Looking for a special place to nap? Here’s how to turn your veranda or covered patio into the sleeping porch of your dreams.
The sleeping porch popped up at the turn of the 20th century before homes were air-conditioned. It was a screened-in space that was cooler for sleep in than a hot indoor bedroom, and was believed to improve health (all that fresh air!). But as air conditioning grew in popularity, the sleeping porch fell from favor.
Good design ideas always come around again, so it’s no surprise that sleeping porches are popular again. “Porch Living” by James T. Farmer III features some terrific ones that are easy to recreate in your own home. Each sleeping porch featured is made for how we live today and is the perfect spot to catch some zzzz’s or just relax.
What’s not to love about this sleeping porch with its full-sized bed dressed in crisp white linens and warmed by dappled sunlight peeking through the vines?
This quiet getaway is filled with warm hues and lots of texture. There’s even a sofa for guests to recline on.
Who needs a porch? Kids and kids-at-heart will love this swinging bed that’s suspended beneath a deck.
Clearly, these are not our grandma’s (or aunt’s) simple sleeping porches. They’re even better.