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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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