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50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms

By Sherry Nothingam

Sunroom of the St Louis River House offers mesmerizing views of the landscape around  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Sunroom of the St Louis River House offers mesmerizing views of the landscape around 270x180

Depending on where you live in the northern hemisphere, you might have anywhere between a few good days to weeks before the warmth of summer slowly wanes away. Many of us are doing our absolute best to make the most of these warm, sunny days before fall and winter takeover. Some might be planning for end-of-summer parties while others could well be reinforcing their home and preparing for a decor makeover that welcomes fall gleefully. But there are still ways in which you can enjoy a bit of sunshine and warmth in the months ahead and a lovely sunroom is one such wonderful option.

Sunrooms come in handy in more ways than just one. They expand the available living space, give your home a more relaxed, breezy appeal and definitely give the interior a cheerful ambiance. While they come in many shapes and sizes, today we take a look at 50 contemporary style sunrooms that seem a lot more popular than their traditional counterparts. If you are planning to add a sunroom to your home, these awesome spaces will indeed help you in making a more informed and inspired choice.

1. A View to Marvel

Sunroom of the St Louis River House offers mesmerizing views of the landscape around  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Sunroom of the St Louis River House offers mesmerizing views of the landscape around 270x180Suspended bed and sliding glass doors for the sunroom with lake views  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Suspended bed and sliding glass doors for the sunroom with lake views 270x180Touch of stone beauty for the sunroom  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Touch of stone beauty for the sunroom 270x180Sunroom provides a space for relaxation and reflection as you overlook the rigged coastline  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Sunroom provides and space for relaxation and reflection as you overlook the rigged coastline 270x180Spectacular sunroom brings the ocean vibe indoors with expansive windows and plush seating [Design: Andrew T Boyne Architect]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Spectacular sunroom brings the ocean vibe indoors with expansive windows and plush seating 270x180Ceiling fan lets you cool down on a hot summer day! [From: Big Ass Fans]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Ceiling fan lets you cool down on a hot summer day 270x180Sunroom also offers perfect vantage point to take in the view outside [Design: Catherine Gallon et Hugues Sitoleux]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Sunroom also offers perfect vantage point to take in the view outside 270x180Small sunroom with dining table and chairs [Design: Elliott + Elliott Architecture]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Small sunroom with dining table and chairs 270x180Create a fabulous sunroom with a corner nook surrounded by all-glass walls [Design: Tollot&C]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Create a fabulous sunroom with a corner nook surrounded by all glass walls 270x180

The idea of a perfect sunroom is different for different folk and in a time where homeowners are starting to realize the benefits of a lifestyle draped in natural goodness, a sunroom with stunning views seems to be the most preferred option. While the design of the sunroom itself is still firmly entrenched in contemporary style and design principles, it is the view outside those large glass walls and windows that brings tranquility, delight and an air of majestic beauty. Obviously a home on top of a hill overlooking the coastline, the distant hills or even a forested area is perfect for this dream sunroom.

Stunning sunroom with Walnut Entertainment Center and ocean views [Design: NEFF of Chicago Custom Cabinetry and Design Studio]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Stunning sunroom with Walnut Entertainment Center and ocean views
Stunning sunroom with Walnut Entertainment Center and ocean views [Design: NEFF of Chicago Custom Cabinetry and Design Studio]

Sunroom provides a space for relaxation and reflection as you overlook the rigged coastline [Design: Eric Miller Architects]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Sunroom provides and space for relaxation and reflection as you overlook the rigged coastline
Sunroom provides a space for relaxation and reflection as you overlook the rigged coastline [Design: Eric Miller Architects]

Suspended bed and sliding glass doors for the sunroom with lake views [Design: Furman + Keil Architects]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Suspended bed and sliding glass doors for the sunroom with lake views
Suspended bed and sliding glass doors for the sunroom with lake views [Design: Furman + Keil Architects]

Touch of stone beauty for the sunroom [Design: Blaze Makoid Architecture]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Touch of stone beauty for the sunroom
Touch of stone beauty for the sunroom [Design: Blaze Makoid Architecture]

But those blessed with less stunning views from their sunroom can still enjoy make it work by opening it up towards the garden and pool area outside. If you have a swanky apartment in the heart of New York City or San Francisco, then a view of the city Skyline or a feature like the distant Golden Gate Bridge is not a bad alternative at all, as you put your feet up and take in the early morning hustle outside.

2. Sun, Shade and Ceiling

Contemporary sunroom with a beachy vibe and natural birch ceiling and partition  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Contemporary sunroom with a beachy vibe and natural birch ceiling and partition 270x180Gorgeous sunroom with informal seating along with stone and glass walls  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Gorgeous sunroom with informal seating along with stone and glass walls 270x180Snazzy ceiling for the contemporary sunroom and decor in purple  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Snazzy ceiling for the contemporary sunroom and decor in purple 270x180Captivating glass roof for the audacious sunroom  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Captivating glass roof for the audacious sunroom 270x1803D fish wall art for the sunroom with skylight [Design: C7 Architects]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms 3D fish wall art for the sunroom with skylight 270x180Brick walls bring elegance and timeless charm to the classy, contemporary sunroom [Design: I.D. Studio Interior Design]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Brick walls bring elegance and timeless charm to the classy contemporary sunroom 270x180Design of the ceiling steals the show in this sunroom [Design: Wordsworth Design]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Design of the ceiling steals the show in this sunroom 270x180Gabled roof and woodsy warmth greet this contemporary sunroom [Design: Richard Brown Architect]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Gabled roof and woodsy warmth greet this contemporary sunroom 270x180Porch swing offers a comfy seating option in the sunroom  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Porch swing offers a comfy seating option in the sunroom 270x180Dark furniture for the sunroom next to the pool  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Dark furniture for the sunroom next to the pool 270x180

While in the rest of your home the ceiling might just be a boring plain, white addition on top of the walls, in the sunroom, it takes a whole new meaning. Contemporary sunrooms come with a wide array of ceiling choices which range from ones that are completely clad in glass to those that are retractable and super-expensive! Obviously the budget at your disposal will define which option you go for, but also consider local weather conditions, aesthetics and the amount of sunlight/heat that you feel is idea before making the final choice.

Contemporary sunroom with a beachy vibe and natural birch ceiling and partition [Design: Vera Lachia]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Contemporary sunroom with a beachy vibe and natural birch ceiling and partition
Contemporary sunroom with a beachy vibe and natural birch ceiling and partition [Design: Vera Lachia]

Gorgeous sunroom with informal seating along with stone and glass walls [Design: Agnès Carpentier]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Gorgeous sunroom with informal seating along with stone and glass walls
Gorgeous sunroom with informal seating along with stone and glass walls [Design: Agnès Carpentier]

Snazzy ceiling for the contemporary sunroom and decor in purple [Design: Marta Mitchell Interior Design]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Snazzy ceiling for the contemporary sunroom and decor in purple
Snazzy ceiling for the contemporary sunroom and decor in purple [Design: Marta Mitchell Interior Design]

Captivating glass roof for the audacious sunroom [Design: ROCOCO]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Captivating glass roof for the audacious sunroom
Captivating glass roof for the audacious sunroom [Design: ROCOCO]

An all-glass or partially glass roof will obviously let in a lot more sunlight and things can get really warm, really fast in here. This is a style best suited for those living in colder regions of the world, who experience a fleeting summer where the temperature on hottest days does not go past mid 20s. Even in contemporary sunrooms, natural materials such as wood, bamboo and birch still make fine choices for a ceiling that creates a more informal and playful atmosphere.

3. It’s All About Glass!

Cool conservatory that doubles as a lovely living space  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Cool conservatory that doubles as a lovely living space 270x180Add greenery to visually enrich that sunroom and create some shade  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Add greenery to vsually enrich that sunroom and create some shade 270x180Gazebo-shaped sunroom that is all about glass  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Gazebo shaped sunroom that is all about glass 270x180Conservatory for London home with plush seating  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Conservatory for London home with plush seating 270x180Sunroom that brings the outdoors inside completely [Design: Azman Architects]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Sunroom that brings the outdoors inside completely 270x180Fabulous sunroom plays off the structure of the house [Design: The American Institute of Architects]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Fabulous sunroom plays off the structure of the house 270x180Exquisite modern conservatory in the San Francisco home [Design: Feldman Architecture]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Exquisite modern conservatory in the San Francisco home 270x180Bring in ample sunlight with a beautiful sunroom [From: Colin Cadle Photography]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Bring in ample sunlight with a beautiful sunroom 270x180A simple glass extension leading into the yard can serve as a lovely sunroom [Design: Salvesen Graham]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms A simple glass extension leading into the yard can serve as a lovely sunroom 270x180A stylish conservatory for those who prefer a more open design [Design: Cantifix]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms A stylish conservatory for those who prefer a more open design 270x180

It is true that a conservatory and a sunroom are considerably different, but you can bring the best of both designs together to create a hangout that is both aesthetically and functionally stunning. Glass is the principle material that is used to create conservatories and an all-glass conservatory seems more like a fancy extension of the home than a room in itself. But if this is the look that suits your needs and taste, then by all means go for it!

Cool conservatory that doubles as a lovely living space [Design: Terrat Elms Interior Design]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Cool conservatory that doubles as a lovely living space
Cool conservatory that doubles as a lovely living space [Design: Terrat Elms Interior Design]

Gazebo-shaped sunroom that is all about glass [From: TCPeterson Photography]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Gazebo shaped sunroom that is all about glass
Gazebo-shaped sunroom that is all about glass [From: TCPeterson Photography]

Add greenery to visually enrich that sunroom and create some shade [Design: CKA PARIS]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Add greenery to vsually enrich that sunroom and create some shade
Add greenery to visually enrich that sunroom and create some shade [Design: CKA PARIS]

Conservatory for London home with plush seating [Design: Inspired Dwellings]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Conservatory for London home with plush seating
Conservatory for London home with plush seating [Design: Inspired Dwellings]

But combine the glass walls and ceiling with a few stone, brick or wood walls or opt for a few translucent glass panels to create more privacy. Also think of high-quality drapes that will keep out excessive light and heat on those really hot days. Add a few plants and make sure that there is enough shade when needed to turn the glass and steel structure into a serene, pleasant hangout.

4. Blazing Fireplace & Lovely Breeze

Black fireplace and wooden roof for the spacious sunroom  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Black fireplace and wooden roof for the spacious sunroom 270x180Contemporary decor ideas for the modern sunroom  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Contemporary decor ideas for the modern sunroom 270x180Showstopping sunroom design with Asian design influences  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Showstopping sunroom design with Asian design influences 270x180Cozy sunroom with a limestone fireplace  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Cozy sunroom with a limestone fireplace 270x180Elegant stone fireplace for the sunroom in wood and glass  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Elegant stone fireplace for the sunroom in wood and glass 270x180Cozy yellow chairs and freestanding fireplace for the sunroom / family room [Design: LDa Architecture & Interiors]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Cozy yellow chairs and freestanding fireplace for the sunroom family room 270x180Treehouse sunroom with simple, understated decor [Design: Sagatov Design-Build]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Treehouse sunroom with simple understated decor 270x180White cathedral style sunroom with a smart dining space [Design: LivingSpace Sunrooms]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms White cathedral style sunroom with a smart dining space 270x180Neutral hues and brick fireplace shape sunroom with Scandinavian flair [Design: Refined LLC]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Neutral hues and brick fireplace shape sunroom with Scandinavian flair 270x180Breezy furniture for the relaxing sunroom [Design: KCS Construction Qld]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Breezy furniture for the relaxing sunroom 270x180

Sure, a gorgeous sunroom looks absolutely out of this world and completely transforms the appeal of your home, but involves a lot more than just style alone. Even in contemporary sunrooms, stone fireplaces seem completely at ease and they bring that outdoorsy charm indoors. It makes great sense to have a fireplace in the sunroom as you can enjoy its ambiance even after sunset and turn it into an awesome family room during the holidays even as it is snowing outside! Apart from top-notch insulation, give your sunroom the added advantage of a fireplace a ceiling fan or three so that you can regulate the heating and cooling needs better.

Black fireplace and wooden roof for the spacious sunroom [From: Twist Tours Photography]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Black fireplace and wooden roof for the spacious sunroom
Black fireplace and wooden roof for the spacious sunroom [From: Twist Tours Photography]

Contemporary decor ideas for the modern sunroom [Design: Streeter & Associates]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Contemporary decor ideas for the modern sunroom
Contemporary decor ideas for the modern sunroom [Design: Streeter & Associates]

Cozy sunroom with a limestone fireplace [Design: Poet Interiors]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Cozy sunroom with a limestone fireplace
Cozy sunroom with a limestone fireplace [Design: Poet Interiors]

Elegant stone fireplace for the sunroom in wood and glass [Design: Hampden Design & Construction]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Elegant stone fireplace for the sunroom in wood and glass
Elegant stone fireplace for the sunroom in wood and glass [Design: Hampden Design & Construction]

Show stopping sunroom design with Asian design influences [Design: Nick Bonadies]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Showstopping sunroom design with Asian design influences
Show stopping sunroom design with Asian design influences [Design: Nick Bonadies]

5. Smart Sunroom Decor

Lovely sitting area and dining space for sunroom with wooden shutters  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Lovely sitting area and dining space for sunroom with wooden shutters 270x180Relaxing sectional and a small entertainment unit for your sunroom  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Relaxing sectional and a small entertainment unit for your sunroom 270x180Twin Eames Wire Tables add to the style of the cool sunroom  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Twin Eames Wire Tables add to the style of the cool sunroom 270x180Attractive American Black Walnut floors and ceiling for the sunroom  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Attractive American Black Walnut floors and ceiling for the sunroom 270x180Contemporary sunroom with brilliant chandelier and dining space [Design: StudioP - Julie Engels]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Contemporary sunroom with brilliant chandelier and dining space 270x180A splash of orange for the relaxing sunroom [Design: AIA Maryland]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms A splash of orange for the relaxing sunroom 270x180Small corner in the room can be turned into a lovely sunroom [Design: Studiovert Design]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Small corner in the room can be turned into a lovely sunroom 270x180Smart sunroom for the contemporary apartment [Design: Your Design Envy]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Smart sunroom for the contemporary apartment 270x180Panton S Chair at the dining table in the sunroom [Design: Chris Dyson Architects]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Panton S Chair at the dining table in the sunroom 270x180You do not need a lot of space for a lovely sunroom [Design: Duffy Design Group]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms You do not need a lot of space for a lovely sunroom 270x180

A simple rule when decorating a sunroom is to pick outdoor decor since the furniture will often be exposed to direct sunlight and for considerable periods of time. Of course, you can always add your favorite sitting chair or side table to shape a reading nook that is always in the shade. There is an endless choice when it comes to contemporary and minimal outdoor decor options and many of these are crafted from materials like bamboo, jute and other natural fibers, giving the stylish sunroom a more casual, holiday-inspired look.

Lovely sitting area and dining space for sunroom with wooden shutters [Design: BK.Architect ]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Lovely sitting area and dining space for sunroom with wooden shutters
Lovely sitting area and dining space for sunroom with wooden shutters [Design: BK.Architect ]

Relaxing sectional and a small entertainment unit for your sunroom [Design: PR Design]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Relaxing sectional and a small entertainment unit for your sunroom
Relaxing sectional and a small entertainment unit for your sunroom [Design: PR Design]

Twin Eames Wire Tables add to the style of the cool sunroom [Design: Emerick Architects]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Twin Eames Wire Tables add to the style of the cool sunroom
Twin Eames Wire Tables add to the style of the cool sunroom [Design: Emerick Architects]

Attractive American Black Walnut floors and ceiling for the sunroom [Design: Michael Fitzhugh Architect]  50 Bright and Beautiful Contemporary Sunrooms Attractive American Black Walnut floors and ceiling for the sunroom
Attractive American Black Walnut floors and ceiling for the sunroom [Design: Michael Fitzhugh Architect]

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