In this post, you will learn…
- How to prepare your sunroom for entertaining
- Tips for decorating your sunroom for guests
- How to get the most use out of your sunroom
Whether it’s for a holiday or another special occasion this year, you may have family and friends stay over for a night or two. Often though, there can be concerns about the amount of space you have for guests in your home, whether they are visiting for a day, a week or a month. If the additional space you plan to use is your sunroom, you’ll want to make sure it’s prepared for entertaining.
Making a Sunroom Comfortable for Visitors
Before your guests arrive, consider the wide range of personalities and temperaments of family and friends. If you feel your guests may prefer more privacy, then prepare ahead of time by installing blinds, drapes or other window coverings. This will allow you the option of having window coverings open or closed, depending on the preferences of your guests. In addition, if your sunroom entrance is open to the home, think about ways to provide guests with additional privacy.
Sunroom Décor and Furnishings
Be sure that your sunroom has ample, comfortable seating. Add some décor, like small knit throws or quilts to the area, so guests can easily reach for a blanket if they feel chilly. If you ordinarily allow your pets to have free reign of the sunroom, be sure to temporarily keep your pets away, or allow them to enjoy the outdoors. Some guests prefer not to have dogs or cats around them while they’re relaxing and socializing in the sunroom. Making sure your guests are comfortable is important and will allow them to relax and enjoy their stay with you.
Decorating with Accessories
Seasonal décor can make your sunroom more inviting all year round. If you have empty planters, consider adding indoor plants that are easy to manage. If you have a fireplace, be sure to keep logs close by so you can easily get a fire going for your guests during the winter. Finish out the room with decorative wall hangings, throw pillows and anything else that will make your guests feel welcome.
Thinking About Installing a Sunroom This Year?
A sunroom can add square footage, aesthetic appeal and value to your home, while providing an enjoyable space to entertain. By adding a sofa-bed, the extra space can serve as a guest room when family and friends come for a longer stay. Keep your sunroom at a comfortable and consistent temperature for guests by making sure your windows aren’t drafty. Installing energy-efficient replacement windows can reduce the demand on your heating or cooling system and keep hot or cold air from escaping your home. A well-insulated sunroom with properly installed windows will provide the perfect guestroom for your family and friends.
Keep in mind your primary reasons for installing a sunroom. You may need extra space or just want a place to relax and watch TV, or perhaps entertain. If you’ll be using the room at night, consider installing window coverings like blinds or drapes to provide privacy.
Regardless of the reason, a sunroom can be customized to fit any need or budget. Are you ready to start planning your sunroom? Request a free design consultation online or call us at 800-230-8301.
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