During the summer months whilst the sun is out we find ourselves spending more and more time in the garden or sat in our conservatories. A popular, inexpensive add on to houses in the 70’s meant that a lot of houses have been left with lifeless conservatories with very little character. Unable to add wallpaper or paint the walls you are left with very few options to help brighten up the room. That’s why we have put together a few simple and inexpensive ideas of how you can change your lifeless conservatory to a space where you want to spend precious time with your family and friends.
1.) Colour Scheme
Coming in top of the list is selecting a colour scheme for the room, it is vital that you choose this first as everything will follow on from this decision. The worst possible look for a room is when you have a mismatch of different colours running throughout. Once you have picked a colour make sure that you follow through with it and do not change your mind half way through designing! We advise choosing a warm colour such as a red; this will help to create a homely feel and contrast well with the light surroundings of a conservatory.
2.) Wooden Coffee Table
However large or small your conservatory is adding a coffee table helps to create a central focus for the room. We highly recommend having a solid wood table as this helps to add a bit of depth to the conservatory, we advise staying away from a glass table as let’s face it there is plenty of glass around already!
The most important thing to have in a conservatory is a good quality set of blinds they are crucial in a conservatory as without them you will be left feeling as if you are sitting in a greenhouse- especially in the summer months with the warmth of the sun through the glass. When you think of blinds the first words that come to mind to describe them are plain and dull. However there is such a wide variety of blinds available now on the market, in a selection of different styles and colours to choose from. Blinds are an essential item for all conservatories and by choosing a good quality set you can help to make a statement in your room. You will need to find a good conservatory blind company that will come to your home to measure the size of your windows and to offer you advice on the best look to suit your conservatory.
Adding a few plants to a conservatory can be an easy and effective way to improve the look of your room. Stay clear from having a great number of pots around the room, but one or two large plants carefully placed in the corner of the room can help to fill those empty corners, one great example is the Madagascar Dragon Tree.
A large amount of money does not need to be spent on replacing an old sofa, instead you can transform it using pillows and throws. Selecting a neutral coloured throw and pillows that are in line with the colour scheme is an excellent way to make a room seem more stylish and formal. By adding these items you can help to transform an old, tired sofa into a statement that brings all elements of the colour scheme together.
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