We’ve officially reached the point in winter where daydreaming of warm weather could be considered a second job. Whether it’s a looming beach vacation to the Mediterranean (did you catch our latest trend report?) or a spring patio refresh, the mere thought of lounging next to a body of water or simply sipping rosé in 60-degree temps is enough to get us to March.
Which brings us to our latest warm-weather obsession: sunroom ideas. If you’re lucky enough to have one of these sun-soaked spaces strictly devoted to relaxing, happy hour, and weekend hangs, we invite you to get lost in planning a 2022 design refresh. And even if your layout doesn’t include a specified ‘sunroom,’ there’s enough summery balmy goodness here to be translated for porches, patios, and balconies alike. Honestly, what better way to whittle away the last few months of winter and keep your spirits high?!
Ahead, we’re kicking off the sunroom ideas brainstorm with all the dreamy moodboard inspo and shopping lists. Get ready to ‘add to cart!’
1 // Warm Minimalism Sunroom Ideas
Warm minimalism is all about creating a home that’s visually clean and clutter-free, but still exudes a very inviting and cozy vibe. To apply this philosophy to your sunroom, invest in a few foundational pieces that fit the scale of the space, as opposed to several small pieces. As for color palette, stick with neutrals (beige is the new gray, after all) and play with different tones of the same color. Create warmth and visual interest by way of texture — embrace wool, cotton, leather, jute, and metals in the same space. Finally, use pattern to add a touch of contrast and depth, but keep it subtle — you don’t way to veer too far away from your grounding aesthetic.
2 // Coastal Cool Sunroom Ideas
The coastal cool aesthetic is all about recreating that airy, relaxed, and effortless ambiance in your home, even if you live in a land-locked state. Given the abundance of natural light in a sunroom, it’s a design style that feels right at home. The colors and textures should take inspiration from the sand and surf, without veering too literal (no cliche boat figurines or anchor motifs, please). Lean into that serene Pacific vibe with lighter blue and green tones plus light neutrals like ivory, cream, beige, and white. Go all-in on furniture and lighting inspired by oceanside textures — think wood beaded or capiz chandeliers, driftwood tables, and decor made with rattan, cane, jute, sisal, and wicker. Linen upholstery and even grasscloth wallpaper make for the perfect finishing touches.
3 // Scandinavian Modern Sunroom Ideas
The modern Scandi aesthetic takes an organic, uncluttered and comfortable approach to styling. Start with a hygge-inspired palette of black and white, focus on furniture with clean, streamlined silhouettes, and emphasize texture above all else. Building materials like reclaimed wood, local stone, and raw concrete are all welcome here, especially when paired with cozy textiles like rugs, pillows, and throws (bonus points for chunky knits and throws). If possible, don’t obstruct window areas with curtains — let all the natural light lazily filter in for that quintessential sunroom warmth.
Need help revamping your sunroom (or patio or porch) just in time for spring? Our designers are standing by — get started with our Style Quiz!