One of the reasons I particularly love watching the Sound of Music over and over again, is that I find Fraulein Maria’s mood infectious. Her cheery disposition rubs off on me whenever I see her running over those hills, singing at the top of her lungs. But I don’t have a voice as powerful as hers, nor hills to run around in. Probably the next best thing to Prozac is to get some sun. Studies show that Vitamin D or sunlight helps lift one’s moods. What better and more convenient way to get some sunlight at home than by having one of those sunrooms at home. If you happen to have a sunroom- or are contemplating on having one built in your home- here are some tips on how to decorate it:
For paint, choose bright whites or yellows. You can also try orange or pink, to give off that cheery vibe.
Furniture in natural material will best suit your sunroom. Choose rattan or wicker for your pieces. Typical outdoor furniture made of iron will also work. Just make sure they’re comfortable and that they complement the overall style of your home. But if you want to use indoor furniture, that’s fine, as long as they aren’t made of fabric which may fad in the sun. Arrange you furniture in such a way that there is a focal point, and there’s just enough room for flow of traffic.
Windows will look good with bamboo blinds. If you opt for fabric, choose light material to allow as much sunlight in.
Sunrooms are meant to make you feel as if you’re outdoors, when you’re actually inside your home. If you pay special care to decorating it, you’ll get that relaxing feeling you need everyday.