Any Calgary sunroom owner will tell you that it’s the single best home improvement project that they’ve ever undertaken. From a living standards point of view, it’s a quick way to gain a lot of extra square footage, and your entire family will benefit from the extra space. From an aesthetic point of view, a sunroom gives you unrivalled views out into your garden all year round, and allows you to get all the benefits of being outside without the extreme temperatures, wind or bugs. Finally, from a financial standpoint, a sunroom has an excellent return on investment ratio. It’s considerably cheaper than adding a full home extension, and the high quality finish and extra square footage will dramatically drive up your home’s value.
Seasonal Sunroom Furnishing
With all of these benefits, it’s no wonder installing a sunroom goes high on many homeowners to-do list. As the project gets going, it’s time to think about how to furnish your sunroom in Calgary, and each season brings its own decorating opportunities:
- Spring – for many, spring is the best time of year to own a sunroom. The new growth outside and longer days means the view is ever changing and your sunroom gets naturally heated. To furnish your sunroom for spring, think flower patterns and pastel colours, as well as bunches of flowers on your bookshelves and end tables. You can also use your sunroom as a temporary greenhouse to propagate your new growth and provide protection for younger plants.
- Summer – for those who like protection from the hot sun and relief from the endless bugs, your summer sunroom becomes the only place to hang out. Match your sunroom to the season with a beach theme; blues and yellows with starfish, shells and anchors as decorations. You could also use the extensive sunlight hours to your advantage by replacing your curtains with gauze or opaque drapes to create fascinating lighting effects.
- Fall – as the leaves start to change colour, you get the same feeling of a changing landscape as in spring, but with the nights getting shorter it’s time to cosy up. Your colour palette should be browns, reds and oranges, and you should have some more soft furnishings like blankets and throw pillows to add a layer of comfort.
- Winter – if you have a four season sunroom, you’re in for a treat when it comes to winter in your new space. There’s nothing like feeling like you’re right in the middle of a Calgary snowstorm but with a stove on full blast and a cup of something hot in front of you. You can go in two directions when furnishing your sunroom for winter: the first is to play on the holidays, with red, green and gold accents and festive ornaments and pictures. The second is to play on the snow theme, making everything white and soft, and using geometric patterns in your table covers and artwork to mimic the falling snowflakes.