If you have chosen to add a conservatory to your home, you may already have an idea of how you are going to use the extra space. However, we all need a little inspiration from time to time.
Not only will you be adding extra space, but you also have the opportunity of creating a place of tranquillity, an area where you can take in the beautiful views of your garden.
If you want to keep the cost down, you may choose to have a smaller conservatory installed. Plus, you are more likely to come under the ‘permitted development’ regulations. We recommend you look into this before going ahead with the work.
Here are some ideas and tips for transforming your conservatory into an area for the entire family to enjoy.
Don’t fill your conservatory with too much furniture!
It is easy to get carried away when you have a new room added to your home. It’s the extra space you have been waiting for, and your instinct will be to fill it up as soon as possible. Keep the furniture minimal, and on the smaller side, so they can be moved about easily.
Create a cosy spot
Do you enjoy a good book? Escape from the distractions and create a cosy area within your conservatory. A small stool and linen armchair, surrounded by pastel colours, will create an elegant feel.
Choose lanterns to release a warm ambience and intimate atmosphere.
Keep it as light as possible!
Conservatories are an amazing source of natural light during the day. However, with a smaller conservatory, it is easy to feel claustrophobic at night. This can be avoided by choosing the right colours and furniture. Avoid anything too dark. Keep the colours pale and consider adding some washed oak, either integrated into the flooring or small items of furniture. During the evening, add some lamps and candles to create different types of lighting.
Create a place for storage
Making sure you have plenty of storage is important in any size conservatory, but especially in smaller rooms. It is easy to make an area look cluttered and ruin the entire look and feel.
Adding a conservatory on the front of your house
Conservatories are typically installed at the rear of your house, but this isn’t a rule. If you have a small, narrow entranceway that feels cluttered with shoes, bags and coats, why not consider adding your conservatory extension to the front? Create a modern look with rustic colours and contemporary furniture.
Create a productive area
Conservatories are versatile and can be used in several ways. Not only are they a place to relax, dine and entertain in, they can also be transformed into a room such as an office. With natural lighting and beautiful views, working from home can become a joy.
Entertain guests in style
Do you love to entertain guests? Perhaps your kitchen is on the smaller side, or you don’t have a dining area where your company can sit and eat. By adding a conservatory, you will be extending your kitchen and creating an attractive dining area. Choose wooden furniture to add warmth and comfort.
Add window seats
Use every inch of your conservatory to gain as many benefits as you can. If you have a bay-shaped extension, add some cushions and throws to create an additional seating area.
Create an additional living room
Are you tired of listening to the kids arguing over the remote? Or perhaps your living room has been taken over by gaming, sports or tv soaps! By adding a conservatory, you are creating a place of solace, somewhere to escape the bickering. A popular option is to decorate the walls with exposed brickwork, creating a modern and natural style. If your conservatory is big enough, add a lightweight corner sofa so you can move it into the garden during the summer months.
Showcase your style
Whether you like shabby chic or traditional wood furniture, a conservatory is the best place to showcase your style. If you have been wanting to express yourself but haven’t had the spare room, transforming your conservatory is the ideal opportunity to do so.
Bring the outdoors in!
Most people use their conservatory as an extra lounging area and a pleasant space to relax. If this is the case, you will want to brighten up the place, and the perfect way to achieve this is to add some indoor plants. It is an effective way of bringing the outdoors in.
When deciding on what plants to add, make sure you research the conditions in which they thrive.
Should you require any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help.