A conservatory is a great addition to any home and can really add some extra value to your property. If you’re thinking of giving your conservatory a bit of a revamp here are a few design ideas to get you inspired.
When it comes to the interior of your conservatory the design options are almost endless and the key to finding the perfect style for you depends on what you want to use the room for. Conservatories are great multifunctional rooms and can make either the perfect relaxing hideaway, or even an extra living room. Indeed whilst conservatories were once almost a forgotten room in people’s homes, conservatory design has been almost revolutionised of late, and there’s no reason why your conservatory cannot become the most interesting room in your home.
It can sometimes be tempting to play it safe and keep things plain and simple with the interior of a conservatory, however conservatories don’t have to be drab, so don’t be afraid to go bold with your colour choices. Why not try experimenting with warm colours such as a burnt orange or terracotta to really bring your conservatory to life.
Conservatory furniture is not always the most inspiring, and most retailers seemingly offer limited choice such as an abundance of wicker when it comes to bespoke conservatory furniture. However, you shouldn’t let this prevent you from being a little creative with your furnishing choices. Depending on what you intend to use your conservatory for you could consider other furnishing options; for example why not aim to mimic a cosy living room feel with a comfortable high quality sofa. John Lewis currently have a great selection of high quality sofas to choose from.
I’m a firm believer that you can never have too many cushions, and these are another perfect way to create an inviting and cosy atmosphere in your conservatory. Furthermore you can get your hands on some great designs that can really brighten up your furnishings from places like IKEA without spending a fortune.
Whilst you will likely already be able to get a great view of the lovely plant life in your garden from your conservatory, why not consider bringing a bit of greenery inside? A few plants and flowers can instantly give your conservatory a fresh and cheery feel. Why not consider introducing an exotic plant variety such as one of these orchids from Homebase to add a welcome splash of colour.
If you’re considering revamping your conservatory then it can be a good idea to make some changes to the exterior too, so you can achieve a great new look for your conservatory both inside and out. Whilst glass roofs are a common feature in many conservatories, these can be tricky to keep clean and maintain, and are not always the most aesthetically pleasing or cost effective. Hence why not consider replacing your existing roof with a solid roof featuring slate or tiles, available from providers such as Sentinel Solid Roof. A key advantage of solid roofs is that they can help your conservatory blend in more with its surroundings. On a more serious note, they can also better insulate your conservatory and help regulate its climate.
The renovation of the outside of your conservatory doesn’t have to stop with the roof, for example hanging baskets can be a great touch to brighten up its appearance. This handy guide from the Royal Horticultural Society has some great advice for creating hanging baskets to get you started.