15 “Sun”sational Sunroom Ideas For The Off-Season

When I think of sunrooms, I typically imagine a space where the line between indoor/outdoor is blurred, if not nonexistent, and where the pure enjoyment of natural views is a highlight. In my mind’s eye, the sunroom is light, bright, and cheerful with plenty of spring and summer flowers. But the fact is, sunrooms are around for falls and winters as much as they are the other seasons. They can still be enjoyed during these colder months, too, with a few design and decoration considerations.

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Read below for 15 great sunroom ideas for helping your sunroom transition into the cooler seasons gracefully and invitingly.

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Autumnal colors in the sunroom décor, whether you bring those in via a rug, pillows, throws, upholstery, or other accessories, is a gentle way to transition the traditionally summer space into fall…and beyond.

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Don’t feel like you have to haul in a ton of orangey-red items to make the sunroom seasonal, though. Play with subtle changes toward the chillier months – a herringbone weave on a cozy throw, for example, or a cool galvanized tray. These types of details go far in helping a space transition.{found on designindulgence}.

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Potted mums on display help to enhance the warmth of the season’s golden glow.

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Incorporate soft fall tones into sunroom accents. A green end table and lamp, fall-colored throw pillows, and a green striped rug add depth to the white furniture that is enhanced by the fall foliage outside.{found on hookedonhouses}.

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Contemporary sunrooms look crisp and clean any season. This modern white sunroom is softened with potted greenery, making the space even more inviting throughout the colder months of fall and winter.

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As the leaves are changing color outside, highlight this by simplifying your sunroom. Cleared tabletop surfaces will bring a serene feel to the sunroom, letting you enjoy the natural fireworks display outside.

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Adding in a vintage piece, or other vintage details, celebrates the worn authenticity that seems to come out during fall. Treat your sunroom like any other room in your home as you decorate with a vintage flair. (If that’s your style, of course.)

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Neutral colors are a natural course of events as the fall and winter seasons approach, so it’s not a bad idea to incorporate this concept into your sunroom ideas. Greys, creams, and woody hues work nicely in this indoor-outdoor transition space no matter how bleak nature might be.

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Embrace nature as its own seasonal décor by slipcovering sunroom furniture in creams and other neutrals. A candle-holding lantern on the sunroom table is a nice seasonal touch.

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Incorporating textural elements into the sunroom, like a grainsack pillow, for example, is a fabulous way to transition the bright summery sunroom into a muted, cozy fall sunroom.{found on savvysouthernstyle}.

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With fewer of the sun’s warming rays coming through the window, equipping the sunroom with a few soft, warm throws is key if you want to be able to spend some time in there. This sunroom in particular looks ready to go for a good book or a nap when those leaves start to turn!{found on hookedonhouses}.

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As golden fall light turns to wintery blue light, warm up your sunroom with earthy tones and patterns. This creates an aesthetic and emotional escape from the chilly air.

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A creative way to incorporate texture into the sunroom (which can be completely temporary for the season, if you like) is to wrap thick rope around chains, poles, or furniture legs. Play with this idea to warm up the sunroom as the air gets cooler.

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A rug underfoot and a roaring fire at your side are two sunroom beacons for the cooler months. Because, really, who could resist a porch swing AND a fireplace? Not me.

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A seaside sunroom can get away with maintaining a coastal color palette entering the fall and winter months. It’s important to incorporate cozy seating in these months, though, no matter where the sunroom exists.