Sunroom Style: Ideas to Steal for Other Rooms in Your Home

published May 7, 2016
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Sunrooms capture the best of the outdoors—being close to nature and soaking in sunlight—without the downsides (like bugs and extreme temperatures). Just looking at photos of them can take your stress level down a notch. But, these gorgeous spaces aren’t simply fun to look at, they can also offer inspiration and ideas for your home, even if you don’t have a sunroom of your own.

There are lessons to learn here that could be adapted to a breakfast nook, family room, bedroom or, really, any sunny corner in your home.

In the sunroom shown above, the use of lots of white amplifies the sunlight reaching the space and the tall plants add drama and interest.

(Image credit: Lauren Kolyn)

This room shows that you don’t need a lot to make a small space feel connected to nature. (Though, admittedly, floor-to-ceiling windows help a lot.)

(Image credit: Mike Hetu)

An abundance of healthy plants makes any space feel like an exotic retreat.

(Image credit: Natalie Jeffcott)

Remember that plants aren’t the only way to feel connected to nature. Found objects from the outdoors can add natural spirit, and warm wood tones can ground the space.

(Image credit: Tamara Gavin)

Bold color and pattern mixed with natural wood materials can make for a eclectic room that feels like a modern mountain cabin.

Have a sunroom but now sure quite how to fill it up? → 4 Ways to Put Your Sunroom to Work