The more welcoming and stylish your conservatory is, the more likely you are to make the most of the space. Although the exact furnishings and accessories you opt for will vary depending on how you plan to use the space, there are a few general rules you can follow to ensure your conservatory is as eye-catching as possible. Here are some of our favourites to get you started.
Bring the outside in
The conservatory is the natural meeting point between the home and the garden, so why not emphasise this link by using prints and accessories inspired by nature? Cushions, throws, and blinds decorated with leaf prints can look fantastic in bright, modern conservatories. You can emphasise your theme by using real plants in the space as well as prints and accessories. @idealhome offers some advice:
“Maximise the outdoor feel with lashings of fresh foliage and fauna. Include clippings of everything you love, from materials to quirky curios. But most importantly, don’t forget to have fun.”
If you’re going to make the most of your conservatory, you need to ensure that it’s bright and welcoming enough to use at night as well as during the day. Install some standing lights and lamps around the space to create a cosy evening look. You can also use solar string lights to help add a little extra illumination to the space and to make your conservatory even more eco-friendly.
Keep it bright
Thanks to the amount of glazing in the space, conservatories are light, bright place to be, even on the darkest of winter days. Emphasise this light feel by keeping walls bright and neutral and avoid using too many dark colours in your soft furnishings and décor.
If possible, kit your conservatory out with light coloured sofas and chairs and keep curtains, cushions, and rugs as bright as possible. If you want to introduce a few bold colours, use feature plants or wall art to bring a little visual inspiration to the space.
Keep clutter to a minimum
To ensure your conservatory feels as spacious and welcoming as possible, try to keep clutter in the space to a minimum. The fewer ornaments, furnishings and accessories you have in the room, the easier it will be to keep the space clean and tidy.
You can make sure your conservatory doesn’t feel bare or sparse by using a selection of houseplants and large pieces of furniture to decorate the space.
When it comes to decorating your conservatory, less is almost always more. Keeping your furnishings and décor simple, and being careful not to crowd the space, will let your conservatory speak for itself and help you make the most of your extension.