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Spaces like sunrooms and porches extend a home's living area and help connect families with nature. Whether you utilize these spaces in the hot summer months or year-round, here are some bright ideas to spruce up any porch or sunroom.
Think about what your space will be used for. Will the sunroom be used for coffee dates, as a place for kids to play, or as a room for relaxation? Before redecorating, make sure the style of the room correlates with how it will be used daily.
One of the main uses for porches and sunrooms is to sit back and relax. When buying outdoor furniture, keep this idea in mind, and buy furniture that is not only durable but comfortable, as well. If chairs become worn-out, first think about buying replacement cushions rather than replacing the furniture entirely.
Sunrooms take advantage of the natural light that filters through windows and/or screens. If a sunroom simply doesn’t have enough sunlight, try adding windows on top of the ones that already exist.
Before adding furniture to a space, think about the layout of the porch or sunroom. Which arrangement will be the best for conversation? How should furniture be set up so visitors have the best view? Once a layout has been chosen, think about the proportion of the furniture that will be used and how it will fit into the existing space.
When guests come over, turn unused pots into drink coolers to keep beverages cold and on-hand. Decorate pots or decide to leave them plain. Either way, this fun and unexpected storage idea will have people doing double-takes.