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The 3 S's of a stunning sun room

30 May 2013 12:20 PM
The 3 S's of a stunning sun room

Abundant sunlight is one of the undeniable benefits of living in California, and many residents take advantage of this particular perk by incorporating attractive and comfortable sun rooms into their homes. With the right layout and furnishings, an otherwise run-of-the-mill sun room can be transformed into a beautiful and peaceful place to spend time.

Here are three tips for turning your Ventura sun room into the envy of the neighborhood. 

Of course, without ample sunlight, a sun room isn't much use. Therefore, many residents decide to invest in windows as the first step they take in their attempts to create a gorgeous sun room. Wall-to-wall windows or sliding glass doors allow you residents to design sun rooms that fully take advantage of their properties' sunlight, according to the Huffington Post.

One of the great benefits of a sun room is its ability to connect you to the natural world. Because of this, many homeowners pay particular attention to the landscape directly outside their sun rooms. Whether this means keeping a careful garden or opening up the view is up to you, but it is important to ensure that your sun room and the scenery outdoors of it are in relatively in harmony. 

With this in mind, it's important to remember that the right scenery is not necessarily limited to what's going on outside your sunroom's window. Many owners of Ventura real estate who want to steep their sun rooms in natural beauty opt for a wealth of small trees, shrubs, flowers and other greenery directly in their sun rooms. Because these rooms receive so much natural sunlight, it is easy to create a healthy environment for plants of all styles and sizes.

To many people, a collection of potted plants helps a sun room find the perfect balance between indoor and outdoor. According to HGTV, for example a variety of plants near windows can create a feeling of inside-out beauty. The plants don't need to perfectly match those outside your home, but they should be relatively complementary. Additionally, changing these plants with the seasons is a great way to make your room come to life and feel more like a natural extension of the outdoor environment.

Often, the primary function of a sun room is to serve a comfortable place to sit and relax. For this reason, many homeowners build their sun rooms around long couches, cozy recliners and other leisure-oriented seating options. According to Houzz, treating your sun room as a second living room by incorporating plenty of chairs, comfortable rugs and table lamps will help you create a sun room that is conducive for everything from leisurely meals to day-long reading sessions.