Life On Cedar Lane Sunroom Home Tour

Hey everyone! Today I’m kicking off a new series where I’ll be touring each room in our home, trying to share as many details as possible from paint to lighting to decor. Today I’m starting with a sunroom tour, because it’s definitely one of my favorite spaces in our home. And today is a beautiful sunny (although freezing cold) day, so it was the perfect day to show it off!

Life On Cedar Lane Sunroom Home Tour

Life On Cedar Lane Sunroom Home Tour

When we built our home, I knew I didn’t want a formal living room…but still wanted a quiet place with no tv to hide out in when the kids totally take over the main living spaces.

Originally I loved the idea of a three seasons room, but let’s be honest…there are years in Chicago where we get one good season. So why not make a space you can use year-round.

Life On Cedar Lane Sunroom Home Tour

We built the sunroom on the northwest corner of our home so it gets all the afternoon sun and you can watch the sunset over our backyard. I knew I wanted all that natural light. So we went for the biggest windows possible and I love them!

Life On Cedar Lane Sunroom Home Tour

I painted the walls Benjamin Moore simply white

I really wanted this to be a serene space to enjoy the beauty outside. Also, I added some pretty bead board detailing to the ceiling, and chose this light fixture to add some pretty texture.

Sunroom Home Ideas

I wanted to bring in a little color and my pretty vintage-inspired rug was the perfect addition to this space. Sadly this color is currently out of stock, but I just saw this beautiful new arrival and think it could provide a similar look!

Picking the sofa

I knew I wanted a couch along the back wall of this room looking out to the yard. I chose this Ikea Karlstad sofa which is a bargain at $399 and surprisingly comfortable. Check out this post about my Bemz sofa covers and how you can totally elevate an Ikea sofa to create a more custom look.

sunroom furniture

Neutral Furniture

These chairs sit opposite the sofa, the perfect neutral accent that can easily be styled with pretty pillows. I love how they don’t block the view, but still create a sitting area for entertaining.

sunroom chairs

Sadly my pretty wood coffee table is no longer available online, but I found this very similar option. I also added these cute striped benches for additional seating that again don’t distract from the pretty outside views.

coffee table books

I had a real olive tree that sadly fell victim to my lack of green thumb, so once we took down the Christmas tree from this corner I moved my faux olive tree here for the perfect touch of greenery in this space.  Don’t forget a cute basket to put it in.

I used floating shelves to create this fun gallery wall.  Most of these prints were under $10 digital downloads found on Etsy, mixed in with some family photos.

neutral sofa and decor

Fun accessories

Since most of the room is pretty neutral I added in lots of pretty color with fun decor accessories. I also played off the fact the room looks onto our pool and used some fun coffee table books linked below.

sunroom design ideas

So that’s a wrap on my sunroom, I hope you enjoyed the tour and found this useful! I can’t wait to share the next space with you guys!

Andrea Denes

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