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12 Sunroom Ideas That Are Perfect For Lazy Sundays

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If you love being outside and basking in the sunshine, you need a sunroom in your life. Flooded with tons of natural light, their entire purpose is to inspire relaxation and daydreams. I you’re lucky enough to already have a room in your home where the natural sunlight floods the entire space (or if you’re considering an expansion in the near future), we’ve spotlighted twenty designer examples below to help you get the most out of the move. Ranging from cozy reading nooks hugging windows to party-ready screen-in porches and everything in between, these stylish sunrooms will make you want to turn into a cat who has nothing do all day but nap. Ready, set, live out your fantasy in style.

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Choose Understated Colors

The arched windows and skylight frame this sunroom beautifully. To allow the bones of the space to shine, interior designer Tamsin Johnson stuck to an understated color palette and introduced splashes of personality with whimsical accents. The materials and lush plants throughout also emphasize the outdoors.

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Keep Windows Bare

Interior designer Sarah Anderson-Magness gave this Frank Lloyd Wright home in upstate New York a fresh update that still aligns with its former life. In the sunroom, the windows are kept bare to let light pour in and to spotlight the environment beyond. “I have no neighbors and we’re high enough to have privacy,” she says. “I love being able to look out and see the trees.”

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Keep It All White

The pristine all-white approach in this sunroom by AP Design House asserts an ethereal glow. Though simple in color school, the interesting layers of texture and shape give the room a distinct character.

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Set Up Spot to Watch Sunsets

“Situated high on the east bank of the Hudson River, the house is a strong, rational design that foregrounds views and the connection to the natural world outside,” writes GRT Architects. In the sunroom, two sling chairs face outward, creating an idyllic sunset viewing spot.

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Incorporate Tropical Influences

The rustic blond shiplap, cheerful lime green and lavender color scheme, and tropical rattan accents brighten up this room to feel even sunnier than it naturally is. Designer Amanda Lindroth chose roomy and rounded seating as well as an upholstered ottoman to establish a soft, inviting mood.

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Reconsider Use Case

A sunroom can be used for more than just sitting. In this one by Redmond Aldrich Design, the small dining table make it an ideal breakfast nook, entertainment zone (card games, anyone?), or even a makeshift home office. Paint the ceiling and wall different colors to make the room feel extra polished and thoughtful.

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Use Durable Materials

Sun-filled, inviting, and pared down with neutral hues, this room designed by Atelier Akin is a true testament to the whole less is more colloquialism. The polished concrete floors are an unexpected treat against the more rustic and traditional elements. Plus, durable materials are a must in a screen-in porch.

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Create Flow From Inside to Outside

There are so many cozy window seats in this 1890s carriage house that it’s hard for interior designer Lisa Tharp to keep track (she suspects there are nine in total). Overlooking the green New England countryside, it’s a natural setting for well-lit nooks and, of course, a sunroom/screen-in porch.

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Cozy Up to a Corner

A sunroom should be a place that actually inspires relaxation. In this small space, ETC.etera filled the cozy corner with a roomy damask sectional ideal for catnaps and family hangs.

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Keep It Small

You don’t have to customize furniture or invest in built-ins to have a show-stopping window seat in the sunroom. Here, interior designer Janie Molster slid a settee into the space created by the angled bay windows. Then, she painted the surrounding walls an energetic shade of flamingo pink, perfectly complementing the red stripes and softened by the gray and white curtains that make this mini sunroom even more intimate.

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Turn It Into a Greenhouse

This enclosed porch designed by Tamsin Johnson feels like a chic living room and a jungle-inspired greenhouse at the same time.

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Make It Multi-Purpose

Heather Hilliard designed this California sunroom to feel both like a sitting room and a home office. The occupant works at her desk while her husband naps on the chaise, Hilliard tells us. The Lee Jofa printed grasscloth wallcovering is soft enough to inspire both productivity and snoozes and the golden hue accentuates the sunlight further.

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Strike a Balance Between Luxe and Laidback

This striking Malibu home decorated by Martyn Lawrence Bullard makes life feel like a permanent vacation. Outfitted with high vaulted ceiling and skylight plus sliding glass doors to fuse the indoors with the outdoors, this sunny living room is both luxe and laidback.

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Pick the Right Window Treatments

Don’t let a blinding glare ruin your cozy spot. Woven shades that match the painted window casings filter bright light in this stylish sunroom by Reath Design.

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Add a Tall Tree

This Dallas sunroom doesn’t skimp on light. Huge arched windows open up the entertaining space.

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…Or a Group of Ferns

From the library ladder to the red velvet rocking chair and palm leaf plants, this whimsical parlor room by Kingston Lafferty Design is a modern-day Bloomsbury parlor. A community of indoor trees will feel right at in home in a sunroom.

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Turn the Walls Into an Indoor Trellis

Create a summery vibe by mounting latticework in a sunroom. Fresh green paint adds to the garden feel.

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Add Glass Doors

This sunroom also functions as the entrance to a 1950s ranch. Two pairs of double glass doors create an indoor-outdoor flow. This way, the room really feels more like a patio.

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Accent with Natural Materials

A casual sofa pairs with warm wicker in a Georgian manor’s sunroom. Rattan accent furniture, like this ottoman, helps it feel even more relaxed.

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Decorate with Bright Pops

To update this Louisiana house for the 21st century, the owner covered the sunroom walls in a scenic silver-leaf paper. She also re-covered the existing bérgères in a peridot satin for quick hit of color.

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