The building or renovating a sunroom adds outdoor beauty to indoor living space. There are a few things to consider when adding or renovating a sunroom. You may need to add some insulation if you experience harsh winter weather, or you may need to add a cooling system if you experience hot summer weather. In doing this you can enjoy this room every season. You may want to think about installing functional windows so you can open them and enjoy the fresh air.
Installing a UV-resistant flooring material will help prevent fading from the sun. Another alternative is applying a UV-resistant finish or sealant to protect the floors from sun exposure. The same goes for carpeting if that is what you choose as your flooring material. Choose carpeting that is resistant to fading.
Wall and Ceiling Finishings
As everyone has their own tastes when it comes to home design and decor, choose wall finishing that you can enjoy for years to come. Materials that are paintable work best, as you may want to change your colour scheme down the road. Ceilings should be very light, as this will make your space look larger and it will also reflect the natural light coming through the windows.
Compliment Your Home
To compliment your home, choose an exterior look that works well with the exterior of your home. You want to continue with the beauty that already exists in your home. Creating an interior that flows with the interior of adjoining rooms will add to the beauty of creating a living space that looks like it was always there. Try to incorporate similar elements of design that exist in other rooms in your home.
A sunroom should ooze comfort and serenity. They should contain many windows to allow for natural sunlight. A sunroom should create a tranquil spot so you can relax and unwind. Choose furnishings that create a comfortable environment. It is always best to keep it simple. Don’t crowd the room as more open space creates a feeling of freedom. Don’t make your sunroom too cluttered.
As your sunroom creates an outdoor atmosphere from indoors, select comfortable seating so that your new space is very relaxing. This will enable you to enjoy nature at its best. Choose natural lighting to enjoy your sunroom in the evening. Perhaps adding a telescope to view the galaxy may be a good idea. Bamboo and wicker add a natural elegance to sunrooms, keeping with items made of natural woods. Depending on the size of your sunroom, you can even add a small cafe table and chairs to enjoy your morning tea or coffee. Entertain a friend with lunch in your new beautiful sunroom.
As sunrooms contain many windows, you may want to think about installing blinds. This will aid in the reduction of heating and cooling costs as well as reducing UV rays. Choosing blinds that complement the decor of the room, help to finish it off. Wooden blinds or natural woven blinds would be a great choice, keeping with the theme of nature. Adding a ceiling fan is also a good idea, as it circulates air and helps with cooling.
Sunrooms are a great space for growing plants. Plants will thrive on the natural sunlight in the sunroom. It also adds to brining the outdoors indoor.
Natural accents can really spruce up a sunroom such as:
- Glowing candles
- Wooden Vases
- Handmade pottery
- Wooden Trays
- Woven baskets
- Decorative animal statues
- An indoor fountain
You want to make your sunroom space as soothing as possible. Family and friends will never want to leave your sunroom.