A conservatory can serve a variety of purposes. You might have a specific use in mind. It could be that you have a specific need that the conservatory will address. But, whatever your personal situation is, a conservatory offers a great deal of potential. Here are some tips for how to furnish a conservatory and how to make the most of this valuable extra space in your home.
A Blank Canvas
A conservatory offers you a design blank canvas to work from. It also gives you an opportunity to experiment and to try out new ideas. Much of the dedicated ex display conservatory furniture that you see available will utilise different materials and styles than you might typically see used in other parts of the home.
You can choose to simply view a conservatory as an extension of your home, but most people take the opportunity to approach things a little differently.
A different environment
It makes sense to do things differently in a conservatory because it is, quite literally, a different environment to all the other rooms in the home. Natural light will be much higher, as will humidity. In the summer, this can be an issue when a conservatory becomes very hot, but it also gives you the chance to grow some unusual plants in there.
The different humidity conditions that exist in a conservatory mean that you need to consider your choice of ex display conservatory furniture carefully.
Styles that suit a conservatory
Ultimately, it's a matter of personal choice and taste, but some of the most popular and practical style choices for conservatories include the likes of rattan and wooden. Metals, glass and stone can all work well. Glass-topped tables are excellent to stop shadows and dark areas from emerging.
Casual, upholstered armchairs and sofas are a good choice - but avoid leather as this will become very hot in the summer months.
Because of the abundance of natural light in a conservatory, you can get away with darker tones with furniture. However, brighter colour schemes will illuminate the space further still and make the conservatory appear larger than it really is - great for smaller-sized conservatories.