Cozy Small Sunroom Ideas

If you’re building or updating a small sunroom, you’re probably wondering how best to decorate. You’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’re sharing our favorite cozy small sunroom ideas to help you create a room that’s both functional and stylish.

Sunrooms are versatile spaces that can accommodate a wide range of design styles. They offer a unique chance to experiment with natural elements, textures, and colors. Explore the possibilities, from peaceful home libraries and art studios to elegant living and dining rooms.

Décor Items To Include in a Small Sunroom

Comfortable Seating

Adding chairs, benches, or sofas extends your living space and makes your sunroom truly feel like part of your home. In small sunrooms, it’s best to opt for lightweight, comfortable furnishings.

A Coffee Table

Sunrooms are ideal places to relax with a cup of morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. A coffee table completes your seating area and offers a place to put your drink or your favorite book. For added convenience, choose a coffee table with built-in storage for blankets or games.

Indoor Plants

One of the main benefits of sunrooms is that they function as indoor/outdoor living spaces. They allow you to enjoy your garden throughout the seasons. Indoor plants thrive in sunrooms and add natural beauty to your space.

Decorative Wallpaper

In sunrooms, a large portion of wall space is taken up by windows. That means you can really get creative with how you adorn the solid walls you do have. Bold patterns, colors, and textures add beauty and dimension, and won’t overwhelm your room when used in smaller areas.


Adding a small library is a great way to encourage yourself to kick back and relax in your sunroom. Bookshelves and storage solutions also help keep clutter off your surfaces. After all, maintaining a clean and tidy space is a major principle of decorating small rooms.

Adjustable Window Coverings

Installing curtains, blinds, or shutters allows you to control the natural light in your space, making it usable for more of the day. They’re also a design feature and can add texture, color, and dimension to your sunroom.

Cozy Living Room Sunroom

Small sunrooms often feel too separate from the rest of your home. Incorporating comfortable living room features makes your sunroom feel more like part of your living space. It can also help you achieve a more cohesive design throughout. Here are a few options:

  • Match the design with the existing décor in your main living space.
  • Opt for classic wallpaper and traditional furniture to establish your sunroom as a formal living area. 
  • Use antique décor to turn your sunroom into a vintage parlor or tea room.

Light and Airy Greenhouse Sunroom

Sunrooms are truly indoor/outdoor spaces. When you decorate, you get to choose how you balance the natural and man-made elements.

Formal chairs and furniture make your sunroom feel more like part of your home. Natural elements like plants and floral décor invite nature inside in an elegant way. Spending time around plants can also enhance mental and emotional health.

To create a greenhouse atmosphere in your small cozy sunroom, use a mix of potted plants, vines, and hanging plants. You can further enhance the effect by adding woven chairs, a reclaimed wooden table for potting, and wisteria floral wallpaper.

Peaceful Library Sunroom

If you love the idea of feeling like you’re on vacation in the comfort of your own home, a library sunroom is ideal. Line the solid walls of your room with bookcases or open shelving. Then add a comfortable lounge chair and a few blankets, and kick back with your favorite book while you enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

In a small sunroom, it’s essential not to overwhelm the space with bulky or busy furnishings. While bookshelves make the room feel cozy and inviting, you don’t want them to take up too much space. 

Opt for smaller pieces and fill your shelves with a mix of books and other décor to achieve a light, spacious feel.

Elegant Dining Room Sunroom

Many modern homes feature open floor plans that don’t include a formal dining space. But if you still want to enjoy the benefits of a traditional dining room, a small sunroom can be the perfect setting.

Add an elegant wooden table in the middle of your sunroom to create a simple, yet sophisticated place to enjoy meals with your loved ones.

Here are some additional décor items that will elevate your dining space:

  • Candlesticks
  • Soft sheer curtains
  • Nature-inspired, organic wallpaper
  • Indoor plants
  • A chandelier
  • An antique hutch
  • Wall sconces

Colorful Family Game Room Sunroom

Sunrooms are often decorated in a light, airy, and minimalist style. But these designs don’t suit everyone. If you have children, think about turning your sunroom into a vibrant and fun family game room. 

Add a bookcase and fill its shelves with board games, cards, and other activities. Include a versatile gaming table to act as a focal point in the room. 

A gaming room also offers an opportunity to get creative with unique patterns and colors. For example, this yvette wallpaper adds a colorful and retro appeal.

Artistic Hobby Sunroom

A sunroom is the ideal place to set up a small art studio or hobby room for arts and crafts. Sunrooms provide plenty of natural light for making art. Research also shows that nature inspires creativity.

Here are a few ideas for how you could purpose your indoor/outdoor art studio:

  • A painting room
  • A craft studio
  • A knitting room
  • A pottery workshop
  • A sewing room

Let your artistic aesthetic be your inspiration for the rest of your sunroom décor. For a natural feel, add wicker patio chairs, soft lighting, and some coastal wallpaper. If you enjoy a moody atmosphere, try textured curtains and dark floor tiles.

Add a Creative Touch to Your Small Sunroom With Mitchell Black Wallpapers

Sunrooms tend to be on the smaller side. But their abundant natural light and minimal wall space allow you to get creative with your design.

Wallpapers are a great way to express your personal style. With a variety of patterns, textures, colors, and aesthetics to choose from, there's a wallpaper for every design style. 

Mitchell Black Wallpapers can help you achieve your dream sunroom. Choose from peel and stick, premium paper, and type II vinyl varieties and let your creativity shine.