WIN £100 John Lewis Vouchers with Conservatory Decor Tips

So we’ve hit the end of the week and to celebrate, I’ve teamed up with the lovely people at Network Veka to offer you the chance to win £100 John Lewis vouchers. You can’t beat a good giveaway right? And there’s no better place to spend your winnings. John Lewis is the king of the high street with something for everyone, so whether you want to treat yourself to some new clothes and shoes, or stock up on cushions and new bedding or invest in the latest gadget for your home, they have it all.

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What do you have to do to win? Well, in this post I’m looking at some of my favourite tips for decorating and dressing a conservatory. It’s probably one of the hardest rooms to design, and can take some thought and careful planning to get right. I’ve not really covered this on the blog before so thought it might be fun to do so now, and to hear your ideas and suggestions too. I’m going to give some of my tips for decorating a conservatory and then I’d like to know what you recommend, if you’d like to be in with a shot of winning this prize.

Top Tips for Conservatory Decor:

  1. Shade – generally with so much glass you’re going to need to invest in some great blinds and window dressings, so don’t skimp on this area. The room won’t be practical if you can’t see much because of all the daylight streaming through. It will overheat pretty quickly too.
  2. Heating – if the room is an extension of your home, you have probably built it around pre-existing outside walls. If so, you might not have an easy way of adding some heat, but again it’s something you should invest in. A conservatory can be very cold in winter so do spend your money on getting a good heating source.
  3. Usage – decide early on what the room is going to be used for. Is it another dining space, a kids’ playroom or a second seating area? Be clear about the conservatory’s purpose and this will help steer you in the right direction when it comes to decor.
  4.  Space Saving – you may find that you’re challenged for space in this room so choose furniture and accessories that fit the room well, and don’t overfill it. Give yourself space to move around comfortably or you’ll get fed up using the room.
  5. Outdoor Hues – it may be a bit of a cliche but do bring a little of the outdoors into your home in this room. With so much glass, the conservatory is often an extension of the garden, so let the colour scheme reflect this and choose nature inspired hues when you decorate. Greens, fawns, greys and blues all work well, particularly with the amount of light this room attracts.

So there you have some of my top tips for decorating a conservatory, what are yours?

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390 Comments

  1. iain maciver
    April 8, 2016 / 11:06 am

    get help from someone

    • Geri
      April 8, 2016 / 10:28 pm

      Find a colour scheme that will complement your house and garden

  2. Amanda
    April 8, 2016 / 11:09 am

    Research lots and look at lots of pictures and brochures for ideas

  3. Tracey Peach
    April 8, 2016 / 11:13 am

    I’ve never decorated a conservatory so have no ideas sorry

  4. Ms Suan Watts
    April 8, 2016 / 11:20 am

    It must have plants

  5. LOUISE PRICE THORNTON
    April 8, 2016 / 11:25 am

    Have a look on Pinterest for ideas!

  6. Tracy K Nixon
    April 8, 2016 / 11:26 am

    Keep the colours neutral (paint work) and add wicker or wood furniture. Add pretty plants and flowers for a relaxed look!

    • Tracy K Nixon
      April 8, 2016 / 11:27 am

      Oh and blinds are a goos idea as a conservatory can become very hot during the Summer and if you want to use it during the Winter, then by a little heater or stove.

  7. Sinead ORourke
    April 8, 2016 / 11:26 am

    Have some colourful plants

  8. Emily
    April 8, 2016 / 11:30 am

    My aloe Vera plans love the conservatory!!

  9. joanna butler-savage
    April 8, 2016 / 11:30 am

    minimalist but bright

  10. Andrew Petrie
    April 8, 2016 / 11:34 am

    Interesting indoor plants like Bonsais always go down well.

  11. Michaela Smith
    April 8, 2016 / 11:36 am

    I think all your tips are great! How about adding some floral fabrics too 🙂

  12. lucy oliphant
    April 8, 2016 / 11:44 am

    I love flowers, but fresh ones wilt so quickly in a conservatory. I invested in some good quality silk flowers which look lovely but don’t die in the heat 🙂

  13. Catriona Hutchinson
    April 8, 2016 / 11:59 am

    I like a victorian glasshouse style

  14. Helen Legrys
    April 8, 2016 / 12:02 pm

    keep it simple, with clean lines, and clean colours, then break that up with the odd plant

  15. Sheila Hodgson
    April 8, 2016 / 12:03 pm

    Change the plants regularly in tune with the seasons

  16. Harline parkin
    April 8, 2016 / 12:11 pm

    For me me I’d try and go for an indoor/outdoor look bringing some plants like a large plant at the back and smaller ones to the front some own personal items to give it your own character and if you have a large conservatory I think to make it homely a lovely arm chair for comfort while reading a book ect

  17. laura stewart
    April 8, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    go for light colours x

  18. george spedding
    April 8, 2016 / 12:41 pm

    light colours such as paler furniture

  19. MARK THOMAS
    April 8, 2016 / 12:43 pm

    Plants and a relaxing look

  20. charlotte clavier
    April 8, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    I dont have a conservatory but if i did id want it relaxing and comfortable. Plants, Flowers & lights. Tea lights & candles for the evening to read by

  21. clair downham
    April 8, 2016 / 1:56 pm

    choose what sort of room its going to be and decorate accordingly

  22. Sue Price
    April 8, 2016 / 2:17 pm

    Pale colours and lots of plants

  23. April 8, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    I’d invite my best friends around to help as the conservatory is a awkward shape, and i find the more hands make light work of a hard job!

  24. Paula Barker
    April 8, 2016 / 2:50 pm

    Keep it light bright and fresh.

  25. Annabel Greaves
    April 8, 2016 / 2:52 pm

    Some practical furniture

  26. Sam MCKean
    April 8, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    Fairy lights and soft warm rugs to give a cozy feel so that it’s welcoming at all times of year!

  27. Lisa Pope
    April 8, 2016 / 3:02 pm

    Mix it up a bit , don’t feel the need to stick to traditional conservatory furniture, a well placed chaise lounge & antique side tables can look fantastic

  28. Liam Bishop
    April 8, 2016 / 3:04 pm

    We always made sure we had plants but never any drapes or things to block out the sun.

  29. Sarah Cooper
    April 8, 2016 / 3:05 pm

    Plenty of fairy lights

  30. Rachel Craig
    April 8, 2016 / 3:05 pm

    I would say furniture has to be sturdy, comfortable and practical. Soft furnishing a contrast of a bright colour with perhaps silvery grey would blend in well.

  31. Iona Cornish
    April 8, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    Plants, lots and lots of plants

  32. sharon martin
    April 8, 2016 / 3:40 pm

    never had to decorate a consevatory but would think blinds for shade on hot days, comfy seating and plants would be nice

  33. Hannah Smith
    April 8, 2016 / 3:56 pm

    Bear in mind that conservatories get a lot of sun, so be careful with expensive objects that might fade over time!

  34. lynn heath
    April 8, 2016 / 4:02 pm

    Think about how you can use your outside space to compliment your inside space, Use matching plants and colours to extend your living space seamlessly through into the garden

  35. Jo Hutchinson
    April 8, 2016 / 4:02 pm

    pretty plants and hanging decorations can really spruce up a conservatory.

  36. Rhian Cox
    April 8, 2016 / 4:15 pm

    Keep it simple, neutral decor with plants for colour.

  37. Natalie Charman
    April 8, 2016 / 4:19 pm

    Lots of pretty plants

  38. Abigail Cullen
    April 8, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    Good colour scheme and easy movable furniture.

  39. ashleigh allan
    April 8, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    Make sure you have some nice flowers and plants!

  40. Andrea Fletcher
    April 8, 2016 / 5:17 pm

    You will need blinds for summer and some sort of heating for the winter so you can use it all year round.

  41. Katie Skeoch
    April 8, 2016 / 5:18 pm

    Use light colours & fabrics to get full benefit of the sunlight!

  42. Anthony Harrington
    April 8, 2016 / 6:03 pm

    light colours and minimal furniture

  43. stephen
    April 8, 2016 / 6:14 pm

    Make sure any soft furnishing fabrics won’t fade; and remember, wrought-iron or metal furniture can look great, but can also get startlingly hot.

    Furthermore – and amazingly, some people forget this – bear in mind that your conservatory is a ‘room’ – and a key design approach is to ask ‘what function does this room have?’ Is it a place where small children play – if so, it’s important to keep safety in mind, ensuring that blind cords, electric sockets and any other hazards are kept our of reach of small hands. Will you dine there, or is it a place to snooze or read a book? Whatever its purpose – furnish it accordingly, bearing in mind how man people will use it – and without copying the latest ‘on tend’ fashion. Large, ‘statement’ plants look fabulous – but they can be pricey, so consider an avant-garde junk-shop find – 60’s wooden statues or Victoriana or even a well-seasoned, outsized piece of wood.

  44. Alix Smith
    April 8, 2016 / 6:21 pm

    use pinterest for some fab ideas – we’ve made our conservatory into a playroom & there are loads of great ideas online.

  45. KATHY D
    April 8, 2016 / 6:45 pm

    Lovely comfortable chairs to curl up reading in.
    lovely lights to make it inviting even in the winter.
    No clutter

  46. laura banks
    April 8, 2016 / 7:13 pm

    i’d go with bright colours and lots of plants

  47. Susan Smith
    April 8, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    Beautiul curtains, a nice wicker suite and some plants

  48. Leanne V McKenna
    April 8, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    Outdoor hues/colours

  49. Joanne Hutchings
    April 8, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    Think about the time of year you’re most likely to use it and decorate accordingly.

  50. amanda walsh
    April 8, 2016 / 8:23 pm

    Lots of plants and light colours, bring the outdoors indoors

  51. Debbie-Louise Birchall
    April 8, 2016 / 8:28 pm

    Use light colours and natural furnishings to make a space that leads seamlessly from indoors to outdoors

  52. Jenna Morrison
    April 8, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    The conservatory is a link between the garden and the home so it should be a blend of the two. Don’t forget the garden will change throughout the year so ensure you will enjoy sitting looking out at it all year round.

  53. tasha
    April 8, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    Blinds are a must have and make sure you don’t clutter the area too much.

  54. Gwyn Sharps
    April 8, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    Comfortable chairs and light decor

  55. Kayleigh-Anne Watkins
    April 8, 2016 / 9:06 pm

    Light decor bright accessories and airy with some blackout blinds for when the heat gets to much xxx

  56. Claire E
    April 8, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    Softer furniture to contrast with the glass

  57. Zoey P
    April 8, 2016 / 9:54 pm

    Minimal, splash of colour and view to look out onto garden on a cooler evening putting world’s to riggt

  58. melanie stirling
    April 8, 2016 / 10:18 pm

    My top tip for decorating a conservatory – Don’t do it on a hot day,LOL! Use light,fresh colours I’d suggest.

  59. Joy B
    April 8, 2016 / 10:26 pm

    I don’t have a conservatory but Citronella candles are always good for summer evenings.

  60. April 8, 2016 / 10:41 pm

    if you dont have enough space in other rooms conservatory could be as a spare room, or the one room you are missing the most. Keep it simple and spacious

  61. April 8, 2016 / 10:43 pm

    Light colours to make it look more spacious !

  62. Leanne Lunn
    April 8, 2016 / 11:05 pm

    Make it nice colourful and bright with some plants and flowers, make the outside flow through.

  63. Diane Wood
    April 8, 2016 / 11:06 pm

    I’m currently trying to declutter my conservatory as it was my daughter’s playroom, I’d like a minimal amount of things in there (a complete contrast from before!) and I’ve gone for light coloured furniture and a pale green on the walls, to bring the outside in. Unfortunately there’s a huge pile of ironing in there too!

  64. Dan Taylor
    April 9, 2016 / 2:04 am

    Love the neutral colours mixed with splashes on brighter shades.

  65. Sandra Bald
    April 9, 2016 / 5:18 am

    Use rugs & cushions to give texture & warmth

  66. debbie jackson
    April 9, 2016 / 6:52 am

    it has to be uncluttered or can end up as a dumping ground or playroom for the kids. Plants give the fresh air / outdoor feeling too.

  67. Jo m welsh
    April 9, 2016 / 7:55 am

    Don’t put too much furniture in it keep it simple so it’s light and airy

  68. Graham Ross
    April 9, 2016 / 8:42 am

    Have some colourful indoor plants

  69. Billy Edwards
    April 9, 2016 / 9:13 am

    Use only a few contrasting colours to make it more homely.

  70. Tracy
    April 9, 2016 / 9:19 am

    Loys of light is wonderful but blinds are a must! Keep main colours neutral so you can easily update with accessories with pops of colour.

  71. Steven Appleton
    April 9, 2016 / 9:39 am

    There’s some great blinds available. Oh, and chilli plants add a splash of colour 🙂

  72. Helen Stratton
    April 9, 2016 / 10:40 am

    Keep it simple and uncluttered, as it’s your escape.

  73. Ali Thorpe
    April 9, 2016 / 12:03 pm

    I like to stick to neutral natural furniture and add cushions, throws etc of warmer colours for cold seasons and fresh,garden shades for summer.

  74. Samantha loughlin
    April 9, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    The right lighting to hide sun from steaming in plain colours and lots of plant to oxygenate the air xx also good quailty blinds xx

  75. Tricia Cowell
    April 9, 2016 / 1:55 pm

    Blinds are a must and some lovely plants

  76. Rachael Mccadden
    April 9, 2016 / 2:36 pm

    get some lovely plants

  77. Amica Grant
    April 9, 2016 / 3:29 pm

    Don’t use wicker furniture as it’s really uncomfortable.

  78. tracy baines
    April 9, 2016 / 4:12 pm

    keep it simple, natural colours with accessories to accent, let the light in

  79. April 9, 2016 / 4:57 pm

    I don’t have a conservatory, but If I did, it would be full of beautiful plants

  80. Louise Asekokhai
    April 9, 2016 / 5:57 pm

    Lots of plants and flowers and quality pretty blinds.

  81. Tony Metcalf
    April 9, 2016 / 6:18 pm

    Use pastel colours, add some plants.

  82. ElizM
    April 9, 2016 / 6:49 pm

    comfy simple furniture, pale blinds and keep the windows clean to let the light in

  83. Catherine
    April 9, 2016 / 8:04 pm

    Lots of green plants! They do well in a conservatory.

  84. Stephanie Coals
    April 9, 2016 / 9:20 pm

    Use a natural colour palette for example, greens, teals and even duck egg as it blends really well with the colours in the garden that you’re looking out onto.

  85. claire fawkner
    April 9, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    Lots of plants to make it look like an extension of the garden

  86. kim plant
    April 9, 2016 / 11:57 pm

    funrniture to match the decor

  87. Rebecca Pickering
    April 10, 2016 / 3:59 am

    I don’t have a conservatory 🙁 But I would still love to win this fabulous prize 🙂

  88. marie powell
    April 10, 2016 / 6:57 am

    solar fairy lights look fab in the evenings

  89. lisa evans
    April 10, 2016 / 7:41 am

    Plants and painted in light colours

  90. Nichole F
    April 10, 2016 / 8:25 am

    Use fade resistant fabrics and include plants and flowers into your decor.

  91. Kali filsell
    April 10, 2016 / 9:52 am

    Use colours from the same palette for a look that reflects nature.
    Maximise the outdoor feel with lots of fresh foliage and fauna. Include clippings of everything you love, from materials to quirky curios.

  92. Jess Mary
    April 10, 2016 / 9:59 am

    Definitely use very bright colours for decorating the conservatory and add a few dark details for some contrast 🙂

  93. Richard Eldred Hawes
    April 10, 2016 / 10:59 am

    Keep it simple with some nice indoor plants

  94. Maggie Ali
    April 10, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    I haven’t got one but I wish I had. I could imagine lots of plants, the sort of tropical ones 🙂

  95. Nikki Hayes
    April 10, 2016 / 3:21 pm

    Plenty of plants – conservatories without plants always look a bit odd to me :o)

  96. April 10, 2016 / 3:25 pm

    Have plenty of heating so it is not a room you only use in summer. We virtually live in ours all year round. Invest in a Karcher window cleaner it makes the job of cleaning windows a doddle.

  97. judy kennedy
    April 10, 2016 / 5:30 pm

    Choose plants that are good for the air and make it not too cluttered so what ever time of year you really feel you are outside.

  98. Sarah Leach
    April 10, 2016 / 6:41 pm

    my tip is to keep colours bright and light and add excess amounts of fairy lights

  99. Siobhan
    April 10, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    Fairy lights hanging from the ceiling and underfloor heating

  100. Michelle Ferguson
    April 10, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    Make sure the blinds are a nice neutral colour

  101. Nicola Dow
    April 10, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    Keep it minimal

  102. Jacqui
    April 11, 2016 / 9:07 am

    My tip would be to stick to natural colours so it seems as if you have a room inside your garden and it blends in well with what’s outside.

  103. olivia Kirby
    April 11, 2016 / 11:14 am

    Keep the decor light and neutral – we have a nice feature wall mounted light in ours.

  104. Donata
    April 11, 2016 / 11:16 am

    keep clutter to a minimum

  105. don erwood
    April 11, 2016 / 11:24 am

    Research ideas through social media

  106. aaron broad
    April 11, 2016 / 11:39 am

    Keep it light and fresh

  107. julie-ann eley
    April 11, 2016 / 1:02 pm

    Be bold and use a bright warm colour or if your not that daring pops of colour in the cushions or seats are great

  108. Sarah Archibald
    April 11, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    Ii’ve never had one, but if I did, i’d bring the outdoors in, some nice big plants , green hues , maybe some leaf print cushions..

  109. Denise C
    April 11, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    Keep it fresh and light – use plants

  110. Tracy Newton
    April 11, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    I have kept mine light and airey by using neutral colours and rattan furniture. I have made it really comfortable with lots of cushions on the furniture and a nice thick rug. Although my little one keeps lots of his toys in there now

  111. April 11, 2016 / 3:13 pm

    I love plants in a conservatorie I think they can look really stylish. I also like a lot of white and bright colours

  112. Kelly Hemmings
    April 11, 2016 / 5:05 pm

    Keep it bright & fresh & look for inspiration in magazines & on line

  113. kelly mobbs
    April 11, 2016 / 5:53 pm

    Keep it simple with light airey colours.

  114. Peter Davidson
    April 11, 2016 / 6:46 pm

    Plenty of colour using plants

  115. Amy Skinner
    April 12, 2016 / 10:04 am

    Outdoor hues definitely sounds like a good idea. A conservatory is a mix of oudoor and indoor for me so the colour schemes should reflect that, I love lush green plants too

  116. Kay Panayi
    April 12, 2016 / 10:41 am

    Colour coordinated soft furnishings

  117. Bryony Davies
    April 12, 2016 / 11:16 am

    Embrace the sunlight – but be careful, it fades everything, including the floor.

  118. Nicky
    April 12, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    I want to organise my whole house! Storage, storage, storage!!

  119. Stevie
    April 12, 2016 / 3:18 pm

    Use plain colours to avoid sun damage.

  120. Jodi hill
    April 12, 2016 / 5:24 pm

    Blackout blinds are a must to keep the heat in and keep the sun out of your eyes….if your like me and go read in the conservatory!
    I love lots of colour and green plants.
    Lots of comfy cushions and cosy throws!

  121. Amanda Richardson
    April 12, 2016 / 6:32 pm

    Exotic plants are a must!

  122. HELEN HOLLOWAY
    April 12, 2016 / 6:51 pm

    Light Colours and Green Plants

  123. ane watson
    April 12, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    My tip would to keep it simple with a few big green ferns and a nice fresh colur on walls and not to much big furniture xx

  124. Sharon Jackson
    April 12, 2016 / 11:43 pm

    Reduce the temperature in the room by getting blinds this will also protect the furniture from the sun 🙂

  125. frances hopkins
    April 13, 2016 / 7:53 am

    Bring the outside in

  126. Hayley Elvin
    April 13, 2016 / 9:59 pm

    Use natural colours and use plants to acessorise as it feels like the room is more part of the garden then

  127. Margaret Gallagher
    April 13, 2016 / 10:35 pm

    Always ensure you have good ventilation and shading especially when sunny and warm
    My sister learnt the hard way as her television exploded with the heat

    • April 14, 2016 / 4:32 pm

      Oh my goodness Margaret, that’s a very good tip to share! Good luck in the giveaway.

  128. Sian Jones
    April 14, 2016 / 11:39 am

    Lots of flowers, plenty of light and cosy furniture perfect for reading. It’s my favourite thing to do in my conservatory!

  129. Lyndsey Baines
    April 14, 2016 / 4:37 pm

    use light pastel colours

  130. Helen Humphries
    April 14, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    Have never decorated a conservatory! However friends have said similar regarding blinds, invest in decent shade in order to get the most out it. Also I think your idea of designating use is very important, some I’ve seen seem a mish mash and end up a bit of a dumping ground for all sorts!

  131. Claire Farley
    April 14, 2016 / 6:57 pm

    Rather than very costly shutters or blinds get a light linen to drape round on poles it adds a softness to the room whilst providing shade and adds a feature

  132. Cupcake R
    April 15, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    Put in some lovely plants to bring the outdoors inside!

  133. Farhana
    April 15, 2016 / 3:06 pm

    Figure out the lighting and keep it airy

  134. Dawn Brodribb
    April 16, 2016 / 9:25 am

    Be careful what blinds you choose as some shut out more light than others and you want as much light as possible.

  135. Rebecca Austerberry
    April 16, 2016 / 4:45 pm

    I have never had a conservatory but the tips from readers above will help if I ever am lucky enough to have one.

  136. Tracy Gladman
    April 16, 2016 / 5:46 pm

    We put blinds in our conservatory which really helps manage the heat. They are cream so will go with any furniture that we have. We have coordinated our conservatory in Peach with wicker furniture.

  137. Laura Harrison
    April 16, 2016 / 11:10 pm

    Light and airy with indoor plants x

  138. Iris W
    April 17, 2016 / 10:15 am

    I actually don’t have a conservatory so to be honest I wouldn’t have a clue how to decorate it. But there are some great tips on here

  139. Demi Jackson
    April 17, 2016 / 1:06 pm

    It has to be calming, minimilistic and modern. I feature plants in mine. I usually look on pininterest for ideas 🙂

  140. sarah fielding
    April 17, 2016 / 5:52 pm

    Do a lot of research and shop around to get a picture of your best options!

  141. April 18, 2016 / 1:01 pm

    I have to agree with you and saying heating, our old house had one and it was sooooo cold and we had it open to the lounge. It was FREEZING!

  142. Keshia Esgate
    April 18, 2016 / 8:38 pm

    Lay practical and durable floors such as ceramic-tile or natural stone flooring.

  143. April 18, 2016 / 8:52 pm

    God I love the picture you took! Just lights up that room, great work!!

    Jullian

  144. rebecca nisbet
    April 19, 2016 / 12:51 pm

    keep furniture and accessories light, you have all the light coming through you do not want to dull it with dull and dark accessories.

  145. tamalyn roberts
    April 19, 2016 / 1:46 pm

    keep it simple, light colours no mess

  146. caroline mccabe
    April 19, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    I love to choose light airy colours to compliment the outdoors

  147. Tania Atfield
    April 19, 2016 / 4:30 pm

    Visit Pinterest for lots of ideas to decorate your conservatory

  148. Michelle betts
    April 19, 2016 / 4:39 pm

    Dont be afraid to use colour

  149. Rachel Butterworth
    April 19, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    Choose lots of green and other earthy colours, to blend in with the outside.

  150. karen
    April 20, 2016 / 12:12 am

    Keep it minimal, you want comfy furniture and some plants but other than that, leave it alone

  151. Keri Jones
    April 20, 2016 / 10:49 am

    Invest in under floor heating, it frees up your wall space allowing for bigger windows to let in more light 🙂 x

  152. Layla Thomas
    April 20, 2016 / 12:54 pm

    Nice light colours to keep it cheery.

  153. Ema J Lowe
    April 20, 2016 / 5:25 pm

    I haven’t got one, but would love one. would have loads of soft furnishings like bright cushions and throws, to make it look warm and inviting

  154. Melissa Crowe
    April 20, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    light colours in side,

  155. lucy higgins
    April 20, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    light colours with a nice comfy seat and some plants!

  156. Sam Goodwin
    April 21, 2016 / 9:44 am

    Somewhere comfy to relax. I like to match the colour scheme to the garden – browns, greens, yellows, and subtle bright flashes of colour

  157. Emma Boylan
    April 21, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    Make the room work for you all year round, not just in summer.

  158. Helen Metcalfe
    April 21, 2016 / 4:28 pm

    Dont forget you need to heat your conservatory in the winter, no use having a room you cant use for half the year!

  159. MANDY DOHERTY
    April 21, 2016 / 9:50 pm

    I’ve never decorated a conservatory but would take the colour scheme from nature, bringing the outside in

  160. Nicki Simpson
    April 21, 2016 / 10:00 pm

    Colour to brighten the space even if the weather is horrible outside

  161. Kirsty Woods
    April 22, 2016 / 7:23 am

    Big pretty plants, it helps bring the outdoors in

  162. Hazel Murphy
    April 22, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    Use shades to keep the conservatory cool in summer.

  163. April 22, 2016 / 2:18 pm

    I’d say go for robust blinds and spend proper money on them, so that you don’t need to keep replacing them.

  164. Eileen Sumner
    April 22, 2016 / 5:55 pm

    Lots of plants

  165. Monica Gilbert
    April 22, 2016 / 10:36 pm

    I don’t have a conservatory, but I’d want it to have underfloor heating and a comfortable rug for my daughter to play on.

  166. April 23, 2016 / 5:20 pm

    Lots of plants – it’s the best room in the house to keep them, after all 🙂

  167. Chris Hunt
    April 23, 2016 / 8:45 pm

    Conservatories are tricky. The strong sunlight is going to bleach the furniture and fittings so choose accordingly. They get very hot and plants can suffer. Plan your heating wisely as it is better to make the right choice at the beginning or you may regret it later.
    We are going to change our conservatory roof next year from a plastic one to a tiled roof. I believe this will make the room into a better living space and not so susceptible to extreme temperatures.

  168. April 23, 2016 / 9:15 pm

    Definitely agree with bringing the garden indoors, conservatories can be lovely calm spaces if done right!

  169. Anne Dalzell
    April 23, 2016 / 9:21 pm

    Keep it clean and bright with plenty of white to allow to outside inside. Make sure there’s plenty of pretty flowers and plants inside and out.

  170. Gill Mitchell
    April 23, 2016 / 10:28 pm

    Get some lovely big plants to make it feel warm.

  171. Mandie Wright
    April 23, 2016 / 10:29 pm

    I would recommend an underfloor heating system to keep it cosy all year round

  172. Elizabeth Harbron
    April 24, 2016 / 9:09 am

    Solar jar lights are lovely in a conservatory as they charge up in the day and have a lovely glow all evening which is reflected on the glass!

  173. jayne hobson
    April 24, 2016 / 9:31 am

    design it first pale colours and nice furniture

  174. Lucy Chester
    April 24, 2016 / 1:01 pm

    Get lots of plants and cosy sofa’s and cushions and make it comfy with pictures and photos

  175. April 24, 2016 / 1:58 pm

    Put some lovely plants in there in pots such as mini citrus trees.

  176. Jean Bolsover
    April 24, 2016 / 3:47 pm

    Make it look inviting as though you are bringing the outdoors in

  177. Simon C
    April 24, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    Top tip for conservatories: Make the access between the house and conservatory as wide as possible — fold-back doors are ideal — to help the space flow better with the rest of the house.

  178. Danielle stewart
    April 24, 2016 / 3:56 pm

    I like to keep it bright and nice!
    White or cream colours and no clutter!
    This will keep the room light and bright and more spacious! Given the appearance of a perfect peaceful space! Perfect.
    Thank you for the comp. I am enjoying your blog x

  179. Mary Heald
    April 24, 2016 / 5:20 pm

    Wickerwork looks great in a conservatory with lots of large cushions

  180. Pam Francis Gregory
    April 24, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    Lots of wicker!

  181. claire blaney
    April 24, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    It always nice to put flowers in there & neutral colours & then add splashes of colour with cushions

  182. Michelle Field
    April 24, 2016 / 9:05 pm

    Plenty of space with nice natural colours

  183. amy bondoc
    April 24, 2016 / 10:28 pm

    we used to have a conservatory in our last house, my daughter came up with the idea of covering the roof with twinkling lights, it looked amazing

  184. Debby
    April 24, 2016 / 11:43 pm

    I haven’t got a conservatory but my better half’s family cottage in Wales has one and they just keep it simple – a few chairs and logs for seating, a table or two and some storage – mostly it’s used to watch the birds and other wildlife – decor might include a few bird-watching guides/books, some binoculars, a notepad and pen and a few mugs for coffee – fingers crossed.

  185. William Gould
    April 24, 2016 / 11:53 pm

    I don’t have a conservatory, nor do I know anyone who has one! But if I did, I would keep it simple and uncluttered, with lots of hidden storage space, like inside seats/stools for example.

  186. Darrell
    April 25, 2016 / 6:30 am

    My tip would be to keep it simple. Don’t over clutter it. Make sure the view is of the garden and to have a few small plants that help to bring the garden inside, but most of all make it a relaxing area.

  187. Nicki Evans
    April 25, 2016 / 6:39 am

    Use lots of plants.

  188. jo ogden
    April 25, 2016 / 7:19 am

    have some green decorations as it brings the feeling of the outdoors into the conservertory

  189. Margaret
    April 25, 2016 / 7:43 am

    plenty of green plants and cushions

  190. amy fidler
    April 25, 2016 / 7:59 am

    plan ahead,research and never go overboard,with lots of accessorries,as it can make the conservatory feel alot smaller

  191. Jennifer Haden
    April 25, 2016 / 8:02 am

    Go for neutral colours, as you’ll be able to change little decor and details, if you ever get bored of the look.

  192. Ray Dodds
    April 25, 2016 / 8:04 am

    Hire someone to do it for you

  193. Frank
    April 25, 2016 / 8:14 am

    Plan the lighting carefully! It needn’t cost the earth – a dimmer switch and tea lights in jam jars are a great and inexpensive place to start – but try, if you can, to vary the light sources: overhead, for general illumination; accent – a spotlight shining on a glossy-leafed plant, for example; and function – something to read or sew by.

  194. Katie Kingsbury
    April 25, 2016 / 8:24 am

    Keep it simple, you don’t want clutter or to use it as a storage space. A few well placed plants help ‘bring the outside in’ and is enough for me.

  195. Jane Berrow
    April 25, 2016 / 8:26 am

    Make it practical and have fun with colour

  196. Ruth Harwood
    April 25, 2016 / 8:48 am

    Plenty of light colours and a few paintings of sunsets 🙂

  197. Leila Benhamida
    April 25, 2016 / 8:55 am

    Light colour painted with darker furniture. Some tree plants in each corner. Adding a large rug will make it fantastic.

  198. Pat Stubbs
    April 25, 2016 / 9:08 am

    Don’t overcrowd it with plants – theyshould enhamce rather than dominate the room

  199. Greig spencer
    April 25, 2016 / 9:53 am

    plants to give it some colour

  200. Susan Lloyd
    April 25, 2016 / 10:19 am

    Lots of colour, particularly if you have exposed brickwork, plus get a window cleaner.

  201. Miranda
    April 25, 2016 / 10:48 am

    Add some twinkly fairy lights for the evenings

  202. jennifer hull
    April 25, 2016 / 11:19 am

    fresh plants growing in colourful pots…makes a conservatory come alive and brings the outside in

  203. FARIDAH BROOKER
    April 25, 2016 / 11:32 am

    I don’t have a conservatory but if I did I’d have a comfy sofa for lounging, and simple other furniture – not too much.

  204. Pauline Dring
    April 25, 2016 / 11:53 am

    My top tip for decorating a conservatory is to use light colours to reflect the natural sunlight.

  205. Martina Pichova
    April 25, 2016 / 12:16 pm

    Put a few big plants in the conservatory – like monstera plant. They love it there and it feels like you are in the garden already.

  206. Hazel Rea
    April 25, 2016 / 12:24 pm

    Have a couple of statement plants – and get thermal blinds so keep heat out in summer and in in winter so that they can flourish.

  207. Jessica steele
    April 25, 2016 / 2:03 pm

    I think blinds look great in a conservatory, and solve the problem of it being too hot in summer and freezing in winter. Also some lovely green potted plants make it like a tropical oasis, especially if it is quite warm in there. Other than that, keep it simple and uncluttered, some comfy chairs with a table and some books / magazines. My conservatory currently has none of the above as we plan to knock it down and start again at some point!

  208. Paula Readings
    April 25, 2016 / 2:47 pm

    Make it airy, not to much clutter

  209. Julia Nicholls
    April 25, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    I think the style of blinds is crucial, keep them simple, elegant and bringing the outdoors in.

  210. Diana Croos
    April 25, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    have a proper plan before you start

  211. Michelle Ptak
    April 25, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    Keep it light and airy, no heavy furniture or fabrics.

  212. Sandra Clarke
    April 25, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    Invest in some good window blinds which are essential on really bright hot days.

  213. Amanda Coffman
    April 25, 2016 / 4:44 pm

    Some nice under the sofa storage boxes to hide toys, junk etc. Pale pastel colours to decorate 🙂

  214. GEOFF WICKENS
    April 25, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    KEEP IT SIMPLE WITH NEUTRAL COLOURS

  215. Amy Harding
    April 25, 2016 / 5:24 pm

    Don’t be afraid to add a pop of colour or a unique print – it will make you smile every time you go in there 🙂

  216. Adrian Bold
    April 25, 2016 / 6:26 pm

    Don’t over clutter. Keep things simple and tidy. It’s a place to relax in, and you can’t do that if you’re surrounded by junk.

  217. sharon mead
    April 25, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    lots of plants! bring the outside in

  218. claire woods
    April 25, 2016 / 8:43 pm

    a conservatory should be relaxing – neutral colours, not too much clutter.

  219. Helen Hodgson
    April 25, 2016 / 8:53 pm

    Love the information about creating shade

  220. Audrey Jestin
    April 25, 2016 / 9:47 pm

    plaster the walls and paint the conservatory with vibrant colors to create a warm feel

  221. claire griffiths
    April 26, 2016 / 1:26 am

    have some plants in there

  222. Jane H Shaw
    April 26, 2016 / 10:12 am

    Plants and wicher furniture always looks good. Thanks

  223. ann goody
    April 26, 2016 / 10:47 am

    drought loving plants

  224. ann goody
    April 26, 2016 / 10:48 am

    use drought loving plants

  225. Sarah S
    April 26, 2016 / 2:08 pm

    Choose furnishing fabrics and cushion covers that are not likely to fade in the glare of the sun. Plants can wither i the strong sunlight but hardy cacti will thrive.

  226. Amanda Tanner
    April 26, 2016 / 4:00 pm

    Get a decorator in

  227. Charlene Keddy
    April 26, 2016 / 6:54 pm

    Keep it simple with a neutral colour scheme and a few accessories. Plants are great to make the connection between indoors and out, as well as providing a beautiful scent x

  228. kayleigh white
    April 26, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    Keep things neutral – you don’t want dark colours or accessories! When it comes to winter, you don’t want ‘sad’ looking interiors – you want it bright and happy!

  229. Maisy Jones
    April 26, 2016 / 7:57 pm

    My favourite tip is shade , nothing more important than making sure the ambiance/ temperature is right in your conservatory. We had terrible blinds in our first one & we hardly spent anytime in it, really did learn that when it comes to blinds get the best you can afford.

  230. Jayne Townson
    April 26, 2016 / 8:22 pm

    Sadly I don’t have one, but if I did, I’d put in some comfy chairs and cushions and a few plants.

  231. Karen Brady
    April 26, 2016 / 8:27 pm

    Plants to make it look like a part of the garden

  232. elisha
    April 26, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    Colourful longlasting plants accompained with a radiator and big shaggy rug and bean bags.

  233. Chris
    April 27, 2016 / 11:22 am

    Hidden storage. Hidden storage everywhere.

  234. Michaela Hannah
    April 27, 2016 / 12:40 pm

    Add lots of different textures in neutral colours to keep it looking cosy

  235. Amanda Gregory
    April 27, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    Keep it minimal and light. Plants are great in there too.

  236. Lindsay McPhee
    April 27, 2016 / 3:36 pm

    Keep it light and neutral with natural tones then add spalshes of your favourite bright colour. I must point out I do not own a conservatory, nor have I decorated one. But hey-ho.

  237. Maxine Owen
    April 27, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    To get good blinds to prevent it getting too hot and stuffy.

  238. Deborah Mackenzie
    April 27, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    Simple but comfortable seats, do not over crowd the room and have the option to shade it if it gets too hot. Also, if you have children it would make an ideal play space so if big enough have a corner for them to do craft or play.

  239. Monika Suchonska
    April 27, 2016 / 11:48 pm

    candles can make conservatory look gorgeous for special ocassions

  240. Allan Fullarton
    April 28, 2016 / 9:11 am

    Get help from a friend.

  241. donna l jones
    April 28, 2016 / 10:05 am

    look on pintrest for ideas

  242. kimberley ryan
    April 28, 2016 / 1:29 pm

    decorate with neutral colours so not to distract from the natural light, use natural wood furniture and put in house plants

  243. Alica
    April 28, 2016 / 3:09 pm

    I don’t have a conservatory but I know I would head to Pinterest to get my ideas if I did!

  244. Jayne Kelsall
    April 28, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    keep it light and btight.x

  245. Susan B
    April 28, 2016 / 5:45 pm

    Be careful with your choice of paint, furniture and furnishings as they are likely to be subject to very hot and very cold weather.

  246. Jennifer Badger
    April 28, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    Paint it a nice colour, not a horrible one.

  247. Sheri Darby
    April 28, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    A colourful sofa, lots of cushions and plants

  248. Kate B
    April 28, 2016 / 11:33 pm

    ‘Tidy’ blinds and a nice sofa.

  249. David Price
    April 29, 2016 / 9:31 am

    Use bright colours sparingly to give a subtle warm feel

  250. Jodie W
    April 29, 2016 / 9:44 am

    keep colours calm and neutral

  251. sharon smith
    April 29, 2016 / 10:04 am

    invest in a decent set of blinds, good for insulation in the winter and for hiding the sun in the summer!

  252. Hannah Scudder
    April 29, 2016 / 3:48 pm

    Research research research

  253. Rachael Buckley
    April 29, 2016 / 4:45 pm

    It can be hard to decorate a conservatory – not much wall space, lots of windows! For a quick and easy way to decorate a conservatory i change and update my cushions and throws with the seasons! It looks like a totally different room at times!

  254. Karen B
    April 29, 2016 / 5:19 pm

    Some etched film designs on a few of the windows helps with privacy and adds a bit of subtle decoration.

  255. carole eaves
    April 29, 2016 / 6:30 pm

    keep the furniture one block colour, then add bright colour pop cushions, and then contrast your telights and holders to compliment.

  256. Maria P
    April 29, 2016 / 7:34 pm

    Get colourful blinders

  257. Beccy Rowley
    April 29, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    My favourite conservatory decor tip is the heating, my parents had the roof on their conservatory changed from the original one to an insulated roof. It is now a usable room which is cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

  258. Jayne K
    April 29, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    Throw down a large & cheap flatweave rug for a cosy look

  259. Victoria Prince
    April 29, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    My top tip is if you have wooden windowsills in your conservatory stain them rather than paint because they wear a lot better in the sun 🙂

  260. Aaron Milne
    April 29, 2016 / 9:51 pm

    Keep it light & airy

  261. Michelle Sykes
    April 29, 2016 / 11:09 pm

    Blinds or curtains are necessary otherwise the heat and glare in summer is unbearable

  262. Nat thomason
    April 30, 2016 / 3:34 am

    Quirky is best bright colours animal prints and lush plants . Think zandra Rhodes let loose in the jingle it should be exciting not like every other conservatory in the land

  263. Heather Brannan
    April 30, 2016 / 7:24 am

    Bring the outdoor inside by introducing lots of plants and foliage. Use light bright colours like greens and yellows to reflect light and open up the space.

  264. neringa pakulyte
    April 30, 2016 / 7:25 am

    Have some colourful plants and pastel blinds

  265. Karen Foster
    April 30, 2016 / 7:36 am

    Add lots of plants, they really make link the conservatory with the garden

  266. jo liddement
    April 30, 2016 / 7:52 am

    Definately have good shading as conservatories can get hot in the summer and i would choose something light and airy and have some nice contrasting plant pots and cushions for the seating.

  267. Zach Hudson
    April 30, 2016 / 8:31 am

    Remember bold colours will fade due to sun

  268. Linda Hill
    April 30, 2016 / 10:34 am

    Leave it to the professionals!

  269. Lauren Old
    April 30, 2016 / 10:39 am

    I like the look of some drapes and lots of cushions dotted around

  270. Jill Mcphee
    April 30, 2016 / 10:41 am

    Pick a simple and elegant theme and warm
    It up with lots if different textures in cushions and throws.

  271. Sarah Lewis
    April 30, 2016 / 11:45 am

    Maks sure you invest in a good quality blind.

  272. Rosie Holloway
    April 30, 2016 / 11:55 am

    Make it an extension of the garden so have lots of plants and make it light and airy

  273. Logan
    April 30, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    Keeping it light and organic. Simple wooden or hosiery furniture, some plants and glass. You do not want to overwork this light and airy space!

  274. Ailsa Sheldon
    April 30, 2016 / 1:42 pm

    solar powered fairy lights

  275. irene gilmour
    April 30, 2016 / 1:56 pm

    not got a conservatory but we are in the middle of planning a extension (dinning room) love your tip about not over filling the space

  276. Miss Tracy Hanson
    April 30, 2016 / 2:08 pm

    Keep it nice and simple. Dramatic furnishings or fancy curtains detract from the view of your garden. Keep it a lovely, calm space which you can use all year round not just in the summer, somewhere to relax and read a good book.

  277. April 30, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    Do lots of research in advance and pick a colour scheme that will match with your furniture

  278. Susan Jackson
    April 30, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    ceiling blinds to cut out glare

  279. Nicola Lang
    April 30, 2016 / 2:29 pm

    Bring the outdoors indoors and be at one with nature in your conservatory by adding plants and using natural colours.

  280. Kim W
    April 30, 2016 / 2:50 pm

    I would add a comfy sofa or two if big enough and put a huge fan in it, probably ceiling fan as conservatories get extremely hot. And add some tropical plants like coconut palms.

  281. claire sen
    April 30, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    Make sure you get some good blinds or soft voile curtains for a softer look. Add plants and candles, a lamp and books…so cosy!

  282. Wendy Guy
    April 30, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    Have flowers and plants to recreate the outdoors

  283. Natasha Mairs
    April 30, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    I don’t have a conservatory but if I did I would like lot’s of green leafy plants to make it feel tropical

  284. Bryanna Martonis
    April 30, 2016 / 4:01 pm

    My top tip is to keep it light and airy! 😀

  285. MichelleD
    April 30, 2016 / 4:04 pm

    Use natural colours and plenty of plants- bring the outside, in!

  286. carole n
    April 30, 2016 / 4:23 pm

    planning and more planning before you start – essential

  287. Emma Walton
    April 30, 2016 / 4:29 pm

    Use cushions and other accessories whose colours and tones compliment the seasons as they change.

  288. Anna Brown
    April 30, 2016 / 4:34 pm

    Keep the decor light and natural . Soft furnishings will give it a welcoming feel.

  289. Vicky Loveday
    April 30, 2016 / 4:51 pm

    Keep it light, clean and no clutter. Include a relaxing chair.

  290. Christine Hobbs
    April 30, 2016 / 6:03 pm

    Light cool uncluttered and easy clean.

  291. Sheila Reeves
    April 30, 2016 / 6:06 pm

    Keep the colours of blinds and sofas/chairs fairly neutral, and bring in colour with plants and accessories like cushions – and if you are south-facing make sure you look into eco blinds that reflect heat out in the summer

  292. Robert Price
    April 30, 2016 / 6:11 pm

    Get a professional in

  293. Chris Williams
    April 30, 2016 / 6:15 pm

    We’ve got a large conservatory with a swinging sofa and comfy chair to sit on. We’ve decorated it in a warm terracotta colour with lovely tiles on the floor. I have cacti’s on the windowsills and I just love being in there. It’s so bright and gorgeous.

  294. lesley carnochan
    April 30, 2016 / 7:05 pm

    Some colourful plants and a few paintings

  295. lynn savage
    April 30, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    Do some research on plants before buying any as they don’t all like lots of sunlight – which is what they’ll get in a conservatory.

  296. DEBRA SHANAHAN
    April 30, 2016 / 7:24 pm

    Neutral colours, soft furnishings and lots of plants x

  297. Margery Lumsdaine
    April 30, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    Decide on what it is to you, and decorate accordingly

  298. Clare Hubbard
    April 30, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    Light coloured paint on any walls is a must!

  299. April 30, 2016 / 9:18 pm

    Colourful accessories! I love accessories for really making a room your own and personalised! x

  300. Leeanne Clifford
    April 30, 2016 / 9:52 pm

    Lots of light and brightness, that way you can still have that summer feel even when it’s cold outside

  301. jessica cook
    April 30, 2016 / 9:54 pm

    light warm colors make it more inviting

  302. Vickie Jackson
    April 30, 2016 / 9:58 pm

    Bright accessories and warm colours. They can make the difference between making it inviting or seeming cold.

  303. Rebecca Powell
    April 30, 2016 / 10:06 pm

    Put some form of heating in so it’s not too cold

  304. Leanne Bell
    April 30, 2016 / 10:07 pm

    Keep it simple and practical for the whole family to enjoy. x

  305. tracey licence
    April 30, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    Light and bright, creams and shades of green contrasting cushions and a comfy sofas, clean simply lines and a lovely terracotta tiled floor would be fab

  306. Alison Joyce
    April 30, 2016 / 10:10 pm

    Keep it simple with nice clean lines and no clutter

  307. Mark T
    April 30, 2016 / 10:13 pm

    Shop around and get second opinions of your ideas

  308. Kerry Smith
    April 30, 2016 / 10:28 pm

    I love the space saving tip

  309. Sue Harrison
    April 30, 2016 / 10:42 pm

    Keep it simple and clutter free for a serene frame to a beautiful garden

  310. Leesa Dunn
    April 30, 2016 / 11:00 pm

    Keep it simple & bright

  311. Laura Caraher
    April 30, 2016 / 11:00 pm

    green air plants would look amazing

  312. April 30, 2016 / 11:19 pm

    Keep it simple and fun

  313. Katie leavy
    April 30, 2016 / 11:36 pm

    Use the outside view as a guide and try to bring the outside in within the decor

  314. Sammi McSporran
    May 1, 2016 / 12:06 am

    Let the outside come in! Lots of bright colours and plants!

  315. Ruth Wollerton
    May 1, 2016 / 12:23 am

    Put underfloor heating down to keep the heat in the room because in the winter the glass releases the heat, making it very cold

  316. Scarlett Orridge-Curtis
    May 1, 2016 / 12:47 am

    Coordinate the colours in your conservatory with your garden. It gives fluidity to the overall look & feel.

  317. Oksana Fitzgerald
    May 1, 2016 / 12:50 am

    Colouful plants and keep it minimum

  318. May 1, 2016 / 12:51 am

    Keep it light and bright to work with the glass

  319. Gem Cook
    May 1, 2016 / 12:55 am

    Paint with light airy colours and add plants to make it nice and relaxing.

  320. Neha Parmar
    May 1, 2016 / 1:00 am

    Design at your hearts content,be milimalistic and modern

  321. Andrea Johnson
    May 1, 2016 / 2:50 am

    add underfloor heating whatever you do and don’t skimp on blinds. Keep colours light and add plants.

  322. Gaby Applegate
    May 1, 2016 / 7:57 am

    Stick to light coloured furniure and accentuate with pops of colour, that way if the sun bleaches out any of the fabrics it’s easy to replace x

  323. Emma h
    May 1, 2016 / 8:01 am

    Stick to warm colours, but avoid shots as too reflective in the sun

  324. sue mcdermott
    May 1, 2016 / 8:26 am

    Lots of pretty plants

  325. Julie Wilson
    May 1, 2016 / 8:57 am

    Making it comfortable but not cluttered, so that it’s a relaxing space.

  326. Julie Booth
    May 1, 2016 / 9:12 am

    keep it light and clean and match your seat cushions to your blinds

  327. joanne atkinson
    May 1, 2016 / 9:28 am

    Add some texture with sumptuous fabrics and wall coverings.

  328. Hayley Lynch
    May 1, 2016 / 9:32 am

    For a low maintenance but colourful display mix in fake plants and flowers of varying heights with real ones nearer the front

  329. Natasha R-M
    May 1, 2016 / 9:40 am

    Comfortable chairs, colourful cushions, lamps, and several heat-loving plants.

  330. lynn neal
    May 1, 2016 / 9:45 am

    Reflect some of the outdoor view within the room such as the plants to make a connection!

  331. carol boffey
    May 1, 2016 / 10:00 am

    Go for the lighter colours

  332. Amy Dacre
    May 1, 2016 / 10:05 am

    Keep it beautiful simple and understated

  333. elizabeth ferguson
    May 1, 2016 / 10:25 am

    Green is a good colour scheme – cane furniture – lots of plants – a bright rug x

  334. Caroline Cordery
    May 1, 2016 / 10:38 am

    I would get blinds made to measure. It instantly smartens the whole room.

  335. Karen Harrison
    May 1, 2016 / 10:40 am

    Underfloor heating and comfy chairs make it a space you want to be in.

  336. Melanie Burton
    May 1, 2016 / 11:03 am

    Plants to make you feel the outdoors is indoors

  337. EJ Dunn
    May 1, 2016 / 11:09 am

    Use light colours

  338. caroline doherty
    May 1, 2016 / 11:24 am

    Plenty of greenery and bright cushions

  339. carina gomes
    May 1, 2016 / 11:33 am

    Keep it simple and bright!

  340. Debbie Preston
    May 1, 2016 / 11:52 am

    I don’t have a conservatory but would decorate it in summery colours

  341. Samantha
    May 1, 2016 / 11:54 am

    Lots of lighting so it can be used of an evening too

  342. Julie Camm
    May 1, 2016 / 11:58 am

    Make it an extension of the garden, with soft greens and flowery colours…

  343. May 1, 2016 / 12:02 pm

    The conservatory is often the middle ground between outdoors and in, so include natural stones and woods, as well as plants to see through the transition.

  344. LORNA WILSON
    May 1, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    I WILL DECORATE IT WITH COOL MAGNOLIA COLOR!

  345. Sue Wickins
    May 1, 2016 / 1:21 pm

    keep it simple, white or ppale green work really well

  346. Wendy Smith
    May 1, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    Keep to one main, pale colour add wicker furniture with attractive cushions and plenty of plants

  347. Ioana Cristina Popescu
    May 1, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    Don’t make it too crowded as then it’s going to be your job to clean the dust!

  348. May 1, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    stick to neutral colours and add some plants in, a conservatory should be a doorway away from the outside, adding plants in brings the outside in a little more

  349. Meena Hindmarch
    May 1, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    I haven’t got one but I would say comfy chairs and nice plants to bring the outside in

  350. Kay Broomfield
    May 1, 2016 / 2:11 pm

    Keep colours simple as the windows make artwork of your garden so you don’t really want to divert attention from that.

  351. Diane Carey
    May 1, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    I don’t have a conservatory. But if I did I would grow some fresh herbs in nice pots

  352. Beryl drake
    May 1, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    Bring the outside in

  353. Cerys John
    May 1, 2016 / 2:46 pm

    Simple design- makes it feeling more spacious.

  354. Karen Howden
    May 1, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    Horizontal Wooden Blinds on the windows, wicker furniture and a nice round rug in the middle

  355. Dawn F
    May 1, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    Add lots of live plants and flowers.

  356. alice lightning
    May 1, 2016 / 3:01 pm

    make it bright and cheery light colured furniture patterned cushions the odd large leaf plant little lights and a coffee table to relax your drink on and some reading books never had a conservatory always wanted one this is how I,d try to design it

  357. Jo McPherson
    May 1, 2016 / 3:59 pm

    Light colours to keep it cool with lots of green plants

  358. Paul von der Fecht
    May 1, 2016 / 4:06 pm

    Underfloor heating is a must.

  359. Michelle Wild
    May 1, 2016 / 4:13 pm

    Keep it spartan.

  360. Natalie Crossan
    May 1, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    some bright airy colours x

  361. Hollie mortimer
    May 1, 2016 / 4:18 pm

    Bright and airy

  362. Jacqueline Mclean
    May 1, 2016 / 4:31 pm

    Keep it bright and light but good blinds are essential

  363. Serena La Pietra
    May 1, 2016 / 4:37 pm

    Lots of coloured glass, it looks fabulous in the sunshine.

  364. MARY ELLEN HOCKENHULL
    May 1, 2016 / 4:40 pm

    a basic white colour scheme and lot of green leafy plants – keep it simple 🙂

  365. Edwin James Wooton
    May 1, 2016 / 4:44 pm

    I would say that the best tip for a conservatory would be to invest in furniture that goes with the amount of light that is going to be in the room. Wicker furniture works best, or rattan and other natural materials, perhaps cotton too, because they are more associated with outdoor living and give that feeling to the room, making it light and airy.

    I agree that neutral and light colours work best, and that a co-ordinated colour scheme is the way to go. I think that blinds are probably the most important thing about the conservatory, and if they are wrong, the whole room looks off. But then again, the little things matter, the small ornaments (or in my case, lack of), and the cushions and such that give the room that personal touch are what matters.

  366. Jane Robertson
    May 1, 2016 / 5:46 pm

    Bright airy colour scheme with indoor plants making it blend in with the garden

  367. christine WESTLAKE
    May 1, 2016 / 6:11 pm

    think about the changing light of winter/summer.

  368. Janet T
    May 1, 2016 / 6:16 pm

    Simple let the outside do the talking

  369. Amy Lambert
    May 1, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    Use simple bright colours

  370. rachel cooper
    May 1, 2016 / 7:31 pm

    Lots of plants and wicker furniture

  371. Julie
    May 1, 2016 / 7:31 pm

    Keep it light and bright and always have a couple of plants to soak up the CO2 and provide oxygen

  372. joanne
    May 1, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    keep it light and airy solar fairy lights look nice in there too

  373. Gemma Holland
    May 1, 2016 / 7:55 pm

    Underfloor heating is perfect in a conservatory for Winter & I love taller plants to link to the garden too

  374. Kirsty Hosty
    May 1, 2016 / 8:07 pm

    Add bright colours and decorative items

  375. Rebekah Powley
    May 1, 2016 / 9:14 pm

    Fill your conservatory with lots of lovely plants, it will make the room feel fresher and more homely!

  376. lisa tebbutt
    May 1, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    clean and bright colours

  377. Laura Findlay
    May 1, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    Neuteral decor, wicker furniture and some nice plants is a must for a homely conservatory.

  378. Lisa Mauchline
    May 1, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    Keep it neutral with some plants

  379. Natalie Gillham
    May 1, 2016 / 10:22 pm

    Use a light reflective colour scene x

  380. Elaine Hollis
    May 1, 2016 / 10:55 pm

    I have lilac metallic blinds so emulsioned the plaster to match

  381. Cassandra Mayers
    May 1, 2016 / 11:08 pm

    Nice bright colours to reflect the sunlight

  382. Michelle Cheeseman
    May 1, 2016 / 11:16 pm

    I would invest in some conservatory blinds. Keeps the heat out in summer and retains some heat in winter,

  383. Kate Davies
    May 1, 2016 / 11:28 pm

    A conservatory is a great place to watch wildlife and relax so keep it minimalist and neutral.

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