by Giorgina Devereaux
Decorating sunrooms provides a strong sense of accomplishment, and with good reason.
A sunroom is like a cozy retreat where we can relax and unwind at the end of a long day as well as provide a fabulous gathering place for family and friends.
Regardless of its function, a sunroom deserves to be decorated in a style that is inviting, comfortable, and that welcomes the outdoors inside.
on the type of sunroom decor, consider what the function of your sunroom will
sunrooms also have walls, incorporating color will add a lot of beauty to the
There are different types of furniture that can be used to furnish a sunroom. However, when decorating sunrooms, some pieces are more prevalent than others.
Family Room Furniture Ideas
sunroom furniture used for decorating sunrooms includes wicker and rattan.
When decorating sunrooms, you can find the following furniture pieces in wicker and rattan:
is also sold as a conversation set consisting of a sofa, loveseat, end table,
and coffee table.
This furniture is available in the following finishes:
You can find seat cushions in a variety of colors to suit your taste when decorating sunrooms. Cushion colors include:
· Floral Patterns
· Striped Patterns
· Pineapple Motifs
You can also opt to furnish your sunroom with furniture pieces consisting of microfiber, leather, and upholstered materials. There are many different colors and patterns to choose from when decorating sunrooms. It all depends on what your preference is.
If you are considering using your sunroom as a home office, it is an excellent choice since there is no shortage of light. Some pieces you may want to include are a nice desk (in the finish of your choice), ergonomically correct chair, file cabinet, bookshelf, and media cabinet.
using their sunroom exclusively as a gym because it welcomes the outdoors
incorporate into your gym depends on what physical activity you like.
A sunroom can
also serve the purpose of being a billiard room.
Since a sunroom has abundant lighting during the day, it is important to have adequate lighting during the evening hours.
You may want to
include a ceiling fan when decorating sunrooms, along with the light kit.
Ceiling fans come in handy because it allows you to stay cool when necessary while providing lighting.
If you are not
interested in a ceiling fan, you can opt for a ceiling fixture.
Flooring and Rugs
Flooring choices that require minimal care is tile, slate, and hardwood. To soften the overall look of the room, consider incorporating natural-fiber rugs, such as, sisal or hemp, which resist moisture damage.
The beauty about using rugs in decorating sunrooms is that they come in a variety of designs and patterns. A good material to keep in mind when choosing a rug are those made from polypropylene fibers. Polypropylene will not rot or accumulate mildew, and can endure through the sun, snow, sleet, and rain.
Some accessories you may want to consider when decorating sunrooms are picture frames, bird sculptures, figurines, a piece of art featured on an easel, and a decorative accent box.
Other ideas include incorporating a water feature, such as, a fountain and faux
to welcome the outdoors inside is by including silk plants.
may opt to have shade screens installed in your sunroom to give you the ability
to control and adjust the light as well as the heat and cold.
The beauty about some of these shades is that they can
into a very compact size allowing the maximum amount of light to enter the room
and can be stopped at any position.
Solar Shades: This is a type of roller window shade that is usually made from a synthetic mesh fabric. It is available in varying levels of opaqueness. The higher the opaqueness of the solar shade, the more light is allowed inside. This is a great choice for windows that have a view since it reduces glare while improving energy efficiency by reducing solar heat gain and providing important UV protection.
Direct sunlight can result in fatigue, eyestrain, and loss of concentration.
Treating your windows with a special window film will provide significant solar insulation. The window film is a laminate made of high performance metallized polyester film that increases comfort by reducing heat and glare.
This film is applied directly to the interior side of the glass and helps correct temperature imbalances between the sunny and shady areas. It helps reduce cooling and heating costs since it reduces the cost of cooling by rejecting up to 79% of the sun’s heat and decreases heat loss by up to 30%, which results in saving money on your energy bill.Also, this window film adds visual appeal and enhances privacy. It is available in a variety of colors and patterns, tinted, semi-reflective or fully-reflective film. When looking outside, you have a glare-free and distortion-free view.
You can have translucent or daylight reflection films applied to the inside of your windows, which guard against prying eyes or choose blackout (opaque) films. There is also a range of frosted decorative films that are available and provide an attractive finish to internal partitions.
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