20 Bright + Happy Sunroom Design Ideas
Sunshine + air conditioning = paradise.
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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 news feeds. If you're loving this trend or simply looking to give your current space a refresh, see these photos for a little sun-filled inspiration.
Pops of Bright Color
A formerly humdrum screened-in porch was transformed into a colorful multipurpose place for lounging and entertaining thanks to a sectional sofa, clever use of rugs and a mismatched grouping of tables.
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A stunning living wall with plants takes up the entire back wall of this screened porch while black, white and yellow abstract art adds a burst of color to this indoor/outdoor dining area.
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A wall of windows make this sunroom a comfortable place to relax, while the white walls and ceiling maximize the warm illumination of the natural light.
Home Office + Art Studio
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.
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Curtains + Swings
This sunroom exudes casual comfort with swings, curtains and two ceiling fans.
A Happy Place
"The light in here is incredible, so it’s a happy place,” says homeowner Meg Stein of her home's sunroom, which is brightened by yellow rattan chairs.
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Flooded with natural light, sunrooms make great spots for reading and napping, especially when they feature a wraparound bench.
Trendy + Traditional
Even without heat and air-conditioning, a well-appointed sunroom such as this one, with colorful, bright cushions and accessories, can become the most welcoming room in a house.
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Different tones and shades of color with a mix of different styles can create an easygoing space that looks curated instead of cookie-cutter, as in this laid-back pool lounge.
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This sunroom has a nautical feel and emphasizes a fresh, sunny atmosphere. A floral sofa and custom fat barrel lamp complete the space.
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Simple + Sophisticated
Two buttery leather chairs in a camel color create a cozy reading corner in this minimalistic sunroom. Brown tones from the jute rug, chairs and basket on the wall warm up the all white space.
Screened Porch Sittin'
The beauty of this home's long backyard and urban garden can be enjoyed from a comfortable and stylish screened porch made for lounging and entertaining.
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Screened porches serve as another living room, this one complete with a grill and a fireplace featuring a dressed-up mantel painted to complement the rest of the fireplace.
Chandeliers + Tiled Floors
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.
Gardeners (or would-be gardeners) among us will feel right at home in this sunroom with a tile floor, large swinging chair and window shelves perfect for potted plants.
A Spot for Everyone
Screens keep the bugs out but let the fresh air in so this sunroom can be enjoyed pest-free.
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Warm Wood Accents
Plush furniture and throws make this sunroom a cozy spot to relax. An upholstered bench doubles as a coffee table, and glass doors provide quite the view and also bring in tons of natural light.
Read & Relax
Positioned next to floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelves, a small table and plush chairs offer a cozy spot to curl up with a good book.
Young + Relaxed
A farmhouse-style table creates the perfect indoor/outdoor setting for family meals.