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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!