When you purchase a new home, one of the first things that most people do is go to their favorite furniture store and pick out some great pieces for the interior. The living room, dining room, bedroom; every space in your house can have a personal touch. But what about your sunroom? Your sunroom is an extension of your home and should be treated as such! A sunroom is a great addition to your home that provides additional space for you and your family. Whether you want to have an area where the kids can play or want more living space, a sunroom can be a great option. Here’s how you can decorate your sunroom, so it becomes functional and aesthetically pleasing!
Consider the Overall Feel
Consider the overall feel of the room by selecting colors that complement each other and don’t overwhelm the space. Decide if you want to include furniture in the space. If so, select a couch that is appropriate for the size of your sunroom. Or you want to cover the floor with area rugs. Your design or style will be influenced by the type of furniture you select, but if your sunroom has a large window coming in, it will have more natural light. Once you choose what type of look you want to create, you can start shopping.
Select a Style
Decide if you want to select furniture that is traditional or contemporary. Select colors and pieces of furniture accordingly, but remember not to limit your options too much! If the sunroom has windows on the two longer walls, invest in coordinating curtains for both sides. If it doesn’t have windows at one end, you can use mirrors to make it seem larger. Choosing a style can be an easy way to get a quick sunroom makeover.
Add furniture that is both practical and aesthetically pleasing. The furniture you select for the sunroom will depend on your style and how much light there is in the room. If you have many windows, or if it has large glass doors that lead out into an outdoor space, consider using more natural materials like wood or rattan, craft rope and cotton. If the sunroom faces away from natural light due to surrounding buildings or trees, more artificial materials like metal, plastic, or glass will work well with your design aesthetic.
Select Decorative Elements
Now you’re ready for some decorating! Add plants or flowers that match your style, and make sure they are on the right side of the room for their growth needs. If natural light is a problem, use artificial plants and flowers or add candles to make your space feel more romantic. Place stone or wooden sculptures in a corner to make an eye-catching focal point. Hang paintings or mirrors on the walls for extra texture and interest. Sunroom decorating ideas and design tips are endless!
If your sunroom has windows, don’t forget to use them as a design element! Arrange furniture so that you can enjoy views of nature without having to leave home (or place a window seat directly in front of the view). Use curtains to create a cozy nook and install blinds or shades for privacy. Hang plant baskets from the ceiling as decorative pieces that also provide natural insulation. Drapes or shades are a must to set the mood. You’ll need curtains or shades to keep your home cool in warmer climates and protect it from damaging UV rays during hot summer days. These can be floor-to-ceiling drapes thick enough to block out sunlight, so you don’t have direct light shining in. The idea is to make your house feel like it’s outside without actually getting there. You can create a relaxing and refreshing space in the middle of the city by simply utilizing natural light in your home–even if you live hundreds of miles away from a beach!
Consider Lighting Options
The main thing you want to consider when decorating your sunroom is light. You’ll need a good amount of natural or artificial lighting for the space to be usable, so make sure there are windows on either side of the room as well as a skylight. Consider using lighted mirrors to make the sunroom feel larger and brighter if you have a smaller space. For decorative purposes and bringing some style, hang colorful Moroccan lamps from the ceiling. Lanterns are also a great way to illuminate your sunroom and make it feel cozier.
Make it Colorful
A sunroom is all about light and warmth. Add color to your space with pillows or blankets, artwork, colorful rugs, plants, or flowers to bring these two elements in. The colors will help brighten up the room and make it feel welcoming. A colorful cozy rug can also add some much-needed warmth and comfort. Besides colors, textures are a great way to add depth and life to the space. For example, rugs in varying patterns will bring both color and texture into your sunroom’s design.
Bring in Nature
Your sunroom is a retreat, so why not bring nature into it? Bring in plants or flowers to make your space feel more alive. You could put them on shelves where they will be easy access for you when the time comes to care for them. Use vases to add color and fill up the space. The more natural your sunroom is, the better it will be for you in many ways. It’ll feel outdoors without leaving home. A garden with plenty of plants can provide a sense of calm while also reducing stress levels for people who work inside all day long.
The paint color you choose for your sunroom is very important because it will help determine how much light enters the space and whether or not you want to bring any other colors into the room with art, rugs, or plants. Your best bet is a light color like white, which will reflect the light and make your space seem brighter.
Add a Seating Area
You’ll need a place for guests to sit down as they enjoy the sunroom, so consider adding some furniture arrangement. A big comfy couch is a great place to start, as it can also serve as a reading nook during the day. Sofa, couch, or even wicker furniture will work well.
In the End
We hope this blog post will be informative and helpful. If there is anything we can do for you, please let us know! Our team of experts is ready and waiting to partner with you in your decorating endeavors. Remember that RugKnots has a variety of textured rugs for any room or occasion, from the traditional Persian rug to the modern geometric design, so if you need help selecting just the right one for your sunroom, then swing by our showroom today!”