Around the House- Design Dilemma

So there are lots of projects I want to do around the house. They range from repainting the upstairs bathroom to retiling the kitchen floor and many inbetween. One of the projects inbetween there is doing something with our sunporch. Its a super cute little space and I would love for it to be a little more functional.

Right now its an ugly yellow color, it has one wicker chair that is from my mom’s house and is the home to our bikes. I can’t decide if I want it to be more of a sit down and relax area or more of a lets eat our summer dinner here spot? It is complete windows all around from the ceiling to about 3 feet from the floor. Its not a 4 season room- there is no heat there in the winter so it wouldnt be used in the winter. I am leaning more towards a relaxing area because lately I have enjoyed sitting on the one chair out there with my laptop reading thru my google reader. What are your thoughts? Would I got more outdoor funriture or would a couch be ok? I really like this picture from CB2. I like the clear tables- I feel like that would work well. It wouldn’t be to distracting or heavy feeling and keep a light airy feel with all the windows. Let me know your thoughts or ideas about what I should do with my sunporch…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/3640584927/

  1. Erika •

    You should do a lounge with those clear tables so that if you want to eat you can, if you want to lounge you can, or if you want to take a nap you can.
    PS- I just discovered your blog and I love it! You have such cute style!

  2. johanna •

    Hey Jen, I think you could get away with doing a regular sofa if you want to. You can always use a coffee table if you want to have meals out there from time to time. I love the idea of a cozy little sunroom–I’m jealous!

  3. I’ve had my eye on this very sofa! If you put this sofa on your sunporch you and Kev can sleep out there on hot summer nights. There is nothing quite so lovely, in my humble opinion. Many years ago my husband, baby and i slept out on our sunporch all summer. (The windows opened onto a private backyard.) It was divine. With a sofa bed like this you can eat, relax and sleep – what’s not to like?

  4. Hi,
    maybe you already know this project but is one of my favourites… plus, just a little of diy and it won’t cost so much money!
    http://www.re-nest.com/re-nest/creative-reuse/before-and-after-pallets-used-for-outdoor-furniture-081685
    It would be perfect for a closed porch as no ants and bugs will go and make their own house in the cushions! 🙂

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