Sunrooms are inviting because they let us enjoy the great outdoors without leaving the comfort of indoors. With plenty of natural light and wide, wonderful views, your sunroom has the potential to be the most-loved room in your home. But because they are extra rooms in the house, they also can become under-utilized, drab, cluttered, or outdated. If you aren’t using your sunroom very often, it may be time for a sunroom makeover! Here are six ideas that can help you improve your sunroom’s comfort and style. Try these ideas to transform it into a room that you won’t ever want to leave.
1 – A Fresh Coat of Paint
One of the most affordable ways to update your sunroom is to add a fresh coat of paint. Choose a color that reflects the style or mood you’d like to portray in the room. For instance, a clean white can give the room a light and airy feel, while neutral earthy tones can warm the space, and bright colors offer a bold, cheerful look.
2 – Plants
Because they are well lit, sunrooms are an excellent place to display plants. Plants can make the room seem even more connected to nature. Put them in pots with colors and patterns that complement other room decor for a cohesive aesthetic.
3 – Reading Corner
Because sunrooms are so well-lit, there’s no better place to curl up and read a good book or magazine. Why not add a bookcase? There are many styles and size options, ranging from small corner shelves to bookcases that fit below the windows. Stock your shelves with your favorite books or a mix of genres that might appeal to others in your family or visitors to your home.
4 – Dining with a View
If your sunroom is under-utilized, consider converting it into a bright and cheery dining area with wonderful views. This is an especially good idea if you have don’t have a dining room or your dining area is too small for entertaining. You can move the dining room to the sunroom to free up your existing dining room for other uses, like making it a home office. Your sunroom can also serve as an extension of your existing dining space for larger gatherings.
5 – Furniture Experimentation
The sunroom is the perfect room to experiment with fun, comfy, or unconventional seating and other furniture. From a rattan seat that hangs from the ceiling to a rope hammock for an afternoon nap, the options are virtually endless. Thrift stores and garage sales are great places to look for eclectic and inexpensive furniture that can be brought back to life with some spray paint or new upholstery.
6 – Window Film for Comfort
Because sunrooms have many windows, they can be exposed to too much sunlight. This excess solar heat can cause the rooms to reach uncomfortable temperatures. The windows can also permit excessive brightness and fade-inducing UV rays. Professionally installed window film can solve these issues and greatly improve the comfort of your sunroom while helping to improve energy efficiency. 3M Prestige Series Sun Control Window Film is an excellent option. Depending on the variety you select, it blocks between 30 and 80% of the sun’s visible light rays to reduce glare, making it easier to view screens on smartphones and other electronic devices. It also reflects up to 60% of solar heat to help keep sunrooms cooler when it’s hot outside. In the winter, the film helps to insulate windows and reflects heat back inside. The result is better comfort in your sunroom year-round. Window film works without blocking your views and is durable. When we professionally install it for you, it’s backed by a lengthy warranty.
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