But, before you go and exploit the space this spring through till summer, give it a good spring clean first and maybe think about shaking up its look to get you super excited about the prospect of using it.
Focus your mind on where improvements can be made. Think carefully about the following things and put emphasis on them:
You need a cosy armchair or sofa where you can rest up in comfort while admiring the external views provided through the glazed surrounds of a conservatory. Steer clear of any leather furniture as exposure to UV rays will eventually cause leather furniture to fade. Upholstered, wooden and rattan furniture is better suited to conservatories as it can resist the strength of the sun and won’t fade, split or swell.
A carpeted floor is asking for trouble, particularly if you have bi-folding, patio or French doors connecting your extension to your garden as muddy footprints could permanently damage it. You won’t be bothered if your conservatory flooring gets dirty when you have an engineered wood floor, laminate flooring, vinyl flooring or tiled flooring as it can be wiped or mopped away to make it clean again.
A switching of colour scheme can have a massive impact on the overall feel of the extension. Our recommendation would be to choose a light colour to generate an airy ambience, but that doesn’t mean you need to play it completely safe. ‘Spiced Honey’, Dulux Colour of the Year for 2019, fits the bill nicely if you want something light and on-trend. You can always install some sort of statement piece to contrast against a light colour scheme, such as a striking chair or eye-catching rug.
The lure of your conservatory will likely see you use it deep into the night on occasions, in which case your choice of lighting needs to be appropriate. If you own an orangery, the internal pelmet can accommodate space-saving spotlights or you could have mounted wall lights fitted onto a solid wall within the extension. For a combined source of lighting and ventilation on those overly hot evenings, consider having a central fanlight fixed into the ceiling.
Have a look at how some of our previous customers have organised and accessorised their conservatory interiors on our Living Spaces page.
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