Making Your Conservatory A Usable Space

If you’re lucky enough to have a conservatory attached to your family home; it might have become an underutilised area of the house. Conservatories can often become storage areas and box rooms, and before you know it; there’s nowhere to sit and relax as you enjoy the views of your garden from inside. However, with a little TLC; that extra room can house a variety of things that will help to make it one of your favourite areas of the home.

Autumn is the perfect time to have a clear out, a tidy up, and refresh the area so that you can use it during the coming seasons. The following are some tips and ideas for those who feel their conservatory could use a boost, to give all you budding interior designers a helping hand in breathing new life into your home.

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Relax

Assuming you’ve had that seasonal clearout; you can now concentrate on making the most of the view that your conservatory has to offer. If you have tiled or wooden flooring in the room; soften it with the use of a woven rug. A thick weave on a rug will add a comfortable touch, as well as being hard wearing enough for heavy foot-traffic areas of the home. Put a small sofa (or big, depending on the size of the area) in the conservatory, and fill it with plenty of throws and cushions.

Add some storage for your books or an iPad, and snuggle up with a cuppa and a great read over the colder months so that you can watch the change in season in your garden. Perhaps a storage ottoman will be the perfect addition to put your feet up on, and you can put your magazines, and your favourite snacks in there too. Don’t forget about a lamp or two for when it gets dark so that you’ll have a cosy space to escape to when things get noisy in the rest of the house.

Eat

If your conservatory leads out from your kitchen or living room; you could make it into the ideal family dining space. You could visit Bridgman today or go online to find some furniture that has the conservatory environment in mind, and pick something suitable for the room. Enjoy your morning coffee or your Sunday paper out there, and take in the views as you get ready for the day. The reflection of candlelight in the conservatory glass will look great at dinner parties; so consider utilising the table and chairs in your extra room, rather than staying in the kitchen or dining room. A drinks trolley and storage for your glassware would also help to ensure the space is regularly used to eat and drink.

Work

Perhaps your house is more than sufficient for your relaxing and dining needs; in which case, why not create an office space that will house your desk, chair, and computer. Check out Pinterest now and get some home office inspo. Whether you work from home, blog, or just enjoy some regular online shopping; your conservatory area could become your office escape from the hustle and bustle of family life.

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