These back porch ideas are what you need to ring in spring

Back porch ideas are all about living the good life. This is a prime spot to savor the beauty of your backyard with your morning coffee or catching up with old friends over a glass of wine. As long as you have a place to sit, a porch of any size, with wonderful roof coverage is all you need to enjoy the warmer seasons, from spring through fall. 

While it may be routine to give your front porch some love when the season’s change, we suggest you cozy up your back porch too and extend your home’s lounging and socializing spots.

Aditi Sharma Maheshwari
Aditi Sharma Maheshwari

Aditi is an experienced homes writer and editor. She has written hundreds of articles for various international titles helping readers make the best home design choices, and spends her days interviewing interiors industry experts to bring the latest ideas to her readers. For this piece she spoke to the world’s best designers to find out how to design and decorate the back porch. 

10 back porch ideas to enjoy the changing seasons

1. Create a cozy seating with sofas, rugs and lanterns

A back porch with cozy seating and lots of cushions

(Image credit: Thomas Kuoh. Studio credit Studio Munroe)

Bring the elegance of your interiors to your back porch, as if the seating area is an extension of the living room. Choose comfortable, weather-proof patio furniture like wicker sofas or acrylic seaters, that make it easy for plenty of friends to gather. Add cushions, and even bring in tall plants to complete the scene.