Monday 9th November, 2015
Once you've completed all the hard work of designing, building and finishing your orangery, it's time to think about what furniture will look best in this area of the home. Your new orangery is an extension of your current home, so you should consider the style and decor of your existing rooms, and choose a theme and colour palette that complements the rest of your home.
One of the most important parts of choosing the best furniture for your orangery is deciding what you want to use the room for. Will it be used mostly as a dining room, a place for busy family gatherings, or simply a beautiful blend of indoors and outdoors where you can relax, read and enjoy the views over the gardens around your home? Once you have decided on the main function of your new space, it will help you refine what furniture will look best in your orangery.
Read on to find out more about three different styles that you can use to help inspire the decoration and furnishing of your new room. From a traditional look to contemporary decor and a unique design for an alternative feel, there's something to suit every home.
There's nothing more classic than a sleek, white backdrop with beautiful wicker furniture such as sofas, chairs and coffee tables to create a traditional look in your orangery. Keep the backdrop plain and simple to let the eye-catching furniture take centre stage in the room.
Minimise clutter and ensure any cushions, window dressings or accessories are muted and refined to prevent your beautiful new orangery from looking dated.
With your new orangery as a blank canvas, there are plenty of options for contemporary furniture to create a striking new look. Choose sleek leather sofas, or a butcher's block dining table to stand as the focal point, and add sumptuous rugs and accessories in pale colours to let the furniture speak for itself.
However, don't let your contemporary furniture overpower the main feature of your orangery and keep everything away from the expansive windows to make the most of your beautiful views.
A shabby chic interior style works extremely well in a bright open space such as an orangery, and is easy to achieve with a few key pieces of furniture.
White wooden furniture such as sideboards, low coffee tables or shelving units are ideal for a shabby chic look. You could even source some unusual wooden pieces from a flea market or online auction and paint them yourself for a truly personal item of furniture. The careful addition of intricate accessories such as photograph frames, flower garlands and fairy lights can truly add the finishing touches to the look and feel of your orangery.
No matter which style you decide to incorporate into your new orangery, choose the furniture items carefully and follow our tips to create a timeless room that you can enjoy for years to come.
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