A sunroom goes on every dream home checklist, and if you're lucky enough to own one, then it deserves the same decorating and design treatment as your other favorite rooms in the house. Since a solarium already benefits from ample natural lighting, focus your energies on finding the perfect furniture and accessories for the space. Whether you envision the sunroom as a cozy breakfast room for casual family meals or a comfy hangout spot loaded with pillows, this room's versatility can adapt to any need. Why not add a potting bench, mini home office, or quiet reading nook?
Make this windowed space an all-season room by loading up cozy textures, blankets, and throws. There's no shortage of sunlight, so let your inner plant parent go wild by bringing in tons of full-sun houseplants. While new greenery or throw pillows can spruce up a sunroom on short notice, roll up your sleeves and make some big-impact changes with a coat of paint, plush rug, or spacious dining table. Then re-envision the whole first floor with even more great design ideas for your living room and family room.
Swapping in new accessories can play up an existing color palette. A light lavender hue cools down this solarium, while pops of pink on the throw pillows and accent chair pack just the right amount of punch.
Folding stools double as sling-style seating or lightweight accent tables in this sunroom, and they're easy to move around the house as you please. (They'd look doubly cute at the foot of a bed!)
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Put your green thumb to work by turning your sunroom into a designated gardening hub. Equipping a small table with some tools and planters completes the greenhouse transformation.
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With an intricately patterned bone inlay, this hexagonal coffee table steals the show, but use your sunroom to showcase your own eclectic style and favorite found pieces.
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Mounting sheer curtains midway across the windows shields diners from too much glare — and cozies up a built-in bench for casual morning meals.
Create your own home office by placing a fold-out desk in the sunniest, part of your home. Then flip the table to hide clutter when company comes over.
Can you ever own too many throw pillows? Some chic cushions and a strategically placed end table turn a bare corner into a comfy hangout zone. (Just imagine bringing your morning coffee out there.)
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Wishbone-style dining chairs sidle up to a sleek dining table in this sun-dappled space. With plush pillows in the banquette and a cushion on every seat, you'll want to hang at brunch that much longer.
Comfy seating is a must, but what takes this space to the next level is a three-tiered drink cart stocked with the essentials. Cheers to that!
A warm beige sets off this sunroom's rows of windows, but paint your mullions and trim a bolder navy, emerald, or black for panes that really pop.
To eat outside or inside? There's no bad decision here when a welcoming pedestal table overlooks the patio and backyard.
High-pile carpets appear just about everywhere these days, except you no longer have to fork over a limb for plush carpeting underfoot. Snap up a Moroccan-inspired rugs on Amazon for under $150.
Affix caster wheels to a wicker storage box, trunk, or upcycled container for a coffee table that moves where you do. Now to decide which window to sit by ...
Make your space dinner party central with a dining room-like set-up. Don't even worry about adding lots of decorations. Your guests will get A+ views of the landscape outside.
Clerestory-style windows, which feature a series of panes close to the ceiling, add even more light to floral designer Deborah Herbertson's enclosed patio. A Mexican wrought iron urn — loaded with dried branches and ferns — contributes to the conservatory feel.
A massive stone fireplace and 6-foot-long swing make this sheltered porch the most popular spot at a South Carolina lake house. Outfitted with plenty of pillows and throws, it's rela spot rain or shine.
Garden designer Susanne Hudson made her very own "she shed" out of 139 salvaged windows and five French doors. The space doubles as a potting bench and reading nook, with glimmering lanterns and oil lamps for illumination after dark.
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A cushy lounge, some throw pillows, a good book ... what more could you need?
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