When it comes to interior design, chances are you’re going to be pretty focussed on the living room, the bedroom, the kitchen. If it’s lucky, maybe the bathroom and the hallway come a distant fourth and fifth. But what about the humble conservatory, standing there, stoic and unassuming, waiting for a little creative TLC?
Often, when making our conservatories look lovely we tend to go for some standards. The block colour paints, the wicker chairs, maybe a tall plant in the corner. And… that’s it. But hey, you wouldn’t treat your lounge with so little thought, so why’s the conservatory any different? As suppliers of conservatories in Cheshire and beyond, we’re pretty passionate about conservatories – but we also love interior design. After all, who wants a beautiful conservatory that’s decorated in a bland or generic style?
That’s why we’re going to look at a few design ideas to make your conservatory totally you. And that means you’ll have plenty of time to whip it into shape before summer arrives and you and your family and friends are sipping homemade lemonade and basking in the refracted sunshine.
Relax! Take a Seat
Just because your nan had wicker chairs in her conservatory, doesn’t mean you have to. You could always opt for more traditional seating – couches, leather sofas, whatever you’re most comfortable with. The main advantage of this is that the conservatory stops being some glassy appendage to your house, and truly becomes part of the home. And if you were hoping to go for something a little more outlandish, might we suggest… bean bags?
Cuddle Up with Cushions
Add a little warmth to your conservatory furnishings. A bunch of cushions and throws scattered across the seats will make it so much more inviting. It adds colours, style and character and it’s really that simple. And they’re perfect for both the cool winters and steamy summers. Because hey, who doesn’t want comfort and the sense of floating on colourful clouds?
When it comes to paintwork, plenty of conservatories look alike. Off-whites, pale oranges and faded greens figure highly. But you can do better than those guys, right? Paint your walls with delightfully bold colours to really make a statement. Want to get fashionable? Go grey. The right shade of grey can create a really modern feel to the conservatory. And if you’re unconvinced by daubing the walls in this colour, it also makes a pretty nifty accent colour to complement whatever other shades you’ve gone for.
…And Go Green
Having a plant in a conservatory is cool. Having a selection of well-chosen plants is better, right? They work great at both enhancing the whole ‘bringing the outside inside’ that conservatories do so well, and adding a vibrant personality to the room. Don’t overload the conservatory with them though, and make sure the sizes are well-suited to how big the conservatory is. No-one wants to wade through a jungle, Indiana Jones-style, just for a sip of Pimms!
When it comes to other rooms in the house, we tend to be fairly consistent. Y’know, we’ll only use blues and creams, or blacks and whites; all the chairs are from the same uniform set; and the theme remains the same, like going all nautical in the bathroom or rustic in the kitchen. But that’s where conservatories are king – because you’re not so limited! You can really make your conservatory reflect who you are. You can mix those contemporary-style vases with vintage sideboards. You can hang up film posters, put a moose head on the wall. The choice is yours. Done right, done well, it really works.
And if you haven’t got a conservatory yet, we can help you out there too. We’re a leading supplier of conservatories that are absolutely FAB. For more information about what we provide and how we can help you, simply contact us on 0800 066 5644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and our team will be delighted to assist with your enquiries.