Enclosed Porch Reveal

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Almost every house that we put an offer on had a sunroom. There’s just something about big windows that flood a room with natural sunlight that adds a touch of magic to any home. Our house doesn’t exactly have a sunroom, but it’s pretty close to one! The previous owners enclosed the porch into a three-seasons room. It doesn’t have AC or heat, but I think this room will be where we spend the majority of our time indoors during the winter, spring, and fall. Check out the reveal below to see how far this little room has come in just a few weeks!

I wasn’t sure how to arrange this space because it’s pretty long and narrow with three large concrete posts along the wall; however, I was able to furnish it with extra pieces of furniture that didn’t have a space in our home and we are loving the restful, eclectic feel.

Our enclosed porch has three windows and this door, so it isn’t as well-lit as many sunrooms but I think the lack of windows along with the string lights makes the space feel extra cozy.

Once we are a little more settled, we plan on sipping our morning coffee and evening tea in this little room.

And eating breakfast here when it’s too hot or cold to eat outside in the garden. Just outside of the window is a freshly-planted English cottage inspired garden that should be overflowing with daisies, lamb’s ear, lavender, sage, rose of Sharon, and foxgloves come spring.

Pretty much everything in this room were things we already had along with a few thrifted items. I found this beautiful painting at a small thrift shop marked down to only $5. It reminds me of what our house might have looked like almost 100 years ago.

As you can see, Sebastian has deemed this “his room.”

He is quite content lounging on this antique daybed most of the day. I bought this daybed for $40 from a lady on Facebook Marketplace. She said it was built in the early 1900s. We cut down a memory foam topper that my parents gave us to the size of the bed and put a sheet, pillows, and blankets over it for now.

This plant hanger was handmade by a friend of mine. I love adding handmade items to our home, and I always think of the maker and the story behind the items whenever I see them.

This little area was inspired by the book The Montessori Toddler. There are blankets, books, and a bench within our son’s reach for him to practice helping himself to different items he might want or need.

Another idea from Simone Davies’ book: below the peg rail for our coats is one that Lincoln can reach. He gets so excited grabbing his coat and loves practicing putting his boots on.

One of my favorite pieces in this room is the cabinet along the left wall. It was left in the house and looks like it had been in the house for decades. We store games and craft supplies in the bottom section and plants and photos on the open shelves. ‘

Now we just need to catch a break from all of the yard work we have been doing to curl up with a good book and cup of tea in this little room. I think it is quickly becoming my favorite spot in the house.

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