For those who would like some extra lounging space past the four corners of their home, sunrooms will be a nice addition to your home. Also known by many names—garden room, patio room, sun parlor, or sun porch—a sunroom is attached to the primary building that allows abundant daylight and gorgeous views of the outdoors, all while shielding you from the weather. Because of the view they give residents, some also use it as a dining area.
To jog up your creativity, Carolina Custom Exteriors talks about three different ways you can use sunrooms and how to decorate them.
As a Garden Space
Think of this as an alternative greenhouse. To achieve this in your home, opt for as much greenery as possible. Planters, pots, and flower boxes will bring life to your sunrooms. Make sure to consistently tend to them so they won’t wilt immediately. Go for wood potting benches to hold watering cans, tools, and gloves and a larger gardening table to pot and prune plants. For long-lasting decor, terracotta planters will add a nice touch to the overall look of the room. Finally, fill it up with various plant types to get the greenhouse feel to it.
As a Dining Area
It would be nice to dine with nature as your backdrop. You get to eat your favorite food, spend time with friends and family while taking in the bright and breezy atmosphere. Add a storage cabinet to the room for easy access to glasses and plates and use tablecloths and napkins.
Invest in a curtain so that you can get some privacy during night time or can close it during those times when you’re not feeling the view of the great outdoors. You can also explore the possibility of adding in a deck building if your sunroom has a door on the way out.
As a Living Room
No need to worry about the scarcity of seats in your living room when you can extend it to the sunroom. Aim for one that exudes comfort and style by utilizing jute or cotton outdoor area rug to welcome guests in or upholstered seating. Since it will be exposed to the sun, pick sun-resistant fabrics to resist fading. Earthy decors and natural materials like wood or stone can also add a nice touch to your sunroom.
If you’re interested in building your own sunroom, contact Carolina Custom Exteriors at (828) 202-9988. You can also reach us through this contact form. We serve homeowners in Asheville and Hendersonville, NC.