There was so much potential for this space, but it was essentially unusable as is for 90 percent of the year. The surrounding windows, though airy and nice from afar, made the space a heat box in the summer, and blocked zero cold in the winter. And as one of the larger potential bedroom spaces in the home it needed to be utilized.
Since there were two large uninsulated porches like this we actually decided to reframe the exterior of the second floor to allow them to be properly insulated with windows and framing to match the architecture of the house. I should add that the exterior of the house was being replaced anyways so it made sense to reframe at the same time. Here are some before and after shots of the exterior
We decided to paint the ceiling the same gray as the walls to help extend the height of the room, since the ceiling slopes down at the edge to only 7ft. This helps the space feel much higher. The bed space is separated from the small dining space in the room by a ultra plush and soft ecru area rug.
The room had to be finished on almost no budget since the building costs ate most of the budget. So items from the rest of the house were repurposed and the only new things bought were the artwork! Never underestimate the effect that art can have in a room ;)