Light and Bright Sunroom Style

Light and bright is the theme of these sunshine filled rooms, where relaxation takes center stage.

By Heather Kane Kohler

Mar 2022

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Photo by Brandon AlmsIn clockwise order: Malabar jute rug in luna pearl by Fibreworks, $11.22/sf at Mourey’s Flooring; Zira natural fiber rug 4'x6' $199 at Mourey’s Flooring; Wild Side Leopold wool rug by Fibreworks, $12.78/sf at Mourey’s Flooring; Floral fabric by Kaufman Fabrics, $8.99 yard at FM Fabrics; Dot design glass, $13 each at House Counsel; Woven Placemat, $15 at House Counsel; Blue Bird Towel, $14 at House Counsel; Rustic oak engineered hardwood, $6.99/sf at Mourey’s Flooring; Small white pot, $4 at House Counsel; Marble Trivet, $24 at House Counsel; 6528-11 fabric by Tommy Bahama Home, price upon request at House Counsel; Gold finish serving spoon, $12 at House Counsel; Lavender linen fabric, $7.99 yard at FM Fabrics; 5417-21 blue striped fabric by Lexington Home Brands, price upon request at House Counsel Purchase Photo

One of the most beautiful things about having a sunroom in your home is that you get to experience everything the outdoors have to offer—the warmth of the sun, a beautiful view of the landscape—while you relax in a dry and temperature-controlled environment. Sunrooms, also known as four season rooms, make the perfect spot for afternoon naps, catching up on your favorite book or relaxing with family—but many homeowners are using them as daytime dining spaces as well. You don’t have to worry about artificial lighting—just bring your food, good company and a stylish table setting and you’re all set.

When designing a sunroom many designers gravitate toward giving these spaces an indoors-meets-outdoors feel with wicker furniture and rattan pieces. Sunroom floors need to be sturdy and fade- and moisture-resistant so many designers and homeowners like lighter woods because any eventual fading will be less noticeable. Ceramic tiles are a great flooring choice as well. Ceramic tile can handle a little humidity, but it’s very durable. Just be sure you don’t use anything too dark because it will get hot in the sun. Using a more neutral palette will allow you to transition your space’s aesthetic from season to season. In the spring and summer months embrace flowers, color and foliage by adding these motifs in throw pillows, table linens and tableware. A mix of materials and fabrics in lighter colors will keep you enjoying your sunny space all year long.