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Honestly, who doesn’t like sun rooms? They’re so cute, they give you lots of sunlight, and, in general, conservatories just feel luxurious. At one point in time, only the rich could have them in their homes, but nowadays, basically, anyone could have one attached to their house, and it doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg. How great is that, really? But one common question that a lot of people have when they have one in their home is how to decorate it.
It’s a good question because, for the most part, they’re not used like a traditional greenhouse. Sure, you can have some luxury houseplants in them or even some small planters, but the main point is mostly to sit in them and soak up the sun. So, to a degree, you’re a tad limited on decorations. Well, here’s exactly what you need to know on how you can decorate your conservatory!
What’s the Purpose of It?
One of the biggest reasons why people get these installed is mostly due to adding square footage to the home in a budget-friendly manner. But even if you’re trying to make your home bigger, this is still a highly sought-after space that deserves attention. So, what’s the purpose of this space? Whether it’s a space for relaxation, entertaining, gardening, or a combination of activities, defining its purpose will guide your decorating choices.
The Furniture is Going to Count
So, when it comes to sunrooms, the whole point, after all, is to have a room where you can sit where you feel like you’re out in nature without actually being out in nature. So, you’re going to want to opt for furniture that complements the intended use of the sunroom. Usually, this includes comfortable seating, like plush sofas or rattan chairs, since these can create a cozy reading or lounging area.
Some folks will use these as nice dining spaces for special occasions, so you may even want to consider a bistro set or a farmhouse-style table. But no matter what style you like, you absolutely need to ensure the furniture is durable and can withstand exposure to sunlight and the potential moisture that the room is going to get.
Embrace Natural Elements
As you see above, it was mentioned that you could opt for rattan furniture, something that’s pretty popular, but in general, it matches the whole vibe that a conservatory gives off. It’s a little nature room, and the natural elements just pair up beautifully. Use indoor plants, such as potted palms or succulents, to bring greenery inside. But you can still take it a step further and use wooden furniture, wicker baskets, and stone accents to add an earthy touch, enhancing the sunroom’s connection to nature. It doesn’t immediately need to equate to Boho or any aesthetic like that
You’ll Need Durable Flooring
For a lot of older homes, especially the ones built around the 1950s that have sunrooms, tend to have carpeting. You do not want to make this mistake; in fact, if it currently has carpet, then it might need to be removed. You need flooring materials that can withstand exposure to sunlight, temperature fluctuations, and potential moisture- carpet doesn’t do that. Instead, look into options like ceramic tiles, indoor-outdoor rugs, or sealed concrete, which are practical and easy to clean.