A screen porch is designed to be a sanctuary where we can reconnect with family and friends or enjoy a few quiet moments in the outdoors while being protected from hungry insects and rain.
Now that you can protect the interior of your screen porch from the weather Mother Nature sends your way, you will want to think about your furnishings.
From Lowe’s to Restoration Hardware, high-end furniture stores, and your local furniture retailer, there are limitless options for your porch furniture.
Weather Queen Shades started as one of the many window treatments and soft furnishing offerings of Carla’s Custom Window Fashions business in Northwestern Wisconsin. The client’s cabin, shown in these pictures, was on an island in a larger lake in the region. The owners had restored an old fishing camp and wanted to not only protect the porch, but to have new cushions for the wicker furnishings.
Through the years, it has been a pleasure to discover the best fabrics, hardware, foams, and wraps for homeowners’ cushions and window treatments.
We can now purchase EZE Foam cushioning that is comfortable and completely outdoor-ready. When wet, the water flows though it and because it is wrapped with dacron batting, it is mildew-resistant and maintains its comfort for many years.
Furnishings in a screen porch have more protection than outdoor furnishings and we recommend wrapping the foam in stitched dacron for screen porch furnishings. Protected by the traditional EZE Wrap, it maintains its loft and the feel of feather cushions, giving homeowners the ultimate comfort and old-fashioned feel of feather stuffed furnishings.
The solution dyed Sunbrella® upholstry fabrics are one of the best choices for both outdoor and screen porch furnishings. You must always remember that even a protected screen porch has humidity. And, sometimes, your shades will be left up and a rain storm will enter the porch. Our motto is to decorate for the best and prepare for the worst.
If you have champagne taste on a beer budget, washable cushion covers and a good spray fabric protector are your best friend. We once read an article where the writer said her mother could make a home anywhere and within any budget. She grew geraniums in tomato soup cans and placed them on her kitchen window sill. Creating a welcoming home or screen porch is always more about fashioning your living areas to accommodate your family’s lifestyle. With decorating, as with cooking, love is the most important ingredient.