Using Antique Rugs to Create the Perfect Sunroom
A sunroom is a perfect way to enjoy the outdoors and bring some light into your life. When creating your sunroom, it is important to concentrate on the exterior view as well as creating a cozy interior. The rug is the foundation of any room, and choosing the right one is the first place to start. The focus of the design is on creating a comfortable space that reflects the look and feel of the outdoors. A sunroom ties the indoors with the outside and carries the theme of the exterior spaces to the interior. If the perfect sunroom is in your future plans, here are a few suggestions to help you create your perfect sanctuary.
Decide on Function
There are many different ways to use a sunroom, and what you decide to do with it determines the type of rugs and furnishings that you will need. It depends on whether you envision it as an additional living space, a dining space, an old-fashioned sleeping porch, or perhaps a conservatory. You might decide to use it as a combination of these different functions. Regardless of how you use it, the point is to create a space that is welcoming and comfortable. Adding a vintage rug to the mix will give it a rustic character and charm that will help transform the sunroom into the perfect sanctuary.
Window Treatments, Lighting, and Flooring
A sunroom is all about creating light. If your sunroom is in a place where you need to filter the sunlight or where it gets too hot, you may want to choose shades or window treatments. However, it is important not to treat it like curtains and window treatments in the rest of the house. They should be light and unobtrusive in the sunroom. The idea is to create a feeling that you are outdoors, so if you must supplement the lighting, sticking with natural or garden-themed pieces will enhance the natural feeling. Choosing pieces that incorporate natural materials such as wood, shells, or artistically hand-forged iron is a perfect choice. Because the other elements of the room are less obtrusive, it will draw attention to the rug that you choose. The rug will set the tone of the rest of the décor. An antique rug creates a classic look and serves as the foundation for the rest of the furniture.
Enhancing the Garden Theme
The idea of the sunroom is to bring the garden indoors and connect the two spaces. Perhaps you could choose a potting shed theme or bring in lots of plants for an authentic indoor garden theme. A garden-themed rug reinforces the theme throughout the space. A Persian rug that features natural colors and a formal design gives the space an exotic feel and can make you feel as if you just stepped into another world. An antique rug with a formal, floral design makes the perfect accessory for a room filled with plant life and natural light.
Creating an Exotic Feel
Persian rugs are finding their way into a number of modern décor styles, and they are perfect for the sunroom. The idea of a sunroom is to create a space that feels different from the rest of the interior space, and that separates it from the main décor style in the look and feel. Even if you have a more formal design style throughout the rest of the house, placing a tribal rug in the sunroom can create an exotic feel. A Persian tribal rug adds a feeling of mystique to the space and creates an escape from the rest of the world. It is also the perfect background for plants and accessories with natural materials. A rug that shows a little bit of age has an informal character and creates a cozy feeling that is perfect for relaxing.
Mixing the Old and New
Perhaps your style is a little more contemporary and streamlined. An antique rug is the perfect way to add a bit of softness to the design and transform the space into one that is less dramatic than the rest of the home. If your style consists mainly of minimalist furniture and simple lines, the sunroom is the perfect place to go a bit wild and add a brightly colored or vintage rug. Another way to add a little bit of surprise is to add a rug that is bright and cheerful to add vibrancy to the space. Matching throw pillows and a rug with a pop of color against a room of simple, neutral colors and furniture creates a cheerful space.
The rug sets the tone of the sunroom design and enhances the light and airy feel. We have an excellent selection of garden-themed, antique, and classic rug styles that will help you transform your sunroom into a place for you to enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of your home. Feel free to look around, and if you see anything that interests you, our staff will be happy to answer any questions that you might have.