If you live in a part of the country where you are blessed with mild winters, then you’ll be able to use your sunroom all year long, and won’t have to worry about finding a place to store your sunroom furniture until the warm weather returns. Any climate appropriate for a four-season sunroom will also be fine for those two classic sunroom furniture materials, wicker, and rattan.
Both wicker and rattan are made of plant materials; wicker can be woven from a wide variety of plants including willow, bamboo, and reeds. Rattan sunroom furniture is woven from the canes of palms native to African, Asia, and Australia, and which have a vine-like growth pattern.
Wicker and rattan are ideal materials for sunroom furniture because they evoke images of South Seas retreats and afternoons lazing on palm-shaded verandahs sipping rum-based fruit drinks as the surf whispers softly in the distance. So if you can’t afford a four-season sunroom, your budget may force you to turn to a PPV coated metal for your sunroom furniture. This furniture will survive for years in all sorts of climates, but it, unfortunately, lacks the natural appearance of rattan and wicker. What’s left?
In addition to using plenty of bright, color-coordinated cushions and pillows on your sunroom furniture, think about scattering a few inexpensive furniture throws around for an extra welcoming look. And arrange your sunroom furniture in small grouping around different focal points, instead of just lining it up in regimental order against the walls. You want your sunroom to invite socializing, and there’s no better way to do that than to have distinct conversation areas!