There’s something about a sunroom that can change the entire atmosphere of your home. Well-built windows casting dazzling shadows and lights from the outside makes a room open up and feel like it is part of nature.
Designing a sunroom should be simple, but you also want that space to be inviting and calm. There are a ton of great ideas for designing a sunroom and we compiled 10 of them to get your creative juices flowing.
Are you ready to get inspired? Let’s check out these awesome sunroom design ideas.
Ten Sensational Sunroom Ideas
Remember that the goal of a sunroom is serenity and comfort. You can easily apply your own aesthetic to your sunroom without compromising its comforting vibe.
Like any space, designing a sunroom should involve a bit of planning. You may have a great idea in your head, but once you gather the decor and furnishings, it could look pretty bad.
Draw out a plan with ideas for furniture placement, decor items, and a color scheme. You’ll be glad you took the time to do so.
Combine Outdoor And Indoor Furniture
A sunroom is a bit of outside and a bit of inside.
Try mixing up your decor and pair wicker chairs with plush shag rugs, or pairing soft sinking sofas with wicker side tables. The result could be very pretty.
Don’t Skip the Curtains
Sunrooms are usually left without curtains and for good reason – it’s a sunroom. Why would anybody want to cover up walls of windows if the purpose of the room is to enjoy looking outside?
However, sunrooms are usually not used at night because there is little privacy. And let’s be honest, looking outside and being surrounded by dark on all sides is a little uncomfortable.
Try adding some luxurious window dressings such as sheer curtains to the windows of your sunroom to give it some depth and also give you some privacy.
Be Conscious of Space
With simplicity as the key trait of the sunroom, be mindful of where you’re placing things.
Don’t cluster too many large pieces of furniture or plants against the windows. The idea is to look out, so be sparing in the decor that goes near the windows.
Also, consider how the décor in your sunroom looks from the outside as well.
Be Generous With Lighting, But Don’t Go Overboard
Having good lighting to enjoy your sunroom at night, especially if you enjoy reading, is a good idea.
However, be realistic about when you’ll be spending time in your sunroom. If you usually hang out in the space during the day, you will not need a bunch of lighting fixtures.
Consider a couple of elegant rustic lanterns against the walls or in between window panes with a few spots for scented candles.
Get Some Plants
Adding flowers and foliage to any space, not just a sunroom, immediately adds a sense of organic serenity to spaces.
Sunrooms are actually the best place in your house to have plants – the access to sunlight all day gives houseplants the rays they desperately need.
Common plants for sunrooms include violets, begonias, and peace lilies because they are very low maintenance and produce vibrant flowers every year.
Peace lilies, in particular, are a good choice; this plant adds a lot of green to a space and they grow very tall to balance out surrounding furniture.
Plants also make a space smell really good and purify the air, too.
Don’t Forget Your Floors
Typical sunroom flooring is made of wood, concrete, or tile. Adding area rugs can reduce how cold or uncomfortable sunroom flooring can feel against bare feet and also add some dimension and texture to your space.
If your sunroom has intricate and attractive tiles flooring, adding a rug may not be the best idea. Show off those designs!
Put In A Fireplace
Sunrooms are usually ignored during fall and winter, which is a true shame. A sunroom can be used as a great communal space for watching TV or reading during the winter.
Imagine watching the snow fall in your sunroom on a quiet winter night! However, sunrooms get cold very quickly.
Consider investing in having a fireplace or heater installed in your sunroom to make it more enticing during the colder months.
If this is a bit too hefty of a project for you, consider purchasing a portable or electric fireplace.
Try Classic Colours
When one thinks of a sunroom, they often think of a beautiful seaside home with a large sunroom that looks out onto the vibrant blue sea.
Whether your sunroom has a view of the ocean or just your neighbours, going with a classic blue and white colour scheme will always look good.
Tranquil blue and sandy white is fun to play with and rarely looks bad together. You could also break up the blue and white with a few pops of color – perhaps a coral or gold vase on top of a blue and white china-printed tablecloth.
It is really fun to use colour in a sunroom. The constant natural light from all or most sides can make any color pop beautifully.
You Don’t Have To Stick To Nautical Themes
Like we said before, the sunroom is usually paired with thoughts of the sea.
However, if you feel like hanging anchors on your walls and putting out seashell decor isn’t your style, don’t be afraid to be different!
Rustic styles can look beautiful in a sunroom. Art deco styles and contemporary minimalist styles can also look beautiful in a sunroom.
Get To Designing!
We hope this list of ideas, tips, and trick have helped you during your sunroom project. It doesn’t take much to add serenity and a sense of calm to a sunroom – Just remember that less is more!
Part of the appeal of the sunroom is the ability to look out of large, beautiful windows and soak up the surrounding environment from the comfort of an indoor space. Be mindful not to overload your sunroom space with stuff.
Do you have a favourite sunroom look or want to share your own sunroom design tips? Tell us about it in the comments!