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This sunroom featured outdated minty walls, detracting trim, bland carpet, and scattered furniture. See how a few simple solutions streamlined the space and added functionality.
Sunrooms should never be somber spaces. To update this drab room, the homeowners chose a cheery palette of aqua, grass green, coral, and sandy yellow that creates a relaxed, summery feel. The bright walls are now the perfect backdrop for striped roller shades that resemble outdoor awnings.
This sunroom looked great on paper -- lively walls, eight windows, and two sets of beautiful glass doors. However, designer Elaine Griffin had a challenge in store with minty green walls, detracting white trim that made the room look small and boxy, and bland carpet. But with a handful of streamlined touches, Griffin transformed this sunroom from drab to fab in no time.
Three large trunks nestled together form a unique L-shape window seat that serves as a secondary sitting area. With plenty of light pouring in from the large bank of windows, this corner becomes the perfect spot for a relaxing afternoon nap. A basket-weave-inspired ottoman, painted in a bold shade of yellow, looks chic and modern and blends easily with the other outdoor pieces throughout the space.
The window seat cushions are mitered to meet smoothly in the corner, which keeps them from sliding around. A soft pattern gives the cushions character, but is subtle enough so that it blends with other bolder patterns throughout the room.
Woven mats nailed to the wall serve as a neutral backdrop for a group of four intricate wall sculptures, which are actually ceiling medallions. While they are interesting all on their own, the medallions look even better when hung together in a balanced composition on the wall. The pieces were given an aged look with nothing more than brow shoe polish.