Monday, 10 May 2021
Now the days are getting longer, and warmer weather is on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to think about bringing the outdoors into your home.
Now the days are getting longer, and warmer weather is on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to think about bringing the outdoors into your home. Our British weather is unpredictable with unexpected sunny days lulling us into believing we’ll experience a Mediterranean summer. So, whether you have a purpose-built conservatory or another type of garden room, with a little effort you can transform this area into a peaceful and relaxing space.
Let there be light!
How you decorate your conservatory will depend on its size and overall purpose. If you only have a very small area to work with, you can make it seem bigger by clever use of colour. White walls reflect light and can amplify the space. Paint doors and window frames in the same colour to flood the room with light. The current trend is to use contrasting colours to add a touch of drama – dark green or grey can be highly effective, even in smaller rooms.
It’s the windows that can really make your conservatory come alive. So, make sure they’re sparkling clean. Instead of using harsh chemicals, a few capfuls of white vinegar in warm water cuts through grease and grime. Use a clean, lint-free cloth to buff them up to a perfect streak-free shine. Now you can enjoy even more sunlight even on a dull wintry day.
Vinyl tile flooring can enhance your conservatory and the effect can look expensive. Even plain wooden floorboards can be quickly jazzed up with a coat of paint. Add a rug for a splash of colour and some additional texture and warmth underfoot.
Furnishing your garden room
Spend some time considering how you’ll be using your conservatory. This will be dictated by the size of the area, so map out your ideas on paper to gauge how you can use your space. A larger conservatory gives you the freedom to create ‘zoned’ areas, for resting and relaxing, studying, or even enjoying meals if you have space for a table and dining chairs.
It’s essential to allow plenty of space to maximise the restful vibe, so don’t be tempted to pack your garden room too full of furniture and accessories. Aim for a calm and relaxing space, and comfortable seating is a must. A large Chesterfield sofa suits a Victorian-style conservatory, or choose a more contemporary linen sofa for modern extensions.
Add subtle touches of colour with soft furnishings, or go wild and embrace your animal spirit, if you prefer! Cushions and throws in a variety of textures add to the luxurious but relaxed feel, helping to make your space even more welcoming and inviting. Snuggle up under a cosy throw to enjoy the power and spectacle of nature without having to get cold or wet.
Bringing nature into your home
The whole purpose of a conservatory is to let you enjoy the beauty of nature at any time of year, so try to bring elements of your garden inside. Your garden room is a sunny and sociable space, so decorate it with plenty of plants and greenery.
Tropical plants give a luxurious feel. Herbs can enhance the room by providing fragrant air. You can create a green and pleasant space with simple spider plants and geraniums, which are very forgiving, so you don’t have to have green fingers to keep them in tip-top condition.
A conservatory, or garden room, lets you make the most of your outside space, even on those days when the rain is lashing at the windows and it’s too cold and miserable to sit outdoors. Add a few occasional chairs to create a sociable atmosphere for when friends or family visit. Choosing the right chair is the key to any successful conservatory makeover. You need to be able to relax in comfort and enjoy the outside view from a cosy indoor room.
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