Ideas to make your conservatory cosy
If you’re lucky enough to have a conservatory, you’ll no doubt be aware of how versatile they can be. From a beautiful sun trap in the summer to a relaxing space in the winter, conservatories can be made to suit all seasons. With the colder weather looming, now is a good time to see what you can do to make it as cosy as possible.
Furnishings to match the space
With a large selection of specialist conservatory furniture out there, it can be tricky to choose what is best, but with the right accessories it needn’t be a confusing task. Go for neutrals to highlight its use as stop gap between home and garden. Earthy tones and wooden furniture can be perfect additions, especially when throws and pillows are added to ramp up the homeliness. Plants are also great additions to bring a taste of the outdoors inside.
The flooring you choose for your conservatory can have a big effect on the heat levels, so it’s important to choose something that is efficient as well as aesthetically pleasing. With your conservatory space no doubt adding value to your home you might want to look for durable, quality flooring such as floor tiles to keep it looking as good as new. This will be very important if you ever do want to get your property valued.
Year round use
Although a conservatory is in its element in the warmer months, it can still be the perfect spot to relax in the winter. If the temperature is still too cold after your flooring and furnishing options have been looked at, you could look into a small heater like from a Wood Burning Stove Northern Ireland company at links like stovebay.com/stoves/category/40-wood-burning-stoves#.xlctz-hkhpy; however, you should consider that your windows may be the issue. Updating your conservatory windows can make a drastic difference to the temperature.
Conservatories let in a lot of light, so your colour palette can be somewhat flexible; however, simple neutral tones can help make the space feel bigger. If you do want to add more character, consider adding splashes of warmer colours, such as red, purple and orange to give more warmth to the room. Some people like to have it feeling like the outdoors are coming in so maybe pick colours of flowers that are visual from your seating.