Tuesday, May 10, 2011

10 ways to update your conservatory

Create the perfect retreat with relaxed seating

This stylish swing seat is the perfect reading spot, whatever the weather! Complete this natural-style look with meadow-inspired cushions and throws.


Go for a welcoming French country look

A ‘Rue Jan Jaures’ street sign starts off a rustic French-style feel in this conservatory, accentuated by the white-painted brick walls. Simple white-painted furniture is given a lift with blue accents and a colourful floral centrepiece.


Add homely touches for a cosy feel

Make the conservatory a true extension of your home with floral fabrics and wallpapers. Substantial furniture like the rattan pieces are key for that ‘real furniture’ feel that will last all year round. Add a pretty display of treasures like a memory box for the kids’ outdoor finds to add a personal touch.


Bring the outdoors in

Create a tranquil fresh feel in your conservatory with botanical prints in leafy greens teamed with shades of white for a light and natural look. Love this conservatory design? Find out how to recreate this very look with our latest video - how to create a pretty garden room.


Liven up conservatory windows

With floor-to-ceiling windows, a conservatory can often need livening up with soft furnishings. Brighten up the windows with an eye-catching patterned blind and sleek cushion covers to match.


Make a style statement with furniture

Add retro style with a design classic pod chair like this red and white one. It matches the modern look perfectly and brings a flash of colour to the all-white conservatory scheme.


Make a focal point out of your dining table

Welcome guests with a colourful table setting to suit the season. We love this summery fitted tablecloth and jewel-coloured tableware, it looks great against the lush greenery and planting. Love this box-pleat tablecloth? Make your own with our step-by-step craft guide.

Introduce country vintage charm

Not a fan of blinds? Gain the same level of privacy with a whitewashed, fretwork screen and you won't lost out on light. Add a bit of rustic charm with a floral tablecloth and seat pads. Complete the look with a large bunch of flowers from the garden!


Add a taste of tropicana

Give a classic-style conservatory a modern twist with bold prints in orchid shades to add a dash of hothouse glamour. Here, rattan furniture keeps the look relaxed and comfortable, while a colourful leaf blind and lanterns add interest to the windows. Complete the look with leafy lush green plants in oversized containers. Find out how to recreate this very look with our latest video of conservatory decorating ideas.

It's all in the plants...

Fill your conservatory with a variety of exotic plants. Go for ones with a structural shape and brighten any empty corners with tall plants that will reach to the ceiling. Choose a fabric with a bold leafy design for cushion covers, blinds and a table runner. Fabrics with splashes of zingy lemon will really spice up the look!

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