Warm and Sunny Decorating Styles
When the cold wind starts to blow, you’ll be glad you took the time to design a warm and cozy indoor area. Although you can certainly use any style of decorating that appeals to you, decor that conjures up the thought of warm sunshine often work best. For example, you could decorate your space with Southwestern metal art decor to add a touch of desert heat. Warm Southwestern colors such as terra cotta, gold, orange, red and yellow can also add to the overall look.
It can also be fun to create a garden-like look inside your home. If you have a sunny spare bedroom, why not try transforming it into a garden sunroom? Even if the room gets plenty of direct sunlight, the shorter and darker days of winter can sometimes make it difficult to grow your favorite plants successfully. Fortunately, it’s easy to supplement the outdoor light by using one or more simple fluorescent light fixtures. Comfortable patio-style furniture pieces will add to the overall effect. To complete the look, choose art pieces that are representative of outdoor wildlife, such as a turtle metal wall hanging or perhaps a few metal butterflies or dragonflies.
Outdoor Colors and Patterns
When designing an indoor patio or sunroom space, it’s usually best to focus on the natural colors of the summer season. Pretty warm shades of yellow, orange, red and pink will definitely help cheer up even the most dreary winter day. You could also use seaside shades of green and blue, focusing on a beach theme. For the garden room, various shades of green combined with floral shades of pink, rose, red and yellow often work well.
When choosing patterns, you should again draw your inspiration from nature. Fabrics and other decorating materials that feature floral or leafy prints can work well. You can also use painting and stenciling techniques to decorate the walls of the room with nature-based patterns. For example, why not stencil a flock of birds or a bevy of butterflies onto the wall to add a touch of whimsy and beauty?
When choosing furniture pieces, it’s important to think about the various ways you plan to use your indoor space. For example, if you plan to use it as a personal getaway for rest, relaxation and reflection, you might only need a comfortable chair, a small table and some good lighting. However, if your entire family plans to utilize the space or if you think you’d like to use the room for entertaining, you’ll want to plan for adequate seating and table space. Either way, the furniture you choose should be bright, cheerful and focused on comfort and convenience. Patio furniture pieces often work especially well, helping to bring a touch of the outdoors inside. In fact, you might even want to use your indoor “outdoor” room as a great way to safely store your outdoor patio furniture during the winter months while getting some use out of it as the same time.