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Let the Light In
There's just something about a radiant and inviting sunroom that makes you want to peel off your clothes, throw on a robe and curl up in those wonderfully warming rays. If you're looking for sunroom inspiration, you've come to the right place. We've rounded up some of our very favorite screened-in porches that will give you major sun envy.
Like this jungle-inspired sunroom from arteferro decor, the perfect three-season space lets in the maximum amount of light from all angles. Whether you use it as a formal dining room like this designer did or you create a second living area, a great sunroom can easily become the most well-loved room in your home.Continue to 2 of 16 below.
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Make the Most of a Cozy Space
Though this sunroom from Curbly is small, every inch is used efficiently, creating the perfect nook for evening cocktails with friends. The bamboo furniture and accessories provide a modern-yet-vintage feel, and we adore the loveseat that fits just right. If you don't already have a sunroom in your home, this quaint-but-adorable room proves you don't need a lot of space to add a great little addition.Continue to 3 of 16 below.
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Want a glowing sunroom, but don't have the money to create an expensive addition? This chic sunroom from The White Buffalo Style Co. was once an unused, dingy shed—but it's been given new life. By replacing the siding with screen panels and adding a coat of fresh paint, this once unsightly shed has been transformed into a place we'd love to hang out all day long. Add some string lights and a few fresh plants, and this becomes the perfect backyard oasis.Continue to 4 of 16 below.
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Black and White
This stunning sunroom seen on A Beautiful Mess proves that two basic colors can really pack a punch. This three-season room is reminiscent of a chic New York cafe while providing a calming, airy place to unwind. Not only do houseplants look great, they often thrive in sunrooms by getting the perfect amount of light.Continue to 5 of 16 below.
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Go With the Flow
If your sunroom feels more like an extension of your home's living room, creating a seamless flow—as seen in this room from Lavin Label—can really expand the space and make your home feel even larger. The wide archway doors allow the space to feel airy, and the hanging bamboo swing provides the perfect whimsical (yet modern) touch.Continue to 6 of 16 below.
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Try an Outdoor Fireplace
Want a way to get a few more months out of your sunroom? This fun space from Nellie Bellie has one standout feature: a fireplace that can keep your sunroom alive through the winter months. Adding a sunroom fireplace can turn your three-season room into a four-season one—as long as you don't mind cozying up with a robe and a pair of fluffy slippers.Continue to 7 of 16 below.
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Move Your Office "Outside"
Lucky enough to have a job where you can work from home? Creating an office sunroom, like this chic space from The Pink Pagoda, can make those long work days that much more pleasant. A comfortable desk chair and dependable WiFi are all you need to create a home office that will ensure you never want to commute to work again.Continue to 8 of 16 below.
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A Sunny Play Place
Worried about your kids spending too much time inside? This playroom from Walk Among the Homes is stylish and functional, creating a perfect sunny space for your kids to play in all year long.Continue to 9 of 16 below.
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Add a Hammock
The best sunrooms bring both the best of the indoors and outdoors together, and we can't think of a better way to blend them than with a hammock—as seen in this space from The Little Corner on Tumblr. You can't help but feel like you're on vacation the minute you lay down in a hammock, so why not indulge in an indoor one and get a dose of that relaxed feeling all the time?Continue to 10 of 16 below.
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Porches Work Too
Though a sunroom typically has windows or screens, this cozy porch from The Every Girl proves that with smart design, even a front porch can feel like an extra room. The carefully decorated coffee table and loveseat with throw pillows give this porch a living room-like feel. If you're looking for even more porch ideas, there are endless ways to create another living space outside.Continue to 12 of 16 below.
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Go Plant Crazy
The best sunrooms have just the right amount of greenery. This look from SF Girl is filled with unique and eye-catching indoor plants and offers a jungle-like feel. A great sunroom gives you the sense of being outside while still protecting you from the elements, and this plant-filled sunroom is the perfect stress-free oasis.Continue to 13 of 16 below.
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Add a Mini Library
A sunroom that lets the perfect amount of afternoon light inside has the ultimate reading-nook potential, so we love that this room from Bolig includes a small built-in library. If you're looking for the perfect space to create a home library, your sunroom offers a refreshing alternative to a dark, dusty study.Continue to 14 of 16 below.
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Create Another Guest Space
If you're short on guest space, this sunroom from Savvy Home Blog is a great way to help accommodate your friends and family. It has a built-in window seat that transforms into a guest bed whenever you need one. And what guest wouldn't want to spend a summer's night under the stars? Just be sure to provide blackout curtains, and you have a multi-use space that your guests will be clamoring to stay in.Continue to 15 of 16 below.
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A Greenhouse Sunroom
Sommarbacka's sunroom reminds us of a greenhouse in all the best ways. If you have an unfinished sunroom, transform it into a home for all of your favorite plants, add a hammock or a lounge chair, and volia—you've got a rustic three-season room that's low on effort and big on style.Continue to 16 of 16 below.
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Add a Vintage Rug
Some of our very favorite sunroom looks include a stunning rug that really completes the space. We love everything about this office from Studio Mcgee, but the vintage Turkish rug is what makes the space feel finished and well-defined. There are endless options when it comes to adding a rug to your sunroom, and it can help provide a cozy landing pad on those chilly mornings.