It is up to your creativity to turn a conservatory into a perfect addition to your home where to enjoy the sunshine with family and friends. However, it is different from other rooms; so, consider carefully before decorating it:
- First, you need to decide what are you going to use it for
A popular design trend is introducing multi-functional open spaces that incorporate different zones; this concept works on the way conservatories are linked to the house.
Since conservatories are normally made up of glass, blinds are a must-have; they offer sun protection, security, and privacy. There is an array of options to choose from. However, Roman blinds are chic and practical; pleated blinds are another great option.
Tiled or natural stone floors are practical options, but if you want to make the conservatory an extension of your home, opt for natural wood floor or even for a carpet. You can keep to the “let it flow” concept and match the flooring in the house to achieve a nice flow for a harmonious look.
Heating is a major consideration; water or electrical under floor heating are good options; roofing can be either glass or polycarbonate, a lighter, but durable material.
As for the décor, there are endless options; yet, the practical solution is to choose low absorbent furniture.
Create a sophisticated look and a feeling of a confident, sleek design with glossy metal furniture teamed with black chairs. Opt for garden-style furniture to bring the outside in, for vintage furnishings to give a retro look, or for comfortable, multi-functional sitting arrangements to create a cosy extension of your home. However, woven furniture/rattan, sisal, wicker items/ is the natural choice; it adds a timeless, yet traditional element; try to incorporate wooden touches for a feeling of extra warmth.
Create eye-catching centrepieces such as a glass-topped table, wrought-iron chairs, a statement floor lamp, or period-style elements to add visual appeal and interest.
- Opt for an earthy colour palette
Pastel hues blend in with the outdoors to keep the space light and vibrant and for a tranquil feel; for a modern twist add splashes of colour with tablecloths, rugs, upholstery, seat pads, throw pillows; bold hues, prints, and patterns spice up the look; consider that accessories can pull together the colour solution.
- Incorporate indoor plants
Brighten empty corners with a variety of plants for a touch of vibrancy. Consider using containers of similar materials and styles; open shelving is a practical storage solution; it provides space for plants and decorative ornaments. Plants love lighting in the conservatories.
- Personalise the space
Incorporate collections of favourite items; arrange elements in odd-numbered groups for an eye-pleasing display and vary their height to add interest; it is a great idea to use accent lighting to highlight them.