Just because Jack Frost has been stopping by on the reg, there’s no reason to give up your sunroom. During the bleak months of winter, it’s especially important to leverage this room’s exposure to warmth and light. Charity Evans, owner of Refine Studios, recently created the winter friendly “Springview Sunroom” and says it only takes a few changes to transport a summery space’s look from Key West to Copenhagen.
First, you’ll want to be sure you can stay warm in your new retreat. Evans’ room included a fireplace, and she made it a focal point, positioning an inviting double chaise lounge in the center of the room. This placement keeps the fireside in frame without sacrificing the spectacular view spilling through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Even if your sunroom doesn’t have a ready-made hearth, you can warm it up—in degrees and visuals—with a cozy electric fireplace.
And although summer seems far away, you can nod to lazy afternoons with fun details, like the swing Evans hung in the corner. “It gives the feeling of being outdoors,” she says. She further merged winter and summer vibes by using a wood treatment on the vaulted ceiling; it’s part ski lodge, part forest hike. All these choices created a space that welcomes and warms the whole family—no matter how frosty it gets outside.