• Lisa

Functional and Stylish: Sun-room makeover


Having a sun-room is so fun! It can be used for many things: a playroom, an office, a fancy sitting area, or just a pretty place in the home where one can enjoy a nice summery drink while all that light is streaming in. Our kiddos have a dedicated playroom upstairs, but I wanted to make our sun-room into a fun and inviting space where our twin toddlers could play safely, and stow their toys in a way where they can be easily hidden.

Here is how I did it below, and you can click any of the pictures for all sources:

-First order of business: an upholstered storage bench. Easy way to hide toys! Plus this one is cream colored and a soft velvet. The twins love sitting on it and peering at the chipmunks scurrying around outside. I did Scotch Guard it to protect against spills.

-Storage baskets for books and extra toys.

-No sharp edges here! Soft Mongolian fur stool and two amazing end tables by Broyhill provide the surfaces needed without causing injury.

-Absolutely love this lamp table from Broyhill's Ashgrove collection. It has a beautiful white washed finish that complements the batten and board of the Gallery wall. Curved edges are perfect for my rambunctious toddlers! It is also tall enough so I don't have to worry about mistaken spills (yet).

-For decor, I kept it simple with pillows, and some plants and vases.

-In choosing a rug, I wanted something light and airy as the couch is navy and wanted to stay in tune with the feel of a sun-room. I picked this pretty Moroccan trellis rug which is grey and off white, and although is a light color, will hide anything my toddlers drag in quite well.

-Gallery wall and batten board: It was a struggle figuring out how to strategically place a gallery wall here. I love having art closer to the surface of the couch, but I didn't want to have it floating over the batten board edge. I decided to go above and below for a balanced look. Also, I love a good gallery wall and fortunately, partnering with Home Love Network helps me have a large selection of prints every month! This month I just love their unique selection of prints. A round brushed gold framed mirror ties the gallery wall together.

A few different patterns and designs I changed around for the gallery wall.

-I picked this small settee for the other wall to allow for extra seating but not to take up room to maximize the surface area while the twins play.