In a conservatory, it can be too easy to just stick with all of the same old design tropes. This is largely because conservatories have long been deemed seasonal spaces which should be furnished manner with the likes of chunky rattan and wirework furniture, The Telegraph observes.
However, today’s conservatories can often be much more effectively insulated than conservatories of decades past. For this reason, you are now in a more practical position to regularly use your conservatory right through the year. Here’s a round-up of some top ways in which you could decorate and furnish your conservatory all year round.
Get your fill of foliage
Key to the appeal of a conservatory is how it effectively merges inside and outside spaces, blurring the otherwise blatant boundary between the two.
Hence, creatively placing plentiful plants around your conservatory can have an aesthetically pleasing effect. Ideal Home advises that you choose various exotic plants – saving the tall, ceiling-height ones for any empty corners in the structure.
Give your conservatory a more tropical look
If your conservatory looks a little too traditional for a British home, there are various ways in which you could cultivate the feeling of a much more tropical setting.
You could add bold prints of orchid shades and make the windows more interesting by adding colourful leaf blinds and lanterns. You could then complement this scene by putting leafy, lush green plants into oversized containers to place around the space.
Give the windows more visual life
Given that they provide a panoramic view of the outdoors and help bring a sense of the outdoors inside, you might not immediately think that the windows of your conservatory really need livening up.
However, you shouldn’t neglect to give attention to the actual windows. After all, if those windows are floor-to-ceiling in design, they could be adding an awful lot of blandness to your conservatory’s appearance. Use textured or pretty patterned blinds to add more visual interest to your windows.
Create a botanical feel
If you have ever spent a lot of time walking around a botanical garden, you probably don’t need us to remind you how soothing the experience can be. So, perhaps we should instead just inform you how your conservatory could become more pleasing if you place some botanical prints in it?
Provided that those prints feature leafy greens and are displayed alongside shades of white, the conservatory can look noticeably more light and natural.
Add home office essentials to your conservatory
Do you often feel relaxed when simply sitting in your conservatory and enjoying the sights and sounds of the outside without actually having to go outside? Then imagine how idyllic this space could feel if you make it a home office…
This is another idea suggested by Ideal Home, which shows how you could add a vintage desk and, for providing shade from the sun, a botanical blind. You could also give the conservatory aluminium entrance doors which help keep it closed off during breaks from working. Such doors can be fitted by a company such as Ideal Window Solutions at many South East England homes.
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