Now that some of the major construction is completed, I’d like to share a few of my preliminary decorative choices for the sunroom at The Shack. First off, let’s take a look at the main pieces of furniture.
I bought this vintage wrought iron furniture set from one of my clients a few years ago when we first moved into The Shack. The scale of this set is just right for the size of our sunroom, which is not terribly large. The cushions originally had a floral vinyl fabric covering, which I felt was a bit dated and was definitely not the style I was looking for in this room. So I decided to make new covers for all the cushions. I chose a dark espresso-brown chenille fabric, seen here on the center back cushion.
Next I started thinking about the area rug. Initially, I was thinking about using a light, modern looking rug, which had a pattern that fit in nicely with the shapely furniture lines.
While I looked at a variety of different rug fibers, in the end I decided I definitely wanted an all wool rug for this sunroom. Not only is wool plush and warm, it’s a natural product and very long-lasting. Of course, wool can be a bit pricey, but I absolutely believe it’s worth the extra expense!
In looking for a wool rug, I kept in mind my woodsy green and brown color scheme in the space. I knew I wanted a traditional style, and I knew that I needed a rug in the 5×7 foot size-range to fit the seating area. I found many rugs that would suit my criterion, in fact, rug selection can be quite overwhelming because of the huge number of options available! I won’t lie to you, I spent quite a lot of time shopping for area rugs. Below are three of my area rug finalists for our sunroom at The Shack:
So, what do you think? Is this the rug you would’ve selected for the sunroom? One of my favorite things about interior design is the art of it all! Each of us has a different design aesthetic, and would achieve a totally different outcome based upon our choices for the space. I’m excited to show you how this room comes together…I hope you’re just as eager to see it!
Next time, let’s take a look at the window treatments I’ve chosen for the sunroom at The Shack. Thanks for following along with our progress! We’re getting close to finishing up the space now!
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