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Outdoor Living Transformation: A Master Bedroom Porch Makeover

We partnered with creator, nester and blogger Kelley Nan. See how she used great deals on outdoor home décor from Tuesday Morning to transform her screened-in porch into a luxurious outdoor oasis.

With the weather as unpredictable as it has been this past winter and into spring, it’s been hard to gauge exactly when to start that outdoor transition. Have you been itching for green, flowers and grilling weather? I’ve been impatiently waiting to head to the garden center and start loading up on warm weather flowers but not wanting to risk spoiling them in an unexpected freeze, I had to come up with a “plan B.”

One of the features that sold me on our home plan is the little porch off of our master suite. We had it screened in and have lived in our home for two years, but as excited as I was about the idea of having a porch to step onto in the evenings before bedtime, we hadn’t ever made decorating it a priority. This is how it has sat for two years. Bare with a few pieces of leftover furniture.

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Following last summer, I vowed to make our outdoor home décor a priority this year. With the stubborn recent weather, I decided this screened-in porch would be the perfect, safest place to start. My goal – to create an inviting, comfortable outdoor living space on a budget, using the mismatched furniture pieces we already had. After an afternoon of shopping my local Tuesday Morning, an evening spent scouring my own home and a few hours setting up and pulling it all together, I had a comfortable, master suite porch retreat.

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Pretty substantial change for an afternoon’s worth of work, huh? Because it’s early in the season, I’m not risking finicky flowers just yet but bringing in green – both real and faux – was important to set the spring tone.

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When I decided to tackle this space, I really had no idea which direction it would go. After spying this little cactus in a modern, cement planter, I had my jumping off point.

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My husband is from south Texas so I loved the opportunity to infuse a little southwest flair into the otherwise southern/somewhat tropical space. The pillows I found were key in tying in the culmination of styles.

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One thing to note is that with a screened-in porch, I can get away with outdoor home décor I may not feel comfortable using in an uncovered, unprotected area. This jute pouf, heavy glass jugs and lantern are the perfect example.

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I stashed a few cute, lightweight throws in a basket for cool evenings. One of my absolute favorite date nights is watching a movie in bed and sipping cocktails on the porch.

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Actually, I had date night ideas at the forefront of my mind the entire time I was putting this space together. How would my husband and I spend our time on our newly made over porch? What would make us want to sit out there longer?

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Obviously, I was on the right track because our pup, Maggie, certainly wasn’t in any hurry to head inside! We catch her doing something naughty probably nine times a day.

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My advice if you’re looking to make over/update an outdoor space this season?

  1. Think about how the space will really be used.
  2. Take inventory of what you already have. Do you really need a complete overhaul or will accent pieces, pillows and a new rug do the trick?
  3. If you don’t have a theme/direction in mind, head out and look for one piece that will inspire the rest of your space. Then, go nuts on making your vision come to life!

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To see more of my space makeovers, visit my room reveals HERE. You can also catch my latest spring home tour HERE.

See what outdoor spaces and ideas we are loving on the Styling Your Outdoor Space Pinterest board!

To stock up on outdoor home décor necessities this season, find your nearest Tuesday Morning HERE. You can also sign up to receive all their deals, straight to your inbox, HERE.

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