Our sunroom is now one year old! It was finished last December, and we had to scramble to furnish and decorate before our family arrived for the holidays. We didn’t have much more than a card table, folding chairs, and some beat-up wicker dragged out of storage, but it didn’t matter. We were just so thrilled to celebrate our first Christmas in the new room!
We have some real furniture in the room now (yay!), and I had more time to play around with decorating it. It’s amazing what a difference it made just adding some red to the apple green that was already out there. Now all that’s missing is a little snow outside the windows.
One of the best decisions we made was to have it insulated and heated because now we can enjoy it even on cold, windy days like this. The project started as a simple screened-in porch that kind of got out of hand, as I explained in “Mr. & Mrs. Blandings Build a Sunroom.” Once we got the initial plans, we couldn’t stop adding to them. Funny how that happens…
Here’s how it looked last Christmas, when we had a little snow outside:
Here’s how it looked after we got some real furniture out here this year:
And now, with some red to warm it up for the holidays:
We adopted our sweet Shih Tzu Maizie right after Christmas last year, and this has been one of her favorite rooms from the beginning. She loves to find a sunny spot to nap in, so she usually ends up in my sunroom photos.
It’s a lot sunnier in here now that most of the leaves have fallen. I really need to get some kind of window treatments, but they’ll have to wait until next year.
One of the luxuries of working from home is being able to eat lunch out here every day.
My favorite treat in winter is my daily cup of hot chocolate–with whipped cream and chocolate chips on top. YUM.
This red brick wall used to be the exterior of the house. Something that has changed my life since we got this TV out here: a Roku box. I’ve mentioned it before and will say it again–love that thing. Love it so much we went back and bought one for the TV in the family room, too.
The Roku is basically a tiny box hidden behind the picture frame on the yellow table that lets us stream movies and music through the TV. Lately I’ve had it set to the Indie Christmas Music station on Pandora 24-7. Thanks to it, we were able to get rid of the ugly old boom box setup on the dog crate that I showed you here!
Maizie and I thank you for stopping by our sunroom and taking a look around. It’s nothing fancy, but it sure is a comfy place for us all to relax in! 🙂