They can be one of the trickiest spaces to decorate. The conservatory has evolved greatly over recent years, and there’s been a big increase in the availability of stylish furniture and furnishings suitable for this space, but they still pose some interior design dilemmas.
As a transition space between indoors and outdoors, they are usually flooded with light, tricky to heat or keep cool, and often used as an extra downstairs room, ideal for kids’ toys in a family home.
So, I’ve been doing a little research in a bid to identify some great ways to furnish your conservatory this coming season.
A conservatory is a room having glass roofing and walls, typically attached to a house on only one side, used as a greenhouse or a sunroom. – Wikipedia
In the UK the legal definition of a conservatory is a building that has at least 50% of its side wall area glazed and at least 75% of its roof glazed with translucent materials, either polycarbonate sheeting or glass. So, by definition, this space is going to be light and bright and a wonderful room in which to spend time.
Maximise the Light:
It’s important to make the most of the light, but to also ensure the space is warm and inviting. Too much bright sun and your furnishings will fade, and guests won’t be able to enjoy the room comfortably. Shade the room too much though and you won’t be able to see much, and certainly won’t be able to enjoy the views.
Sort the Seating:
The main aim of a conservatory is to provide a relaxing space that acts as a gateway between the inside of the home and the garden. The furniture and seating in particular needs to reflect this. Wicker style sets, with sumptuous cushions and seat pads are very popular and a great way to achieve the right look. There are a wealth of stylish, contemporary designs available like this one from the The Garden Furniture Centre.
Personally, I’m very drawn to a natural colour palette; one that reflects the outdoor space, that’s calming and relaxing but offers a touch of colour too. Use it how you like, perhaps in the accessories if you don’t want to put colour on the walls. Keep it minimal, or really go for it and add it in abundance. The choice really is yours, and as it’s your space, decorate it so it appeals to you!
So there you have 3 easy ways to decorate and furnish your conservatory. Just 3 tips that are worth considering when you’re pulling together a conservatory scheme. Do let it be an extension of your current home, but take the outside into consideration too. And most of all have fun, and enjoy the space!
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