Give your conservatory a new lease of life

A conservatory can make a fantastic addition to any home. A great way to expand your living space and improve the usability of the property, a conservatory can help you to create the home you need.

Occasionally, however, conservatories fall out of use or end up as storage spaces or dumping grounds. This can prevent you from getting the most from the space and may even cause you to stop using it altogether.

If you’ve fallen out of love with your conservatory, giving it a bit of TLC will help rejuvenate the space and give it a new lease of life. Here are some of our favourite ideas to help get you inspired.

Renovation

If your existing conservatory is tired, run down and in need of serious attention, you could consider investing in a renovation.

Replacing old, draughty glass panels, laying new flooring and installing blinds will all help to revive the space and make it feel more welcoming. If your conservatory is particularly dated, you could even knock it down and put a brand new, modern conservatory in its place.

Lighting

Lighting is an easy, affordable and effective way of transforming your conservatory. As @lovepropertyUK suggests, “An easy way to create ambience in your conservatory is by adding the right lighting. It’s not quite inside, but not quite out, so storm lanterns placed on the floor will look the part and draw the eye out towards the garden.”

Solar-string lights can also look great in conservatories. These environmentally friendly lights will soak up power from the sun and come on automatically as night falls, giving your conservatory a fantastic aesthetic.

Greenery

As conservatories are halfway between being an interior and exterior space, they look great when decorated with a bit of greenery. Invest in some large pots and plant them with warm-weather plants like lemon trees, orange trees, and grapefruit. The great thing about citrus trees is that they’re evergreen, so they’ll bring colour and style to your conservatory throughout the year.

Succulents are also a great choice for conservatories, as they require very little upkeep and thrive in almost all environments. What’s more, once you’ve bought a few succulents, you can easily propagate them by cutting off leaves and replanting them in new pots. This allows you to quickly increase your collection, boosting the amount of greenery in your conservatory.

Furnishings

Furnishings have a big impact on the look, feel and usability of a conservatory. Selecting the right furniture for your needs will help your conservatory to look great and ensure you make the most of the space.

Before choosing furnishings for your conservatory, try to think about how you’re going to use it. Will it be a space for relaxing? Socialising? Dining? Playing? Or will you use it as a home office, study or extension of existing space? Deciding on the main function of your conservatory will help you find the right pieces of furniture for it.

Find out more about building and renovating conservatories, and find the conservatory that’s perfect for your home by exploring our site today.