Thursday, September 30, 2010

Put a Roof on it!

Today I'm showing you a room that I don't think I've ever showed you.  And funny thing is it's one of my favorite spots in the house (and Ruby's).  It's our sun room.  It's been a room left in the dust in our home improvements. it's catching up -- they are puting a new roof on my favorite spot.

The roof got hit with some serious hail and it was leaking -- so it was time for an improvement.  And because this room faces south it gets piping hot in the summer -- to the point that no one will go in there -- it's scorching!  So we chose to have a new, actual roof (not glass panels) put on.    I know it will darken the room a little bit, but we are having two skylights put in.  At least we'll be able to use it all year around now. :)

Here's what it looked like this morning -- all cleaned out and ready for a new hat!

So lately I've been hunting the web for some sun room ideas and decorating tips.  Oh the possibilities of this room! Any thoughts on what I should do?

I'm thinking for sure a shelf  of some kinds (behind where I stood to take the picture) -- but what?  Short, tall, built-in??

Daybed or couch?

Fluffy rug or jut rug?

Fan/light or chandelier?

Coffee table or ottoman?

Roman Shades or Long Drapes?

Cushy chair or bistro set?

See what I mean??  The possibilities are ENDLESS!  I have a feeling this will be a long, fun process of decorating -- so I want to do it right! :)

Any ideas??

14 Hand-Me-Downers Shared:

TS said...

I suggest checking out Young House Love and seeing what they did with their sun room. Truly inspirational.

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

@TS - Isn't their sun room awesome!?! I absolutely LOVE what they've done with it (their blog is my absolute favorite!) If I lived in the Richmond area I'd buy their house!! :)

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

That is a great room! I love the brick and stone!

KimberlyJ said...

Nate Berkus had a sun room he did on his show, I think last week . It had furniture that was indoor/outdoor but looked like indoor furniture. He used a sectional, dining table, great lighting, etc. He made it an extension of the house which was great. Good luck.

Kara @ Kara's Korner said...

Love the room!! I say daybeds for double functionality if you're anything like me and my fam and wind up with a large crowd on occasion, and I like the idea of a jute rug out there because it's outdoorsy with the flooring and the brick work already. A fluffy rug might contrast too much. After that, I'm outta ideas!! Have fun decorating...exciting!!

Stephanie said...

What a fun room to play with! I like the long drapes, it will soften the room. I know you will do wonders with it no matter what you decide.

Green Willow Pond said...

Lucky you to have a sun room to play in! Can I come and play LOL!

Karen said...

Wow, I love it! Fan to stir the air; long drapes to soften the stone and wood. I could have a blast in there girl. I would make me a space all my own over in the corner. Don't forget the lamps!
Thanks for sharing and asking. :)

Sparrow's Nest said...

daybed, Def daybed! If you can find a cool vintage wood one and load it up with pillows, pillows, and more pillows. I would say jute, easier to keep clean, maybe a fluffy sheep skin on top for toes? A fan would be more functional for an outside space, but I would put a bunch of candles out there for that glam factor. ottoman for sure! so much more causal and relaxed, plus it's nice to have something that can be a foot rest, coffee table, and extra seat :) Just put a tray on top and you'll be stylin' and profilin' :) Why not roman shades and long curtains!? If you go with a pillow-piled daybed, I would put in a cute bistro set to sip tea at and read.

Hmmm... now I want to get my sunroom pulled together! lol

Nutbird said...

If you are getting a roof and a ceiling, be sure to have wiring put in for a chandelier, or even better a ceiling fan. I would take this really slowly. Put in a day bed, or old sofa, and try out how it all feels. The long curtains might be too much. The stone is so beautiful, I wouldn't want to cover it up with lots of furniture and fabric. It will look really nice with a Christmas tree out there. Ann

Pamela said...

I think you should do Roman shades. You don't have much room on either side of the windows to pull back drapes and it would be a shame to cover any of the windows or the wood/stone detail.

Decorchick! said...

That's such a beautiful room, and how awesome to even have a sun room! I know whatever you do it will be amazing! :)

Sound Horn Please said...

What A lovely room, and such endless possibilities!

Melissa said...

That looks like a seriously gorgeous room. I would love it too. It will be neat to see how you decorate it and how it looks with the new roof.

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