When it comes to choosing conservatory décor, the options are virtually limitless. Whether you prefer vintage glamour or the rustic look, there are pieces out there to suit everyone. If you’re thinking of reinventing your conservatory, consider how you’d like the space to look and how you intend to use it. Here are five décor ideas to get you inspired…
Oranges and lemons
Orangeries first became popular in the 17th century, when they were used as winter homes for citrus plants. Conservatories have a similar structure, so why not use a citrus colour palate to inspire your décor? Begin with a neutral base then add soft furnishings in vibrant yellows, greens, and oranges. You could even incorporate fruit-themed artwork throughout the room. However you use your conservatory, the bright citrus colours will keep it feeling summery and fresh all year round.
Embrace the glamour of Victorian décor, with a cool, ‘shabby chic’ twist. By mixing distressed wood with fabrics like silk, you’ll achieve a luxurious yet relaxed ambiance for your conservatory. For extra vintage charm, swap your sofa for a chaise-lounge and position it wherever you get the best sun. If you enjoy entertaining, add an ornate dining table, dressed with decorative candlesticks.A soft colour palate compliments this look perfectly. Cream tones pair nicely with dusky pinks and will look beautiful when the light shines into your conservatory.
Inspired by nature
As a halfway point between the garden and the home, conservatories lend themselves well to nature-themed décor. Why not turn the connecting wall between your house and conservatory into a decorative feature? Choose some wallpaper in a bold, floral print, or paint it white and use a nature-inspired wall stencil. Pot plants are also a great way to transition from indoor to out. Use larger, standing plants such as citrus fruits – or grab a decorative plant rack and use it to house smaller plant pots.
The ‘green’ choice
Keep your décor on-trend and environmentally friendly, with reclaimed furniture and accessories. Materials like wood, brick, and metal can be repurposed into stylish, unique pieces for your conservatory. If your space features any brickwork, leave it bare. The rustic appearance of the brick will contrast beautifully with the glass exterior walls. Although a little rough around the edges, this look is easily softened up, with some well-chosen accessories. In cooler months, layer up woollen throws and Hessian cushions to make a cosy living space. As the evenings get warmer, use fewer fabrics and hang fairy lights to soften up the décor and build a real ambience.
If you have kids, why not turn your conservatory into a playroom? To create a fun, playful atmosphere, use plenty of primary colours and bold patterns. Bring the space to life, with fun accessories like bunting – just make sure to leave space for the kids’ own works of art! Best of all, use large,decorative crates to keep their toys neat and organised. You could even create a dedicated ‘messy zone’ for outdoor toys and muddy wellies. Using your conservatory as a playroom will not only give the children a place to have fun, it’ll also help to isolate ‘kid mess’ and keep the rest of your home tidy.
We hope you’ve found these décor ideas helpful. For more inspiration, check out our conservatory gallery here.
Tags: Citrus fruit, play room, Shabby chic, wall stencils