Getting a new sunroom built or having an existing one made over is an exciting event. Part of the fun is adding personality through decorative elements once the sunroom project is completed.
The right sunroom furniture and decorative accessories serve as the perfect finishing touch for sunrooms.
Make a Plan
This may seem like a simple tip but the best sunroom decorating designs start with a solid plan. Decide on the type of vibe you want to create in your sunroom when designing your space. If you plan to spend a lot of time in your sunroom, you want it to be comfortable and inviting. Many homeowners use their sunrooms for additional dining and seating as well as an entertainment space, so keep these things in mind when making your design plans.
Next, decide on an overall color scheme or theme you want to create. Some people play on the natural element of a sunroom and use furniture and accessories that incorporate genuine hardwoods and other natural materials. In terms of color, you want your sunroom to be distinct from the rest of the home but the color scheme should still flow with adjacent rooms. Once you have these basic ideas down, it’s time to move on to shopping for the perfect sunroom furniture. If you’re not sure where to start, try browsing the internet for inspiration.
Picking out the right sunroom furniture starts with matching furniture to the scale of the space. For example, a smaller sunroom will look even more cramped with furniture pieces that are too large for the room. Similarly, larger sunrooms can easily overpower smaller furniture pieces. Keep your sunroom’s dimensions handy when shopping for furniture and take a tape measure to furniture stores to make sure that it will comfortably fit into your space.
In general, you will want to choose furniture that is rated for outdoor use. Although the sunroom will protect the furniture from moisture, snow and rain, the sun can wreak havoc on traditional fabrics. Most outdoor-rated furniture is covered in a special fade-resistant fabric that will allow furniture pieces to look great for many years.
The comfort of the furniture is also an important consideration. If you plan to entertain frequently, you will want chairs that are comfortable enough for lounging without sacrificing a well-put-together look.
Don’t Forget the Plants
One of the easiest ways to add personality to a sunroom is through the use of indoor plants. A sunroom is a perfect place for plants that require ample light and many houseplants thrive in this environment. Additionally, plants are a great way to enjoy natural elements in your sunroom and double as decorative accessories when placed in attractive planters.
With seasons changing, having plants in your sunroom can sometimes be tricky. To combat this issue, choose from several hardy varieties that are easy to maintain throughout the seasons. Common low maintenance plant options include:
- Aloe vera: these plants need direct sunlight and minimal bi-weekly watering making them a great addition to a sunroom. As a bonus, the leaves are renowned for their healing properties.
- Hoya: sometimes called a wax plant, hoya plants are easily recognized by their deep green waxy leaves. These plants are a great decorative touch when placed in hanging pots.
- Tillandsia: one of the more popular plants, tillandsia plants are quite possibly the lowest maintenance house plant available. Simply mist the leaves with water a few times a week.
- Peace lily: another low-maintenance house plant option, peace lilies can survive with indirect light and are not as sensitive to over or under-watering. Many varieties have white or yellow blooms that contribute to an indoor garden feel.
- Snake plants: A popular option that is ideal for year-round use, snake plants are ideal for busy homeowners who do not have a lot of time to devote to indoor gardening. These plants do well in low or moderate light and only need occasional watering to stay healthy.
Get Design Inspiration from The Pros
If you are getting a new sunroom built, this is a good time to work with your installer to come up with some great design ideas. Trusted sunroom contractors and companies will have a portfolio of successful sunroom projects that you can use as inspiration when creating the perfect sunroom.
For more than 25 years, the pros at Sunshine Sunrooms have helped homeowners with sunroom design, installation, renovation, and repairs, all with top-tier customer service and technical know-how.
For the very best in sunroom design, installation, and repairs call Sunshine Sunrooms at (972) 243-5390 or request a quote online.