Neither indoors nor out, sunrooms and screened porches offer the best of both worlds. Whether you’re taking a midday summer nap, or want to enjoy the great outdoors in winter, a sunroom is a sanctuary-like space that demands relaxation.
Here are 20+ sunroom ideas that are as stylish as they are serene.
An 1830s Federal house in the Hudson Valley includes a screened-in garden pavilion where one can enjoy chic, semi-outdoor dining among the lush backyard. A vintage garden table from Finch is surrounded by Restoration Hardware dining chairs, supporting the modest yet whimsical vibe.
A welcoming Bedford retreat includes an earthy, light-filled sunroom perfect for the whole family. The pale green palette blends in with the nature of the backyard, uniting the outdoors and indoors.
The screened-in porch of this Lake Tahoe retreat functions as a year-round extension of the living room, with a custom LaLune Collection table, a Mecox Gardens cocktail table, and a Lee Industries sofa and pillow. A stone fireplace keeps the space warm, while freshly-fallen snow shines from outside.
A Sonoma Valley Lake House's entryway and sunroom is rippling with bold color, which extends to a statement ceiling that makes the space feel energized yet tranquil. The sofa is in a denim, the leather armchairs are from , and the brass cocktail table and rug were purchased at the .
A screened-in porch was added during the remodel of this Bridgehampton farmhouse, complete with cozy dining and lounging areas. Pale wood furniture, stone flooring, and lantern-style lights honor the aesthetic of the "old Hamptons."
A cushioned banquette with neutral-tone pillows fits the contours of a bay window at a 1920s house in Beverly Hills, California, decorated by . A pair of Windsor chairs and a traditional English gateleg table add rustic charm.
Wood-frame windows enclose the front porch of the Columbia County, New York, cottage shared by designer and stylist Joe Williamson. A 19th-century folding bench is topped with pillows covered in antique grain sacks, and the Czech wood-and-fabric chair is from the 1950s.
At decorator Gwynn Griffith's home in San Antonio, Texas, forest-green shades hang in the double-height screened porch. The suspended sofa and wicker chair are accessorized with pillows covered in African textiles. The side table is by John Dickinson; stained concrete floors nod to the building's industrial past.
Red-and-white upholstery and an array of topiaries bring color to the grandly scaled sunroom of a Tuxedo Park, New York, home decorated by . A woven rattan chaise and vintage armchairs surround a Jean-Michel Frank-inspired cocktail table.
Architect designed a sunny porch for the Long Island home he shares with curator Barry Bergdoll. The casual dining area includes a 1950s butterfly chair and a plywood-top table with industrial folding legs. Simple wood framing holds the stainless-steel screens in place.
At a weekend home in Southampton, New York, Emma Jane Pilkington decorated the sunroom with serene powder-blue walls and sheer window shades. An antique Italian cocktail table, stripped of its dark finish, is paired with an Oly sofa and a Chinese Chippendale-style chair.
Inside a former hat factory in Italy, architect Michael Rieper and designer created a spare, contemporary loft with a solarium-like dining area. Thonet armchairs flank a table by Progetto Domestico; resin-infused fabric covers the floor.
The screened porch of a country retreat in Fredericksburg, Texas, includes a pair of vintage rattan rocking chairs and a circa-1935 Marc du Plantier sofa, found at a French flea market and upholstered in Sunbrella fabric. A 19th-century workbench is used as a cocktail table.
In textile designer 's Athens, Georgia, home, the screened porch features a custom-made banquette covered in a Hable Construction outdoor fabric, the table is Indonesian, and the antique chairs were found at the Brimfield Antique Flea Market. The floors are painted in Farrow & Ball's Studio Green.
In the sunroom of Julia Reed’s New Orleans home, the sofa is slipcovered in a cotton duck, and the armchairs are upholstered in Bennison’s Crewelwork linen. The cocktail table is painted in Benjamin Moore’s River Blue, and the lamp is by Roy Hamilton.
Green accents enliven the sunroom in the Nashville home of Jon and Keith Meacham. The sofa and armchairs are upholstered in a canvas duck, the Regency library chair is covered in the same Quadrille cotton stripe as the Roman shades; the ceiling fixture is by Visual Comfort, the sisal carpet is by Lenos, and the walls are painted in Duron Paints & Wallcoverings’ Palmetto.
A young family’s stylish Hamptons beach house, designed by , is all about textured surfaces and sturdy structures. The sofa and club chairs in the sunroom are by Janus et Cie, and the high-back chair is by Patricia Urquiola.
designed a lush sunroom for the 1930s Beverly Hills home of "Will & Grace" creator Max Mutchnick and his family. The steel shelving is antique, and the light fixture is by Ames Ingham. The sawhorse table is vintage.
In the sunroom of Jamie Beard and 's Long Island weekend home, which Swanson Beard designed with decorators Chiqui Woolworth and , the custom sofa is covered in a Gastón y Daniela chintz, the vintage armchairs are in a Lee Jofa fabric, and the bentwood chairs are antique; the ebonized chair is from Meg Braff Designs. The Turkish kilim is from ABC Carpet & Home, and the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore's Essex Green, with trim in Simply White.
Designer gave this 100-year-old house in Washington D.C. a minimalist, yet warm, new look. In the screened sunroom, a pair of Art Deco-era industrial lights hang above a custom-made table and benches; the sofa, by Lawson-Fenning, is upholstered in a Perennials canvas, and the flooring is bluestone.
In the 1920s London townhouse of hoteliers Kit and Tim Kemp, the sunroom has a light fixture by Kevin Reilly, an antique wing chair upholstered in a Bennison fabric, and chairs by Philippe Hurel.
The sunroom of a Bronxville, New York, home includes sofas designed by , who renovated the house. The rug is custom-made, the lamps are from the 1950s, and the ceiling and French doors are original to the house.
In fashion designer ’s cottage in Southampton, Staffordshire-pottery figurines hang above a vintage bamboo sofa with cushions in a Scalamandre fabric in the sunroom.