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How to decorate a sun room for all year use

We all need our daily dose of those suns rays, especially if you live in a country full of rainy days. One of our favourite rooms is a conservatory or sun room which should be used all year round. Gone are the days of only using wicker furniture in these kind of rooms. If you’re lucky enough to have a conservatory, here are our top tips on how to decorate it and make the most out of the space.

Bring the plants indoors

Sun rooms are fabulous when used as breakfast rooms, dining rooms or additional sitting rooms, however they are also perfect for those with green fingers. Conservatories are a perfect spot to house those plants that are afraid of the frost or require sunlight all-year around. It’s completely up to you to decide how much of a greenhouse or orangery you’d like your sun room to seem - - - add a couple of plants for decoration or go crazy and create a jungle!

Go big with the glass

It might seem obvious to go big with the glass however, some sun rooms can have fewer windows than others. If your sun room has a plethora of windows, sheer or transparent roller blinds may be a good option to let the light in but still give privacy. By filtering the sun, they also protect your furniture from the glare and damage that can occur from direct sunlight. A trick to make your sun room seem more modern and industrial is to paint the frames a dark grey or black colour to contrast with the bright white of the transparent rollers.

sun room conservatory plants

Change the floor

By using a different floor to the rest of the house, you really change the vibe of the sun room. Wooden floors create a decking feel, concrete creates a contemporary feel whilst black and white checkered tiles give a timeless edge. Rugs on top of the hardwood flooring also soften the space and make the room more comfortable in the colder months. Sisal and grass rugs look particularly fantastic in these rooms.

Blend in the blinds

If you want to add some colour in to the room, treat the sun room like any other room by adding made to measure roman blinds. Choosing the same colour as the woodwork won’t take away from the view and will blend in to allow the windows to shine. They also give a sense of security and warmth to vast expanses of glass and are a great option for added privacy on the darker nights when people can see in. They also look super stylish when paired with transparent roller blinds and by combining both, you’ll have privacy during the day and in the evening!

roman blinds roman blinds for summer house

Treat a sun room like any other

If you do find that you are living in the sun room all year round and need to add comfort and warmth to space, why not opt for both made to measure curtains and made to measure blinds? By doing this, you can change the sun room into a more liveable room all year round. You can even use the space to house a library or a TV room as the window treatments prevent the glare from the sun.

Sun rooms can also just be another space to create a continuation of your style and decor used in the rest of your home. But a top tip is to choose custom made or bespoke furniture to fit precisely in the room, giving it a wonderfully polished feel. It also allows you to fully maximise on the space and perhaps create some much needed extra storage.

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