Decorating ideas for my "porch" room (help me!)

posted 3 years ago in Home
  • poll: Decoration choices
    Wood flooring to match the rest of the house : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Stone flooring : (8 votes)
    17 %
    Other flooring (specify) : (3 votes)
    7 %
    No paint : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Paint over siding : (10 votes)
    22 %
    Put wood panels over siding then paint : (2 votes)
    4 %
    Ceiling Fan : (10 votes)
    22 %
    Window treatments : (10 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
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    2571 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Maye paint the paneling a nice poppy color, stick a big comfy couch in there, a mini bookshelf and a good reading lamp and some art?

    Post # 4
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    185 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @mrs_pudding_pop:  I agree you could definitely treat it like a sitting area and improve the paneling with some paint (white would even be an improvement).

    You could also replace the carpet with tile or hardwood and put in some built-ins and use it as a mud room:

    Post # 5
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    1631 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I am always the type that paints the whole thing white and then decorates from there. I am also deep into ‘cabin chic’ right now so the white is such a good backdrop for that – or anything else…

    Post # 7
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    2831 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    i second the painting of the paneling. and i think that wood laminate would be better, because if it’s a mudroom, it’ll get a lot of wear and tear. and mud. i wonder if there’s a way to do some sort of concrete treatment and use indoor/outdoor rugs? that way, you get the stone-ish look. and then you have the carpets to walk on once shoes are off.

    Post # 8
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    10384 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Hmm is it climate controlled? If there are big temp swings wood might not be the greatest flooring, as it will expand and contract a lot through the year. I like the idea of stone. There are also some pretty amazing concrete stain options that are beautiful, as well!

    Post # 10
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    2627 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Cray asked my question about climate control and I think a good alternative is to use carpet tiles. They can be super durable, they can look great and you can replace one at a time if need be.  And it will warm up the environment.

    I think combining it into a personal/storage space would be great. If you can have some window seating built that has storage beneath both with cubicles for shoes/items and some litft top storage bins (where you sit on the top) Along the front and side. Then you can add cushions to it to curl up in the corner.  I woudl make sure the cushions are in an indoor/outdoor material.

    Also, in addition to painting, I would hang cutains that go from ceiling to floor (or top of built ins), not just from the top of the windows. It will make the windows look a lot bigger and make it look more like part of the house instead of mudroom. I would do the curtains in a bright colorful fabric.

    Found thid diagram online

     

    Post # 11
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    2831 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @BluePeaches:  oh! i thought you were looking to create a mudroom. my mistake. 

    you can seal the floors with sealant, and then paint them to look less… concrete-y. we did that in the unfinished part of the basement. it turned out nicely. it’s still cold like concrete, but it looks nicer. you could even do a patterned floor if you wanted to go real diy fancy.

     

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