There’s just something about a sunroom that makes you want to curl up on the couch or simply sip your coffee as you gaze out the window. It invites relaxation, contemplation and time spent with family and friends. For those lucky enough to have a sunroom – or if you’re looking to add one during your next big home renovation – these stunning examples will give you plenty of decor inspiration.
Published July 15, 2019, Updated May 22, 2020
Don’t have the square footage to add a sunroom addition to your house? Consider your outdoor space. This year-round backyard sunroom featured on Backyard Builds boasts a fireplace, television and plenty of seating so you can enjoy the outdoor views even in the dead of winter. For more decor inspiration, check out these stunning celebrity backyards.
Treat your sunroom like an indoor garden and pepper it with a variety of potted plants, an outdoor area rug and comfy, cushioned patio furniture that’s inviting regardless of the weather outside. Add wood flooring for an additional rustic vibe, like in this beauty by Scott McGillivray. Need some inspiration for your greenery? Consider these exotic plants and trees that are surprisingly Canadian.
With its sloped glass ceiling, exposed brick walls and plenty of storage space, this gorgeous sunroom is essentially a second living room, albeit one with a cottage vibe. We love the pristine white furniture, potted plants and large sofa where you can curl up and read to your heart’s content.
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The Greenhouse Effect
Bring the outdoors inside, with a variety of potted plants and a trellis-like ceiling that embraces and supports climbing plants. The outdoorsy wicker furniture and wood coffee table lends an extra summery feel to the decor.
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Pops of Colour
We love this conservatory-inspired sunroom for its almost panoramic view of the backyard and mixture of furniture aesthetics. The rug’s pattern is a fun counterpoint to the marble floor and that bold pink bar table? Swoon!
In cases where a sunroom doesn’t have as many windows letting in natural light, large sliding glass doors are a must. Soak up the sun from the comfort of a couch or custom chair and enjoy the unobstructed view of the outdoors from your comfortable perch. Not only does white furniture provide a cooling effect on those hot summer days, but it’s only one of many ways to add pretty white decor to your life.
Don’t feel like loading the car and heading to a jam-packed beach? Bring the sun and sand vibe to you by creating a sunroom that feels like a day at the beach! With its summery furniture, juicy hints of colour, plenty of natural light and plants for shade, there’s no reason to leave.
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Sleek, modern and airy, this bright sunroom is an absolute show-stopper. Although the room might appear a bit neutral at first, the patterned rug and bold throw pillows keep it from feeling bland. As for your garden, we’ve got a few decor ideas to create your own slice of paradise.
A circular wood table with simple matching chairs lends a quiet elegance to this sunroom – not to mention a quiet dinner nook for quiet evenings. If you’re looking to also jazz up your kitchen, check out these genius low-cost updates that look expensive.
Go With the Flow
We love a sunroom that looks like an extension of a kitchen or living room. Less is more in this version, where a simple glass table takes a backseat to the incredible lakeside view. Trust us, there are plenty of perks to being a minimalist.
If your sunroom is narrow and a little short on space, avoid cluttering with an excess of furniture and knick-knacks. Opt for a clean, simple look like this stylish picnic table setting surrounded by a variety of potted plants. We’ve got a few other small space decorating mistakes to avoid, too.
Large sunrooms, much like open-concept living rooms, can be difficult to cull together. Where should everything go and how much of the space should you fill with furniture? Opt for mixing up a variety of textures, from wood tables and wicker chairs to kick-up-your-feet plush pillows.
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