Prepare to be amazed by our fabulous ideas for transforming a dull conservatory into a fresh and welcoming living space.
Now that the sunshine has started to show its face again, it’s time to start thinking about how to make the most of your conservatory. Even if you spend most of your days gazing out over your garden or with your head in a book, you should still want your living space to look welcoming and stylish. But don’t panic. Revamping your conservatory needn’t involve spending lots of money.
There are plenty of small changes for you to consider that make a big difference to the atmosphere of your room. We’re going to share some simple ways to give your conservatory a mini makeover.
Perk it up with statement furniture
The most popular furniture types used in conservatories are rattan, wooden and upholstered because they don’t fade when exposed to natural light. However, if you have UV protected windows, you can choose just about any furnishings you like. Bright coloured pieces work well in small conservatories and are great for helping to make your space appear larger than it actually is.
Not into bold colours? An all-white or monochrome conservatory scheme will also illuminate your room and keep things looking ultra-sophisticated. Just remember to think carefully about how you generally use your space before deciding on which items of furniture to purchase.
Get creative with new fabrics
If you can’t bear to part with your existing soft furnishings but feel as though they look a little dated or shabby, smarten things up by having your pieces reupholstered. There are literally hundreds if not thousands of plain and patterned fabrics available which are perfect for recovering seating pads and cushions. If you’re not comfortable doing it yourself, there’s bound to be a professional who can help you in your local area.
A striking set of blinds can also make a surprising difference to your conservatory’s décor. Again, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to bright and bold patterns, as well as understated and elegant designs. Once you’ve found a set of blinds to suit your taste, finish your room off with some matching cushions.
Bring the outdoors in
Why should your garden be the only place to display beautiful plants? It shouldn’t, especially as tropical plants thrive in a conservatory environment. Not only will they appreciate all that natural light on hot and cold days but exotic plants will also help to add a jungle vibe to your living space. Plus, your conservatory is the perfect place for your leafy housemates to live because it gives them a better chance of survival during the harsh British winters.
Trees and shrubs, such as citrus, olives and bays are also great for brightening up an unused corner and giving your conservatory a more Mediterranean look. Then, add touches of earthy terracotta, leaf green and sunshine yellow to your décor through throws, large vases, blinds and other accessories to complete your Mediterranean theme.