Conservatory furniture – the choice is endless!
With conservatories at the height of their popularity it becomes clear
that conservatory interior design is gaining momentum. New designs in
furniture and trends in blinds, flooring and accessories mean that a
conservatory is now truly considered an extra room, rather than just
an extension, which you use to enjoy your garden.
With this shift from extension to extra room, it becomes even more important
to consider what furniture you put in your conservatory. Preferably the
style you have in your house should be continued into the conservatory,
giving the feeling of space.
Choosing your furniture carefully
But a conservatory is still a very different room. It is warm in winter,
a very light room that will give you the feeling to be in your garden.
This asks for a careful approach to furniture.
The conservatory is often the first point of entry to the home, especially
from the garden. This means that your furniture gets more wear and tear
than you think and will often receive mud and grass stains. Especially
when you have children a conservatory will be used a lot. They will come
in from the garden after playing football, play their games and do their
homework in the conservatory. Your furniture has to be up to this.
Looking at the qualities furniture must have, the first thing that comes
to mind is that it needs washable fabric cushions or removable covers.
Fabric also needs to be resistant to the damaging rays of the sun, as
it will get its fair share of sunlight to cope with.
Since conservatory living is almost as if you live in your garden, using
natural products for furniture and flooring is very popular. Wooden flooring
as well as furniture makes it a cosy room, as well as the use of plants
and Venetian blinds or fabric pleated, roller or roman blinds.
Cane furniture is very popular, as it is a natural material and is light
in weight, so it can be carried into the garden when it is sunny, but
it is sturdy enough to withstand daily wear and tear. The choice in cane
furniture is endless. Thick cane is used for the robust designs, thin
rattan for the intricate patterns and the modern sofas. Chairs, sofas,
coffee tables, storage chests, everything can be made of rattan or cane.
The latest trend in conservatory living
A big trend nowadays is to use the conservatory as a breakfast room,
expressing the need for conservatory compatible tables and chairs. Keeping
with the ‘outdoors in’ theme, wood and cane are good choices.
Especially the open character of cane chairs and tables (which often
come with glass tops), make the conservatory feel spacious and a very
relaxing place to be.
And in the evening it can be an ideal place to entertain friends, having
dinner parties and relaxing in the garden on long summer evenings. A
conservatory is truly a room for all seasons, an extension to your home
that can make a definite designer statement if you choose the right furniture.