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Choosing the right furniture for your conservatory

One of the most exciting things about owning a brand new conservatory is being able to choose the furniture! It’s an opportunity to express your style, feed your creativity and create your own space.

To get the best results, it’s a good idea to plan ahead. So before you hit the shops, here are a few things to consider…

What size is your conservatory?

As with any room in your home, it’s important to consider the space you’re working with before committing to buying furniture. Take the time to measure each wall of your conservatory before you visit the shops. Don’t forget to include floor to ceiling measurements as well. You could even draw up a simple floor plan to take with you as you browse.

It’s also a good idea to make a note of where the power outlets are within the room. This will allow you to plan for any electronics you may wish to use, such as table lamps or sound systems.

How should you use the space?

Take a moment to think about how you’re going to use your conservatory. Do you throw a lot of parties or dinners? Is it a place for relaxation at the weekends? Is it a playroom for your kids? How you use the room will determine not only the visual style of your furniture but also the practicality.

If you prefer to use the space for social occasions, you might want to splash out on something decorative. If the conservatory is primarily an area for relaxation, your furniture should be chosen with comfort in mind – think squashy sofas and cosy armchairs! A children’s playroom on the other hand, might benefit from furniture with more durable, easy-to-clean fabrics.

What’s your budget?

It’s always sensible to sort out a budget for your conservatory before you hit the shops. Whether you have a lot or a little to work with, planning in advance will help you spend those pennies wisely. You may want to think about getting a matching suite, or perhaps something a little more eclectic.

The price range of furniture varies wildly, and shopping online is a great way to find the best deals. If you’re on a tighter budget, second hand or reclaimed furniture is a great option and very on-trend at the moment. Also, think about the furniture you currently have in other parts of your home. By repurposing some pieces within your conservatory, you’ll save space as well as money.

What’s your style?

There are so many options to choose from when it comes to home décor, and conservatories are no exception. You might like to go for something clean and neutral, with a minimalist feel. Alternatively, you might prefer a more rustic, ‘shabby chic’ design. Look at the décor in the other rooms of your home. Would the same style look good in a conservatory? Thumb through some magazines for inspiration, or check out the many free resources available online. What’s important is that you feel comfortable with the end result. Your conservatory furniture should reflect your personal style, so get creative and make it your own.

We hope you’ve found these suggestions helpful. If you’re looking to revamp your conservatory, don’t forget to check out our refurbishment page here.

(Photo courtesy of Pixabay)