Welcome to your own luxury Muskoka room, the one place in your home where you can enjoy being both inside and outside at the same time. Muskoka rooms are a great way to incorporate the beauty of Ottawa’s natural life into your home while remaining protected from the elements and the critters who call your backyard home. If you think reading a book surrounded by nature, or watching a movie under the light of the stars sounds good, then you want a Muskoka room in your custom home. Take a look at some of our favourite features that are just begging to be added to your home’s very own Muskoka room!
Canadian Wood Panelling
Whether you’re interested in a cabin aesthetic or a beach vibe for your Muskoka room there are several beautiful and rich types of Canadian woods that can make gorgeous panelling to fit your vision. A classic choice for your Muskoka room is to forego wallpaper and paint, and instead opt for pine or maple wood panelling lining the walls. Not only is wood panelling strong, resilient, and timeless, it’s also absolutely gorgeous, it smells lovely, and it creates an ambiance that can only come from natural Canadian wood.
Incorporate Natural Elements And Colours
A Muskoka room is an homage to the beauty and nature that surrounds your home: bring that beauty inside to create a cohesive sunroom aesthetic. Natural Canadian hardwood floors and panelling is the obvious choice, however, there are several other ways to incorporate nature. You may choose to dry flowers and hang them up or frame them, or perhaps you’d like to have hanging alive plants. You can purchase raw wood furniture from local suppliers, or commit to natural fabrics such as cotton, linen, and wool. When in doubt, beautiful natural colours on the walls like laurel green or a rich chocolate brown will incorporate nature without being too obvious!
It wouldn’t be a Muskoka room without giant windows, would it? When planning your room, make sure to incorporate large windows that face what’s most important, be it the lake, the forest, the river, or where the sun sets (the west) or rises (the east). There are so many reasons to put windows on practically every wall, and many people choose to do just that! Large windows facing every direction will help your Muskoka room feel large, open, and sunny, and it’ll give you the impression that you’re both safe and comfortable in your home and in nature.
If you intend to use your Muskoka room day and night all year long, beautiful and functional lighting is a must. Lighting is one of the most important parts of setting up a room’s ambience and to create a relaxing and romantic atmosphere in your sunroom, it’s important to choose your lighting carefully. A classic choice of lighting for a Muskoka room is a beautiful statement chandelier at the centre of the ceiling. This chandelier may be a traditional lighting fixture, or perhaps you may choose something more on brand like a chandelier made from wood or antlers. Another great idea for lighting is to incorporate faerie lights to mimic the glow of the stars, and while you’re at it, you might want to try dimmer switches for a more romantic and subtle feeling.
While natural colours and features are traditional for a Muskoka room, a great way to add a pop of your own personality is to add some colourful accents. Colourful accents can take many forms including a statement wall, throw pillows, throw blankets, paintings, sculptures, lighting, and much more. Choosing a bright and funky floral pattern for your throw pillows, or hanging an abstract painting on the wall are all wonderful ways to make your surroundings feel unique, comfortable and reflective of yourself and your family. Try rich and wild colours like pinks, royal blues, golds, and purples.
A Gorgeous Custom Fireplace
Imagine yourself in your Muskoka room, the snow is falling heavily outside as the wind blows harshly against the trees. You’re wrapped up in a blanket in front of a large roaring fireplace that lights and warms the whole room. Not only does a fireplace create a focal point for your Muskoka room, but it also creates ambience, warmth, and more reason to use the room throughout the year. A custom fireplace can take so many appearances including gas, electric, or woodburning, and several styles depending on what you would like to see. You can choose an in-wall fireplace, a large mantel, or even an entertainment/bookshelf fireplace unit.
Making a custom Muskoka room feel cozy can be a different vision for every homeowner. A fireplace is often a must, so is large, plush furniture like a reading chair or a loveseat. Throw blankets made from thick natural materials like wool can help to create a sense of warmth, and so can choosing the right rug. Some people go for several small rugs throughout the room depending on where they’re needed most, and others opt for a wall-to-wall plush and luxurious carpeting so every square inch of the floor can be sat on and enjoyed by family, guests, and pets.
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