4 Ways to Put Your Sunroom to Work

published Dec 17, 2015
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(Image credit: Irene & Evan’s Welcoming Whimsy)

Sunrooms are like bit players of a home. They don’t get top billing on the floor plan, like the living room and bedrooms do. But they’re important, still. They can be decorated and redecorated to serve a million different uses. Just check out these house tours for inspiration.

As a Sitting Room

Why waste that gorgeous sunlight on anything else? The sunroom in Irene & Evan’s Los Angeles home makes for a great spot to curl up with family, or to entertain and serve up cocktails.

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(Image credit: Tamara Gavin)

As an Extra Bedroom

Need to add a +1 to your household, maybe just for a weekend? The sunroom is potentially a sleepable space, depending on your climate and home’s infrastructure. I don’t think the bed in Elise’s sunroom is anybody’s full-time sleeping spot, but it would sure make a great place to curl up for a night.

(Image credit: Mike Hetu)

As Outdoor-ish Space

Use the sunroom to bridge the gap between indoors and out, especially during the cooler months. Natasha filled her sunroom with tons of plants to infuse her home with greenery.

(Image credit: Natalie Jeffcott)

As a Studio or Home Office

Don’t want to sacrifice a bedroom to the home office gods? The sunroom is the next best thing. It’s like an exceptionally sunny den–a major bonus if your business involves taking photos. Just think of the natural light!