Awesome Ideas For Furnishing a Sunroom

Awesome Ideas For Furnishing a Sunroom

Sunrooms
By Mateos Glen Hayes August 08, 2022

With the hot days of summer upon us, it is high time to make the most of it. A sunroom is one of the best ways to take advantage of the beautiful sunny weather because it is an exquisite combination of two great things; shade and fresh air. Of course, as with any new house addition, one crucial question is how do you decorate your sunroom?

There are so many different styles, so many materials to choose from, and neat features that you might not even know about. Coming up with good sunroom furniture ideas might therefore feel a bit harrowing because you may worry about getting stuck with stuff you don’t want.

How To Furnish a Sunroom

When it comes to furnishing a sunroom, form and function are two crucial metrics.

When it comes to furnishing a sunroom, form and function are two crucial metrics.

There is of course no one “correct” way to furnish your sunroom. What is right in this case is going to be what is most in line with your tastes and your wants. At the end of the day, functionality is an important detail as well, since a sunroom should be comfortable as well as stylish. Comfort is of course central to what makes a sunroom good. It should be a serene spot to enjoy a nice book on a summer evening, treat yourself to a delicious breakfast on a bright sunny morning, or even just catch some shut-eye. 

What Type Of Furniture is Best in a Sunroom?

Given the criteria we have to work with, it’s no surprise comfy furniture that is high quality should be at the top of the list of requirements. Of course, a sunroom can still have different functions for different folks. For example, you might want to build a sunroom with a reading nook and will need some sturdy shelves for books and a bright reading light. Alternatively, you might be in the market for a rustic outdoors casual dining area, in which case a flea market might be the best place to look for the appropriate quality furnishings. Let’s look at a few of the coolest options out there. 

1. Modern Design 

A modern sunroom can be equipped to fulfill a variety of useful functions.

A modern sunroom can be equipped to fulfill a variety of useful functions.

As with other parts of the home, a modern sunroom is going to emphasize the simplicity of design and sleekness of form. These two elements are central to what makes the modern style so sophisticated and beautiful. The absence of excessive detail makes for a subtle space that can still make a big first impression.

For sunroom designs, the modern style is going to take full advantage of the abundance of natural light by using plenty of glass panels for the walls as well as thin neutral-colored steel beams. This will allow as much light in as possible and keep the design airy. We recommend completing this look with some modern sunroom furniture such as Scandinavian-style sunroom chairs. This kind of sunroom furniture is fit for purpose as its curved ergonomic designs perfectly echo the fluid forms of nature just outside your sunroom.  

2. Living Room Combo

Make your sunroom a comfy place to lounge around and nap in.

Make your sunroom a comfy place to lounge around and nap in.

What could be better than a living room in a sunroom? This is yet another best of both worlds scenario that promises to give you a very comfortable place to relax and unwind after a long day. This is a lot better than just your average porch with some wicker sunroom chairs. For one, you have the same kind of plush furniture you would have in your living room, but you also don’t have to worry about any annoying bugs or creepy crawlies. 

3. Dining Sunroom 

Your sunroom can be a center of gourmet culinary excellence with a few small changes.

Your sunroom can be a center of gourmet culinary excellence with a few small changes.

Picture this: you are seated with your family at a dining table made of beautiful mahogany with stylish insets and carvings. As you enjoy a sumptuous meal you are surrounded on all sides by a scenic panorama of natural life. Trees, bushes, blooming flowers, squirrels, and birds are all in plain sight. This is just a taste of what is possible with a beautifully appointed dining sunroom. 

4. Old Fashioned Layout 

An vintage-style sunroom carries with it a lot of subtle style and sophistication.

An vintage-style sunroom carries with it a lot of subtle style and sophistication.

Even as the years go by the vintage aesthetic is yet to go out of style. If anything, it has become even more popular as more of us get onboard the nostalgia bandwagon. There are so many different styles that integrate a rustic old look such as the ranch style, farmhouse style, and the Southwestern design style.

When it comes to authentic vintage sunroom furniture, they really don't make it like they used to. Because of this, the best place for you to look for furniture to populate your new sunroom is an antique store or a flea market if you want a more affordable option.  

5. Media Room With Sun

A home theater in a sunroom is truly the best of both worlds.

A home theater in a sunroom is truly the best of both worlds.

Media rooms are all the rage these days, so why not put one in your sunroom? There is a wide range of ways to make use of a media center in your sunroom. Aside from being a perfect spot to get together with friends and family and enjoy a classic film, an entertainment center is also a great place to watch your favorite college sports teams duke it out at sunset. Alternatively, a sunroom is also a great place for a games room. After all, a sunroom brings you a bit closer to nature so it makes sense to have it be a place to unplug from our increasingly digital world. 

6. Jazz Things Up With Some Color 

Color can be snuck into your solarium layout in a variety of subtle ways.

Color can be snuck into your solarium layout in a variety of subtle ways.

If you’re wanting some interior design inspiration, it’s time to get colorful. An eclectic colorful sunroom is going to stand out and will playfully echo the colors of the natural world outside your sunroom. This makes for a naturally relaxing design, perfect for those that want to break the mold with their sunroom design. Aside from natural hues such as those of wood and leather furniture, get your hands on some colorful throw pillows, an artsy carpet or two, some colorful blankets, and maybe even some light colors for when you’d prefer less sun. 

7. Bistro 

Nothing quite brightens things up like a coffee in a bistro sunroom.

Nothing quite brightens things up like a coffee in a bistro sunroom.

The classic bistro is a beloved part of the French culinary landscape, but it is not just known for its good food. There is a look, a design style that is an iconic component of the quintessential bistro and uses all of the best materials for furniture and fixtures. Think subway wall tiles, patterned black and white floor tiles, light-colored wood fixtures, and a black steel frame for your large sunroom windows. Of course, no bistro-style sunroom would be complete without a gorgeous French ranch-style table with wooden sunroom chairs to match.    

8. Make The Most of Limited Space 

A small sunroom doesn’t have to cramp your style.

A small sunroom doesn’t have to cramp your style.

We don’t all have unlimited room to play with, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a nice sunroom. It just means you’ll have to get smart with your usage of space. One good technique is to get some multipurpose sunroom furniture as this will allow you to save space without losing practicality. A good futon for example will give you a great place to seat guests but can also transform into a cozy napping spot. Fold-up tables are another great idea since they give a great place for coffee or lunch but aren’t taking up too much room when not in use. 

9. Add Some Greenery 

Filling your sunroom with plants is a natural choice that makes for a design full of texture and life.

Filling your sunroom with plants is a natural choice that makes for a design full of texture and life.

We talk a lot about biophilic design around these parts and for good reason. It’s not just a popular design trend. It carries some considerable benefits in terms of aesthetics but also health-wise. When winter transforms your backyard into a greyish backdrop devoid of greenery, it’s super nice to have a place where there’s still plantlife to admire. As such, adding plants to your sunroom is a naturally effective way of reducing stress and keeping cabin fever at bay.

MG

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Mateos Glen Hayes

Written by Mateos Glen Hayes

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