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18 Sunroom ideas: Let your extension burst with life

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Choose the wrong sunroom ideas and your sunroom is only usable for some of the year. Get your extension right, and it’s perfect for relaxing and sun basking all year.

Whether chic or cosy, creating a functional and inviting sunroom is easy.

Looking to turn your sunroom into a sunny spot for entertaining or relaxing? Soak in our favourite sunroom ideas of 2024.

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Fresh sunroom ideas

2024‘s all about multi-use furniture, reclaimed wood, natural materials, and minimalist vibes. Sunrooms are versatile spaces; they can suit any style.

Go for maximum impact and minimal effort with warm decor and bright spaces. For that reason (and many more), check out our fresh sunroom ideas below. 

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1. Sunroom extension ideas

Gable glass sunroom idea

This Victorian-roofed sunroom incorporates vintage charm with classic features for a gorgeous finish.

Green wicker furniture, box plants, and evergreen trees create cohesion while bringing the outdoors indoors. Mottled and dappled neutral floor tiles also mimic the earth to add warmth.

Imagine enjoying a tea or two here while basking in the rare English sunshine!

2. Sunroom extension ideas UK

don't overfill an orangery with furniture

This lean-to sunroom incorporates a curved glass design for extra character and light. Moreover, large double-glazed uPVC panelled windows add extra security and warmth.

Sometimes, simple is best. The glass, black metal dining set, and a sprinkle of potted plants maximise the space.

Diagonal floorboards also add interest and warm up the space. Lastly, the white streaks match the alcove and window frames for cohesion.

3. Sunroom ideas for the UK

Lean to conservatory sunroom

Lean-to sunrooms are popular because they’re easy to install and decorate. Let extra light soak by installing large framed windows and French doors.

All you need is some clashing chairs and sofas to match the dark wood floor. Now you have the most stylish seat in the house to admire the setting sun.

Inspired? Get the look by hiring one of our professional sunroom installers today.

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4. Sunroom decorating ideas

Vintage chic sunroom ideas

This small Victorian orangery is bedecked in Renaissance-style decor. The result? An elegant and stylish finish to a small sunroom.

Plants are a fantastic addition to any light-loving room. The dark green hue of these parlour palms also contrasts with the dark wood window frames. We love the hint of period drama they bring!

After more orangery inspiration? Our orangery ideas have you covered.

5. Window ideas for sunroom

Window ideas for a sunroom design idea

Keep things simple and clean with this lean-to sunroom example. A dark wood floor contrasts and complements the light grey decor and furniture.

White-painted ceilings match the window frames and skirting boards to lift the space. Lastly, the swinging bench immediately invites you to kick back and admire the view.

Fancy the look? Get started with our lean-to-conservatory cost guide.

6. Sunroom ideas for furniture

Capsule decor collection sun room

Why not go bold in your conservatory theme?

This bold, beautiful African plains decor boasts complementary floral accessories and savannah figurines. Even the rug is bordered with elephant silhouettes!

Red brick flooring ties in the rich wood, wicker sofa, and carved floor lamps. In addition, the neutral decor lets your bold accessories take centre stage.

Feeling inspired but not sure where to start? An interior designer near you can help.

7. Sunroom decorating ideas, window treatments

Beach decor sunroom

Floor-to-ceiling windows are a popular sunroom idea. These wall-to-wall floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors let you admire the surroundings.

Take inspiration from this delicate sunroom. Add fun to your bright, neutral decor with textures.

Wood-panelled ceilings, a high-pile carpet, and unique wicker furniture add texture and interest. Add striped cushions and covers for gentle coastal vibes.

Got that sunroom feeling? Always hire a reputable builder experienced in extensions and conservatories.

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8. Small sunroom decorating ideas

orangery ideas

Black metal-framed windows and warm wood flooring give this sunroom the wow factor. Plus, blurred bottom glass panes provide privacy.

For small sunrooms, carefully choose decor to maximise space. Potted parlour palms at various heights, hanging lights and a small table and chair look great!

Add a pyramid candle, a small area rug and a hammock to relax on lazy afternoons.

9. Sunroom porch ideas

different materials in an orangery

Watch the cottage-chic aesthetic take off again with wall panels. These champagne-painted panels ooze elegance in combination with the classic swing doors and windows.

Beyond the glass panes, the porch boasts a high-backed wicker sofa. Various shrubs and potted plants finish off the look.

10. Sunroom furniture ideas for decorating sunrooms

Rustic sunroom with tub furniture

This open-plan, rustic, lean-to sunroom boasts clean lines, minimal decor, and contrasting textures.

Like this homeowner, consider shimmering large square floor tiles that glitter in the sun. Go for neutral furniture, fluffy textures and large surface areas to melt into. Lastly, choose mosaic bricks, a wood-panelled ceiling and open beams for a seamless vibe.

Don’t forget the large, glossy-leafed plants that inject life into this bright, airy sunroom.

11. Sunroom tile ideas

fill an orangery with plants

This gable window classic sunroom is an antique lover’s dream. The Verini encaustic tile design has been popular throughout history for good reason.

Each tile is painted in a different pattern before being glazed and added to a floor mosaic. It’s incredibly visually appealing.

Choose furniture to match your sunroom ideas, like this white wicker chair and patterned seat. Many lush leafy plants also help create that popular house jungle effect.

Like the look? Find a trusted tiler near you to finish your sunroom extension.

12. Sunroom furnishing ideas

Sunroom furnishings for maximum impact

Always choose hardy furniture and upholstery that the sun won’t bleach when decorating a sunroom. Consider metals, weaves or lighter colours to avoid replacing them every few years.

Keep this handy sunroom furnishing ideas handy;

Why not hire one of our expert designers to help you achieve the perfect look?

13. Cozy sunroom seating ideas

Sunroom seating ideas

Sunrooms are meant for lounging. It’s the best spot for lazy Sunday afternoon reading.

When you need something comfier, ditch the wicker and rattan. Opt for sunroom seating you can sink into.

These brown faux leather sofas look comfortable and blend into the natural stone and brick. But always position your sofas slightly out of direct sunlight to avoid bleaching them.

14. Sunroom blind ideas

Sunroom window blinds

Don’t forget your window treatments and lighting in your sunroom designs.

Choose window blinds to make your sunroom useable in summer or winter. Woven shades are a fitting filter for painted window castings. These chic industrial hanging lights pair with woven blinds for the ultimate cosy zone.

Get your sunroom window blinds right with our conservatory blinds cost guide.

15. Greenhouse sunroom ideas

Greenhouse sunroom ideas

Are you the green-fingered type, minus the garden space?

A sunroom is perfect for a DIY greenhouse come chill-out zone. Combine a jungle-esque sunroom with comfy seating for an oxygen-filled extension.

Green with envy for a greenhouse sunroom? Find an extension builder near you.

16. Modern sunroom ideas

Modern sunroom ideas

Modern sunroom ideas focus on intentional interior design. Take time to consider your overall aesthetic before designing your modern sunroom.

We love the overall look of this sunroom. The black and white furniture pop of pink and warm wood creates a stylish but exciting space.

The large patterned area rug and crystal chandelier are stunning finishing touches.

17. Sunroom ideas for back of house

Kitchen sunroom

Sunrooms aren’t just for reading nooks or dining. Make your sunroom fit your life.

You might find cooking more enjoyable with all the natural light of a kitchen sunroom. Add a skylight and French doors to your extension to create a kitchen come sunroom.

Get started by reading our handy skylight installation cost guide.

18. Small sunroom ideas

Small sunroom ideas

What do you do with a small sunroom? Even small sunrooms are full of opportunity.

If you have more than one point of entry, steal this space. This cosy grey sofa blocks off an unused door but soaks up all that lovely sun.

Copy this homeowner and pop your sofa into the optimum sunset viewing spot.

FAQs

Do you need planning permission for a sunroom in the UK?

Usually, planning permission isn’t essential for a sunroom if it meets a few basic criteria. For example, side extensions must be single-storey and not be higher than the existing roof.

Always check with your local planning authority if you’re unsure.

Does a sunroom add value to your home in the UK?

A well-designed, modern-looking sunroom can enhance your home’s curb appeal. But, your sunroom’s size, style and quality will affect the added value.

Feeling the sunroom craze? Start with our sunroom cost guide.

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