Sunrooms can be a source of relaxation, entertainment, and a place to enjoy hobbies and much more. But too often they become just a room to store extra stuff. Without proper care and attention a sunroom won’t be able to showcase its’ natural beauty and you won’t be able to take advantage of its’ natural charms. Here are some tips to beautify your sunroom space so that you, family and friends will want to spend as much time there as possible.
1. Add Beautiful Plants
Adding flowering plants to your sunroom ensures that you will have a pleasing array of colors to decorate your sunroom. Try balancing the array of plants to create interest by situating them on different levels. Larger plants and trees on the floor or on a stand, smaller plants perhaps on window sills and tables, with hanging plants from the ceiling. Smaller plants can also stand on small shelves attached to walls or in between books on a bookshelf.
It’s always a good idea to match your sunroom style with the type of plants and pots. For instance, if your style tends to be minimalist, you’ll want just a few plants, lovingly placed in a couple of strategic spots. Extremely colorful planters will be perfect for those who prefer a bold and colorful sunroom.
2. Install a Beautiful Folding or French Door
Consider installing a folding or french glass-door that you can easily keep open. French doors are a classic and will add a touch of class to your sunroom. You will feel more connected to the outdoors and it will bring in a cool breeze on a summer’s day.
3. Install Light Fixtures
Even though you can get amazing natural light in a sunroom, installing an interesting light fixture will add style and needed evening light. Large hanging lights are especially good over a dining table.
Some popular options:
- Pendant lights
- Floor lamps
- Sunroom ceiling wall light
- Lighted ceiling fan
- Sunroom chandelier light
- Flush mount ceiling lights
4. Add Beautiful Rugs and Pillows for That Cozy Feeling
Depending upon your flooring choice, it may be cold beneath your feet. Cozy up your sunroom with a cheerfully colored rug or two. Small area rugs are best placed around furniture. Choose between a shag type, embroidered, patterned or a vintage rug. The soft padding beneath your feet will promote a feeling of warmth and comfort.
Adding throw pillows always adds a sense of comfort. Choose textured materials to add extra visual interest. Picking pillows that echo the colors of the rugs, artwork or the color of the walls can help integrate the sunroom design. Add a throw blanket for extra warmth in those cold winter months.
5. Add Artwork
Most of us will seek to decorate our homes with art that is meaningful to us. Why would a sunroom be any different? This will add another layer of personal style to your home. Art provides a finishing touch to the design. Consider the scale, framing and display of your art.
- Artwork with calming colors will help create a tranquil atmosphere.
- Artwork with natural materials that create texture can create a sense of earthiness.
- Bright colors like red, yellow and orange can be uplifting
6. Add a Window Seat
Nothing is as charming as a lovely window seat. Sitting by the window is your best way of feeling the warm sun. It’s a great place to curl up and read a book or have a cup of tea or coffee.
Even better is a window seat or bench with storage underneath it. This is an excellent place to store your children’s toys or books. Make sure to add plenty of comfortable throw pillows and throw blankets.
7. Add a Skylight
A skylight is one of those design choices that can transform your sunroom. It is best positioned to bring in the sun’s rays for the most hours of the day, compared to your regular windows.
Skylights make a room feel open and airy. Skylights that can be opened electronically allow for an even flow of air and lovely summer time breezes.
8. Add a Beautiful Dining Table or Breakfast Nook
You can’t beat having a meal in the midst of a natural setting with a cool breeze coming in through the windows. Adding a beautiful dining table or breakfast nook in your sunroom will be a relaxing experience.
Having a lovely chandelier over the table will only add to the experience. Set the table with a bouquet of flowers to add to the elegance.
9. Choose Beautiful Luxury Window Treatments
A sunroom needs window treatments to keep out the cold in winter months, and to sometimes shade in the extreme heat and sun of the summer, but it also adds an aesthetic quality to your sunroom. If your budget allows, some of the luxury window treatments available will add to the beauty of your sunroom.
Here are some examples of beautiful window treatments:
- High End Cellular Honeycomb Shades
- Luxury Roman Shades
- Woven Wood Shades
- Plantation Shutters
10. Add a Beautiful Fireplace
An elegant sunroom fireplace can add beauty to any room of your home, and make an unusual but beautiful addition to a sunroom. Wood burning fireplaces especially add the comforting sounds of wood crackling and pleasant aroma of wood burning. You’ll be very happy that you added a fireplace when the cooler weather arrives.
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