Ideas for decorating your conservatory
Written by October 9, 2014 | Posted in: Essential Tips & Advice| Published
There are many fantastic reasons to invest in a conservatory and of course, adaptability is high up for most homeowners. The conservatory offers your home extra living space to be enjoyed all year round and when it comes to decoration and furnishings, your options are seemingly endless.
With the large glass panes your conservatory will benefit from lots of natural light, so it’s the summertime when you can really make the most from your investment. We’re not all decorating gurus though, so knowing how best to furnish the conservatory can be a problem.
Here are some ideas to get you started and hopefully turn your conservatory into the perfect living space.
With the conservatory there isn’t a one size fits all approach to decorating as it’ll depend on how you intend to use the room. To maximise your interior decorating it’s important to remember that form follows function.
Essentially, this means that the crucial decisions such as colour and furniture will be dictated by whether the conservatory acts as a living room, dining area, playroom or even garden room.
Of course, other considerations include the conservatory’s style. With a Victorian or Georgian appeal you may be keen to have traditional décor as opposed to modern designs.
So what do you need to know about colour schemes in general? Well, there are plenty of possibilities available to you. As the conservatory has loads of natural light, you may as well make the most of this. That means using colours that look good in sunshine, whilst being bright and airy.
Many homeowners look to the Mediterranean to draw their inspiration, so colour such as white, blues and yellows are very popular. Plants will also contribute to the final look and ferns, palms and foliage plants offer great appeal.
Like we’ve mentioned above, the furniture you choose for your conservatory will typically be decided by what you plan to use the room for. There’s no solution to fit every home.
The first tip we can offer would be not to clutter the conservatory. Don’t fill it with furniture so you’ve little room to move around and the whole space feels cramped. Conservatories are designed to give you more space so you’re instantly removing this aspect by cramming it full.
The materials will play an important role in your conservatory’s appeal and wicker tends to be popular amongst homeowners. Wicker is light and natural, with the versatility to be taken outside if necessary. As your conservatory is an extension of the garden, this is always a welcome solution.
It’s not just the furniture you’ll need to think of though as the windows will also need adequate furnishings that are suitable no matter the time of year. For this reason, blinds are particularly popular.
There are plenty of blind options to consider as well so you know you’ll get a great look. Pleated, Roman and Venetian are all popular and at the end of the day a lot will come down to your own personal preference.