Sunrooms are often the favorite room in a house. With expansive windows displaying views of the outdoors, sunrooms help us feel connected to nature while still enjoying the comforts of the indoors. Does your sunroom need a makeover? Try these five sunroom makeover tips to start making the most of your space.
1 – Add a Water Feature
Bring elements of the outdoors into your sunroom with a water feature. Whether you decide to construct an indoor raised pond with stones or purchase a ceramic fountain, the soothing sounds of moving water will create a serene environment. Another popular type of indoor water feature is a hanging wall fountain. Wall fountains emulate outdoor waterfalls and provide visual interest and a high-end flair to your sunroom.
2 – Incorporate Plants
Incorporating plants into your sunroom is another way to bring outdoor influence into your space. When selecting plants for your sunroom, consider which types of flora thrive in well-lit indoor environments. Your favorite flower to plant in your outdoor gardens may not be ideal for a potted indoor plant. Flowering plants that do well indoors with plenty of sunlight are geraniums and hibiscus. Non-flowering plants that offer a variety of textures and shades of green include cacti, jade plants, crotons, succulents, and aloe. You can even grow your own herbs in your sunroom, such as basil or rosemary, to use for cooking!
3 – Purchase New Furniture or Pillows
Your sunroom should be an inviting space where you can spend hours curled up with a good book or host guests. Consequently, clean and comfortable seating is a requirement. If your sunroom furniture is looking a little dingy or worn, it may be time to invest in some new seating. Opt for wicker furniture with removable cushions for easy maintenance and flexibility in changes of design preference. If new furniture isn’t in your budget, adding fresh pillows for pops of color can give your sunroom furniture the facelift it needs.
4 – Install Sun Control Window Film
A signature feature of sunrooms is a lot of windows to let in plenty of natural light and allow for breathtaking views. However, these windows can also be a source of heat gain, UV damage, and glare. If you plan on spending a lot of time in your newly renovated sunroom, you certainly want to be able to do so comfortably. Sun control window film allows you to enjoy your views and reap the benefits of natural light without falling victim to the negative side effects of the sun.
Two of the most popular window films for sunrooms are 3M Thinsulate and 3M Prestige Series. Both films excel at reflecting the sun’s infrared and UV rays while still permitting the passage of natural light. The films also act as an insulator, trapping the cool air produced by your HVAC inside. The insulating properties translate to the winter months as well when you want to contain warmth from your heating system.
Although it may be tempting to try installing window film on your own, this is one home improvement project better left to the professionals. Handling the film properly and applying it smoothly to windows without bubbles or wrinkles requires months of training. When installed by a 3M Authorized Window Film Dealer like Solar Film, the product and installation are covered by a comprehensive warranty.
5 – Invest in Motorized Shades
While window film can provide some aspects of enhanced privacy, there is no “one-way” window film that offers total privacy without also compromising your view. To achieve total privacy, consider investing in motorized shades. With the push of a button, you can lower your shades to create a private and intimate space. When you’re ready to enjoy your view again, press the button to raise the shades. Window film and shades complement each other perfectly. When paired together, these two products provide your sunroom with the ultimate combination of sun control, privacy, and maintained views. Consider contacting Solar Film’s partner company Specialty Drapery for a free in-home consultation on all of your window treatment options.
With the additional time we’re spending at home, there’s no better opportunity for a sunroom makeover! These five sunroom upgrades will have you enjoying your space like it’s new again.
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