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The Top 3 Sunroom Furniture Style Ideas

Posted on Tue, Mar 22, 2011

What type of sunroom furniture is best for you? Learn about three of the Top Sunroom Furniture Style Ideas.


You have this great new space to enjoy the outdoors indoors but how do you choose the sunroom furniture to go in it?  The biggest key in determining furniture is knowing the functionality of this space.  Is the sunroom going to be used for an office, an additional family space or a multi-functioning space.  Establishing this key element will determine what type of furniture, a sofa, chairs, desk etc., while the style of furniture will determine the overall decor of the room.  Here are three great furniture style ideas for your sunroom.


Wicker/Rattan Furniture

Wicker is a broadSunroom Furniture Wicker-Rattanbase term for furniture woven with stems, branches or vines.  The rattan vines is the most prolific vines used to make furniture.  They can grow up to 600 feet in length and amazingly can grow up to 3 feet in a single day.  These qualities make rattan a sustainable, abundant and renewable resource.  Wicker/rattan furniture is a popular choice for sunrooms.  This style of furniture, with its natural distinctive look, represents the outdoors but adds a touch of sophistication to any room.  There are many style of wicker/rattan furniture but the largest variable comes when selecting the fabric for the cushions.  The fabric possibilities are endless and are available from retro to modern to traditional. 


“Patio Furniture”

“Patio furniture” encompasses furniture that is designed to withstand the outdoor elements.  In today's market the choices for “patio furniture” have increased ten fold and the materials from which they are constructed have improved with technology.  Not only are the possibilities unlimited with choices in fabrics and frames, but they are designed to be durable.  The frames are available in a range of materials from wood to powder coated finishes.  The fabrics are created to withstand the additional pounding from the sun, to repel water and are easy to take care of. 


Upholstered Furniture

Sunroom Furniture - UpholsteredLooking to create a room that looks and feels like an additional room from the house, then upholstered furniture is a nice option.  Because most upholstered furniture is not made for outdoor elements, traditional upholstered furniture is recommended for all season sunrooms with HVAC units not three season rooms.  No need to fret if you have a three season room, the lines between outdoor and indoor upholstered furniture is becoming further blurred.  Only within the last few years have several companies released lines of outdoor fully upholstered furniture.



Which ever style of furniture works with your sunroom decor, remember there is no “right” choice, only the choice that makes you the happiest.    


Photo Credits: Wicker chair, Upholstered furniture



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