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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.


This was my original mood board and plan for this room:


What the sunroom used to look like:

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