Your porch and deck can be the ideal extra room for entertaining, once you learn these secrets for decorating it. Whatever your home's look, one of these distinctive designs will turn your porch or deck into a personal haven. Wouldn't you love a 'Green Thumb Deck' with a fern and a garden chair, and a carved terra-cotta pot? Or, a 'Victorian Lover's Porch' with leafy curtains, pillows, and pressed autumn leaves and grasses? Inspiring photos and details show you how to come up with floor plans, choose weatherproof fabrics, add mood-enhancing lighting, and select screens and shades. Tips on floor care ensure a long life for the hardest working part of the porch and deck. Reluctant gardeners will happily find they have the skills to follow this advice on tending to potted plants and flowers-and city dwellers will discover ways to enjoy a green vista even in small, concrete spaces. From decorating furniture to constructing accessories, it's the perfect porch and deck guide!