26 Bright + Happy Sunroom Design Ideas
Sunshine + air conditioning = paradise.
While the great outdoors are, um, great, sometimes the mood calls for a lazy day indoors, curled up with a good book and a large cup of coffee. And what better place to do that than in a room filled with sunshine and comfy chairs?
With indoor/outdoor living and nature-inspired design on the rise, it's no wonder we've been seeing more and more stunning transitional spaces in our newsfeeds. If you're loving this trend or simply looking to give your current space a refresh, keep scrolling for a little sun-filled inspiration.
Enclosed Porch With Striped Armchairs
A traditional home with classic sensibilities Well situated amongst the leafy lanes of Burlingame, sits a picturesque house on a lovely corner. Complete with a white picket fence, this house overflows in charm with all the details that matter, coved ceilings, arched doorways, and original hardware. Using just a bit of effort, we transformed this house into a home.
Pops of Bright Color
Lovely Screened Porch With Bright Drapery
Without any true carpentry skills or heavy labor, what was a humdrum screened-in porch is now a colorful multipurpose place for lounging and entertaining thanks to a sectional sofa, clever use of rugs and mismatched grouping of tables.
Photo By: Flynnside Out Productions
Classic + Cozy
Lovely Living Wall
A stunning living wall with plants takes up the entire back wall of the screened porch, and frames black, white and yellow abstract art that adds a burst of color to the dining area.
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Greg Premru; Design By: Patrick Ahearn Architect LLC
Home Office + Art Studio
Desk Space in Blue-Themed Multipurpose Room
If your multipurpose space is used by adults and kids, consider upholstery fabrics that will help mask accidents and spills. Medium gray tones pair well together and are an excellent alternative to beige or tan.
Curtains + Swings
HGTV Magazine Military Family's Home Makeover: A Sunroom with Style
For this military family's home makeover, the sunroom, yellow rattan chairs and an ottoman (vintage Ficks Reed from Craigslist), were wife Meg’s first big finds for the house. “I loved the color, and I didn’t even have to reupholster them,” she says. She added an IKEA credenza to store husband Josh’s DVDs and video games, and keeps an ever-changing display of plants and vintage objects (like science beakers) on top. Meg upgraded white cotton curtain panels with vibrant yellow velvet ribbon sewn along the edges. “The light in here is incredible, so it’s a happy place,” says Meg.
Trendy + Traditional
Formal Dining Room in Home's Sun Porch
As seen on HGTV's hit show, Fixer Upper, the formal dining room in this home was moved to the sunporch to create a unique space for entertaining. With plenty of natural light, the space feels bright and open, while the brick fireplace makes the space feel a part of the home. A new, rustic dining room table brings this space to life, as the new chandelier helps to light the space and add a touch of elegance.
Photographer: Christina Wedge
Photo Credit: Edward Addeo, Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer)
Simple + Sophisticated
Contemporary Country Sun Room
Two buttery leather chairs in a camel color create a cozy reading corner in this minimalistic sun room. Brown tones from the jute rug, chairs and basket on the wall warm up the all white space.
Screened Porch Sittin'
For the Book Lover
Bookish Dining Nook
The clients needed a small dining table for special occasions. They had the brilliant idea to create a pedestal coffee table for everyday use that could be transformed into a dining table with semi-circlular leaves.
Screened Porch with Fireplace and Grill
Screened porches serve as another living room, and these mantels can be stunning as well. Simply paint your mantle a color that complements the rest of the fireplace. Then separate a pair of hurricane candleholders to help fill the space. You can find hurricane candleholders for less than $25, and stores such as World Market sell them for less than $10 each.
Chandeliers + Tiled Floors
Traditional Sunroom With Victorian Tile Floor
The entire sunroom was painted the same neutral color to effectively make the traditional art collection stand out. The Victorian floor tile is a focal point, so smaller sisal rugs were specified for the seating areas.
Study + Chill
A Spot for Everyone
Warm Wood Accents
Young + Relaxed
Outdoor Space with White Furniture and Sliding Glass Door
If you can't afford a new farmhouse-style table, the same look can be achieved by mixing salvaged pieces to create your own table. Find an old tabletop, then add old or new spindle legs. If you paint the table and other outdoor furniture all white, it creates a modern and sleek look, says Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson, architect and designer with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta.
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