Cosy Sunroom Design Ideas for the Modern Home

If you have a sunroom in your home, chances are it’s your favourite spot in the entire house. Designed as cosy nooks, sunrooms provide natural light in the daytime as well as gorgeous views of the sky at night. They are comfortable spaces where you can relax and unwind, no matter the weather.Sunrooms were first introduced in homes in the 17th century but gained popularity by the 19th century when steel and glass were more readily available on the market. For the modern home, sunrooms still create the perfect space. Here are a few sunroom design ideas that you can incorporate into the newest addition to your home:Choice of Furnishings

Designers note that a beautiful sunroom mimics other elements of the home, including the furniture. By saving the wicker and wovens for outdoor spaces, you create a peaceful retreat within the sunroom that looks and feels like an extension of your living room. Choose comfortable seating upholstered in common cushion fabrics such as leathers, chenilles and velvets for a homey look.

Matching Colours

Since you’re patterning your sunroom after the interiors of your home, it’s best to paint the walls the same colour as well. Pick furnishings and accessories with tones that complement the overarching colour scheme of your sunroom. For sunrooms, natural and earthy tones are the best hues for walls, furniture and decor. These colours are easier to work with whatever the season, making your sunroom a versatile space throughout the year.

Flooring Options

Sunrooms typically have wood, brick or concrete flooring. To retain the comfort of your sunroom, opt for tiles instead to keep the floors cool. They are also easier to clean. For the cooler months, use rugs or carpets.

Adjust to the Climate

Some homeowners don’t want to leave their sunrooms even in the winter, particularly if the temperatures stay mild. However, even on the Sunshine Coast, an evening can have a nip in the air, so for comfortable entertainment and reading spots during the cooler months, consider how to stay warm. Although a fireplace would add to the cosy feel, each council has its own rules about open fires and wood-burning stoves, and the outlay would be expensive. Other options include using a portable electric heater or extending your central heating system. For a cheaper option, add some blankets, throw pillows and candles for both warmth and ambience.

The Greens

Many plant species thrive in sunrooms. Flowers and greenery naturally filter the air, emulating the fresh feel of the outdoors. Common plant picks for sunrooms include African violets and begonias that are low maintenance buds with colourful blossoms year after year. Peace lilies are another great choice for sunroom greenery. They grow tall, brighten up corners and complement larger furnishings.

Just Patios

With Just Patios, you can transform your patio glass enclosure into the sunroom of your dreams. We are a team of carport builders and patio specialists in Brisbane who have years of experience in building the perfect addition to your home. We customise our products according to your requirements, ensuring you get the outdoor structure that best suits your property and lifestyle.

Get in touch with a Just Patios representative or call us on 1300 284 531 today.