Tips For Decorating A Sunroom

If you just had a new sunroom installed in your home, or recently bought or rented a house featuring one, there are many ways you can make the space your personal respite. Using decor items as well as textiles and the right furniture pieces, you can transform your sunroom into a relaxing oasis.

Sunrooms make great additions to any home as they provide flexible indoor and outdoor space. These sunny rooms are typically either designed for use in either three or all four seasons, depending on how they're constructed.

Four-season sunrooms feature thermally-engineered frames, which allow the space to be efficiently heated or cooled, depending on the time of year. Homeowners only use three-season sunrooms when temperatures are mild since they don't feature as much insulation. 

No matter what type of sunroom you have, you can make the space a natural extension of your home using customized items and furniture pieces. Here are some sunroom decorating ideas to consider.

1. Comfortable Furniture

Since you'll most likely use your sunroom as a place to relax and unwind, it's important that it has comfortable furniture pieces. You won't have to sacrifice style for comfort, however, as the furniture pieces are available in a wide range of colors and patterns. 

If you have a three-season sunroom, be sure to choose furniture that's rated for outdoor use, so that it resists mold and mildew damage. Choose throw pillows and other textiles that are constructed of a moisture-repellent material. 

When choosing the perfect furniture pieces for your sunroom, work around a specific theme or color scheme to create a cohesive look. For instance, go with a white or brown rattan loveseat and chair set featuring turquoise cushions for an island-inspired look. If you prefer a more rustic appearance, pick wood furniture and neutral-hued cushions. 

2. Lighting Elements 

Add visual appeal and plenty of ambiance with the use of the right lighting elements. While many sunrooms feature a light switch, more creative lighting elements will help you personalize the space.

For one idea, wrap small white string lights around pillars and beams to infuse the space with a soft glow at night. Install a crystal chandelier in the center of the sunroom as an elegant touch, or place decorative floor lamps near reading chairs or in empty corners. 

If the sunroom features tables, top them with wrought iron lanterns for a county barn-inspired look, or LED-lit taper candles in sophisticated holders for a touch of elegance. 

Reach out to a sunroom contractor to learn more.