Friday 8th November, 2013
Houses take a lot of TLC to keep them looking their best - and that applies to every single room in your home. When the time comes to give your conservatory a makeover, it's no different than any space - you'll need time, effort, and plenty of ideas. To help get you inspired, we've compiled a list of great ideas to get your conservatory looking effortlessly gorgeous in no time.
If you're a dab hand with a needle and thread, you can whip up a new set of cushions easily. Adding throws, rugs and wall hangings can also help to create a warm and inviting feel. Opt for fresh colours like lime greens and warm orange tones to keep your conservatory looking inviting.
Conservatories are great for growing plants as they provide a temperate and sunny environment, but so many people tend to forget about them. By adding plants and small potted trees, you'll help to bring a sense of the outdoors in. Or why not grow a 'kitchen garden' in your conservatory? Pots of herbs such as rosemary and basil won't just look nice but they'll smell nice too.
Sometimes conservatories can feel a little too exposed. If you'd rather have the option to create a more secluded room, try adding blinds to your conservatory windows. There are loads of different styles, colours and sizes of blinds available so you're bound to find blinds that will fit in with your conservatory makeover. Wooden blinds give a 'plantation' feel, while coloured roller blinds give a clean and contemporary finish.
If your conservatory furniture is looking a little unloved and it's of the wicker variety, why not give it a lick of paint? Old furniture can be spruced up with spray paint, or if you'd rather, you can paint it by hand. Keep things minimal with white, or jazz your conservatory up with bold colours in whatever shade you think will work.
Make your mark
However you decide to make over your conservatory, it's always best to consider your options before jumping straight in. Compile a 'mood board' of images from magazines, newspapers and online. That simply means picking out images of conservatories that you like the look of and sticking them all together on a board or piece of paper. This is a great way to see what sort of style you like and you can keep adding to it before you decide to go ahead and decorate.