Decorating a small room can seem like a challenge! So today I’m sharing our sunroom makeover. And the sunroom is all dressed up for S-P-R-I-N-G! How fun! Ready for a spring tour and lots of pretty ideas you will be able to recreate in your home? Let’s get started!
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I’m focusing on small room decorating, but if your rooms are larger many of these ideas will work for you too!
The sunroom is decorated for spring. I’m thrilled to share my spring decorating ideas too!
The sunroom has been the hardest room to decorate. It’s small and very square with a cathedral ceiling and lots of windows on three sides that frame views the golf course we live on.
The view is really the gorgeous focal point of this room!
So how do you decorate a room with its quirks and keep the focal point… well, the focal point?
Do you have a room that is hard to decorate? Maybe, like me, you have a small room that gets lots and lots of use! Here are a few tips for decorating a small room…
You can see the “before” plans for the sunroom HERE.
KEEP THE COLORS SIMPLE AND TIGHT
This is my decorating mantra! TIGHT COLOR PALETTE. It makes decorating so much easier!!!
I think this is the number one thing we can do to make a small room look roomier!
As you know, I love decorating with neutrals! And a neutral color palette is perfect for a small room.
Whatever colors make your heart sing, go ahead and use them. But use only two or three of them.
YOU DON’T HAVE TO DECORATE A SMALL ROOM WITH PETITE FURNITURE
Wow, this is a big misconception!
A small room full of small furniture almost always looks cluttered! My hard and fast rule for decorating is…
BIGGER IS BETTER AND LESS IS MORE
And that goes for decorating a small room too!
Instead of small furniture think about the SCALE and PROPORTION of the furniture put in a small room!
Scale and proportion are two words every home decorator should know and use when they decorate!
You can learn all about THE ELEMENT OF DESIGN SCALE AND PROPORTION HERE. I’ve taken this somewhat difficult interior design concept and broken it down for us!
FURNITURE FOR A SMALL ROOM
In our sunroom, I chose a low-profile neutral sectional with a chaise. Yes, a sectional!!! Sectionals are great options for small-ish rooms!
The Andres sectional from West Elm has a deep seat and a low back. Great for lounging and the low back does not fight the pretty view.
The sectional gives us lots and lots of seating and a great place to lounge too!
A sectional with a chaise is a great option for a small room. It offers lots of seating and the chaise, without a back and arm has little visual weight.
So, yes you can put a sectional in a small room! Here are a few things to consider if you might be thinking of adding a sectional to your small-ish room…
- know all the measurements of your room
- measure the dimensions of a sectional you are considering and map it out in the room
- think about a slender and more contemporary profile with a low back, bolster type back pillows and sloped arms.
- a solid color sectional is best
The coffee table we chose for the sunroom is a bit chunky. It has a presence. But again, the scale is just right! Also, the neutral color of this coffee table keeps it from looking too heavy!
It has just the right amount of oil rubbed bronze detailing to keep it from looking boring!
For spring I created a simple vignette in a very textural basket! Can you tell the tulips are faux? I love real tulips but faux last all spring! And every spring after!
When decorating for spring or any season, I like to give a little nod to the season at hand. So for spring I…
- add some great spring organics, real and faux
- lighten up textiles like pillows and throws
- add one or two spring-inspired accessories
The little iron painted birds perched on top of white painted books are a nod to spring!
If you remember one thing about spring decorating, remember the little list above. It will help you create a beautiful spring in your home with overdoing it! This little list will help you decorate stunning spring rooms!
The chairs across the room from the sectional also have a somewhat low profile too!
The chairs, like the rug and wicker chest, came with me from StoneGable. The chairs work well in the sunroom because they are wide and comfortable but again have a low, contemporary profile and are neutral!
ADDING PLANTS FAUX AND REAL TO A SMALL ROOM
For spring I added a white platter to the wicker chest and topped it off with two topiaries! Texture plays a big part in my spring decor as do plants this year!
This spring I’m just loving both real and faux greens! It’s a nice way to bring spring decor into a room without being too cute.
Make sure to slip your plants into interesting containers! It’s all about the container!
A little live rosemary plant sits on a round table just inside the sunroom. The family pics are whited out to keep family member’s images private.
Isn’t this a cute little pot?
The rosemary is so happy near this sunny window. Next month I’ll transplant it in a pot and put it on our patio!
Plants bring life to a room. Big or small! So make room for pretty greens and other organics, especially in the spring!
THINK OF PILLOWS LIKE JEWELRY IN A SMALL ROOM
Rooms ALWAYS look better with pretty pillows! Even a small room!
For spring I lighten up my pillows. Celebrate the season with the pillows you choose for the rooms in your home.
This spring I chose light-colored pillows with texture and a little pattern. The sectional is l-o-n-g so I could use pillows liberally!
Decorating a small room is easier than you think using these savvy tips!
And decorating a small room for spring is sublime!
Please see how my friends are decorating for spring…
Here are the sources for items in the family room…
You can see the curtains HERE