Between Solarium and Sunroom Ideas

11+ Outstanding Sunroom Ideas to Brighten Up Your Room (and Mood)!

Enjoying natural light and outdoor in an indoor situation? You can start by creating a relaxing and soothing experience at your house with a perfect sunroom. Comfy seating, full of natural light, and big windows are the main ingredients on it. But how to spice it up? These gorgeous sunroom ideas should be a great inspiration for you!

Sunroom should be a place that really fits for any temperature and season, but it would really help for a place with occasional sunshine with four seasons.

Whether you want it a bland white, or playing on color, whether you want it to be a room with a large window or decides to want it to be an enclosed patio, whether it’s an elegant, Victorian, contemporary, or even rustic sunroom, even whether is a large room, enclosed deck, or even a revamped corner of the room, these are decor and design ideas you can steal to make your sunroom dreams come true.

Now lean back, relax, and enjoy our ideas!

1. White and Beige Sunroom Ideas (with a Twist of Texture!)

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This idea is very basic, but we recommend some addition to spice up your sunroom. This option is one of a quite affordable option that can maximize the effect you’re wishing for. Playing texture is the main key here to burst some spark yet don’t make it too overwhelming.

  • Play safe with the wall and ceiling. Use white paint to maximize the brightness of the sunroom.
  • For cushions, rug, and fixtures, you can use a more beige color to blend it with the white color on the wall.
  • Play the texture. Use the rattan accent for your sofa and Italian style cocktail table. And if you’re using wood for your window and beam, show it. The texture of knotty wood with enrich the texture play.

What a brilliant white and beige sunroom ideas!

2. Industrial Sunroom Ideas

Industrial Sunspace ideas with large windows

This kind of sunroom usually comes with the industrial setting of an apartment, which helped by large windows that ensure plenty of sunlight comes into your room. Either you want to turn it into a more modern style, or try to stick to be as industrial as possible, or even combine both of them, you definitely can!

There are no limitations in designing an industrial loft. Also, you can maximize the light by using a white wall, white floor, and define the space using the contrasting color for the furniture and window frame. For some touch of industrial and old-time, you can install a small, portable, Victorian-styled fireplace.

3. Turn it to the Window!

Affordable sunroom ideas by maximizing the window view

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If you have a limited room available and finds making an enclosed patio too expensive but you also want to enjoy the sunshine? Then this option should be a great inspiration for your sunroom ideas! Once finished, you will feel like basking the sun of beaches despite the mountain winter situation outside.

Despite making one, you can transform your backyard wall into a large window and use window doors to maximize the effect, making it a “connection” to your outdoors. To enrich the connection, you can play the texture by using the wicker chair and sofa, helped by pots of plants. Moreover, if you’re located in cooler regions, you can construct a fireplace to warm up.

4. The Texture of Wood for Your Sunroom Ideas

Amazing enclosed backyard patio with natural look

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Tired with the all-white option and dreaming to make it a bit more natural but don’t want to feel like too rustic inside? You can try this idea. This style can make your sunroom a bit closer to nature, yet it still keeps the tidiness.

  • Expose the ceiling and use wood planks to cover the roofing structure. Finish the wood beam to unite the color palette
  • You can continue the wood planks until the walls and extend it up to the window frame to create an all wood condition inside. Keep the doors and floor white as the balancing texture.
  • For the furniture such as the chair, table, and pots, you can follow the natural style by using wicker style or go with a contemporary minimalist style.

5. Expose Your Brick!

Rustic sunroom ideas with overall wooden materials

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Want to make an enclosed backyard patio as your new sunroom and don’t want to tear down that beautifully exposed brick wall? Then don’t! Make it as a unity of your house instead of add-on bits. You can create the rest as a smooth white and/or beige color combination on the new structure and leave the existing wall as it is.

Install a large window with simple metal framing for the sides. Then you can also install a French door that ensures the light to come in and add blinds to regulate the lights coming in. Another idea, you can place skylights to add the light, mostly for the cooler temperature. You can balance it with darker furniture and add a bit of topiary for “outdoor connection”.

6. Small Extension for Sunroom Ideas!

Small sunroom ideas with classical approach

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Upgrade your dining experience to be more cozy and enjoyable by making a sunroom for your dining areas. Instead of looking at the walls when you eat, you will be looking at the dynamic scenery outside and feels like surrounded by nature without having to go out!

  • Start with your main color palette. If you want to be more connected to outside, choose natural palettes such as brown or green. For this article, we recommend some brown.
  • Apply the color to your floor, wall, ceiling, and furniture. The classical, Victorian approach seems also fit for this purpose. It is a plus if you already have a wood floor, so you just extend them to your sunroom.
  • The more classical approach for the lighting, use a chandelier for the elegance and floral/natural pattern on your Roman shades. Don’t forget to add some greens of the plants to your sunroom.

7. Windows All Over for Your Sunroom Ideas!

Glass sunroom ideas with scandinavian look

Upgrade your minimalist house by applying a sunroom for your relaxing activity. Scandinavian style approach in the interior design has been discussed for a long time. Now time to extend it to your sunroom as well! Being all window for your outward wall and ceiling will make it more like a Solarium.

But remember, installing such glass, whether to enclose your patio or even just a prefab, needs a professional so it’s not a DIY project, obviously. Hire contractors you trust to make this project. To maximize it, use bright colors for your wall and floor to define some space then balance it with a splash of darker color for furniture and some green plants.

8. Rolling on the Floor

comfy sunroom ideas with greenery touch

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Create a less formal space for your sunroom. This will be a perfect fit for a family with babies and/or children or often being visited by children. This can be their playground without having too much worry about the furniture.

  • You can use a neutral approach for the palette since, besides children, this spot will also be enjoyed by adults. This also will maximize the light pouring in.
  • Instead of sofas, you can install cushioned banquette with pillows and cover the space with the rug.
  • As it is a sunroom., it would be better if you put some plants in it to connect with the outdoor space.

9. All-out Mixed Style Sunroom Ideas

Mix and match sunroom ideas

Being in a place with occasional sunlight makes a sunroom be more important space to build, mainly to maximize the available sunlight to relax and enjoy the activity. But, if you’re the one who loves to mix and match styles, here we have some recommendations for you. This is a result of modern meets classical with a touch of rustic that you’ll absolutely love!

Moreover, go with all the windows facing the garden and install skylight as your roof. This will ensure the natural light reaching its maximum potential, whatever the weather you have. If too much, just control it with the curtains!

Apply a bright color for the ceiling and a more natural and classical approach for the furniture. Add a quick hit of bold color for an unexpected result!

10. Between Solarium and Sunroom

Between Solarium and Sunroom Ideas

Imagine you’re living in a place where sun shining so bright all year-long like Southern California, and you got a house with comfortable nature-style Solarium with wooden beams, wooden frame, and black stone tiles in it and you think it’s too much light? Then revamp it your style to create it more like a sunroom atmosphere.

The main key is to reduce the light without removing the skylight, by installing opaque layer on the skylight (or, for a less affordable option, purchase an opaque glass) and place some plants in your solarium-turned-sunroom to cool down the temperature. To make it cozier and comfortable, fluffy furniture such as upholstered banquette really helps!

11. Full Comfort in a Calming Palette

Hampton sunroom ideas with calm palette

This one of our sunroom ideas would be a perfect fit, especially for an old house with a room with a configuration of a large bay window. An old house can be related to as a retreat place, a comfortable place in a suburb after having a great deal activity in town. If you want to make it so, here are our recommendations:

  • Color the wall with a more calming tone, such as pastel palette. Let the ceiling become white and it’s a plus if it already has a wooden floor.
  • Merge the fabric color of the furniture with your wall color and give splash color from the floral pattern in it.
  • Make sure the theme of classical for this old house such as sofas, wicker chair, or even add the Chinese Chippendale style chair with the cushion to add the comfort value.

12. Country Sunroom Ideas

Country sunroom ideas

Create a sunroom for your country house that always connects you with the outdoors without having to go outside. Enjoy the rain, the wind, the snow when you’re comfortably lean your back and relax and drinking hot cocoa.

  • Since there are already woods inside with all of its green shades, use wood materials for the main attraction. Apply it mainly on the floor, roof (and its beams), window frame, and the furniture.
  • Apply leather material for the sofa. Besides it’s easy to clean, the mainly brown material really merged with the surroundings.
  • It can be a bit cold in the country, so we recommend to install traditional style chimney and fireplace to keep your room warm and cozy, mainly in the winter time.

There you have it, a wide range of ideas that inspire you when you have an idea to build or to revamp a sunroom in your house.

We’ve already provided some options for you on how to make a comfortable sunroom using the right color, furniture, and accessories. But one thing that certainly is the key to having a sunroom is the comfort that you want to experience in it.

Some of our ideas may fully helpful for you, others may not, or you want to mix some ideas and made it into one style of yours, it’s really okay! The possibilities are limitless. So, grab your paper, it’s time to create a dreamy sunroom of yours. Happy designing!

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