house. I have a green and white flowered large reversible outdoor rug from QVC. I want to have a cozy reading corner and am thinking of a recliner which when closed wouldn't take up floor space with floor lamp. Leather, vinyl or cloth upholstery? New Hampshire winters are cold so furniture needs to hold up. I hang large Boston ferns and have a plant stand as well in the summer. Your furniture ideas are much appreciated. I might hang curtains over windows when weather outside is glomy. I like the green leaf pattern in new Plow and Hearth catalog.

  • Kelly Kelly on May 05, 2017
    I have a 3 season room too. It is long and narrow in part and opens a little on the one end. You need something that doesn't make it look cluttered. I have used home reserve for furniture before. You can pick and choose the pieces and make a really long sectional for the room. The furniture also has built in storage...bonus. If your hubby is handy, maybe he can look at the site and build something himself.
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