Who Doesn’t Want a Summer Sleeping Porch?

It’s been a little warmer than normal the last couple days but I refuse to turn the air conditioning on this early in the year. So last night while I was sweating in my bed, I was dreaming of how nice it would be to have my very own sleeping porch during the summer months. A screened sleeping porch of course, so I don’t have to deal with mosquitoes and creepy crawlers! (Click on photo to be taken to original on Houzz.)

Traditional Porch by Edina Photographers Sethbennphoto

This cabin style porch is perfect for sleeping! The bed is suspended by chains so you can gently swing yourself to sleep, just like a baby being rocked. I love the wicker furniture and lamps on this porch, too.


Farmhouse Kids by Atlanta Architects & Designers Historical Concepts

Love this cottage style sleeping porch. It reminds me of the one at Mrs. Ashby’s house that I used to clean when I was 15 years old. Her home was the start of my love affair with old and charming houses.


Traditional Bedroom by Little Rock Architects & Designers WARD A LILE DESIGN

Doesn’t this summer sleeping porch look like something at grandma’s house? What grandkid wouldn’t love hanging out at grandma’s and sleeping on this porch with their cousins?


Traditional Kids by Chicago Architects & Designers Rugo/ Raff Ltd. Architects

I would love waking up to the morning sun in this romantic porch.

I love how the airy curtains drape from rods that run the length of the windows.


Rustic Porch by Minneapolis Interior Designers & Decorators Michelle Fries, BeDe Design, LLC

Here’s another rustic cabin type porch, perfect for sleeping during the cooler months of fall. A big stone fireplace can keep things toasty warm if the temperatures drop. And look … wine, bread, cheese, and fruit are ready and waiting!


Traditional Bedroom by Cambridge Interior Designers & Decorators Kate Maloney Interior Design

This light and airy porch would be so much fun for a girl’s retreat with your best friends.


Farmhouse Bedroom by Wenatchee Photographers Travis Knoop Photography

A sleeping room with a view! I love the bucolic grounds just outside the windows of this porch.


Traditional Porch by Sandy Hook Architects & Designers Jonathan Kost, Architect

A daybed at the end of this screened porch is the perfect place for reading or napping.


Traditional Porch

Another suspended bed, the ropes gently swing you to sleep on the screened-in sleeping porch.


Farmhouse Porch by Sharon Architects & Designers Rafe Churchill: Traditional Houses

Plush mattresses provide sleeping comfort in this cheery screened porch.


Traditional Porch by Point Pleasant Beach Architects & Designers Richard Bubnowski Design LLC

One more suspended bed in a charming porch.  I love to sleep in open air as often as possible.

I think the fresh air is good for the heart and soul!

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  1. I love all these, too. Our air has been on for a month already.

  2. Ah, lovely! I want a summer sleeping porch 😉

  3. I’d be happy to just have a roof over my porch 😉 I’m still running my heater every morning.

  4. Thanks for these great porch images! We’ve been planning to screen in a portion of our porch so we can sleep out there on hot summer nights!

  5. My grandparents had a sleeping porch upstairs and I have fond memories of sleeping and playing in there as a small child.

  6. I need to screen in my porch and throw a bed out there. Those sleeping porches are AMAZING.

  7. I love the first one! Pinned!

  8. Oh my goodness, I want them all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would be out there morning, noon and night. =)


  9. They are all beautiful but my favorite is the Traditional Kids, love the green and white. Thank you for offering me some inspiration!

  10. I would love a sleeping porch! As long as nobody was able to see me…I’d be quite a sight snoozing away, probably with my mouth open:) Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! The Dodgers no longer train in Vero Beach, they moved to AZ for spring training but trained in Dodgertown from 1948 to 2008!

  11. This gives me all kinds of inspiration. Thanks for posting this.

  12. loved all the inspirational photos. our first home had a “sleeping porch” & it was one of the reasons we bought. it turned out to also be a spot we spent tons of time in. when our daughter was born, it was the perfect spot for a napping baby in the summer. I had a big English pram and because the porch had windows as well as screens, I could adjust how much of a breeze came in. thank you for this lovely post which brought back so many wonderful memories ♥

  13. We’ve talked about screening in our front porch for just that purpose. It would be heavenly to sleep outside all summer long.

  14. mmm especially if it’s raining and there’s a tin roof!

    Lovely inspiration shots, happy Friday!

  15. They are all so dang charming. I think I’m sold on the hanging bed. I’ve been dreaming of one for a while now. I have the perfect back porch for it, but it means sacrificing most of my porch furniture and I’m not ready to do that. I guess I could just hang my bedroom bed?

  16. I think any of those would suit me for different occasions. I thought about how much fun it would be for the grand kids to have a porch if their own for spend the nights with BobBon when they get older.

  17. Love these! I am planning on adding one in our “old” (looking) farmhouse we are planning to build. But I am confused about the practicalities. Do you need indoor-outdoor furniture and bedding? Would a regular mattress get moldy? Any info would be most appreciated!

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