Sunrooms make great additions to any home. This is a space where natural lighting plays a huge role while you are still in the comfort of your own home. The indoor space will still be protected from the elements of the outdoors while you get to enjoy the sunshine. When it comes to decorating the space, you will want to do so appropriately so that you can truly maximize the benefits of this space, which includes the benefit of minimizing depression. Here are four tips to consider for decorating the space:
- Use Natural Materials: Since you want the sunroom to blend with the landscaping of your home, you want to be sure that you use natural elements to make the space truly feel like you are in your own outdoor oasis. Furniture should be made of wood and when constructing the sunroom, it's worthwhile to consider wooden beams. You should even consider bamboo or wood materials for flooring with naturally woven rugs to help warm the space.
- Use Light Colors: When you paint the sunroom, it's best to use light colors, such as white or yellow. This is going to maximize the amount of light that the space brings in. This is why, if you are going to have vinyl windows, you should choose white vinyl. For the flooring, you also want to choose the lighter color wood instead of the darker, which can make the space feel small and confined.
- Add Plants: Don't forget to incorporate plants into the space either in pots or hanging from the ceiling. This way, it starts to feel like you are bringing the outdoors in. The pots that you use should be made of natural materials, such as clay. Also, be sure that these plants have plenty of green with other colors that match the other subtle decor in the space. For example, if you have pillows that have yellow in them, then yellow flowers can add a nice touch to blend the space together.
- Use the Lighting Wisely: If you are putting any tables in the space, you want the center of the tables to be in the direct light coming from the sun. This way, the table is well lit. You also want to place chairs in the sun instead of in the darker areas of the sunroom.
When you consider these four tips, you can be sure that your sunroom is decorated appropriately and you are reaping all of the benefits that this new space can provide.