How To Own A Contemporary Conservatory
For many people the conservatory has a negative reputation thanks to the cheesy 1980s conservatory dressed in wicker furniture, flowery soft furnishings and half dead cheese plants stuck in the corner. So we thought it was time we addressed this disservice and create a guide on how to have a modern and contemporary conservatory.
If you haven’t already got a conservatory and are considering an installation you are now able to install coloured frames, from the classic white to powerful black and a range of RAL colours in between. It is wise to decide on your interior design plans before selecting the frame colour.
New conservatories can also be fitted with bi-folding doors which really add a modern feel to the room.
For those who already own a conservatory why not give your conservatory a makeover?
Follow these simple steps to create a modern non cheesy conservatory:
Colour is very powerful and will ultimately create the base to your conservatory design. Decide what type of ambiance you want to create, is the room to be cosy and warm, or light and airy or dramatic. Deep dark colours add drama and warmth whilst pastel tones create a clean, fresh, airy room. Consider leaving a brick wall exposed for a different texture or painting it to add colour. Having a colour theme will give you a base to build upon, which will help when it comes to choosing flooring, window dressings and furniture.
Not to be overlooked lighting plays a big part in how your conservatory looks. Use overhead lighting on a dimmer switch and also lamps around the room for a softer setting. For a modern look steer clear of hanging rose lights unless they are made from a modern material like glass or steel, go for embedded ceiling lights trimmed in chrome. Candles in steel lanterns look stunning in the evenings and create a romantic and relaxed setting.
Avoid curtains! For a totally modern look leave your windows undressed, but if you feel you need some window dressing for privacy or to soften the windows choose blinds. It is wise to use a conservatory blind company to install your blinds and advise you on choice. The installation needs to be carried out by a specialist to ensure a professional finish.
Depending on how you intend to use this room will determine what furniture you buy. For a contemporary look think minimal and modern don’t clutter up the room.
Loved and statement plants look fabulous in a conservatory, the key is to look after them. Adding large potted plants softens the conservatory bringing an element of the outdoors inside and also adds oxygen.
Let your creative ideas flow, try creating design boards of colour swatches, material samples and furniture ideas. Play around with ideas before you start your project.
So that’s it no more cheesy interiors a modern contemporary conservatory is totally possible with a bit of planning.