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What is the Best Furniture to use in a Conservatory?

9th August 2013

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Conservatory Furniture: Your Options

When it comes to decking out your conservatory in furniture, there are a few factors you should consider before you decide to splash out. Firstly, because your new furniture will see a lot of sun, it's advisable to opt for a set that will withstand this. 

Fading from the sun can make furniture look tired and worn, even if it's a few months old. What's more, because the temperature in a conservatory is often higher than in the rest of the house, you'll need to factor in buying furniture that will withstand humidity.

Taking into consideration these factors, the best furniture to use in a conservatory must be of the rattan variety - be that natural rattan or synthetic. In this blog, we’ll look at the different types of rattan and how they will add aesthetic value to your new room.

What Type of Rattan Furniture is Suitable for My New Conservatory?

Natural Rattan

Natural rattan is easily maintained. Simply wipe over with a damp cloth to remove dust and dirt. Updating the look of your rattan furniture is also easy - simply replace or reupholster cushions, or add a throw to keep the look soft and inviting. Natural rattan also gives any conservatory a calm, natural look while adding to the feel of bringing the outdoors in.

Synthetic Rattan

Synthetic rattan is designed to look just like natural rattan - although it is possible to get a greater range of colours in synthetic rattan. Furthermore, if you want to create a unique look in your conservatory, it is possible to spray paint synthetic rattan to achieve your own colour scheme. This is a great idea for modern conservatories. Like natural rattan, the synthetic version requires a quick wipe down to get rid of dust.

What's also great about synthetic rattan is the fact that it is impervious to the sun's rays and water damage. If you want to use your furniture outside –  as well as inside your conservatory –  it wouldn't do it any harm. Furthermore, there's also the added ecological benefit of synthetic rattan. Because it is durable, you'll be able to use it in your conservatory for years – and no trees will have been cut down in order to provide you with your furniture.

Getting the Best from Your Brand-New Conservatory

Choosing the right furniture for your conservatory is important. But there are other decisions you’ll need to make during the design process and as follows:

Furniture Placement 

How much furniture should you buy and where should you put it? This depends on what type of design you want to achieve. For example, if you want your conservatory to exude contemporary appeal, a cluttered interior will detract from the sleek, minimalist lines you’ve invested so much time and effort in creating.

Traditional or Modern

When designing your conservatory, you’ll need to think carefully about the look you want to achieve. A classic appearance can be achieved through the inclusion of a dwarf wall and French doors and by limiting the amount of glass used throughout the structure.

Creating a contemporary effect for your conservatory will be easy too. The inclusion of aluminium bi-fold doors – accompanied by wall-to-ceiling glass – will invite lots of natural light into your new room and help emphasise the sleek lines of your chosen design.

To help our customers achieve their desired effect, we have created a three-tier system to guide them in their research and as follows:

  • Our Classic conservatory is characterised by full height glazing, incorporates French doors and can be built to conform to almost all design formats.
  • Our Designer conservatory includes a ceiling pelmet that delivers superb thermal performance and features cornicing designed to hide guttering.
  • Our Performance conservatory features at least eight super insulated columns that provide levels of thermal efficiency 500% higher than brick tiers of the same size.

Find Your Nearest Ultra Installer Today

Our trusted network of approved Ultra Installers will be able to help with all aspects of your conservatory design – from choosing the right windows, doors and replacement roof, through to advising on those all-important smaller details, like which furniture to choose and where to best position it.

Our team is here to answer your questions. When searching for your nearest Ultra Installer, you can also send us a message specifying which products are of interest. We will then contact you with details about our conservatories, replacement roofs, house extensions and anything else that’s caught your eye.

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