Don’t Let the Sun—Or Your Sunroom—Catch You Crying

February 19, 2014 § Leave a comment

Make the most of your sunroom with a fresh redesign

It’s sad and oxymoronic that many sunrooms rarely see the light of day. These spaces are usually smaller and less defined than other rooms in the house, which often stumps homeowners. Luckily, modern design has started to include sunrooms not just as superfluous perks but as integral parts of a home’s layout, which means there are a lot more ideas than there used to be about how to design them. If you have a sunroom, it’s time to start giving it the attention it deserves.

If you’re going to take another look at your old sunroom, you should start with the basics. Make sure it has good windows that are properly installed, and that the room is well insulated. The beauty of the extra sunlight will be more difficult to appreciate if your heating and cooling costs soar because of old and poorly finished windows.

Once you’re sure that your sunroom is up to snuff, start thinking about what you want to use it for. Sunrooms have become a lot more versatile in recent years. Maybe you want to use your sunroom as a living room. Maybe you’d like to use it as an office or a private library. You may also prefer to use it as a dining room or even a bedroom. No matter what your preference may be, it’s important to identify this purpose upfront in order to make all the correct design and style choices.

Once you’ve figured out what you want to use the room for, it’s time to start decorating. You may want to define your style based on pieces you already have, but if you’ve got room in the budget, this is a great time to indulge. You might want a country-chic getaway with rustic furniture and wide-plank wood floors. You could try an airy, nautical theme with white-washed finishes and billowing draperies. You can express your style with furniture, paint, flooring and accessories. The options are endless.

With so many choices, designing a sunroom from scratch can be a little overwhelming. If you want to start working through your ideas, check out our homepage or contact us directly. At Cardi’s Furniture, we’re proud to be regarded as one of the best furniture stores for communities in MA and RI. Let our inventory and expertise shed a little light on your sunroom today.


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