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Some may call them a British institute, others may say they’re past their prime, but love them or hate them, the conservatory is something many British homes have sitting around the back.
Don’t be surprised if you continue to see them pop up, with 46% of homeowners asked in Which? survey saying they’d add a conservatory to their home to increase living space.
However, if you have a conservatory, you know that like any other room, they could become drab and lose their appeal. That’s why you’ll find three ways to liven up your conservatory below.
What’s the first thing you see when you look at or walk into a conservatory? Windows, it’ll always be the windows, because, for the most part, they make up the bulk of the conservatory.
Therefore, this should be the first thing you change to breathe a new lease of life into the space. You could opt for drapes or curtains, but these could be a bit impractical, which is why going for conservatory blinds will be the better idea. Coming in an array of styles and colours, these will help to add a new dimension to the room. Maybe opt for a Venetian style or something with a neutral tone so they don’t date. Oh, and let’s not forget, they’ll help to keep the space warm in winter and cool in the summer.
Secondary to the windows will be the walls that are left, and the colour of them in particular. To help add new life to the space, go for neutral tones, which will ensure the conservatory won’t date and will also help it to feel bigger and airier. You can then add accents of colour through your accessories, such as table settings if you use it as a dining room or through throws and cushions if it’s more of a seated area. These can be changed regularly too, so you can switch the room up from time to time.
A fantastic way to add a fresh look to a conservatory is to bring a little bit of the great outdoors inside. Yes, plants are the ideal way to liven up any space, and because a conservatory is mid-way between the home and the garden, this will give the space a transitional feel, while also adding exciting and pretty accessories with ease.
So, what are you waiting for? Go and breathe that new lease of life into your conservatory and fall in love with it all over again.