Frugal Friday: Interiors, Winter Warm Sunroom

Do you guys remember Lindsey Hene, the beautiful designer we did the Spotlight on a few weeks ago?  

Now you do, right?  Well Lindsey shared with us this awesome sunroom makeover she did on budget.  We thought with the onset of this frigid weather, it was a great time to show you a sunroom makeover, and of course being Frugal Friday, it is on a budget.  We hope this inspires you to find a sunny spot in your home and create a cozy space from which to soak in some vitamin D during these cold winter months.



Paint is always a major room changer, and when done right can totally make the room.  As you can see, the doors and windows, a light stained wood; the walls and ceiling, a dull neutral, didn't do anything to beautify the space.  By painting all the trim a bright, cheery white, the walls a nice light neutral and the ceiling a sky blue white, the entire feel of the room was transformed.  By choosing paint colors that complimented the existing floor, the homeowners saved a ton of money by not replacing it.

The wicker that was once was black, was painted the nice soft blue ceiling hue to bring the color down and throughout and finish out this refreshing pallet.  The best part of this part of the transformation it only cost the paint which was a couple hundred bucks.

To address all of the windows in a cost saving, yet stylish manner, simple black rods and ready-made panels in soft blue from Bed Bath and Beyond were added.  The two white chairs are slipcovered chairs from IKEA with West Elm throws and pillows for accents. We embellished an floor lamp was original to the homeowners and with a little bit of red grosgrain ribbon it received new life.  

The cute little end table is from West Elm, and the red gourd lamps from Homegoods.

Custom-made cushions and pillows of the refinished wicker furniture were a splurge, but really added that custom, finishing touch to the space.  A small ottoman from Homegoods in the middle of the room allowed spatial flow while still offering a little perch for a tray and goodies such as hot chocolate and a book for the winter months.

We hope that you take these bright and cheery images and create a warm, wintery oasis somewhere in your own home!