A sunroom is the perfect spot to relax with a good book, or enjoy a tranquil evening with family and friends. Whether you have an authentic sunroom, or have transformed an empty space into an attractive spot that serves as a sunroom, you can learn a few summer decorating ideas to spruce it up. Use the easy summer decorating ideas for your sunroom and complete your project in as little as one weekend. Remember, the smallest things can make the biggest difference in any room.
Easy summer decorating ideas for your sunroom:
Use natural or recycled materials
Heavy wood furniture will clash with the beautiful outdoor elements found in a sunroom. The best materials to use when decorating a sunroom include natural or recycled materials such as wicker, rattan, recycled plastic, teak, bamboo, or wrought iron. These materials blend beautiful with virtually any décor and have the natural elements needed to wear well in sunroom..
Brighten up with sunny fabrics
Subdued colors will work just fine in a sunroom, but bright bold colors are a popular choice. Bright, sunny fabrics will brighten up the space and give it life. Yellows, greens, pinks, and oranges play up the energy from the sun and can invigorate and refresh any space. When looking to decorating a sunroom, though, color is not the only consideration. Durable, fade resistant fabrics should be selected which will outlast a less expensive material. In other words, don’t skimp on the fabrics for your cushions as it will cost you more in the long run.
Furniture arrangement makes a difference
As with any room, the arrangement of your sunroom furniture will make a big impact in the room. When decorating a sunroom, the furniture should be placed in small groupings instead of one large one. It should also be turned to face the window so that the view of the outdoors is unobstructed.
Define the space
Learning how to decorate a sunroom is similar to the instructions on learning how to create an outdoor room. The space needs to be defined. A simple way of defining the space is with the use of an outdoor rug. Place a colorful rug, made of materials suitable for outdoor use, beneath the furniture to give the illusion of a ‘room’.
Obviously, a sunroom is somewhere you go to enjoy the sun without having to deal with insects. However, too much sunlight can cause the room to be unbearably hot and uncomfortable. It’s nice to be able to have a way to close in the room to help cool it down, and afford a bit of privacy. This can be accomplished with easy open window treatments. Wood blinds, paper blinds, or window quilts are a popular choice for sunroom decorating.
To help keep the temperature at a comfortable level, an outdoor ceiling fan can be installed above the seating area. Even if your sunroom has a high ceiling, a ceiling fan can still be used. Just look for one that is controlled with a remote control for easy operation.
The final step in decorating a sunroom is with the use of the accents you place in the room. Any of the following items will work well:
– Garden lanterns
– Flameless candles
– Bowls filled with lemons, limes, or oranges
– Vases filled with seashells
– Fresh flowers
– An abundance of potted plants and palms
– Room divider
– Beverage cart
– Wicker planters
– Decorative water fountain
With a little imagination, you can turn any windowed room into a relaxing sunroom. Turn it into a tranquil getaway with any of these sunroom decorating ideas.
For more ideas, read these related articles:
How to create an outdoor room
10 simple summer decorating ideas
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