Sunrooms have been of great popularity throughout history, from solariums of past times to sunrooms of more modern mid-century times, to "green" rooms of current times that especially address qualities of sustainable and healthy living. A sunroom creates a wonderful place in the home to retreat to and just relax in the sunlight, or be cozy next to a fireplace on chilly and rainy days. Whether you spend time reading, studying, engaging in a hobby or talking with friends, the light and warmth of a sunroom can give you the rest you need while also re-charging your energy for other more active pursuits. The sunroom in a home is a place to escape, share private conversations or spend hours casually together with the family, and the sunroom can also be more formal as a place to entertain guests away from the activity in the rest of the household. Decide how you want to use your sunroom, and then select the furnishings for a defined purpose, and remember to check the location of your sunroom; a room with windows to the north might be too cold, and windows directly to the west might bring in a light that is too harsh. View a room at many times of the day before you select it as your sunroom, and also consider the use of fade-proof upholstery and rugs, as well as the window treatments to protect fabrics, wood or other materials that can be discolored from excessive sunlight. Always remember, that a sunroom is a place of healthy enjoyment, rest and re-invigoration, whether you designate your sun-space for your own privacy, for family gatherings or for special guests.