Conservatories can be one of the most relaxing, calming spaces in a home, when they are decorated correctly. They can also be made to feel very cold and unwelcoming if they are not attended to. The great thing about conservatories is that the very nature of the room is gregarious, social and allows a certain level of freedom that is not always obvious with other rooms. Not everyone has a conservatory so if you have one, it means you have the liberty to transform it into the room of your dreams.
It’s quite important to consider the use of colour when adding warmth to conservatories. Colour can be one of the quickest ways to instantly lift the mood or turn a dreary place into a sanctuary. Light or bright colours such as whites, yellows, oranges, pinks, blues and greens can add a brilliant, soothing glow. Teaming lilacs with pinks, yellows with oranges, greens with blues and reds can be really indulgent, alluring colour schemes. If your conservatory has great natural lighting, you might not need to emphasise the colour scheme so strongly but you might enjoy the way the sun plays with the colours. Glass conservatories are a great way to make the most of natural light and keep the room airy and mercurial and also mean that at different times of the day, you can appreciate the conservatory in different ways, enjoying the morning sun and star gazing at night.
Add warmth by installing blinds to give a sense of privacy and intimacy and prevent nosy neighbours from peeking in. Furniture and decorations are also important to consider. Comfortable chairs, low tables, and an assortment of flowers, statues, lamps, cushions and a plush rug can be collaborated to create a sanctuary or retreat from the woes of the world. Rugs can elongate a room and add space, character and detail as well as providing a focus point around which you can base your tables, chairs and sofas. Things that may not fit in with the décor in the rest of the house can shine in this room, where you may wish to create an entirely different atmosphere in contrast to the rest of the home.
It’s very important to utilize your space accordingly. Don’t crowd your conservatory with items and furniture as it can overwhelm the space and quickly turn it from a relaxing space into a nightmare. Large, spacious conservatories can obviously take a fair bit of experimentation.
Of course, cold flooring is common in conservatories and plays a huge part in affecting the temperature of the room. A large cosy rug or a long narrow carpet runner can add that much needed warmth and sense of homeliness to a conservatory, especially if you spend time there in the evenings and at night, or have guests staying over in that room.
Although a lot of these details work well alone, combining them can make a very powerful statement.