Safavieh’s Romantic Garden Sunroom Decorating Ideas
We can’t stop obsessing over this garden room! From flowers blooming indoors and out, to the French chairs, beamed ceilings and sparkling chandelier, there’s so much to love. It inspired us to come up with 12 ways to get the look with Safavieh home decor–whether your garden sunroom is a Florida room or British conservatory.
We spied this delightful flower-filled room on a blog called Chez Fifi, written by decorating editor and author Fifi O’Neill, who recently wrote the design coffee table book called Romantic Prairie Style. The room above was one of several considered for the cover of Romantic Country magazine, and it’s easy to see why.
Whether your style is Country French, English Country or Victorian, decorating in this genre is romantic and focused on the wonderful, colorful pastel flowers in perennial gardens. That translates to fabric, furniture, and paint in colors pulled from nature, and lots of fresh flowers, perhaps even an indoor garden.
Soft greens, yellows, blues and pinks help reflect light and make even a dark room look “sunny.” In the room above, the garden print on the chair upholstery sets the tone. But you might be more inclined to have solid color chairs like Safavieh’s as a neutral foil to beautiful Victorian-style wallpaper brimming with blossoms – or a floral rug that serves as the focal point of your interior landscape with color pulled from nature: the pinks and clear yellows of English roses; blues of hydrangea; pastels of foxglove.
A coveted and now classic variation of the look is credited to legendary interior designer Mario Buatta, who layers patterns—in chintz fabrics, rugs and wallpaper—in different scales and complementary colors to perfection. Remember, one floral pattern should be dominant and the rest more diminutive, and don’t exceed 3 or 4 main colors, otherwise the room will look overly busy.
Here are 12 items from Safavieh that epitomize the look to inspire your garden sunroom:
A robin’s egg blue indoor/outdoor rug from Safavieh’s Courtyard collection (you can work on your plants all you want: this beautiful medallion rug cleans up with a garden hose):
The Provence antiqued French Country side chair by Safavieh (AMH3712A) with washed oak finish and muslin-toned linen cover: the perfect neutral foil to lots of romantic floral prints:
From the Chelsea collection by Safavieh, a rose and cream hand-hooked wool rug in English lattice design with butterflies between the gridwork. (style HK55C):
Safavieh’s Paris side chair with off-white frame and robin’s egg blue linen would look great in this conservatory (style MCR4517L):
Powder blue and cream Chelsea hand-hooked wool rug by Safavieh in another English classic grid motif (Style HK23A):
Safavieh’s Provence Arm chair with delicate carving and white washed frame (Style AMH3713A):
Perfect for the English garden room look, Safavieh’s Wilton Collection rugs are beautiful reproductions of the weave and patterns produced at England’s renowned Wilton Royal Carpet Factory from the 18th century. Safavieh replicates the custom woven Wiltons found in better designer showrooms with quality hand-hooking in the finest 100 percent New Zealand wool. Classic English designs are typified in the next three rugs:
(WIL321C) grey blue and pink:
(WIL324D) rose and cream:
(WIL325A) mint green and cream:
Charming and perennially chic, the Carissa side chair by Safavieh is classically Country French in every detail, from its beautifully carved frame to its pickled white oak finish (style MCR4551B):
The Wilton look is recreated by Safavieh in an aqua and beige indoor/outdoor rug from the Courtyard collection (style CY6107):
For an updated but equally romantic look, Safavieh created this over-sized floral with pale blue or cream background. It’s from the new hand-tufted Wyndham collection:
Don’t forget beautiful flower arrangements like these peonies from Martha Stewart.com. We couldn’t resist showing one of the most essential elements of sunroom décor: fresh flowers straight from the garden. This photo makes our list of 12 tips an old-fashioned Baker’s Dozen: