Sun Room Decorating Ideas
Need Sun Room Decorating Ideas ? My friend Wanda May, who is also one of my favorite clients had asked me to update her sun room. We had decorated the room last season, but as you know as time goes, things get weathered and sometimes you just need to give a room a face lift or a nip and tuck here and there. Let’s get started with the simple updates!
Sun Room Decorating Ideas
Idea # 1: Refresh old seat cushions with new bright colored fabrics. The main color scheme we had been working with was turquoise blue, lime green and white. Her secondary accent colors are tangerine orange/red. Wanda had a seat cushion that was striped and in the same color family, but it lacked the punch we were going for. Her furniture is wicker white, as well as the walls being white. The flooring which you can’t see is a neutral tile.
Idea # 2: Update the love-seat with bright pillows. By using a solid seat cushion you will have more fun options with colorful and playful pillow combinations. She had the lime green and the floral printed pillow, we just added the solid turquoise seat cushion.
Idea # 3: Once you have decided on the color scheme this will make it easy for you shop for accessories. I like to use three colors when designing a room, sort of a 60, 30, 10 rule. Wall color should be one of the main colors in the color scheme, 30 % of another color should be in the furnishings and cabinetry and the 10% should be one color in accessories and accents, like artwork, linens, dinnerware, just to mention a few. Wanda’s sun room walls are white, her furnishings are white and lime green and last… her accessories are the combination of all three colors, lime, turquoise and white.
Idea # 4. If you look real close you can see the rug under the love-seat, this rug has texture and all three colors in our color scheme of white, lime green and turquoise. So it works beautifully. The texture blends well with the wicker love-seat.
Idea #5: Don’t be afraid of mixing patterns, as long as you stay in the color scheme, with the same tone, you can mix pattern. Just be careful and don’t over do it …if you mix to much pattern the sun room no longer becomes a haven of relaxation but a room of confusion and frustration.
Idea # 6: You can tell I shopped at Pier 1, and that is great, they have wonderful colors and accessories. (No I do not work for Pier 1 and not endorsed by Pier 1, just like their merchandise and… Wanda had a gift card). Mix it up a bit with your decorating style by adding some whimsy and items that reflect the mood of the room. Wanda had the lanterns and the palm tree in the background, we added three new whimsical flower windmills that were planted in color coordinated clay pots topped with bright tangerine orange shredded paper. The flower petals will move as the wind blows and in opposite directions. We just loved these windmills, they make a bold statement in the room and balance with the lime green and turquoise furnishings, even brings out the colors of the bird canvas hanging on the wall.
Idea #7: The last idea is to look beyond your room, in this case, the sun-room opens to the backyard where we see a row of brightly painted birdhouses. We brought the outdoor theme inside with a bird painted canvas. The bird in the canvas looks like he is building a nest and so it was at the May’s “birdhouse row ” in her back yard.