Once you have decided on adding a sunroom and building it to serve your climate needs, now comes the fun part: decorating your sunroom. Here are four considerations:
What were the reasons you added a sunroom
When my wife and I considered adding a terrace to our new house, we had many reasons for the space. Since it was warm most of the time here in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, we wanted the room to be an extension of our dining and living rooms. A place for friends to gather for conversation and drinks before dining out. We wanted a tranquil place for the two of us to read a book, enjoy the backyard landscaping, nap on the sofa, or even watch the fireworks of the frequent fiestas. Only in the winter months of December and January would we even think of heating the room.
Friends of ours living in Scottsdale have a sunroom for different reasons. The weather can be extreme: very hot in the summer and cold in the winter. They also have the monsoons to contend with in the rainy season. They want a room with windows that bring the outside inside. They want to enjoy the cacti and landscaping, but they want air conditioning, and they want protection from the rain.
Choose furniture that suits the use of the space
We want to entertain guests, and we want our furniture to be comfortable. So we have decided on wicker furniture.
PatioEnclosures says, “Wicker furniture is always a great option for sunrooms because it’s sustainable and durable. And should it ever get damaged, wicker and rattan can be easily repaired. And, if you ever get bored with the pattern or color of your cushions, you can pick up new ones for a whole new look! We like the flexibility of wicker.
Our friends in Scottsdale want a more formal look, and that’s available either in wicker, or antiques, or furniture that is an extension of the formal areas of the main house.
Know your design style
Furniture can be categorized into traditional, modern or trendy. Figure out what style fits you the best.
If you want your sunroom to be an extension of your home, a modern design style might right for you. Monochromatic and minimal furnishings help your sunroom to blend seamlessly with your house. A trendy design style is all about colorful and bold patterns, allowing you to express your personality without worrying about the flow of design from your house to your sunroom. Finally, traditional design is identified by its use of symmetry. You might have a fireplace with bookshelves on both sides and identical indoor wicker chairs with end tables and lamps also on each side. That design would be an example of traditional design.
Finally, you want to consider floor coverings.
The best way to add color and brighten up a sunroom is with rugs, pillows, and draperies. You can start your sunroom decorating by adding drapes or blinds. You can go with anything from sheer panels to room-darkening curtains to blinds.
If your sunroom isn’t carpeted, you may want to bring in a rug for more design and floor protection. Since you might be using it to wipe off your feet after being outside, consider purchasing an outdoor rug. These rugs are also fade and mildew-resistant and great for a screen room that has the potential to get humid or wet.
Pillows are great accents for couches and chairs and are comfy additions to your indoor wicker sun room furniture. Adding accent pillows or new wicker furniture cushions can help create your desired sunroom design style. Then add ottomans in colorful patterns to accent the room and provide comfort.