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How to Decorate the Sun Room / Conservatory

Whether you already have a conservatory or dream of making a sun-filled room that invites in ideal views of the outdoors through large windows, bear in mind the decor has to match the purpose. The décor should be not only appealing to the eye but functional as well.


Like any other room in the house, the sunroom/conservatory has to have appropriate furniture. You can always give it a feel of indoor comfort and outdoor ambience. if you add wicker furniture and rattan pieces. If it is used as the space to work, study or relax and read the book, again, the furniture has to serve the purpose. Sunrooms make great reading rooms thanks to natural light and you might convert them into cosy nooks with bookcases, comfortable sofas and warm dark wood. If the conservatory will be used to entertain the guests when English summer weather fails to deliver, the luxurious tone might be the best option. On the other hand, this space may become the heart of your home where the family gather, eat and spend time together. For that purpose, a breakfast bar and an informal lounge area are nice to have.

One of the most important things to do when you decide to decorate your conservatory is to declutter. Clutter takes up space and might make you feel claustrophobic and anxious. Plus, a room with clutter is unattractive no matter how beautiful the décor is.

Plants bring freshness and comfort. Indoor plants give a healthy look to any space. However, you have to choose plants for your sunroom carefully. Some plants need a lot of light, and it is necessary to keep the heat and humidity inside the sunroom right. This might be challenging in winter months when the temperature drastically drops and there is no much sunlight. The most important is to recreate the natural conditions these plants need. Plants that are the best option for your sunroom are hibiscus, Boston ferns, begonias, African violets, the passion flowers. Hanging plants such as spider plants are a great choice since they are low maintenance, and therefore, the easiest to grow indoors. There are many other options to choose and as long as you do your research on the ones you like the best, you will have a beautiful and thriving oasis.

Lighter natural décor is perfect for conservatories/sunrooms. Sunrooms get plenty of light and light wood tones and bamboo furniture are a good choice. What house owners should take into account when considering sunroom furniture is the effect of sunlight. Wood and fabrics can bleach and fade if they are constantly exposed to ultraviolet light. Therefore, it is important to opt for windows that have a low-emissivity coating, which blocks out most of the damaging UV rays. The heating system should be also taken into consideration when you are choosing furniture. If the sunroom is heated all year long, indoor furniture is fine. However, if the sunroom is not heated during the whole year, you will need more hardwearing and weatherproof furniture.

Flooring is another thing that needs attention. Six flooring options work best in sunrooms: carpet, hardwood, laminate, tile, luxury vinyl tile (LVT), and concrete. Brick floors are also a good option. Just like wooden floors, they have a certain unique charm. They h