All sun rooms have large windows and sometimes even a glass roof. They are designed to allow in a lot of sunlight and, as a result, they’re always bright and fresh and dynamic. Such a space is often the most inviting room in the house. It’s where both guests and homeowners enjoy spending time, this space being at the limit between indoor and outdoor. A sun room is a beautiful and inviting space even when it’s cold or raining.
There are plenty of design strategies one can use to make a sun room look welcoming. One strategy is to use bold and vibrant colors combined with a white background and perhaps some beautiful wood accents.
A different strategy can be to pick a single color and to use for the entire interior design of this space. This turquoise, for example, is very beautiful. Several different shades of the same color can be used and they can be combined with contrasting shapes and prints and patterns.
Sometimes a lovely idea can be to invite the outdoor in through color. In such a case, shades of green, blue and yellow can define a sun room’s design. They can be combined in various and using a multitude of different patterns. It’s usually prefer to use these as accent colors for things such as the area rug, accent pillows and some of the furniture.
An eclectic design would offer the sun room a vibrant and dynamic look. The strategy would be to mix and match different colors, prints, patterns, textures, materials and styles. A zebra print sofa could be complemented by bright green and blue pillows and by a pink side table.
In other cases, a more simple approach is preferred. The sun room borrows beauty and charm from its surroundings. Colors such as green and light blue usually found in nature can be employed here as a way to connect the space to the views it offers.
Since a sun room has large windows that let in lots of natural light, you can take advantage of that. The windows obviously let in fresh views as well. The views don’t have to be spectacular for you to take advantage of them. It’s enough just to simplify the interior design in order to highlight everything that comes through the windows.
The ambiance in a sun room should be peaceful, relaxing and casual. All the sunlight coming through the windows can turn out to be a bit too much at some points during the day. So consider adding curtains or rollers to the windows to better control the amount of light entering the room.
It’s common for these spaces to be very colorful. In the case of a traditional design, the colors can be mixed with style-specific patterns. Simplicity is not a defining characteristic for this style so it would be ok to decorate the space more than you would if it were modern or contemporary.
Yellow is a cheerful color able to make any space feel bright and fresh. It would make a petty great accent color for a sun room, regardless of the style chosen for the space. In a more traditional setting, a mustard yellow would look nice while in a contemporary sun room it could be interesting to use a more vibrant or even neon shade.
If your sun room also has a glass roof, you should definitely take advantage of that. The design strategies can either be to keep the interior very simple to let the outdoors in more easily or to complement the views and freshness using different shades of blue, green, yellow and even orange or red.