The size of a conservatory or garden room can vary significantly. While some people have large, spacious extensions, others have more bijoux spaces added to their homes. However big or small your conservatory is, you need to put some thought into storage ideas if you’re going to make the most of the space.
Having plenty of room available for books, ornaments and photos will help the room to feel clear, uncluttered and welcoming. To help you make the most of the space available, we’re taking a look at some great space-saving ideas for conservatories and garden rooms.
Putting some shelves on the walls of your conservatory or garden room is a great way to increase the storage space available. If you have basic DIY skills, you can use old scaffolding boards to create chunky, eye-catching shelves for the space. You can use copper pipes to build the framework for your shelves too. If your wall area is very narrow, think about building tiered shelves.
As @HouseBeautiful says, “A tiered plant shelf is the perfect place to show off ferns and cacti, transforming an empty nook in your garden room into a green dream.”If your DIY skills aren’t quite up to shelving, there are plenty of bespoke options available online or you can see if there’s something suitable at your local furniture shop.
Bench seating with storage
Combine two crucial elements of your conservatory by opting for bench seating with built-in storage. These practical units have storage space under the seat of the bench. This space can be accessed either by lifting the seat or by opening cupboard doors on the front of the unit.
Bench seats can be used to store a variety of items including kids toys, outdoor cushions, board games – and anything else that needs to be put neatly away for another day.
Chest coffee table
If you can’t find a chair or sofa with built-in storage, invest in a chest coffee table instead. You can either look for a table that’s been specifically designed or alternatively find an old chest at a car boot sale or secondhand market and add a vintage touch to your conservatory.
When buying an old chest, try to find one with a flat, level lid. This will help to ensure that any teacups or plates placed on the unit are able to sit squarely on your new table.
Putting a little thought and planning into storage when furnishing your conservatory is a great way to ensure you make the most of the space. Find out more about conservatory design, or arrange a quote for your own extension by getting in touch with a member of our team today.