Ideas for Decorating Sunrooms

Friday, December 09, 2011 11:13:00 AM

Blanche Garcia LEED AP, ASID
Certified Interior Designer

I believe that the environment you wake up to and come home to needs to vibrate with who you are. Your home is the backdrop to your life. A place to sleep, eat and whether you realize it or not, a place to re-energize, hide out from the world and be yourself. The addition of a sunroom connects your home and you with the outdoors, giving you that sanctuary that you've been looking for.

Decorate your sunroom to reflect your sytleI have clients that ask me to define their style and in essence define them. They want to know if they are Traditional, Modern, Classic or Contemporary. Maybe years ago you had to place yourself in a category. But today, we have many more needs that have to be met in this hyper-sensitized world, and there's no reason we can't have a little of everything. That's what makes your space unique.

We are all different. And having options lets us tailor things just the way we want. It's the details that connect you to your space. With a Patio Enclosures sunroom, you are able to customize every option to your specification, from the floor to the sunroom shades and everything in between. For instance, a great way to make your space seem larger is to pick an indoor/outdoor tile that can be used on an outdoor patio and continues into your new solarium or sunroom. It is also a functional choice as you can come into your sunroom with wet feet without worrying about ruining your floor. This creates a space that draws the organic outdoors into the comfortable indoors. Patio Enclosures creates such a link- your connection to nature, without all the bugs.

Patio Enclosures Sun Room - Light your Room for Evening EntertainingYour sunroom's plentiful screens and glass keeps the bugs out while inviting the sunshine in. This is important since lighting plays one of the most important roles in your home. It can alter the mood in the blink of an eye. You can soak up every bit of the sun's energy with edge to edge glass. Decorate with your favorite furniture when it's protected by a high performance Low-E coating that significantly reduces sun damage and fading from harmful UV rays. Entertain guests after the sun goes down using a chandelier controlled by a dimmer so you can easily adjust light levels. Add additional layers of lighting for different functions, like table lamps for when you want to read. By adding layers, you're balancing the light distribution and introducing overall warmth to your surroundings.

Flexibility is invaluable in the world we live in. Our home has to work double time to support our wants and needs. My home is my sanctuary and if your's is not, what are you waiting for?