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Sunrooms – also referred to as glass rooms and screen rooms – allow you to enjoy your surrounding landscape, no matter how dull the weather is outside. If your solarium roof lets light in, they can also double as a conservatory or garden room. People often take advantage of an outdoor patio or alfresco area, while those northeast of the country are known to enclose their Queenslander verandahs, all in the name of creating a room in which you and your family can enjoy the sun.

What building materials should I consider for my sunroom?


If you want to allow the maximum amount of sunlight into your sunroom while also trapping heat, clear, double-glazed windows should make up the majority of the walls. If you live in a mostly-warm climate like Queensland, enclosed verandahs would benefit from window screens, to allow airflow. A retractable roof or louvres are another great option that would let you control the airflow.

Roofing can be consistent with the rest of the home, or, depending on the preference of the homeowner, could consist of glass or plastic panels that let in extra light. If you’re willing to spend more money, panels are also available with coating designed to reflect ultraviolet rays. Since high ceilings result in hot air rising out of reach, a vaulted ceiling is a nice alternative that still allows your space to feel light and airy. All types of flooring can be installed, but concrete, brick or stone will increase thermal mass.

If you're designing your sunroom from scratch, consider consulting an architect to help.

How do I decorate a sunroom addition?


When looking for furniture and decor, remember that your sunroom will see a high amount of direct sunlight. Leather, plastic and metal, for instance, can become extremely hot if exposed to the sun, whereas other fabrics and materials such as linen and silk can quickly fade. Outdoor furniture is a good option, as is anything made of wicker, cotton or wool. Consider installing blinds to help prolong the life of your furniture and accessories when the sunroom is not in use, and add greenery so you don’t feel hemmed in. A professional stylist can help you choose if you're unsure.
Mid-sized contemporary sunroom in Sydney with concrete floors.

Architect: James Russell Architect Photographer: Toby Scott
Mid-sized contemporary sunroom in Sydney with concrete floors.
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Photo of a transitional sunroom in Sydney with a skylight and grey floor.

Photo of a transitional sunroom in Sydney with a skylight and grey floor.
layout, flooring, timber, lighting, skylights - jessica_scott65

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Mid-sized country sunroom in Brisbane.

Christopher Frederick Jones
Mid-sized country sunroom in Brisbane.
Nice bar in the background good feature wall - john_cairns16

Photo of a midcentury sunroom in Melbourne with medium hardwood floors, a standard ceiling and brown floor.

Dorman House, Austin Maynard Architects Photo: Peter Bennetts
Photo of a midcentury sunroom in Melbourne with medium hardwood floors, a standard ceiling and brown floor.
Glass and Timber, particularly under the eaves - webuser_279519781

This is an example of a large eclectic sunroom in Sydney with dark hardwood floors and a standard ceiling.

Maree Homer
This is an example of a large eclectic sunroom in Sydney with dark hardwood floors and a standard ceiling.
Love the green and chair and blanket and little dog on warm carpet, favourite! - molly_yang0

Inspiration for a beach style sunroom in Perth.

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Inspiration for a beach style sunroom in Perth.
windows which let in lots of light - jaclyn_smith95

Design ideas for a contemporary sunroom in Sydney with dark hardwood floors, black floor and a standard ceiling.

Tom Ferguson Photography
Design ideas for a contemporary sunroom in Sydney with dark hardwood floors, black floor and a standard ceiling.

This is an example of a small tropical sunroom in Sydney with painted wood floors, a standard ceiling and white floor.

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Design ideas for a contemporary sunroom in Brisbane with porcelain floors, grey floor, a concrete fireplace surround and a standard ceiling.

Cemento Grigio Cassero 600x1200 porcelain floor tile.
Design ideas for a contemporary sunroom in Brisbane with porcelain floors, grey floor, a concrete fireplace surround and a standard ceiling.
layout, palette, flow from indoors to outdoors, fire pit, flooring, furniture, - jessica_scott65

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Inspiration for a beach style sunroom in Brisbane with medium hardwood floors and brown floor.

John Downes
Inspiration for a beach style sunroom in Brisbane with medium hardwood floors and brown floor.
All the house is gorgeous and comfy - goodallj

Expansive sunroom in Adelaide with a glass ceiling.

Expansive sunroom in Adelaide with a glass ceiling.

This is an example of a mid-sized traditional sunroom in Sydney with medium hardwood floors, a standard ceiling and brown floor.

This is an example of a mid-sized traditional sunroom in Sydney with medium hardwood floors, a standard ceiling and brown floor.
Stained glass. Traditional - charm2762

Design ideas for a country sunroom in Brisbane with medium hardwood floors, a standard ceiling and brown floor.

A sleep out in a Queenslander cottage transformed into a sunny playroom for kids and study. Property Styling
Design ideas for a country sunroom in Brisbane with medium hardwood floors, a standard ceiling and brown floor.

Design ideas for a traditional sunroom in Brisbane with medium hardwood floors, a standard ceiling and brown floor.

Design ideas for a traditional sunroom in Brisbane with medium hardwood floors, a standard ceiling and brown floor.

Photo of a tropical sunroom in Melbourne with a standard ceiling.

Nicole England
Photo of a tropical sunroom in Melbourne with a standard ceiling.
i like the wood, white and greenery. - eliza_schoenmaker

Photo of a small contemporary sunroom in Sydney with light hardwood floors.

Craig Bryant
Photo of a small contemporary sunroom in Sydney with light hardwood floors.
Modern Look, timeless and flexible seating for Balcony - marie_fantis

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Inspiration for a beach style sunroom in Other with a standard ceiling and beige floor.

Mitch Franzi
Inspiration for a beach style sunroom in Other with a standard ceiling and beige floor.

Inspiration for a contemporary sunroom in Sydney with light hardwood floors and a standard ceiling.

Inspiration for a contemporary sunroom in Sydney with light hardwood floors and a standard ceiling.
It looks like a zoo wooooooooooooow - arthur92