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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Sunroom Décor Ideas

I am ready to begin decorating the sunroom. Right now it’s feeling a bit empty and white.

The sunroom sits just right off of our living room. It is a long and narrow bowling alley of a space. It measures just 11’ 7” by 16’ 9” .


Indeed if you stand at the front door you can see all the way to the back door.

There are nice features in the space~ hardwood floors, crown molding and plantation shutters on the tall windows.


Now that the living room has been decorated I need to work on the sunroom as it is somewhat of an extension of the space. As you peek in you can see up that until now I have just placed one lone chair and ottoman in the space and hung a clock in the wall.


The former owners used the space as an exercise room. They created an accent wall with a dark tan paint color.

This color was carried to the ceiling and the stairwell bump out. This paint treatment made the bump out even more noticeable. I wanted it to disappear.

So we started preparing the room. You may remember we had to replace the back door  because it was completely rotted through.

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Mr. Décor also addressed the electrical issues in the room. The previous owners had a pattern of when they had an electrical issue rather than solve the problem they would just run more cable.

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So the structural issues have been taken care of. The room (to include the ceiling) has received two coats of “Cottage White”.

At this moment the clock, chair and our large entertainment center (seen here in our previous home) are the only pieces in the room.


The room has great light which makes it a perfect place for reading. But we’ve taken to calling the space the “Son Room.” Sweet Guy hangs out in the space most often, with his friends, playing video games. It’s nice because it’s close to the kitchen where I can casually monitor the conversation. #helicoptermom

For this reason I feel as if the space should be casual and well, fun.

Although I don’t think I will be hanging a swing, I do like the idea of a daybed in the space.

Sweet Guy has asked for some color. He’s leaning towards red. But I will probably pair it with turquoise…

…so that the space relates to the living room, where two of these chairs sit.

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Of course I headed off to my go to for inspiration, Pinterest. The experience turned out to be like a slowly deflating balloon. There were not many offerings. But I did see this image and well, I have the creamy chair, ottoman, small round table and a few yellow confit pots.

I like the balance of light and bright in this space.

Of course I have to tip my hat to some of the cute sunrooms in blogland. I adore Kelly’s space at Eclectically Vintage.

Gorgeous sunroom tour - divided into 3 zones - brilliant!

I always love the seasonal changes Susan makes at Between Naps on the Porch.

Screened-In Porch with Sheer Curtains and White Wicker

Kim from Savvy Southern Style always captures my French fancy.

Country Style Sun Room

Julia from Hooked on Houses has created a truly sunny space.

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I’ll leave you with a few truly dreamy conservatory spaces.

If you have a favorite sunroom please share, I’d love to see it.

Have a sunny day!



Rue said...

I love that room with the swing. I don't think I have any sunrooms in my pinterest, because I don't have a sunroom in this house, so I can't help there. I do however love the idea of the white and turquoise. It would be really cheerful, which I think a sunroom should be :)


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love that chair and ottoman, it is absolutely stunning and of course I adore your entertainment center. It is really a treasure. Can't wait to see what you do.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love all of your inspiration pictures. I don't have a sunroom but we have a sort of screened in little guest house at the lake. I used neutrals with pops of colors from, blue and some deep red in the cushions for contrast. I do love your turquoise ideas and the wood slatted ceiling is on my inspiration list!

Good luck!

Jane x

Vel Criste said...

This is so much fun! I'm excited to follow along Laura, love all your inspirations. My ultimate favorite sunroom is Kim's over at Savvy Southern Style!

Lorrie said...

I love your chair and footstool/ottoman. And I particularly like the last image, although it's not really suitable for a Son's room. All the plants make it feel like a transition room between outdoors and in. No sunroom in our home.

Auntie Em said...

I can't wait to see your finished sun room.
Did you know that according to Feng Shui it isn't good to have the front door and back door lined up? You are supposed to fix it by putting a shiny crystal or use plants to hold the good shui. :)

Karena Albert said...

Laura you really have some great elements you can put together for a multi-use sunroom!
It will be a great space to tie in with the living room!

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Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I don't have a sunroom and I'm so going to enjoy following your journey to make this room gorgeous.