All Calgary sunroom owners know that while having a sunroom is a great addition to your home at any time of year, they truly come into their own during the summer months. The big windows let all that glorious sunshine and act as insulators meaning that you can sit in the room all day and all evening in perfect warmth without needing to turn the heat on. Your summer sunroom gives you the perfect place to relax out of the midday heat and to avoid the endless bugs and winds that can interrupt the otherwise blissful summer season across the season.
Get Your Sunroom Ready For Summer
You can, of course, just give your sunroom a little spring cleaning to get it ready for lots of use over the summer months, but it’s more fun if you pick some sunroom decorating ideas that really highlight the season. Try some of these quick upgrades this summer to reinvigorate your sunroom and capture the best of the season:
- Go green – adding plants and flowers to your existing sunroom set up is the perfect way to celebrate summer in your sunroom. The natural insulation provided by the glazed glass means that tropical plants will grow well as they will be sheltered from the wind and occasional rain showers. Consider finding flowers that track the sun throughout the day for a spectacular visual effect for your guests.
- Change the artwork – as with any room in your house, changing the artwork in your sunroom can completely change its appearance. For summer, you should hang pictures that either show beach or sunny pictures, or more abstract art that picks out the yellows, blues and greens that will be visible through your windows. Another easy upgrade for the summer is to install a large mirror (preferably in an ornate frame) on the external wall of your home. This will reflect all the sunlight back into the room, making everything seem bigger and brighter.
- Indoor hammocks – while it may sound like a major change to your living space, buying an indoor hammock (or two) will take very little extra space while give you a complete change in perspective. You can find ones that will anchor into the external wall of your home or that come with their own stands, and once the initial structure is set up you have your pick of floral patterns or beach themed fabrics to complete the summer look in your sunroom.
If you’re looking for a bigger upgrade, think about completely changing the purpose of your sunroom. Popular alternatives to an extra living space include making it into a luxurious guest bedroom with a foldout sofa bed, an at home office so you can spend more time at home this summer, or a fun indoor play space for your kids when the weather isn’t great. Whatever your summer decorating ideas, you’ll be sure to fall in love with your sunroom all over again.