Our Covered Back Porch Addition

If you’re thinking about adding a covered back porch to your home, you’ve come to the right spot.
our back porch dining area

our covered back porch

The other day, the rain let up just enough for me to get some quick shots of our back porch.

As you can see, it’s very traditional, with a nod to it’s practically in New England setting.

I love this spot so much, even though I don’t get to use it as often as I would like.

Last summer, I had several planters with flowers and herbs scattered everywhere, but this year I’m really liking the minimal look, with just a few pots.

We’re still trying to come up with the best patio furniture plan here, we want it to feel like a casual living space, an extension of our living room.

I’m really into the look of this whole set, and, I can’t get these stylish seats out of my mind as well.

What do you think of wicker furniture? It’s also something I’m considering here.

But right now, I’m laser focused on getting all three kids off to camp next week…after which, I plan on spending a lot more time right here…

I hope you enjoy these porch photos.

our back porch

Covered Back Porch Design Ideas

We added on this covered back porch a few years after purchasing our home.
The Chippendale railings were my idea, but we worked with an architect and an interior designer on the overall porch design.
The shape of the porch’s roof, compliments the gable roof on the rest of our home.
porch swing on covered back porch
We thought about going with a ceiling fan, but ultimately decided against it.
With this open porch design, we don’t really need it.
our back porch
I’m tempted to get a few more throw pillows, just to liven things up a bit more.
I also think we need at least two rocking chairs out here.
The couch and the coffee table are both from Restoration Hardware.
covered back porch dining area
This dining area of our covered back porch is right off our kitchen, so it’s pretty easy to entertain outdoors.
For even more outdoor living design ideas don’t miss this post on dining outdoors.


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  1. stephanie wrote:

    such a pretty and relaxing space! thanks for sharing it!

    Published on 6.21.13 · Reply
  2. Beautiful green and white, so crisp. Hoping you find a way to spend more time out there this summer. A covered porch is so wonderful on a warm, rainy NE afternoon.

    Published on 6.20.13 · Reply
  3. Such a peaceful and beautiful space!

    Published on 6.20.13 · Reply
  4. Next time I'm up in NY I want to come visit you!! WHat a beautiful backyard. ANd how peaceful it will be with the kids gone off to camp!

    Published on 6.20.13 · Reply