31 Sunroom Ideas to Create Your Dreamy Four-Season Retreat

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Rikki Snyder
1

Paint the Floor

a sunroom with a table and chairs
Stacey Brandford

In this waterside home, designer Sarah Richardson painted the sunroom floor in a glossy green reflective of the numerous trees outside the windows. To hold up to wet feet and indoor/outdoor traffic, choose durable marine paint, which is designed for boats, or an oil-based porch or deck paint.

Get the Look:
Floor Paint Color:
For similar, Green Bank by Behr

2

Fill It With Plants

black and white sunroom
Rikki Snyder

In her light-filled sunroom, Jeanette Fristoe kept the furnishings white, black, and wood-toned so that the lush greens of the numerous potted plants really pop. Rather than terra-cotta pots, creamy vintage crocks stand in as planters.

RELATED: 20+ Indoor Plants to Add Color and Beauty to Your Home

3

Build a Backyard Retreat

seating area inside garden house
Erica George Dines

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Add a Pop of Color

rustic dining room
Marta Xochilt Perez

Colorful furnishings and accessories give a dark room a happy pop. In this sunroom of a Wisconsin log cabin, a rustic Old Hickory chair upholstered in a Pendleton fabric brings the room an old summer camp feel.

5

Go Darker on the Window Trim

a living room with a couch and a coffee table
Alec Hemer
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Line It with Texture

rustic dining room
Brie Williams

This sun-filled dining room is the epitome of rustic meets refined thanks to it’s pairing of warm woods on the ceiling and stone on the interior wall against streamlined upholstery and a Turkish rug.

RELATED: Tour more of this gorgeous rustic mountain cabin.

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7

Channel 1920s Glamour

sunroom with green banquette and round table
Dustin Halleck

In this Michigan breakfast room, an emerald tufted leather banquette speaks to the lush green surroundings outside the classic casement windows, while jute fringe adds a flirty detail. A pretty lantern-style chandelier above and unique painted floor below add bespoke style.

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Mix and Match Wicker

a sunroom with wicker furniture
Donna Dotan
9

Lay a Brick Floor

modern farmhouse sunroom with brick floor and seating arrangement
Kim Cornelison

As in this Michigan farmhouse, a brick floor sets the scene for a modern farmhouse setting. (Try a herringbone pattern for a more modern aesthetic.) Black framed windows left bare continue the clean, updated look.

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10

Make a Casual Hangout

a rustic sunroom table with table and chairs
David Land

A sunroom doesn’t have to be full of plants and sunshine. Here, on this enclosed porch of a rustic Wisconsin cabin, woven chairs, a metal table, and a mounted stag create a casual spot for game night, no matter the season.

11

Embrace White

all white sunroom with white sofa
David Tsay

For a truly dreamy retreat, stick to an all-white approach for walls, floors, and furniture, minus a few touches of wood and metal to warm it up. Tip: White furniture is more doable with slipcovers that can be stripped and placed in the washer and dryer. (Strategically placed throws also help minimize wear and tear!)

RELATED: See more of Liz Marie’s dreamy all-white farmhouse.

12

Turn It into a Sleeping Porch

bedroom with vintage footlocker  camp theme, dog on bed
BOB COSCARELLI

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13

Repurpose Vintage Finds

sunporch with floral pillows and striped rug
David A. Land
14

Channel an English Conservatory

plant filled sun room
David A. Land, styling by Karin Lidbeck-Brent

French doors, a combination of hand-crank and clerestory-style windows, and brick flooring give the enclosed patio in Deborah Herbertson’s Connecticut cottage a conservatory feel. The antique settee—which (per the dealer!) once sat in Abraham Lincoln’s doctor’s waiting room—was recovered in turquoise toile. White slipcovered wingback chairs offset the dramatic array of dried branches and ferns nestled in two Mexican wrought iron urns, while underneath the iron coffee table, a collection of vintage books is loosely corralled in a woven tray.

RELATED: See more of this quaint Connecticut cottage.

15

Look to the Mountains

sunroom with yellow curtains and adirondack style rocking chairs
Leslee Mitchell

This long and skinny sunny space is an ode to the homeowner’s love of the Adirondacks. The woven rockers are made of woven ash and yellow birch and the Old Hickory settee is handmade of hickory. Tramp art boxes lining the mantel bring additional folk art feel.

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Give a Collected-Over-Time Look

simple sunroom
The Grit and Polish

We believe that a sunroom with warmth and personal touches can be completed with items you may very well already have on hand: a gorgeous vintage table, a piece of charming wicker furniture, and a lovely rug underfoot.

See more at The Grit and Polish.

17

Line It With a Sectional

sunrooms traditional modern
Tec Petaja/Pencil & Paper Co.

To get the most seating for family game night or plenty of stretch out room for an all-afternoon reading session, choose a sectional for your sunroom. Here, the room has a tone-on-tone look with the never-goes-out-of-style white wicker furniture against the white painted brick wall. The white-on-white palette also helps the small space from feeling cramped with the larger furniture.

See more at Pencil & Paper Co.

Get the Look:
Wicker Sectional:
“Pacifica” by Serena & Lily

18

Layer in Personality

sunrooms maximalism
JEWELED INTERIORS

Sure, minimalism is having a major moment, but we are so here for maximalism too. This sunroom was not designed for the faint of heart, with its pops of bold color, antique portrait hanging in front of the windows, and a striking area rug. We also love the hanging bed swing!

See more at Jeweled Interiors.

Get the Look:
White Garden Stools: For similar, Circle Lattice Ceramic Decorative Garden Stool

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Pack in Pattern

sunrooms mid century
ERIN KESTENBAUM/THE RATH PROJECT

Play with patterns such as plaids and botanicals, that show off your one-of-a-kind tastes. Bonus points if you include a midcentury fireplace as cool as this one.

See more at The Rath Project.

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Hang Breezy Curtains

sunrooms breezy blue
KELLI BOYD/KERRY SPEARS/LANVIN LABEL

For a sunroom that feels fresh and airy, look to shades of blue and white. To give the room a finished look, hang simple paneled curtains. Tip: When dealing with full walls of windows, hang curtains from the ceiling in front of the windows

See more at Lanvin Label.

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Shelby Deering is a lifestyle writer who specializes in decor, home tours, wellness, travel, vintage, and feel-good stories for national publications. She’s from Madison, Wisconsin, and when she’s not writing, you’ll find her running local trails, shopping flea markets, or going for walks with her husband and corgi.

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Jennifer Kopf is the Executive Editor of Country Living. She also covers antiques and collecting.

 

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