Sleeping Al Fresco

Photo Courtesy Devine Home

In the south, there is a room in many older homes that is called a sleeping porch. Typically located on the upper level, the purpose was to take advantage of the breeze to help one sleep comfortably before air conditioning.

Photo Courtesy House Beautiful

Often placed on a corner of the home in order to take advantage of cross breezes, the sleeping porch offered a bit of relief from the hot stuffy interior bedroom.

Photo Courtesy HGTV

Today, few homes have sleeping porches, but they seem to be making a comeback on some . . . → Read More: Sleeping Al Fresco