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How to Decorate a Sunroom

If you are a homeowner and looking to bring the natural warmth and beauty of sunlight into your home, then you absolutely require a sunroom. Built to take advantage of natural light and provide a space for warmth, lounging, and serenity, a sunroom can be a beautiful addition to any home. Whether you have a small or large space to convert, if you are looking for inspiration in designing and decorating your sunroom, then we are here to help. Today, we will offer a few designs and decorating ideas for you as you begin to consider how to decorate a sunroom.

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Understand the Space and Its Purpose

Deciding your room’s specific purpose is a critical step for all interior designing and decorating. If you have a smaller sunroom, you may be envisioning a tiny reading or breakfast nook or sitting room for morning coffees and teas. A larger space may be better suited as an entertaining venue, centered around open spaces for mingling and sitting areas for lounging. Whatever the purpose of your space may be, deciding quickly will help you better design and decorate your space.


Pick the Right Color Palette

Decorate a sunroom with white curtains

While almost any color can be a winner in the right combination, sunrooms typically are well-served by neutral colors and shades that allows the sunlight to dominate the visual space and set the mood. Whites, light browns, and natural tones should be dominant in your sunroom’s design.

A lighter shade coupled with a skylight or elevated windows will naturally illuminate the space and create visual depth. Consider our ‘Heavrth’ Linen curtains the perfect touch to making even a relatively small space seem larger than life.

If you wish to use a bolder color to offset a more neutral composition, consider using the bolder tone on the window trim and door frames. Simple white walls can instantly pop with bright blue trim, for example.


Create a Verdant Space

One of the most popular options for sunrooms is to fill a small space with plants and greenery to create a beautiful indoor garden. From ferns and shrubs to elephant ears and cactuses, you can easily create a visual smorgasbord of foliage that will thrive in the sunlight and warmth while improving the atmosphere of the sunroom. Consider hanging certain plants around the space for visual punctuation but avoid overcrowding your window space and thereby making poor use of your sunroom’s most important asset, natural light.


Have an Ambitious Furniture Centerpiece

Having a centerpiece in your sunroom can help create visual meaning for your sunroom. More traditional options include dining tables and seating arrangements with couches and chairs, while more adventurous options can include hammocks, swings, and other suspended pieces of furniture. Finding vintage material to work with can help create a familiar and inviting space and using a variety of different styles and colors for your accents can reinforce the warm and welcoming nature of the sunroom. 

Conversely, a cleaner and more minimalist design philosophy will create a more elegant atmosphere in your space. For this look, consider keeping the same color scheme for your furniture, stick to lighter tones and pieces with more modern and contemporary styles.


Make Use of Floorspace and Furniture Fabrics

If you wish to provide the right splash of color in your space, consider using a large area rug and decorative pillows with matching colors to establish the look and feel of the sunroom. For even better visual clarity, make sure that your pillows, table covers, cushion covers, curtains and roman shades are color coordinated.


Pick the Right Windows

If you have control over the style of your windows, then make sure to pick a style that works with your vision for the space. Popular choices can include bay windows with recessed seating areas in the windows themselves, French windows to create a sophisticated yet domestic look, or the simple floor-to-ceiling glass panes for a more chic, upscale vibe.


Find the Right Shades

Decorate a sunroom with White Sheer Curtains

While you may choose to go without window shades or curtains in your sunroom, if you live in an area with intense direct sunlight, they may become a necessity to keep your sunroom from becoming unbearably hot during the summer. There are many elegant options to help keep your sunroom protected from overbearing heat.

Consider using beautiful linen curtains or even sheer curtains in your sunroom. Both sheer and linen curtain designs will help keep direct sunlight off your guests while still allowing the natural light to penetrate the material enough to illuminate the space. Alternatively, you may want to take advantage of linen or sheer roman shades to achieve the same effect with a sleeker profile.




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We hope you enjoyed these sunroom ideas for 2021! If you’re ready to shop, order custom curtains from Spiffy Spools today. We make it easy to create custom window treatments that fit your exact specifications and design style for your sunroom. Explore our site to find the perfect options for your bathroom, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions!

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