There’s a saying that if you’re lucky enough to live in Florida, you’re lucky enough. This is the time of year when we’re reminded how nice it can be to live down here in the Sunshine State. It’s the kind of weather that’s not so cold that you can’t sit outside, but not so warm that the mosquitoes will be joining you.
Which brings us to the sunroom, also appropriately called a Florida room. In the middle of a February afternoon, there’s no better place.
With a painted blue ceiling that mimics the sky, this sunroom featured in Southern Living is the perfect spot to curl up with a glass of iced tea and a good book. The curtains can be pulled back to provide shade in the summer and swept open to let the sun in during winter months. A chaise lounge is the ideal place to spend a lazy Saturday afternoon.
A sectional sofa in this sunroom provides ample seating for entertaining or relaxing with family. Keeping the small window allows sunlight to float inside to the main living room, despite the later addition of the Florida room.
The best part about sunrooms is they can be as fancy or as casual as you'd like. Some families use them as a sunnier formal sitting area, while others bring in comfortable seating in bright colors to give it a more relaxed vibe.
Sunrooms make a great addition to the home, since they’re a versatile space that can be used for anything from lounging to entertaining. Stick a daybed back there, and it’s the perfect spot for a cat nap. Push the furniture against the wall, dig a folding table and a tablecloth from the closet, and it’s a change of pace for a Sunday dinner. A sunroom can handle it all. And in Florida, we're lucky enough to use it year-round.
Jessica Lipscomb for Walter Price Design Build