60 Most sensational sunroom design inspirations

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Sunrooms bring the outdoors in, supporting leisurely living and increasing the overall space of your home, typically with lower construction costs than a fully finished room. A sunroom can be comprised of different spaces in your house, a kitchen, living area, breakfast nook, lounge space, entertainment area, sleeping space, or whatever you want it to be.

This room is chock-full of windows, allowing plenty of natural sunlight to penetrate the space. They give you the opportunity to enjoy all the natural sunshine and views of the outdoors without actually having to be outside, which means you can enjoy the space all year round regardless of the weather conditions.

If the windows can open, then you can also get some great crosswinds and save on your electric bill on beautiful days. Sunrooms add value to a home, too, whether as an addition or as a porch converted to something more weather-friendly. They are generally adjacent to the rest of the house and connected through a doorway.

If you are considering creating an addition to your home or renovating a room to be a sunroom, there are many features you will need to consider. If you are wishing to relax in your own sunny retreat right at home, we have the perfect elements to help you make your sunroom comfortable, inviting, and entertaining, have a look below!

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A transitional space between the indoors and outdoors begs for thriving potted plants as the connecting element.

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If your sunroom has sealed windows and French doors, there is no reason to hold back from decorating it with your favorite home accessories. Framed prints, books, mirrors, candles, vases etc. will really kick it up a notch.

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Environmental Controls

Most sunrooms are built without heating and air conditioning systems. But it’s still nice to be able to cool down with a ceiling fan if the air gets too stifling and to warm up with a fireplace on chilly nights.

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You can use this room as an opportunity to be playful with thrifted finds and salvaged pieces you don’t deem appropriate to display in your formal spaces. Find new uses for an antique sewing table or fruit crates, for instance.

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Multiple Purposes 

Ideally, a sunroom can accommodate both a seating arrangement and a dining table, so it can be utilized as frequently as possible.

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Area Rugs

Add plushness and texture over hard, moisture-resistant flooring — such as tile, stone, or sealed concrete — with a rug. Jute and cowhides will hold up particularly well.

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A Home Office 

If you have a table in your sunroom, you can use the space as a home office between meals. A supportive chair, a Wi-Fi connection, and a view of your backyard will make for a productive morning.

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Don’t overthink or overaccessorize your sunroom. A pretty and simple scheme is all that is needed, like in this somewhat nautical blue sunroom. Notice the framed art, hurricane lamps, and flower arrangement added to make it feel homey.

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Privacy Shades 

Sunrooms get sunny, of course. They tend to boast floor-to-ceiling insulated glass windows and doors. Even if you have high-quality windows and doors, the space may still get overheated. Curtains or shades are must-haves to make sure that you don’t overheat as you browse home design photos and drink iced tea on a lazy afternoon.

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A Setup For Entertaining 

If you have a large group dinner on the calendar or a special event, consider the sunroom the perfect place to set up your celebratory meal. Ample table space, lighting, and air circulation, plus proximity to the kitchen, will make for an unforgettable event.

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Comfortable Seating 

The ultimate sunroom acts as a second living room. It need not scream wicker. You may bring in upholstered seating, plush pillows and throws, indoor-outdoor rugs, and occasional tables that you would think to use inside. A proper sunroom has electrical outlets to support floor and table lamps as well.

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9 years ago

Hi! Tx for the post! Who was the designer for the picture above the ‘Home office’ comment i.e. the two desks facing the windows? /Olivia

8 years ago
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Hi Olivia, the designer responsible for the home office is AVP Architect. Thanks!