How Can I Make My Conservatory More Inviting?
If you fancy making more of your conservatory then follow these 6 quick, easy, cost effective tips to give your room a makeover.
Comfort, comfort and a bit more comfort
No one wants to sit in an uncomfortable room, it may look fabulous, but if it isn’t comfortable you and your guests aren’t going to want to hang out there for very long.
The minimalist look does work in a lot of rooms, but where you are entertaining ample comfortable seating is a must. An inviting room with luxurious lounging should have enough seating for everyone to chillax and enjoy, ensure your soft furnishing provides this.
Extra Pillows & Throws
Once you have the seating sorted add a bit more comfort and style with additional cushions and throws. You can change these to match the seasons, bringing in different colours and textures as the seasons change allowing you to blend what’s happening in the garden into the conservatory. It’s a cheap way of giving your conservatory a mini makeover without breaking the bank every time.
Dressing The Windows
Two options are possible all or nothing! A lot of people want the simple modern look and don’t want to add any additions to the windows. Not wanting to obscure the view and allowing as much natural light into the room is one possibility. But if you feel you need some privacy or your conservatory faces South and therefore gets rather warm during the summer then some window dressings maybe required.
It is advisable that if you decide to install blinds you use a reputable and specialist conservatory blind company. Alternatively you could try hanging soft floaty white curtains which will complement the room and still allowing light to enter through the windows.
You certainly can’t go wrong with neutral and pastel colours however adding a splash of colour brings interest and warmth into your conservatory. Build on a neutral base, but add colour either on a feature wall, or with bright cushions and throws. Even a large display of bright flowers can lift a room adding colour and life into the space.
Display fragrant and beautiful flowers in your conservatory where better than your conservatory is there to show case home grown flowers as well as ones you have purchased.
Scent is one of the most powerful senses, so use it to your advantage. Scented candles, room sprays as well as room fresheners all enhance a room. Again you can add different scents to match the seasons.
Potted plants like jasmines add greenery as well as a beautiful perfume.
Let There Be Light
Conservatories are by nature light and airy rooms during the day, but on dark dreary days and evenings additional lighting is needed.
Lighting sets the ambiance of any room and is a key factor to making the atmosphere of a room, get this wrong and you might as well give up now the room will not be inviting just functional. There are 3 types of lighting general, accent and task. General lighting is basic & functional; task lighting helps brighten key areas in the room, and accent lights highlights specific objects, walls, and angles.
When buying new lighting for your conservatory keep in mind the ambiance you want to create and choose your lights accordingly.