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While we wait for our cabinetry designers to draw up the next phase of the kitchen plans and for our contractor to take down some walls (hopefully this week!), I've been daydreaming and pinning my little heart out for ideas for the sunroom. 

We will be removing the French doors that lead into this space so that it feels like it's part of the kitchen and insulating the room so we can enjoy our first cup of coffee looking out at the surrounding fields and outbuildings year-round!  We're also going to be putting white beadboard on the walls and ceilings and laying the same stone flooring as the kitchen, which will help tie the two rooms together even more.  

Not only do I have faith that these relatively small changes will have a big impact, but this room gives us another opportunity to inject some Scandinavian design sensibilities into the overall space.  Bonus! 

Photo Source:  Pinterest via tvasmarum.blogspot.se  I love the simplicity of this space.  I also can't resist pillows or stripes, lets alone stripes ON pillows!  Throw in a sheepskin or two, add a basket and a cotton runner and you can call it a day as far as I'm concerned!  These types of spaces are my favourite to decorate because I can usually get the look I'm going for just by #shoppingthefarm or #shoppingthehouse and pulling in odds and sods from elsewhere in the house (and maybe a Home Sense run!)

Photo Source:  Pinterest via tvasmarum.blogspot.se

I love the simplicity of this space.  I also can't resist pillows or stripes, lets alone stripes ON pillows!  Throw in a sheepskin or two, add a basket and a cotton runner and you can call it a day as far as I'm concerned!  These types of spaces are my favourite to decorate because I can usually get the look I'm going for just by #shoppingthefarm or #shoppingthehouse and pulling in odds and sods from elsewhere in the house (and maybe a Home Sense run!)

Photo Source:  Pinterest via Bloglovin'  I love the brass elements and the muted jewel tones of these pillows.  The white painted floors really make this space, but hopefully we'll get the same feeling with the white beadboard on the ceilings and walls.  Now, if only I could keep some indoor plants alive at the farm!  

Photo Source:  Pinterest via Bloglovin'

I love the brass elements and the muted jewel tones of these pillows.  The white painted floors really make this space, but hopefully we'll get the same feeling with the white beadboard on the ceilings and walls.  Now, if only I could keep some indoor plants alive at the farm!  

Photo Source via @highstreetmarket  We currently have a beautiful dark antique table in the sunroom, but with the 8 foot harvest table that we will now be able to bring into the new kitchen I don't think we'll need another table so close by.  I do like the idea of creating a built-in bench like the one above (or maybe even an L-shaped one like the built-in below if we can) and layering it with a blue ticking mattress (more stripes!) and loads of pillows (thanks in advance Mom!).  Perfect for an afternoon nap or a cozy spot to curl up with a book or magazine.  I will also likely keep our wicker chairs in here to add some texture.

Photo Source via @highstreetmarket

We currently have a beautiful dark antique table in the sunroom, but with the 8 foot harvest table that we will now be able to bring into the new kitchen I don't think we'll need another table so close by.  I do like the idea of creating a built-in bench like the one above (or maybe even an L-shaped one like the built-in below if we can) and layering it with a blue ticking mattress (more stripes!) and loads of pillows (thanks in advance Mom!).  Perfect for an afternoon nap or a cozy spot to curl up with a book or magazine.  I will also likely keep our wicker chairs in here to add some texture.

Photo Source: Pinterest via Damask & Dentelle  This is my favourite of all the inspiration shots I've found so far.  I think it's because of the softness of the colours and the use of midcentury lighting that adds a stronger Scandinavian vibe to the room than some of other shots.  Knowing me, even though I'm drawn to this look, I'll probably end up with more colour in our space.  Colour makes me happy!

Photo Source: Pinterest via Damask & Dentelle

This is my favourite of all the inspiration shots I've found so far.  I think it's because of the softness of the colours and the use of midcentury lighting that adds a stronger Scandinavian vibe to the room than some of other shots.  Knowing me, even though I'm drawn to this look, I'll probably end up with more colour in our space.  Colour makes me happy!

This shot of the sunroom gives you a good view of the current flooring.  It was a cost-effective solution that the prior owners came up with:  stamped concrete.  We have the same "flooring" in the outdoor courtyard area, as well as the "anteroom" where we stack the firewood between the Old Stone House and the newer addition.  Budget-permitting (it's early days!), we plan on laying the same stone tile from the kitchen in both the sunroom and the anteroom.    You can also see from this angle of the room that the exterior board-and-batten of the new addition is on one of the walls in the sunroom.  Given it runs vertically, I'm leaning towards running the beadboard vertically as well even though horizontally would lend it a more Scandinavian look.

This shot of the sunroom gives you a good view of the current flooring.  It was a cost-effective solution that the prior owners came up with:  stamped concrete.  We have the same "flooring" in the outdoor courtyard area, as well as the "anteroom" where we stack the firewood between the Old Stone House and the newer addition.  Budget-permitting (it's early days!), we plan on laying the same stone tile from the kitchen in both the sunroom and the anteroom.  

You can also see from this angle of the room that the exterior board-and-batten of the new addition is on one of the walls in the sunroom.  Given it runs vertically, I'm leaning towards running the beadboard vertically as well even though horizontally would lend it a more Scandinavian look.

I would love to hear what you think or any ideas you have for elements that make for a perfect sunroom!  

Andraya FrithComment