Decorating your sunroom can be confusing at times because of its duo purpose factor. It’s a room that allows you to be inside of your home while virtually being outside as well. Many of us do not use our sunroom as often as we like because there is no decoration in the area. In fact, many sunrooms are filled without door shoes or extra items that don’t necessarily fit in the home.
Regardless of how often you may use your sunroom consider redecorating it to create a space that can be used all year round. Here are a few tips and tricks that will allow you to redecorate your sunroom and make it a favorite room in your home.
Paint the Space
Most sunrooms are either white or they match the rest of the home. You want to paint the sunroom in a cheerful color such as yellow or turquoise. Bright colors are more inviting and they create a sense of unity when paired with neutral tones. Therefore, allowing your sunroom to appear as part of the home instead of an extra room that nobody uses.
Second living room?
When placing furniture in your sunroom you want to rearrange it as if you would your living room. You want to have a couch or sitting areas that are inviting you can also incorporate a lamp or even a tv. Having a comfortable space can make the area more used and you can take advantage of the sunlight that enters the room.
Use the Windows as Wall Space
Sunrooms are filled with windows which is an excellent detail to have. Take a window or two and utilize it as wall space. Co-use your windows and hang some paintings or pictures right on them. This will brighten up the photos while taking up some of the window space you already have.
Use a Rug
If you’re unsure of how to fill up the space in your sunroom adding a rug is the way to go. Adding a rug is an excellent way to complete a look while still providing comfort. This is the perfect area to have a more natural rug as it will give you the relaxing feel you seek.
Furnish the Space with Wicker
As stated above, your sunroom should be decorated as if it was your second living room. However, when it comes to furnishing the space one of the best materials you can use is wicker. Wicker is mostly an outdoor furniture material, but it has recently become an indoor favorite. Wicker, as well as rattan, bring outdoor resort vibes which is always nice to have.
Say No to Too Many Plants
Because the sunroom is an indoor/outdoor space many individuals tend to fill it up with multiple plants. The problem with this is that too much sunlight actually comes into the room. This can cause most plants stress and they die. Plus, having a plethora of plants in your sunroom can take away from the plants outside.
Focus on the View
Most sunrooms have a beautiful view. When decorating the space, you want to keep this in mind. Your focal point when decorating the space should be the view. You do not want to overcrowd the space with too much furniture. For the best results, keep the décor light and cozy.
Anytime you want to redecorate a space in your home consider adding pattern. Pattern is an excellent way of adding color and texture all in one simple step. Add patterned cushions to your couch to spruce up the décor or add a patterned rug for an intricate focal point.
Use the Power of Mirrors
Although, mirrors are typically used to see your reflection they also double up as extra light and shadow eliminators. In short, they are great for making a small room appear larger. If you have a smaller sunroom adding a few mirrors on the walls may be exactly what you need to add to the space and make it feel and look more-homey.
Keep it Casual
Keeping the space, casual is exactly what you want to do to make your sunroom the “cool room” in the house. It can easily transform into your children’s favorite homework nook. Or even a great space to sit down with a cup of wine and read a great book. A casual decorative style can be exactly what your sunroom need in order to become a family favorite.
Which of these redecorating tips and tricks will you be using in your sunroom space? Let us know in the comments below.