No matter how long you’ve had your Desert Sun Patios, there will always come a time when you’re ready for something new, something fresh. Spring is the best time to take your sunroom to the next level as you’ll get the right sort of light levels to see the effects of the changes you’ve made, but the early nights and cool temperatures means that it’s a little while before it becomes the central focus of your home once again.
If you’re on a tight budget, or you’re just look for creative ways to spruce up your home, try some of these simple changes to give your sunroom a makeover:
- Add levelled lighting – when you installed your sunroom, it’s likely that you chose an overhead lighting option such as recessed LEDs or a light/fan fixture combo. You can get a brand new feel to your room by adding some low level lighting such as uplight stands, table lamps or even LED strips under the windowsills.
- Change the artwork – you can also bring big changes into your sunroom by swapping out the pictures you have on the walls and bookcases. If you have a lot of abstract art, try swapping them for pictures or realistic artwork, and vice versa. You can also make your sunroom feel a lot bigger by putting a big ornate mirror on the external wall of your house.
- Go green – finally, you can make good use of the long Calgary summer days and the insulated warmth that you get from your sunroom to grow tropical plants. Finding unique ways to display them, such as macrame hangers or elevated stools, will give your sunroom a jungle feel all summer long.
Large Scale Changes
On the other hand, if you’ve got more time and money available, you might want to think about one of these larger changes to really spruce up your home this summer:
- Change the flooring – swapping a hardwood floor for flagstone tiles might seem like an expensive mood but you’ll be amazed at how much brighter your sunroom becomes. If the stones feel cold on your feet in the morning, try add a simple rug; this will also help keep your room longer in the evenings as it will trap the day time heat.
- Swap the seating – try something unusual like an indoor hammock or wicker seating to replace your original couch and armchairs. These alternative seating options change how you’ll use the room, and can often provide some extra space throughout the summer.
- Change the purpose – finally, for a massive change, completely change how you use the room. If it’s a formal living room, consider making it into a home gym so that you can work out with a beautiful view. If your sunroom doubles as your dining room, consider turning it into a home office by repurposing the table as your desk and adding storage for your files and folders.