When it comes to designing a sunroom, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind so that you can get the most use out of your light-filled space.
If you’re considering adding a sunroom onto your home, think about what view you’re hoping to have. Would you like to enjoy the sunrise with your morning coffee? Opt for east facing. Is relaxing with wine in the sunroom while watching the sunset more your style? West facing is the way to go. Or, if you’d like the maximum amount of light during the day, building your sunroom on the south-facing portion of your home is the answer.
Decorate with natural accents
One of the best parts of a sunroom is the natural light, which means plants can thrive inside! Depending on the window placement, you’ll want to select plants based on their lighting requirements.
We also love bringing some of the outdoors inside by decorating with natural materials, like wood, wicker and rattan.
Furnish with the sun in mind
Exposing furniture to constant sunlight during the day could damage it in the long run, so we always recommend selecting furniture that’s made to withstand the elements.
Determine its use
Is your sunroom only large enough for one oversized chair, or can it function for entertaining? If you have room to spare, think about including a table and chairs in addition to a couch and/or lounge chairs. It’ll give your guests more room to spread out while staying in the same room.
Select the right window treatments
While the idea of a sunroom is to enjoy maximum natural light all day, there might be a time when you need some shade or prevent a glare. Woven shades filter bright light without blocking it entirely, and sheer curtains can have the same effect.