Our sunroom got an impromptu mini makeover this spring, as we have finally been able to enjoy it with the weather warming up. This space started out pretty drab with a stunning yellow and brown color palette, we quickly figured out a cost effective solution to repurpose our old apartment furniture making this space functional, bright and colorful.
This past summer we bought an oversized love seat and ottoman, that matches our main living room furniture – it was time to get rid of that over worn leather sofa for something a bit nicer. The curtains that were once bright and sunny (and really expensive) were now faded after a few summers in the sun – plus the windows in that room aren’t the greatest (already on the future project list). So I went with more affordable shears ($5 each) that accented the room nicely.
I reused a few other pieces that were throughout the house, the rug was extra that had been in the basement and worked perfectly with the new furniture color. I also pulled in the white TV stand from a guest room to pull the space together, making it a cozy spot to curl up and watch a movie on a summer night or cool afternoon. The window table was a DIY that is now a helpful side table, styled with a framed quote from our wedding and a table top lamp that was sitting sadly in the basement waiting for it’s perfect spot.
The only other piece I bought besides the new curtains, was the white tray ($20) to use on the other side of the chair for a bit more function. I covered a few colorful pillows I had with white pillow cases from H&M that had ended up in the linen closet, the bright colors just weren’t working with the new darker gray chair. I really loved freshening this space up without spending an arm and a leg – which goes back to my main decorating tip and rule of thumb, buy pieces that can work in multiple spaces!
We love having the door open in the summer to this welcoming and warm space, and now it just has another elevated feel of this little retreat in our home. It’s the perfect spot for an afterwork nap (that’s when it’s the warmest with sun shining in) and so bright. Although this space was complete before, it feels even more so now with this little upgrade!