In our last post we highlighted a few of the plants you can put in your screen room and a few of the benefits of having them in your living space. There’s just something about plants that makes a space feel welcoming and inviting to anyone who sets foot in it.

With a similar thought in mind we’d like to share a few decorating tips to help make your patio enclosure feel even cozier. At West Knox Windows and Siding we love sharing our skills to help ensure that people have a living space that they love. We believe that homes are important because they’re where we go to rest and relax at the end of a tough day. It just makes sense that we’d make the most of that space and actually enjoy it, right?

That’s why in today’s post we’ll be offering some suggestions for our readers. Are we professional interior designers? Certainly not, but we know a cozy space when we see it and we’ve pinpointed a few of the things you can do to improve your screen room. Keep reading to learn more!

Make Your Screen Room a Cozier Place to Spend Your Time

Add a Rug

It’s easier than ever to find an indoor/outdoor rug that’s full of character and what better place to put such an item than in your screened in porch? The addition of color and texture can make a big difference in how the space feels and this is a great opportunity to add a bit of unique character to your space. Whether your tastes lean towards minimal and classic or bright and eclectic adding a rug that suits that style is never a bad idea.

Consider the Lighting

Admittedly your screen room isn’t going to give you as many options for lighting as a living room, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have any options. Consider how a new outdoor light fixture might help you to get more enjoyment out of the space. After all, nothing in the world beats reading in the screen room and you’re going to need a light source. It’s even better if it’s visually appealing as well.

You could also hang some rope lights (also known as string lights, fairy lights, cafe lights, and Christmas lights) in your screen room to add a bit of ambiance. Another option is to put candles in your space, but normal candle rules apply so don’t forget to blow them out while you’re not using them!

Add Comfortable Seating

Whether you prefer to use your patio enclosure as a gathering space when you have people over or you want it to be your own personal oasis it’s important to be comfortable. So how can you achieve that, you ask? By adding some cozy seating, of course! Whether you get it at the local home center or opt to build it yourself with some 2x4s and a circular saw the end result will be something that’s comfortable and that fits in with your style.

Listen to Some Tunes

Every good living space requires that you have a way to listen to music. Sure, in this day and age you can pull up anything you want on your smartphone and listen that way, but tinny speakers leave something to be desired. Our suggestion is to invest in a good set of outdoor speakers that can connect to your device through bluetooth. That way you’ll be covered in case any moisture makes its way into your space, but you’ll also be able to enjoy the many benefits that come with listen to some good music.

Add a Coffee Table

Now obviously the temperature outside will have an influence on whether you’re drinking warm beverages or cold ones but there’s something to be said about relaxing in a screen room with a delicious drink in hand. Until you want to read, that is. In that case, you’re going to want to set your drink down somewhere. A coffee table is the perfect option and much like the seating you could either buy something that works for your space or go the DIY route and build your own coffee table. Either way, you’re sure to get plenty of use out of it.

Don’t Have a Screen Room Yet?

What’s that you say? You don’t have a patio enclosure yet? Not to worry because the team at West Knox Windows and Siding can help. Unlike other companies, our team of experts doesn’t use prebuilt kits. Instead we craft each screen room to suit your specific needs. We take craftsmanship seriously and we believe that homeowners should have a living space that they actually enjoy spending time in. A screened in porch is the perfect solution because you can use it in whatever way makes the most sense to you. Whether you prefer kicking back with a drink, hosting friends and family to enjoy a meal together, or just having somewhere that you can spend time in the mornings we think a screen room is the perfect option.

You can learn more about the screen rooms we offer here, check out our credentials to see what makes us unique, and then feel free to contact us today to get a quote for your next project. As a family owned business that’s located in Knoxville we’re proud to serve our community with expert craftsmanship at every step of the way. Reach out today. We look forward to hearing from you!