Home Improvement and Interior Design aficionado Lillian Connors teams up with Sabbini & Co. to share her expert knowledge on designing a stunning sunroom!
Moderate exposure to the sunlight can have multiple health benefits – you’ll sleep better at night, get enough vitamin D, and get in a better mood, to name just a few. Having this in mind, it’s understandable you want to spend as much time outside as you can but, unfortunately, that’s not always possible. That’s why having a sunroom is so useful – you get to enjoy all perks of being in nature while not having to leave your own home. So, regardless whether you’re making a sunroom in your home or you’ve decided to renovate the existing one, here are a few design solutions to make it amazing.
Build Some Walls
A truly amazing sunroom has very few walls – it’s the huge windows that serve the purpose. And that’s how your sunroom will become truly sunny and turn a part of your home into a relaxing oasis. Choose between a complete glass wall and a few big windows – it’s up to your preference. As for the roof, it doesn’t have to be transparent in order for your sunroom to look great. Next, you’ll need to choose a colour for the actual walls. Think neutral, bright shades (pastels, citrus or earthy tones) to complement the all-natural vibe and to expand your space visually.
Add Environmental Control
Because of all those windows, a sunroom can become too sunny and, therefore, too hot, so having an AC device or a nice ceiling fan will help a lot. Also, consider adding curtains or shades – for temperature control as well as for privacy reasons. On the other hand, you’ll want something to warm your sunroom while it’s cold outside and that’s where a fireplace fits perfectly. Not only will it keep you warm, but it will also make a nice addition to your preferred décor.
Make It Comfy
A sunroom should be a place to enjoy your leisure time or socialize with your friends so you’ll want it to be as comfortable as possible. When purchasing furniture, especially seating parts, this should be your top priority. Hanging daybed and comfy armchairs are a perfect choice while cushions and blankets are a must so you can cosy up whenever you want. Throw in a warm and comfy rug to soften your hardwood or tile floors. Opt for something made of plush or wool and with texture and you’ll be good to go.
Bring in Some Greenery
For a truly airy and natural sunroom, greenery is a must-have. It will help you breathe better air in your own home since some plants, such as succulents, make excellent air purifiers. Besides, being in the middle of the spectre, green is a colour of peace and harmony and it will help you relax after a hard day at work. If you don’t really have a green thumb, don’t worry – there are plenty of easy-to-maintain plants to help you turn your sunroom into an indoor jungle.
Give it a Purpose
Usually, a sunroom is seen as a second living room but it brings a risk of being neglected and not being used enough – why would you use another living room if you already have one? That’s why many interior design experts suggest that you make your sunroom multipurpose. Turn it into a gym or a place to practice yoga. Build a pool or a Jacuzzi inside and enjoy your personal little retreat. You can even turn it into a zone for your family/friend gatherings – just decorate it like you would decorate a big dining room. Sunrooms make great home offices, too – all that light will help you stay focused and boost productivity. You can do whatever you want with it – just make sure it’s used. Having a sunroom is a form of affordable luxury which makes a wonderful addition to your home. Include your family in the process of renovating and decorating and it will serve as an amazing family-bonding time. Besides, you’ll be able to enjoy it much more because you’ll know it’s something you’ve come up with together. Get creative and enjoy the process!
About the Author
If one thing is true about Lillian Connors, her mind is utterly curious. That’s why she can’t resist the urge to embark on a myriad of home improvement projects and spread the word about them. You can check her out on Twitter and LinkedIn.
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